On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered at Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.
This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met. The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley
In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.
For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.
These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.
The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.
The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation on election trends by Dr. Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College professor of political science and director of Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The event was held Jan. 8 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.
The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.
The movie “Sully” focuses on a trained professional who becomes a hero due to unfortunate circumstances.
Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III, a commercial pilot, faced a crisis with calm professionalism, saved the lives of those entrusted to him and endured intense unmerited criticism.
After viewing the film, Salisbury Township resident and former pilot Richard Fried gives it a thumbs up and states “[the movie] was very accurate.”
Top-notch drum and bugle corps draw talent from foreign countries as well as all 50 states. Consequently, finding three drummers from the Lehigh Valley marching with the Carolina Crown, a South Carolina-based drum and bugle corps, is most unusual. This group has been consistently ranked among the top three corps throughout the 2016 season.
Cody Gross, of Whitehall, performs on the snare drum. Nick Kochanek, of Emmaus, plays bass drum one. And John Panza, also of Emmaus, handles bass three.
Meals on Wheels of Lehigh and Northampton counties has received funding to support a client pet program.
Art possesses the passion to inspire and history the power to teach.
By melding the two, “Stories that Shaped a Nation: A National Commemoration of the Women Icons of the March on Washington” and the “Civil Rights Movement, The Freedom Memorial of the Lehigh Valley” and “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement,” through May 15, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, enliven the past.
In a sophisticated, technologically advanced society, the age-old concept of miracles is often met with a sneer. However, physicians and staff at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Hazleton and Cedar Crest campuses, Justin Smith and the Smith family believe in those age-old concepts.
On Jan. 18, Smith, his family and his caregivers reunited at several hospital-sponsored news conferences to commemorate and to celebrate Smith’s return to health.