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Sunday, January 20, 2019

VALLEY Pediatric race accepting applications

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Guest View - Schlossberg on state hospital demolition

Monday, January 7, 2019 by STATE REP. MIKE SCHLOSSBERG in Opinion

In a perfect world, the Allentown State Hospital buildings would be preserved and re-purposed to create jobs and grow our economy, but we have to face the facts.

Taxpayers are paying millions of dollars every year to keep the buildings from falling down, and no private investors want to buy them. The only answer is the one the state came up with – demolition.

Now, it’s on us to make sure history is preserved, while we move our area forward safely. I’m ready to work with state...

Article By: The Press

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County and VALOR will be collecting clothing and critical necessities through Jan. 11 for homeless veterans. Drop-off locations are in the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., and in the County Courthouse lobby, 455 Hamilton St., both in Allentown.

Donations needed include new men’s and women’s hats, beanies, mittens, gloves, scarfs, sweatshirts, toiletries, bath soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, shave cream, mouthwash, q-tips, hand cream, combs, brushes,...

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s mobile mammography coach to do screenings at Roma

Monday, January 7, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.

According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital....

LV CHARTER ARTS NOTES by Molly Zimlich - Auditions, performances set

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in School

The high school, known for its varying majors and ability to assist students in their artistic interests, is getting ready for the upcoming year of 2019-2020 with admission auditions later this month. Majors include Visual Art, Literary Arts, Instrumental/Vocal Music, Production Design, Dance, and Theatre. Students in grades eighth through 10th are welcome to audition for their preferred majors for next school year, and, if accepted, are welcomed into the 2019-2020 school year as a freshman...

State seeks state hospital demolition bids

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of General Services is seeking bids for the demolition of the Allentown State Hospital Campus.

The demolition would reduce the $2.2 million in annual carrying costs spent by the Department of Human Services to secure and maintain the property in its current state.

The demolition would cover all buildings on the Allentown State Hospital Campus and return the property to green space.

The project scope also includes a provision for historic items to...

DA Martin says he will seek a sixth term

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney James B. (Jim) Martin has announced that he will run for re-election to the Oflice of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primarlz Election in May. Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999,2OOS,2OOZ, 2O11, and 2015; and is the longest...

Service dogs outperform the partisan congress

Monday, December 31, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

National support animals received a big boost from Sully, the loyal service dog for George H.W. Bush. The photo showing Sully resting by the president’s casket during the viewing at the Capitol Rotunda was an unforgettable image.

Sully is back at America’s VetDogs‘ headquarters in Smithtown, New York, the place where his journey started. The Labrador retriever went through boot camp at the facility before completing his basic obedience training through VetDogs’ prison puppy program....