State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced 28 fire departments and emergency medical services providers in her district in both Lehigh and Northampton counties will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-19 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Bath Farmers Market crowned this year’s Little Miss Strawberry June 7 in the third annual contest.
This year’s winner is Lillian Gengaro, of Bath. She is the daughter of Heather and Steven Gengaro. The informal pageant encourages parents to enter their daughters dressed in their “berry” best attire.
Lillian wore a red and white dress decorated by her aunt Jennifer Bobynskyj. Lillian says she loves strawberries. She is a preschooler at Moore Elementary School who loves to dance and play soccer. This is her first time entering the contest.
The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held its second annual Distinguished Alumni award celebration April 26 at Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville, to honor seven outstanding graduates to be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.
The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees include Dr. Rodger Berg, Class of 1964; Bruce Lack, Class of 1969; Dr. Stephen Ressler, Class of 1975; Charles Hangen, Class of 1975; Tina Pagotto, Class of 1993; Travis Mohr, Class of 1999; and Dale Newhart, Class of 1943.
With warmer summer weather in the forecast, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds animal owners to think about the health and safety of their pets.
In October 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 104 of 2018, otherwise known as the Hot Car Bill. The law provides protection for law enforcement and emergency responders when a dog or cat is removed from a motor vehicle when the animal is showing signs of distress.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.
House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at hcpa.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.
The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the retirement of long-serving law enforcement officer Gerald P. Procanyn, who retired from his position as a Lehigh County detective effective May 17.
Procanyn has served in that capacity since April 28, 2003. While employed in the district attorney’s office, Procanyn primarily worked as an investigator for cases brought before the grand jury.
On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.
The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.
The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.
At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
Whitehall Township police are looking for information on a vehicle believed to have been involved in a crash the morning of May 6 at Fullerton and Fairmont avenues, Fullerton.
According to reports, Todd T. Hunger, 61, of Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after the accident. He was the driver of a motor- cycle.
An investigation by township police and Lehigh County officials has shown the involvement of a second vehicle at the crash site. The second vehicle is a newer-model, four-door sedan that was either dark blue or black in color.
Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.
The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.
Bath Farmers Market kicks off its 12th season at Keystone Park May 17.
The market will be open 3-7 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine, through the end of September. A ribbon cutting will be held 4 p.m. May 17 with the Greater Bath Area Chamber of Commerce and officials from Bath Borough.