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LANTA to discuss fare increase

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

LANTA will hold a public hearing at noon Aug. 7 to collect public comments on a proposed fare increase in its paratransit bus service that would cost most riders between 15 and 45 cents more per trip, according to the transit authority's chief.

The biggest change, said LANTA Executive Director Owen O'Neil, is riders who have paid a flat fee would begin to pay more based on the distance traveled.

No charges to be filed in Emmaus accident involving two young girls

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin and Emmaus Police Chief David Faust announced no charges will be filed in an Emmaus traffic accident involving two young girls resulting in one fatality.

On May 18 at approximately 4:04 p.m., two young pedestrians were struck as they crossed northbound from the southwest corner of Sixth and Chestnut streets in Emmaus.

Abigail Zukowski, 11, of 665 Harrison St., Emmaus, was pronounced deceased at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Cedar Crest, shortly after arrival, at approximately 4:35 p.m.

Boy Scouts of America -- VFW honors four Boy Scouts from Troop 71 for essays on patriotism

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9264 in Macungie and its Ladies Auxiliary has awarded honors to four Scouts for their audio essays on patriotism.

First place was awarded to Ryan Bilger, a senior at Emmaus High School.

Second place was awarded to Damon Smigielski, a freshman at EHS.

Third place was awarded to Jacob Licker and an honorable mention was awarded to Dylan Martin, both sophomores at EHS. All the boys are members of local Boy Scout Troop 71 in Macungie.

130 years of excellence: St.Luke's School of Nursing oldest in the nation

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

When Dr. William Estes established the St. Luke's School of Nursing in 1884, he modeled it after the nursing school at Bellevue Hospital in New York, N.Y. At Bellevue, he observed superior nursing service and generally superior patient treatment compared with other New York City hospitals. At the time, St. Luke's was the fourth hospital in the country to establish a school of nursing.

Today, St. Luke's School of Nursing is the oldest nursing school in the United States.

Open space program improves quality of life

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Projects enhance and preserve outdoor areas

The Northampton County Open Space program got its start with a bond issue in 2001.

In 2004, the Northampton County 21st Century Open Space Initiative was established and its first round of projects were submitted in 2005. However, with the county committing to the hiring of a full-time Open Space Coordinator Bryan Cope was brought on in April 2013, and since then, the open space program has gained significant momentum.

NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER MONTH: Coopersburg woman shares her story of ovarian cancer

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system because symptoms usually do not cause concern until the disease has reached advanced stages. Fortunately, however, when identified and treated in its earliest stages, patients with ovarian cancer have a 5-year survival rate of 93 percent.

The honey bee takes the stage at Wildlands Conservancy

Thursday, August 28, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The buzzing honey bee on your flower is one of the most charitable creatures on our planet.

On their own, without wages and without a voice other than their meager buzz, honey bees contribute billions of dollars to our national economy.

On Aug. 16, a "Day for Honey Bees" was observed at Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, as part of National Honey Bee Day. The event was free, for all ages and sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association.