After eight years of collaborative effort, St. Luke's employee, Susan York, MHA, RN, and staff of Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania succeeded in getting lawmakers to repeal outdated legislation requiring women to sign a form about radical mastectomy.
Arayman Khandelwal, an eighth grade student at Springhouse Middle School and Bruce Wu, a seventh grader at Eyer Middle School, took first and second place honors respectively at the 30th annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® held recently at Trexler Middle School, Allentown.
In a Jeopardy-style countdown round held before an audience of 500 onlookers, Wu took to the stage in 10th place and out-answered seven competitors to advance to second place. The Eyer Middle School team, coached by Julie Hummell, placed second overall.
Lehigh County residents who have expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications will be able to discard those medications in permanent collection boxes now installed in 10 police departments in Lehigh County.
The boxes, similar to mailboxes, were delivered to the 10 Lehigh County police departments which applied for the boxes through a grant program made possible through the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
EMMAUS POLICE DEPARTMENT Armed robber enters Lafayette Ambassador Bank; police ask for public's assistance
The Emmaus Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying an armed robber who entered the Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 402 State Ave., Emmaus, 10:07 a.m. Dec. 16.
According to police, the actor entered the bank armed with a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported inside the bank.
Within a week after the most powerful typhoon in recorded history in the Philippines, student Mya Kelly and others in her fifth grade class at The Hillside School, 2697 Brookside Road, Macungie, moved into action to raise money for their peers in the Philippines.
The students were led by their teacher, Eileen Hanosek, and presented a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow students, faculty and staff asking for help.
Mya Kelly knew firsthand of the devastation in her Aunt Mae's hometown of Cebu.
At the Dec. 3 reorganization meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors, the board appointed a president and vice president and the newly elected board members were seated.
Detective Jason B. Apgar was named Police Officer of the Year by the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office Nov. 12. Apgar accepted the award at the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police annual awards ceremony at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Apgar was recommended for this award by Chief David A. Faust of the Emmaus Police Department. Apgar has been with the force for 13 years.
Faust said Apgar is a seasoned police officer and an exceptional investigator and leader who resolved many serious crimes in the last several years.
A veterans forum held Nov. 7 was attended by almost 100 people who gathered to hear the emotional stories of veterans and families who were affected by suicide, the trauma of service and the return to civilian life.
The Emmaus High School Drama Department will open its 2013-2014 theater season with "Pride and Prejudice," Jon Jory's adaptation of the classic novel by Jane Austen, bringing to the stage one of the most cherished love stories in English literature.
Elizabeth Bennet's pride leads her to misjudge Fitzwilliam Darcy on the basis of a poor first impression, while Darcy's prejudice against Elizabeth's lower social standing initially blinds him to her many virtues. Both characters must come to terms with their pride and prejudice in order to realize their true love.
The Emmaus Arts Commission recently announced the winners of the 2013 Student Horror Film Festival.
The festival features films made by students throughout the Lehigh Valley and entries are screened at the Emmaus Theater, 19 S. 4th Street, in the borough.