It was a tea party laced with knowledge.
The second annual Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) awareness event was held Nov. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.
The function was hosted by family and friends of Coplay resident Bradley Koch, who was born with OI, or "brittle bone disorder," which causes fragile bones and other connective tissue symptoms. He was diagnosed at 4 months old, and by that time he had already had 15 broken bones, many of them occurring at birth.
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.
· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
There is both good news and bad news for the hundreds of motorists who daily use Lehigh Street in Hokendauqua or the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge.
Motorists are expected to receive at least a one-month reprieve – the bridge is expected to remain open through December, rather than shut down for construction as initially expected.
·Artsquest Center, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Christkindlmarkt to take tickets, assist vendors, do crafts with children and help out in the retail areas. Volunteers are required to do three shifts.
Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Cancer Support Community, Bethlehem, needs help to get donation cans into stores, businesses and coffee shops throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Contact Becky Morgan at 610-861-7555 or email@example.com.
Photos of the recent American Legion holiday bazaar in Catasauqua.
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently lauded Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley. LCCC President Donald W. Snyder, center, was on hand to accept the award from association President Steve Finke, second from left, of Kutztown, and to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus. From left are beekeepers Secretary Ann Wertman, Finke, Snyder, beekeepers association member Joe Zeller and association Vice President Bob Milot.
Photos from Snowflake Ball, hosted by Girl Scout Troop 63415 at St. Peter's Church on Fifth Street in Coplay.
· A motor vehicle accident with a spill on Fullerton Avenue at Route 22 westbound on-ramp brought out Station 36, 6:02 p.m.
· Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a truck fire involving a rollback type tow truck at the rear of Gilboy Ford, 2805 MacArthur Road, 12:24 p.m.
· A motor vehicle accident with injuries and spill at 12th and Highland streets brought out Stations 35 and 36, 1:35 p.m.
· Stations 36, 38 and 39 responded to a reported gas leak at 3315 S. Fifth Ave., Apt. 3, found to be an error by the resident, 8:01 p.m.
New to Whitehall? Did you get your goody bag?
If not, call the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce. Its members will make sure you get one.
"It's such a neat way to reach out to the community," said chamber Executive Laura Long. "Whitehall is known for being so big and yet it has a hometown feel."
The blue canvas goody bags are emblazoned with the phrase "Welcome to Whitehall" and feature logos of various chamber members and sponsors of the Welcome to Whitehall program.
Red Hat Ladies take trolley tour.