Further resources for those struggling with addiction:
National Addiction Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Online Treatment Locator – findtreatment.SAMHSA.gov
Northeast Treatment Centers, Bethlehem (610) 868-0435
PACCO, Northampton (610) 262-6999
Allentown Comprehensive Treatment Center, Allentown (610) 481-0444
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Resources for families and friends:
Loving Someone Who Is In Recovery: The Answers You Need When Your Partner is Recovering From Addiction – by Beverly Berg, MFT, PhD
Golazo House at 123 W. Fourth St. was the first of three small businesses to be granted certificates of appropriateness for signage by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission during the Aug. 21 Banana Factory meeting. Represented by co-owner Javier Alvarado, approval received to install a solid or cutout metal sign featuring the name and logo. The building owned by Jose and Rafaela Nunez was the former home of Horns Restaurant. Alvarado was also given the option to repaint the windowless front door red or to replace it with one having a three-quarter window.
Washington, D.C., has its National Memorial Day Parade, Philadelphia marks the occasion with Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day, and in 2018 for the first time, Northeast Pennsylvania will observe the holiday with the “The Great Allentown Memorial Day Celebration” on May 27 and 28 at the historic Allentown Fairgrounds.
Steven Serfass is an avid baseball fan.
It’s no surprise then that the president of the Blue Mountain Health System’s board of directors called a merger with St. Luke’s University Health Network a “home run for the future of health care in Carbon County.”
“It’s a home run for the communities we serve and it’s a home run for our dedicated workforce,” Serfass added.
Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and its affiliates recently announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross from its charitable organization, Our Family Foundation. The funds will help support recovery efforts and families impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida.
On Sunday, Congressman Charlie Dent (R - Pa.15) hosted what was supposed to be a “formal announcement” concerning his intentions next year. But news of his retirement leaked out on Thursday. Dent revealed his intentions to a few of his congressional colleagues, and they spilled the beans.
“They’re wonderful friends, but they have big mouths,” Dent joked Sunday at the swanky Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown.
“I just wanted to say thank you to everybody in this room,” said Dent, who apologized for interrupting one of the biggest sports weekends of the year.
The annual Walla Gazoo Golf tournament and Clambake, organized by the Bethlehem office of the greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was held Aug. 21 at the Bethlehem Golf Club. Lynn Collins Cunningham, senior vice president of the GLVCC’s Bethlehem office, reported that 136 golfers participated in the event, enjoying a round of golf on the well-maintained course and a clambake afterward in the evening. Cunningham said the decades-old event remains one of the major fundraisers for the Chamber of Commerce in Bethlehem and that proceeds support both staffing and various initiatives.