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Protecting your family from COVID-19

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The World Health Organization offers some answers to some common questions about COVID-19, the latest coronavirus.

Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?

No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.

Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Middle school students compete in ‘Olympics of Math’

About 213 students from 26 middle, intermediate and junior high schools in four counties registered to compete in the 36th annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® Feb. 8 at Trexler Middle School, 851 N. 15th St., Allentown.

Springhouse Middle School students Kevin Yao and Ryan Wu took first and second place honors.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Over 400 students participate in annual competition

On Jan. 29, over 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This “Showcase of Skills” is a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area. District Gold Medal winners will advance to state and national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council partnered with postsecondary educational institutions to award over $200,000 in scholarships to the medalists of 12 competitions.

Pennsburg mayor announces candidacy for 131st

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Republican Vicki Lightcap has announced her candidacy for the 131st State House District.

“I look forward to delivering my message and discussing my qualifications with the voters of the 131st State House District,” Lightcap said. “With over 35 years’ experience as a businesswoman in finance and manufacturing, I have a unique perspective on what strengthens our economy and how jobs are created, and I can tell you, the best way for government to help business is to get out of the way.”


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lions extend helping hands to those in need

Members of the Lower Lehigh Lions Club, of Macungie, finished the holiday season by once again completing their Helping Hands project.

Each year, Lower Lehigh Lions distribute over $6,000 in Weis Markets gift cards to families in need in the Macungie area to help put food on the table for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

“Helping Hands is one of our members’ favorite projects because it’s also one of our most beneficial projects to our local families,” Lion Ron Bechtel said. With Lion Bud Godshalk, Bechtel co-chairs the Helping Hands program.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Macungie Scout achieves Eagle rank

Nicholas D. Ritter, of Troop 131, Wescosville, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held recently at the Lower Macungie Library.

For his Eagle Project, Nicholas worked with Lisa Underwood, youth services director at Lower Macungie Library, to coordinate the creation of a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) kits at the library. Each kit contains a STEM activity and book on topics such as coding, insects and tactiles. Twenty STEM kits are now available for circulation for children ages 3-12.

State Rep. Justin Simmons will not seek re-election

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 2020.

“While this is a bittersweet moment as I have been honored to serve the people of our community, I can do so knowing that I contributed to making a difference not only for the residents of Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties, but for all Pennsylvanians,” Simmons said.