It was little more than a month ago that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed his commercial airliner into a mountain in the Alps in France, killing himself and 149 passengers and fellow crew members. News coverage at the time focused on reports that Lubitz suffered from depression - an assumption supported by the discovery of antidepressants and a doctor's note in his home, and claims that he had been treated in psychiatric and neurology clinics.
The New York Times reported that Lubitz "had a medical condition that he hid from his employer."
Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, best-selling author of "Love, Medicine and Miracles" and founder of Exceptional Cancer Patients, speaks on the "Psychology of Illness and the Art of Healing," 7:30 p.m. April 22, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
The lecture is the fifth in the series sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement and St. Luke's University Health Network. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
More than 600 children and adults from throughout the Lehigh Valley were treated to an early Christmas with all the trimmings this year, thanks to the efforts of Project Hope of Easton and Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church. In its 27th year, Project Hope provides everyone attending not only a traditional Christmas dinner, but also coats and other items of clothing, take-home bags of food, a wrapped gift and several books for each child, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.
A 14-year-old ninth grader at Central Catholic HS in Allentown captured a total of six ribbons for baking at the 2014 Great Allentown Fair. Danica Kercimar Schofer beat out peers and adult bakers to take home three first-place and three second-place ribbons in nearly half of the 13 culinary contests held during the seven days of this year's event.