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.
Friendly’s Convenience Store, located at 4209 William Penn Highway in Bethlehem Township, is about to get a lot friendlier. So are two township Giant stores located off Linden Street and Easton Avenue. All three locations will soon be adding a very popular item to their inventory – alcohol. At their April 2 meeting, commissioners unanimously approved liquor license transfers for all three locations.
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.
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.
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.
“Our children are dying!”
A cold April wind whipped through Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in South Bethlehem Wednesday as, in impassioned oratory, Rayah Levy exhorted a small crowd in the sun-dappled park on Carlton Avenue.
“Our children are dying every day not through natural causes, but through an infectious disease called miseducation. They are dying because society has polluted their minds with hatred and bigotry,” Levy declared.
She recalled King’s analogy of a blueprint that serves as a pattern for a solid building, but that “we have become complacent.”
He has volunteered for more than 40 years, and gives selflessly to all causes he holds dear.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Nick Hawkey recently received the Distinguished Citizen Award.
Hawkey, a retired corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, recently received the distinction from the Bethlehem Detachment Marine Corps League during the 43rd Annual Mess Night.
“I was totally honored,” Hawkey said. “I was thrilled with the fact that I knew a lot of the people that had won it over the years.”
Hellertown held its annual Easter egg hunt at Morris J. Dimmick Park March 31, with hundreds of kids and their families gathered on a bright and cool morning in anticipation of the big hunt.
The event was open to kids ages 1 through 12. There were five different areas set up for the hunt, based on age ranges. Prior to the hunt, the Easter Bunny made a grand entrance on one of Hellertown’s firetrucks.
After hearing in detail vociferous objections to extending the charter of the Lehigh County Authority, the Lehigh County Commissioners, on the advice of County Director of General Services Richard Molchany, passed a resolution to schedule an information-gathering hearing prior to the next regular meeting.
“There are some scary numbers here,” said Marty Nothstein in support of Molchany’s suggestion. Nothstein is president of the Lehigh County commissioners.
“We need to take as long as necessary,” said Commissioner Amy Zanelli. “I’m not going to rush this kind of decision.”