AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members, instructors, action team members, event coordinators and office administration. Contact Robert Duld, 610-865-4400, ext. 229, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION has several volunteer opportunities for the Southside Bike Show Aug. 18. Contact Loly Reynolds, 484-554-5229, email@example.com.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BETHLEHEM is looking for a recording/corresponding secretary. Contact Robert Sehee, 610-419-3285, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lehigh County Commissioners voted 6-2 in favor of withdrawing from a joint-county health department with Northampton County at their Aug. 8 meeting in Allentown.
A bill to start a bi-county health department with Northampton County was originally signed in 2007, but the department was never put in place and the board of commissioners finally decided to kill the health department with a bill that was co-sponsored by five of the nine commissioners.
NCC radiography pinning ceremony
Northampton Community College recently held the 35th annual radiography pinning ceremony. The event also honored Zoland Zile, director of the radiography program, on his retirment.
Recipients of pins and their hometowns include Samuel Christian, Christopher Dectis, Jared Flodin, Michael Fonzo, Donna Kocher, Erin Machain (Mallinckrodt Award for outstanding leadership and academic excellence) and Nancy McCadden, all of Bethlehem; and Alison Erdman from Hellertown.
University of Scranton grad in Jesuit Corps
When David "Nature Dave" Gorczynski walked into two downtown Easton banks, dressed in black, with a sign saying "You're being robbed," all he wanted was attention. That's what he told police when they apprehended him in a Bank of America parking lot Aug. 6.
He was charged with two counts of attempted robbery, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. He was also jailed briefly, until he posted bail.
In July the city's Water Authority finalized a long-term forest management contract with the Wildlife Conservancy to maintain tens of thousands of acres for decades.
One intangible benefit with the earning of carbon credits – essentially cash credit for not using up resources – was that the watershed was audited for in the first week of August.
Authority Executive Director Steve Repasch said prior to Aug. 10 more than 17,000 of the 22,000 acres submitted for study had qualified, though with a number of needed correctable actions.
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.