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PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Power company gives away trees in new program

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Monday, October 2, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Power company gives away trees in new program

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

Earth, the moon, the sun and the eclipse

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time travels to sixth century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.

‘Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do’ Deputy DA addresses ‘sexting’

Monday, February 27, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in School

The message was straightforward.

Just don’t do it.

In a presentation to junior and senior high students at Salisbury HS Feb. 15, Jeffrey S. Dimmig, chief deputy district attorney, veteran prosecutor and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was frank.

Upper Milford Township residents arrested near Holland Tunnel

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Two Upper Milford Township men were arrested June 21 after law enforcement officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey allegedly found weapons and other gear during a traffic stop of their vehicle near the Holland Tunnel while the men and a Lehighton woman reportedly were en route to a location in New York.

Buckeye Tavern Fire

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Firefighters from multiple companies use a 'defensive attack' against the blaze

High winds, an open floor plan and heavy timber construction joined forces in a blaze destroying the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 N. Brookside Road, according to Lower Macungie Township Fire Chief David J. Nosal.

No one was hurt and a cause is not yet known.

Winds clocked at eight to 10 miles per hour with gusts in the low 20s fed the fire, Nosal said.

"Windy days are not beneficial to firefighting," he said.

Plus, the building, a restaurant, featured an open floor plan which allowed the fire to quickly spread.

'A terrific response' -- LV business helps former Lehigh athlete diagnosed with ALS

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

In a tiny coffee shop, 160 square feet to be exact, a caring shop owner recently raised several thousand dollars to help a local family.

Betty Hockman, owner operator of Java Joint, 7370 Hamilton Blvd., asked customers to donate $5, about the cost of a large mochaccino, to help Brett Snyder and his family.

Local business helps family of local man with ALS

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Brett Snyder played football for Northwestern High School and Lehigh University before his ALS diagnosis

In tiny coffee shop, 160 square feet to be exact, a caring shop owner recently raised several thousand dollars to help a local family.

Betty Hockman, owner operator of Java Joint, 7370 Hamilton Blvd., asked customers to donate $5, about the cost of a large mochaccino, to help Brett Snyder and his family.

LVHN donates kits to police

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Area police officers now have a new way to help when first on the scene.

In a press event Sept. 10 Michael Wargo of Lehigh Valley Health Network announced specialized emergency individual first aid kits will be given to every officer in police departments of the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, and Salisbury and South Whitehall townships as part of National Preparedness Month.