A special ceremony and service took place recently at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, to remember the Holocaust and the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
The special Yom Hashoah Commemoration began with the reading of the names of the victims and heroes of the Holocaust, including those who perished in the Warsaw Ghetto
Names of loved ones who were lost and who were relatives of community members were read by area students in the middle school and high school duringa solemn ceremony an hour before the actual program began.
Don Eckhart, festival committee chair, opened the Pastorius Home Association's Winter Vanquish festival held at the Germansville Firehouse on April 7. He said he was glad to see all the smiling faces.
"Let's begin with a circle waltz. Everyone has to sway from side to side," said Walt Groller, the musician who has brought his band to every one of the festivals. "We've got a little song called 'No Beer Today,'
"The governor stopped Sunday aales and we kept playing that song. Eventually another governor allowed the sales."
An armadillo is a tough act to follow.
When Sherry Peters of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, accepted the Business of the Year Award from the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Friday night, she brought along a three-banded armadillo.
"We're really happy and really excited to be accepting this award," Peters said. "It does show the Lehigh Valley Zoo does matter."
As she spoke, the armadillo, which was about the size of a cantaloupe, squirmed in her hands.
"Hope is not a plan, and failure is not an option," Glenn M. Cannon, PEMA director
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and other officials from Harrisburg joined local emergency management officials at the dedication of a new building for the Eastern Area Office in Hamburg.
The building will be headquarters for 20 counties from Philadelphia to Susquehanna County, and joins Central and Western district offices to provide emergency help across the state.
Facilities director for the Bethlehem Area School District Mark Stein is calling upon the school board to begin budgeting to build and maintain several elementary school playgrounds within the district.
According to Stein, at least two playgrounds within the district are in need of repairs and equipment upgrades. Two elementary schools, Fountain Hill and William Penn, have no play equipment at all.
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The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute launched a campaign called The Heart Truth to raise women's awareness of their risk for heart disease. The symbol for this campaign is the Red Dress. Everyone can support this campaign by wearing red on National Wear Red Day on the first Friday in February.
Q: What is heart disease?
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Wade Christian Weierbach, 2515 Woodbine St., North Whitehall Township, reported several chainsaws, two guns, a men's wedding band and an instant hot water heater were stolen after forced entry was made to his barn between 5 p.m. April 27 and 3 p.m. the next day.
This incident remains under investigation , police say.