Sunday, April 15, 2012
Local historian Joshua Fink calls himself a "Titanic buff."
Violins, flutes and cellos played as people danced and partied on the luxurious Titanic’s maiden voyage. Beautiful women in evening gowns, on the arms of gentlemen in tuxedos, glided down that grand staircase in the first-class section of the ship as they made their way to a magnificient dinner. Passengers in the first-, second-, and third-class sections of the Titanic boarded the ship in Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. But none of them could have imagined all that would go wrong just four days later. “April 14 was a clear, crisp night with the water still as could be," Joshua Fink said as he spoke to the nearly 30 still-fascinated people who attended the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society’s program “100th Anniversary of the …
Monday, May 2, 2011
The 30th annual Lock Ridge May Day festival brought dancing and good cheer.
The sun shone and the warmth of spring filled the hearts of hundred of guests who attended the 30th annual Lock Ridge May Day festival on Sunday. Lock Ridge Park filled with onlookers for the spectacle, headed once again by Faith Andrews. The day was filled with archers in green, dancing gypsies, capering jesters, and appearances by King Henry and Merlin. At the end of the performances, Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader proclaimed the day as Jean Stoneback day, in memory of the former Alburtis resident who passed away last year. Members of the cast unveiled a pussy willow tree and dedicated it in loving memory of Jean Stoneback, storyteller and a woman who represented the heart of her community.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
DVD premieres that chronicles borough's history.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tad Miller
Sunday, April 17, 2011
It was Saturday Night at the Movies in Alburtis and the borough doesn't even have a movie theater. The Alburtis-Lockridge Historical Society premiered its "Alburtis, Over 100 Years of Memories" DVD for about 50, who braved stormy weather to see the 32-minute presentation of the borough's history. Highlights focused on settlers of the area, the East Pennsylvania Railroad, churches, schools, and businesses and industry, including Lock Ridge Furnace. The DVD is on sale for $20 at First Star Bank, 11 N. Main St., or Borough Hall.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
1. Weather: It's back with a vengeance. The National Weather Service forecast for our area says we could be looking at up to 2 inches of rain by the time Saturday is over. 2. In Case You Missed It: Monday is both the last day for you to mail your federal income tax returns AND the last day you can register to vote in the May 17 Primary Election. 3. Biz Bites: The Alburtis-Lockridge Historical Society premiers its DVD "Alburtis, Over 100 Years of Memories," with a free showing at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Lock Ridge Church, Church and Franklin streets. 4. Coming Up: Kelly-Anne Suarez reviews the remake of the movie, "Arthur." 5. Today in History: On this day in 1977 the song "Don't Give Up On Us, Baby," sung by David Soul, reached the top of …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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This weekend we have a ham and dandelion dinner, President Lincoln in Bethlehem, homemade Easter candy and the fruit of the vine. 1. Ham & Dandelion Dinner When/Where: Seatings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 16 at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 5187 Irwin Road, Slatington. Why go: Ham and dandelion is a tradtional Pennsylvania German favorites, and there are not very many of them around anymore. Pricing: Adults, $11; Children 4-10, $6. Call 610-767-6557 for tickets. 2. Movie Premier When/Where: 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Lock Ridge Church, Church and Franklin streets, Alburtis. Why go: The Alburtis-Lock Ridge Historical Society has produced a DVD, "Alburtis, Over 100 Years of Memories," which premiers with a free showing. Up to now, there hasn…
Monday, April 11, 2011
Historical Society offers free showing April 16 of documentary of borough's '100 years.'
It has taken Alburtis nearly 100 years to make its history, and now it will take viewers 32 minutes to watch it. Thanks to a DVD produced in cooperation with the Alburtis-Lockridge Historical Society, residents will have historical highlights at their fingertips. That DVD, "Alburtis, Over 100 Years of Memories," will premiere with a free showing at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Lock Ridge Church, Church and Franklin streets. Residents, or anyone interested in the documentary, are encouraged to come. Anyone will be able to buy the DVD after April 16 for $20 at First Star Bank, 11 N. Main St., or Borough Hall. "Up until now there's really been no documentation on Alburtis," said Allen Oswald, Historical Society president. "Little bits here and there…