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EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Kevin Ge named National Merit Scholarship

Kevin Ge, of Lower Macungie Township, is among students named a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist.

Ge is in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

He is president of the academic team and vice president of the Pennsylvania Math League at EHS.

A varsity tennis player, Ge also coaches tennis, studies piano and teaches Chinese martial arts.

Ge plans to study mechanical engineering.

He is member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society and is a committee officer for Envirothon at EHS.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

VIA Marathon draws 1,437 participants

The VIA Marathon was held recently with the downhill course starting at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown recently.

The course proceeded to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and headed toward the Lehigh River.

At mile seven, runners entered the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 placed the runners in Bethlehem with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks made up the run to Easton.

Allentown Police Department awards commendations

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Allentown Police Department honored 51 officers at a commendation and awards presentation ceremony and memorial service recently at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Fifteen of the 51 officers were recognized for either valor, bravery or heroism.

The event was held to mark National Police Week.

The department also honored other residents and businesses for their contributions or donations and elementary school student safety officers.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Martin announces over 20,000 pounds of medication collected in Lehigh County

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced 20,294 pounds of medications have been collected since 2014 at the permanent medication collection sites located in Lehigh County.

In December 2013, permanent medication collection boxes were installed in 10 police departments.

Two other departments were added later and additional boxes have been installed at three Lehigh Valley Hospital locations.

LEHIGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Canine program implemented

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.

BLUE GUARDIAN

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Program in place to assist individuals in recovery

After a Narcan reversal, the Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol administrator will be notified through the Blue Guardian application. The individual’s name, home address and local police department (the department with jurisdiction where the individual resides) will be forwarded to the certified recovery specialist at Treatment Trends (a local substance use disorder treatment provider).

THE SWAIN SCHOOL School hosts inaugural oratory contest

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Recognizing that public speaking is a critical life skill for all, The Swain School initiated an oratory contest for grades six through eight to give students a forum to practice public speaking. The event was open to all students in the Lehigh Valley.

The event drew 17 contestants to the school, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township, April 13. Students selected their speeches from among those listed on the Famous American Speeches website. Each student was evaluated on poise, delivery and presentation and overall effectiveness.

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

It is never impossible to exercise

Bob Limons is living proof it is never impossible to exercise, regardless of your physical limits or your age.

Limons, 91, drives from Wild Cherry Knoll retirement community in Lower Macungie Township to St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center in Allentown four times a week to work out in a medically-based exercise program designed specifically for him.

“For all the conditions I have, I’d say I have a pretty good quality of life,” Limons said.