The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, is hosting “Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festivals” this month in the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown, through Feb. 21. The display of materials from the collection features the cover images from the first 11 years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festival’s “Pride Guides” programs.
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine urges residents to get their flu vaccine as flu season intensifies, because as of Dec. 28, there have been more than 17,300 laboratory-confirmed cases and nine deaths statewide.
Family members: Mother, Lucille Johnson
Favorite subject: My favorite classes are AP language and composition as well as psychology. These courses are relevant in my everyday life and allow me to be a better version of myself.
Activities: Social Justice Club, Mini-THON, Student Government, Cops ‘n’ Kids and FBLA
Next steps: After high school I plan to pursue a degree in psychology.
Career goals: FBI forensic psychologist
Heroes: My mom because she’s extremely hard working and considerate of others.
I almost didn’t write this column. Sharing my opinions is fine. Sharing my personal experiences much more difficult.
For a long time, since the separation, I have suffered panic attacks. The attacks are often triggered by sounds. At their worst, they lasted as long as 10 minutes. Fear would overwhelm my system, and I would be shaking, rocking ball on the floor.
Over the past three years, the attacks have lessened in severity and occur less often. Part of this healing has come from time. More has come from understanding the traumas at the root of the attacks.
Northampton Campus tour January 28
Northampton Community College Bethlehem Campus tours will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 beginning in Room 220, College Center.
Participants will learn about majors, financial aid, clubs, organizations, career services, and more. All questions will be answered by the experts, and tour-goers will have an opportunity to meet faculty and current students.
For information or to register, call 610-861-5500 or go to www.northampton.edu/admissions.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Irene C. Sikora, 96, of Bethlehem, died January 15, 2020, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was a daughter of the late Helen (Mikosky) and Walter Valovage. She was the wife of the late John D. Sikora for 42 years.
She worked at Woolworth’s and Orr’s department stores in Bethlehem.
She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church.
She was a member of the church’s senior citizens group. She was a life member at the 540 Democratic Club, Bethlehem.