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ST. LUKE'S CANCER CENTER

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Emerging melanoma clinical trials now in the Lehigh Valley

St. Luke's Cancer Center is offering clinical trials for patients with melanoma, the most unusual type of skin cancer and also the most deadly. Physicians such as Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D., chief of medical oncology and hematology for St. Luke's University Health Network and an internationally recognized melanoma specialist, are committed to bringing the most promising studies to the Lehigh Valley.

EYER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Willy Wonka Junior opens March 26

Willy Wonka, the owner of a magical and mysterious chocolate factory, invites the audience to join him in a world of "Pure Imagination" at Eyer Middle School 7 p.m. March 26 and 27 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 28.

Eyer's production of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Junior" tells the tale of Willy Wonka. Although Wonka excels at making candy, he is ready to retire and find some "bright spark" to continue his candy confectioning.

Eyer Middle School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Ishaan Lal takes first in MATHCOUNTS

Three East Penn School District students are among the top 10 finshers in the 31st annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition held Feb. 7 at Springhouse Middle School, Allentown.

Ishaan Lal, a seventh grade student at Eyer Middle School, won first place. Geoffrey Kleinberg, a sixth grade student at Lower Macungie Middle School, placed fifth and James Wang, an eighth grade student at Eyer Middle School, placed eighth.

Students from Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe and Carbon counties participated in the regional competition.

Boy Scouts of America

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

VFW honors four Boy Scouts from Troop 71 for essays on patriotism

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9264 in Macungie and its Ladies Auxiliary has awarded honors to four Scouts for their audio essays on patriotism.

First place was awarded to Ryan Bilger, a senior at Emmaus High School.

Second place was awarded to Damon Smigielski, a freshman at EHS.

Third place was awarded to Jacob Licker and an honorable mention was awarded to Dylan Martin, both sophomores at EHS. All the boys are members of local Boy Scout Troop 71 in Macungie.

Tips for safe snow shoveling

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found 7 percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt while 7 percent is significant, there could be as many as double that number given the fact patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.

Tips for safe snow shoveling

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack.

The study looked at 500 people and found 7 percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt while 7 percent is significant, there could be as many as double that number given the fact the patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.

City, ArtsQuest enhancing safety

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

When guests arrive at Musikfest this August, they'll discover a few changes designed to have a huge impact on their experience and the overall safety of everyone attending the festival.

Over the past several months, the city of Bethlehem; Bethlehem police, fire and EMS departments; Northampton County Emergency Management Services and ArtsQuest have met regularly to discuss opportunities to enhance patron safety and the guest experience at Musikfest. Among the enhancements made for 2015 are:

McNeill sworn in to second term as state representative

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

At a state Capitol ceremony Jan. 6, state Rep. Daniel McNeill was sworn in to his second term representing the 133rd Legislative District.

McNeill, a Democrat, said equitable education funding, economic development and job creation will continue to be his priorities.

"Economic development and job creation are not possible without quality education," McNeill said. "Adequately funding our education system will benefit not only our students, but will open doors for innovation and prosperity."

Emmmaus Ambulance Corps

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Longtime volunteers are honored

Volunteers Bernie and Bill Stahler have a history with the Emmaus Ambulance Corps spanning more than two decades. To celebrate their work, the Emmaus Ambulance Corps recently hosted a recognition dinner and awarded plaques to the couple. Below is a transcript of the speech delivered by Jeffrey S. Hoffman, ambulance chief, honoring the Stahlers: