Representatives of Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center last week announced an expansion of a partnership formed in 2011.
Alan List, M.D., Moffitt's president and CEO, and Suresh Nair, LVHN's senior medical director of academic oncology programs, said LVHN's participation in the Moffitt Oncology Network, which is designed to help Moffitt develop a premier cancer care delivery system, focused solely on providing patients, including those in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area, the best personalized cancer care.
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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 reaction to favorable Supreme Court rulings, marriage equality advocates rallied outside Bethlehem's town hall on a hot evening June 25. But inside, it was business as usual for the Zoning Hearing Board. Thirty-five people were rallying for and against dimensional variances and special exceptions in four different matters.
On the Fourth of July residents of the 1800 block of Sycamore Street and roughly five surrounding blocks got together for the 13th anniversary of their annual Block Party. About 40 old and newer neighbors chatted while keeping an eye on their children and pets until it was time to take their places at festively decorated tables to hear readings of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. The event turned lighthearted when about 20 attendees competed in the ever-popular water balloon toss, which was followed by a potluck dinner.
At their July 1 meeting, Bethlehem Township Commissioners went with a green solution to a stormwater drainage problem thats source is the Bethlehem Square Shopping Center.
This environmental approach will require even more green of a different sort - $300,000. But most of this could be coming from the state. By a 4-0 vote, T and M Associates' Gregory Duncan was given a green light to seek a Watershed and Protection Grant, with the township providing a 15 percent match.
For Jackie Lilley-McCammon each step of her career in the Bethlehem Fire Department has been a groundbreaking one. Her most recent came July 3 as she was promoted from captain to assistant chief, taking one more step up the trailblazing career path that she has followed since she was hired as Bethlehem's first female firefighter in May 1988.
Lilley-McCammon joins three existing assistant chiefs, replacing Ken Jones who retired June 1. Her new rank is the highest possible that can be achieved through civil service in the Bethlehem Fire Department.
AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown, has several volunteer needs. Contact Liz Hahn, 610-432-4200 x10, email@example.com
CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN INC., Allentown, needs volunteers for Camp Camelot held Aug. 12-16 at the JCC Campground. Contact Cassie Kemmerer, 610-791-5683, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISPANIC CENTER OF LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to handle their many requests. Contact Lorna Velazquez, 610-868-7800 x221, email@example.com.