Editor's note: An incorrect version of this story ran in a previous edition. This is a corrected version.
Area residents gathered in mid-May for a historical walk along a local section of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage trail. The walk was hosted by the Lehigh Township Rails to Trails (LTRT) organization. The LTRT is a non-profit group dedicated to supplementing and supporting organizations that provide recreation for all age groups in and around the Lehigh Township area.
Joseph "Joey" Stumer II, of Moore Township, recently received his "15 minutes of fame" when a clip from his red belt testing in karate showed up on the television show America's Funniest Home Videos.
In the clip, Stumer, 16, was performing his kata, a choreographed pattern of movements meant to show one's ability, when he accidentally hit himself in the head.
The accident happened Feb. 9. Stumer's father was recording the kata for review later. While the family originally just watched the video among themselves, Joey's father later decided to submit the clip to AFV.
Area residents gathered May 18 for a historical walk on the D&L Rail Trail.
The walk was hosted by the D&L Rails-to-Trails Committee, a nonprofit set up to maintain the D&L Trail and promote local events on the old canal and railroad route. The group has hosted events before, including an interpretative bike ride last October, but this was the committee's first attempt at holding a walk.
Nancy Thatcher, president of the D&L Rails-to-Trails Committee, explained she wanted more residents to be able to come out.
"Not everyone rides a bike," she said.