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RED CROSS: National Blood Donor Month

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross recognizes the importance of regular blood and platelet donations.

January is when blood and platelet donations may drop as people are unable to make or keep donation appointments because of inclement weather and seasonal colds and flu. At the same time, the need for blood remains constant, so it is important for all eligible donors to give blood. The Red Cross encourages all donors to make a New Year's resolution to give blood regularly to help ensure a stable supply.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY SCORE, Bethlehem, seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and non-profit organizations. Contact Mitzi Colella, 610-266-3000,

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem, needs persons willing to grocery shop for homebound clients living in the Slate Belt. Contact Janet Soos, 610-691-1030,

Oncologist joins Sacred Heart

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Healthcare System has announced that Tamam Habib, M.D. has joined the organization as a Hematologist-Oncologist.

Dr. Habib received a medical degree from the University of Hamburg, School of Medicine, Germany. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Habib completed his fellowship through Penn State University at Hershey Medical Center.

Habib worked in private practice as a Hematology Oncologist in Reading and at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.H.

Lehigh County: PA 2-1-1 now available

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.

For more information, go to


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, December 26

Bethlehem Parking Authority meeting, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Bethlehem City Zoning Board, 7 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, December 27

Hanover Twp. Zoning, 7 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Lower Saucon Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., 669 Washington St., Northampton.

'Blast Furnace' installation to open at ArtsQuest Center

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10.

The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, will include more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks on display throughout the building.

Elaine Helen Senick of Bethlehem Township

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Elaine Helen Senick, 69, of Bethlehem Township, died Dec.10, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Raymond P. and Helen (Mazsa) Meckes. She was the wife of Thomas J. Senick for 45 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne J. and her husband Brett Wasilewski and Jennifer H. and her husband Duane Francis; a sister, Jane and her husband Daniel W. Boyer; and four grandchildren, Bailey and Owen Wasilewski, Thomas Francis, U.S.N., and Wendy Howze.