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Friday, March 24, 2017

Hellertown may advertise medical marijuana facilities ordinance

Monday, February 6, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Hellertown Borough took a first step in permitting the growing and dispensing of medical marijuana in the borough.

Council at its Jan. 17 meeting unanimously agreed to advertise an ordinance that would regulate such usage.

“There is a need to regulate the land and use activities to the extent the industry can be regulated under the Medical Marijuana Act,” borough Manager Cathy Hartranft said, referring to a Tri-County Regional Planning Commission memorandum.

Lehigh County--Nothstein is new board chair

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners recently met to reorganize for 2017.

Marty Nothstein of Lowhill Township was elected to serve as chair of the board and Amanda Holt of Upper Macungie Township is to serve as vice chairperson.

Nothstein replaces Commissioner Brad Osborne and Holt replaces Michael Schware.

In an email to The Press Jan. 6, Nothstein said he is excited to serve as chair and lead the nine member board.

Lehigh County--New Cedarbrook director chosen

Monday, January 9, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointments of Michelle Julian as director and Justin Cumello as assistant director of nursing, respectively, for Cedarbrook Nursing Home at its Nov. 22 meeting.

Both Julian and Cumello addressed the board.

“It is really a privilege for me to serve in this capacity,” Julian said to the board. “I thank you for the opportunity, and I am really grateful.”

Nothstein is new Lehigh Co. chair

Monday, January 9, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners recently met to reorganize for 2017.

Marty Nothstein of Lowhill Township was elected to serve as chair of the board and Amanda Holt of Upper Macungie Township is to serve as vice chairperson.

Nothstein replaces Commissioner Brad Osborne and Holt replaces Michael Schware.

In an email to The Press Jan. 6, Nothstein said he is excited to serve as chair and lead the nine member board.

Lehigh County--Board approves nursing home director, assistant

Monday, January 9, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have unanimously approved the appointments of Michelle Julian as director and Justin Cumello as assistant director of nursing, respectively, for Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

Both Julian and Cumello addressed the board at its Nov. 22 meeting.

“It is really a privilege for me to serve in this capacity,” Julian said. “I thank you for the opportunity, and I am really grateful.”

Cumello, a resident of Lower Macungie, who has worked in the health care industry for 17 years, said he is excited about the opportunity to serve the county.

Board approves nursing home director, assistant

Monday, January 2, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have unanimously approved the appointments of Michelle Julian as director and Justin Cumello as assistant director of nursing, respectively, for Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

Both Julian and Cumello addressed the board at its Nov. 22 meeting.

“It is really a privilege for me to serve in this capacity,” Julian said. “I thank you for the opportunity, and I am really grateful.”

Cumello, a resident of Lower Macungie, who has worked in the health care industry for 17 years, said he is excited about the opportunity to serve the county.

New Cedarbrook director chosen

Monday, January 2, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointments of Michelle Julian as director and Justin Cumello as assistant director of nursing, respectively, for Cedarbrook Nursing Home at its Nov. 22 meeting.

Both Julian and Cumello addressed the board.

“It is really a privilege for me to serve in this capacity,” Julian said to the board. “I thank you for the opportunity, and I am really grateful.”

New Cedarbrook director chosen

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointments of Michelle Julian as director and Justin Cumello as assistant director of nursing, respectively, for Cedarbrook Nursing Home at its Nov. 22 meeting.

Both Julian and Cumello addressed the board.

“It is really a privilege for me to serve in this capacity,” Julian said to the board. “I thank you for the opportunity, and I am really grateful.”

Board approves nursing home director, assistant

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have unanimously approved the appointments of Michelle Julian as director and Justin Cumello as assistant director of nursing, respectively, for Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

Both Julian and Cumello addressed the board at its Nov. 22 meeting.

“It is really a privilege for me to serve in this capacity,” Julian said. “I thank you for the opportunity, and I am really grateful.”

Cumello, a resident of Lower Macungie, who has worked in the health care industry for 17 years, said he is excited about the opportunity to serve the county.

Local church takes in Haitian orphans

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Bishop’s visit to poverty-stricken island leads to opening orphanage

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series of Loving Haiti’s Children.

Visiting the poverty-stricken island of Haiti several years ago, Bishop Jim McIver of Catasauqua’s Revolution Church was burdened by what he saw.

“There were goats, pigs and babies all looking for food on the same pile of trash,” he said.

It was an image that stayed with him as he pondered what to do to help.

The poverty, hunger, devastation and desperation were unspeakable.

“People were sleeping on sidewalks,” he said. “It was mind-boggling.”