The Provident Bank Foundation, which supports organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the communities served by Provident Bank, has provided the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem with a $2,500 community grant to support the Club's Project Learn after-school program for youth of all ages.
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.
Penn State Lehigh Valley held a naming dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for two areas on campus recently.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's Project SEARCH program held its graduation ceremony June 12 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.
Eight Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network interns and five Lehigh County Cedarbrook Nursing Home interns were honored at the event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.