Too many people with intellectual disabilities and autism are waiting too long for treatment.
That was the consensus of a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing held July 24 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. The event, co-chaired by Pa. Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd and Rep. Michael Sturla, D-96th, featured testimony from county and state administrators, employees and doctors. It was one of a series being held across the commonwealth.
Preparation, positioning and planning often determine success or failure.
It’s those characteristics Valor The Advisor Network hope to embody as the firm embarked on a new venture during a grand opening in Easton.
Under sun-kissed skies and a gentle breeze, the company held a ribbon-cutting June 7, featuring Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto and former NFL player Matt Millen, who played with four separate Super Bowl championship teams.
Valor Insurance President Matthew Potter is a Lehigh Valley native and Lafayette College graduate.
Forgetting the words when you’re singing in the shower is no big deal. Forgetting the words to the United States National Anthem when you’re singing at Yankee Stadium could be something else.
Tony Kishman has a job to do. He does it well and gives the other Paul McCartney impersonators hell.
Kishman’s “Live And Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney” lands at 7:30 p.m. July 21, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, and many Beatle and McCartney fans have got to get him into their life because he’s considered one of the best replicas around.
The concert is the first in the 2018-19 Allentown Symphony Orchestra Pops Series.
The dreary weather May 12 did little to dull the luster of Circle of Seasons Charter School students and their families during a dazzling May Faire event.
The Mayfair program was a five-hour experience that “welcomes in spring and is a celebratory day,” said Alison Saeger, principal of Circle of Seasons.
The event began with a Maypole Dance featuring a tall pole where students hold and pull on “giant woven ribbons.”
With the world going one way, the Lehigh Valley Christian HS’s class of 2018 was told to go another.
“Our culture is mostly focused on promoting ourselves,” Royce Seifert, a teacher at the institution, told graduates during the school’s 30th year commencement June 9 at Calvary Temple Church in South Whitehall Township. “Even on this day of accomplishment, life is not about you,” he said.
Rather the 15 graduates were told ultimately their lives should center around God’s vision and not theirs.
You’ve heard of goat’s cheese. How about goat’s milk?
There’s goat hoof trimmers and Billy Goat Industries, Inc.
The Stones broke your heart on Goat Head’s Soup.
Heard about “goat yoga?”
Seriously. Goat yoga.
If you haven’t, don’t worry.
Unscientifically, most goats are also oblivious into this post-modern foray into health and self-enlightenment.
A few cultured and lucky goats - the cool kids - know the score and received an up-close and personal view into a mind-body yoga workout May 1 at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
“We are a nation of laws, not men and women.” - John Adams, second president of the United States
In the 1982 film “The Verdict,” Paul Newman plays a down-and-out Boston lawyer who stumbles into a major medical malpractice case. Faced with long odds and fighting a corrupt system, Newman goes for broke in his closing argument.
“Today, you are the law,” he tells the jury. “You are the law. Not some book. Not the lawyers. Not a marbled statue. Not the trappings of the court....I believe there is justice in our hearts.”
The integrity of the vote is central to the democratic process. But integrity isn’t always cheap.
It will cost Lehigh County between $3.5 to $4 million to comply with a new voter verifiable paper voting system mandate required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent Election Day hacking. The new system requires a paper trail for each ballot cast.
“We saw it coming,” said Timothy Benyo, Lehigh County’s chief clerk of registration and elections, of the changes. “We would have been moving toward it eventually.”