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.
In honor of National Library Week, the Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting a one-day pop up Retro Arcade from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 in the Bob Cohen Room of the main branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St.
Organized and run by the Alternative Gallery, the Retro Arcade will be a day of fun for all ages featuring vintage arcade and video games with consoles, homebrew and indie games, hacks/mods, imports and many classic games.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) has announced the award recipients for this year’s 2017-18 campaign awards, recognizing individuals and corporations who excelled in their contribution to the community through giving, volunteering and advocating. UWGLV will present awards April 18 at DeSales University in Center Valley.
United Way’s Celebration of Caring honors and recognizes the generous contributors who support children, families and seniors in the Lehigh Valley through education, healthy aging, food access, and emergency services.
Francis “Frank” S. Schramko, formerly of Bethlehem, died March 31, 2018, in his residence in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Stephen and Josephine (Smallock) Schramko.
He was in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea during the post conflict era, and was recalled to serve with the Delaware National Guard during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.
He was a former member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, Bethlehem.
He was a member of the Catholic Sokols and of the Bethlehem American Legion Post 379. He was an avid Dxer and enjoyed digital imagery.
YWCA Bethlehem will celebrate the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 43rd annual Women & Teens of the Year award ceremony April 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center at Blue.
A silent auction will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit YWCA Bethlehem’s Adult Day Services Center and the YWCA’s Women and Girls’ Empowerment Programs.
The YWCA will present four special awards: the Golden Laurel’ the Women of the Year Award; the Mission Award; and the Teens of the Year Award.
St. Luke’s University Health Network
School of Nursing state rankS 5th in state
St. Luke’s School of Nursing ranks fifth out of 76 programs in Pennsylvania and first of all the nursing programs in the Lehigh Valley, according to www.RegisteredNursing.com.
The rankings are based on results from the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse board exam.
Established in 1884, St. Luke’s School of Nursing was the fourth nursing school in the United States. It remains the oldest, continuously operating school of nursing in the country.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced three state grants aimed at supporting pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs.
“I am a proud supporter of programs aimed at training workers for good jobs,” Boscola said. “These programs also help businesses locate highly-trained workers, operate at full capacity and increase investment on our region.”
The grants include:
* B. Braun Medical Inc. $85,000 - pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $41,430 capacity building grant;
* Cetronia Ambulance Corps - $45,495 capacity building grant; and
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Local Therapist Speaks on Society for Women’s Health Endometriosis Panel
Dr. Alexandra Milspaw, founder and clinical director of 4Directions Counseling, LLC, in Bethlehem, and a local licensed professional counselor and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, spoke on policy issues regarding endometriosis on April 10 in Washington, D.C.
On April 12, Holocaust Remembrance Day, David Tuck will share his history as a survivor of the worst genocide in history. The 7 p.m. free Arts Quest event, which includes the film “Big Sonia,” is at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.
Tickets should be requested in advance by calling 610-332-3378 or visiting the SteelStacks box office in person.
The City of Bethlehem, along with partners Lehigh University and Moravian College, has been selected to participate in the Optimal College Town Gown Assessment, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Municipal League.