Northampton Community College, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, will commemorate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and his death 50 years ago Nov. 22, 1963.
A presentation, "John F. Kennedy: Our Peace President," featuring the video, "The Untold History of the United States: JFK on the Brink," sponsored by the NCC Forum on Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution, will be presented at 11 a.m. Nov. 21, Room 169, College Center.
St. Luke's University Health Network's St. Luke's Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township, celebrated its second anniversary Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The first new, non-replacement hospital in Pennsylvania in more than 40 years has been enjoying two years of steady growth, according to Ed Nawrocki, President, St. Luke's Anderson Campus.
The $175-million construction project completed in November 2011 includes a 250,000-square-foot hospital, state-of-the-art cancer center and medical office building dedicated to bone and joint, heart and vascular and primary care medicine.
Railroading is the subject of former train engineer Michael Bednar's lecture and book-signing, 1 p.m. Nov. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The program is being held in conjunction with the museum's "Holiday Model Railroad Exhibit," through Jan. 12, which includes The Polar Express, Thomas the Tank Engine, and other train layouts.
Bednar, a nationally-recognized authority on railroads in Pennsylvania, has authored 11 books and written more than 50 articles for Railroad Press magazine.
St. John's Lutheran Church organist Stephen Williams performs a concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov 22, St. John's Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dedication of St. John's pipe organ built by the Reuter Organ Company, Lawrence, Kan.
The concert program, part of the Arts at St. John's series that Williams directs, is said to be identical to that of a November 1993 concert when the organ was dedicated.
The Crayola Experience received the "Tourism Award" during Discover Lehigh Valley's annual meeting Nov. 7 at The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
The award is presented to a new or greatly expanded tourism project in Lehigh Valley.
"This year, Crayola took a huge risk," Discover Lehigh Valley President, Mike Stershic, said.
"They shut down the Crayola Experience for several months and did a total transformation and renewed better than ever. Visitors are raving and their numbers have increased."
The inauguration of John Kristel, MBA, MPT, who became President and CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network June 1, took place Nov. 8 at Grace Lutheran Church, Allentown.
The installation was officiated by The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Kristel assumed his new role upon the retirement of Sally Gammon, FACHE, who led the organization for more than 16 years. He is the fifth leader of the organization in its 105-year history.
Several Whitehall High School students were among those who participated in the 2013 Lehigh County Chorus Festival Sept. 28.
Kimberly Casey, Megan Cirocco, Emily Emick, Emily McDevitt, Lauren Williams, Emily Bradley-Lathrop, Emily Falkenstein, Kiana Rivera, Leka Ward, Naakesh Gomanie, Giancarlo Levano, Trisan Morales, Tejwant Gomanie, Nick Herring and Mike Maggio performed at Salisbury High School under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle.
A resident of the 100 block of Coplay Street reported to police Nov. 6 the driver's side rear window on her 2013 Chevrolet was damaged while parked at her residence.
Police said a BB gun caused the damage.
A resident of Saylor Court reported to police Nov. 5 his 2014 vehicle was damaged while it was parked in the driveway of his residence.
He said the vehicle was egged, police said.
The resident believes the incident took place eight hours before issuing his report, police said.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police responded to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Third Street.
· An alarm summoned officers to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.
· A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought police to the 1200 block of Third Street.
· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department in the 500 block of Front Street.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS at Jack's Pizza, 223 Front St.
· A disturbance between a mother and daughter brought police to the 200 block of Second Street.
· Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of Second Street.
· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 500 block of Prospect Street.
· A report of a fire brought police to Race Street.