What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly something about Emma.
For the third year in a row in 2018, Emma was the most popular girls name given newborns at Lehigh Valley Hospital − Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital −Muhlenberg.
Actually Emma tied as the most popular name for girls last year with Olivia. But Emma has claimed or shared the top spot three straight years.
At press time, the trendsetting name on the boys’ side among the more than 4,500 babies born at the two hospital campuses in 2018 was Jackson with various spellings.
The Bethlehem based, R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill Founder and Owner R.K.Laros and his wife Helen, announces the annual award of grants to 8 local non-profit organizations.
Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election for sheriff of Lehigh County.
He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.
Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with the Allentown Police, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County Detective.
Babies delivered at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem are receiving red knit hats as part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats Big Hearts observance for American Heart Month in February. All babies born in February at any of the Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals in the Lehigh Valley, Hazleton, Schuylkill and the Poconos will receive a red hat knitted by volunteers.
Northampton First Deputy District Attorney and lifelong Democrat Terry Houck has announced his campaign for Northampton County District Attorney.
Houck said in his statement, “I’ve spent my career standing up for victims of crime, and ensuring that those who abused and victimized the vulnerable faced consequences for their actions. For 30 years I’ve seen my role as a true advocate for victims when they are at their most vulnerable. I’ve stood up for the citizens of Northampton County for 13 years - and as district attorney, I will keep up that fight.”
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pa., now enjoying its 35th year, has released the report for its 2018 highlights and overall longtime disposition and successes.
Ben Franklin considers itself a small-business incubator; investing in and cultivating new and imaginative ideas to produce businesses that join and grow within the community, creating partnerships, jobs and innovative uses for technology and industry.
J. William Reynolds has announced that he will be seeking re-election to Bethlehem City Council in 2019. “Bethlehem continues to be a model of what a city can be in the 21st century – progressive, diverse, and economically strong. I am asking the people of Bethlehem for their support for another term so we can continue the important progress we have made in the areas of climate action, neighborhood revitalization, open and transparent government, and economic development.”