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THE SWAIN SCHOOL

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Swain School celebrates annual Founder’s Day

In honor of its founder, D. Esther Swain, The Swain School held its annual Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 25. The Swain community gathered to hear words and music celebrating Mrs. Swain and the school she started in 1929 ‘with eight students.

In her remarks, Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster, head of school, talked about the importance of service, even when it seems really hard. She shared the many ways Mrs. Swain was challenged, yet she persevered, leaving an incredible legacy that would make her very proud today.

New center for care and innovation opens

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network and Air Products ‘virtually’ cut the ribbon to officially open the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN at the health network’s One City Center location in downtown Allentown Nov. 3.

The Air Products Foundation announced a major donation in November 2015 to launch the center.

Civilians and first responders recognized for burn heroism at 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards celebration

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, recently.

The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.

David Molony is nominated as Republican candidate for State Representative 133rd Legislative District

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

David Molony, of Catasauqua, was unanimously selected as the Republican nominee to run for the state representative seat in the 133rd Legislative District. The selection was announced Oct. 11 by the Republican Committee of the Lehigh County.

The seat was left vacant by the death of state Rep. Dan McNeil.

A special election will be held Dec. 5.

Justin Simmons announces campaign for U.S. Congress

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15).

“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent. But in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails. Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from ObamaCare, spending, border security and the list goes on,” Simmons said.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students join forces to help students in disaster zone

Students in the East Penn School District are working to send relief to their fellow students in areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Jefferson Elementary School – Jefferson SOARS into Houston-Jefferson Elementary helped their elementary school counterparts at Cimarron Elementary School in Houston. Cimarron is a building housing pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, just like Jefferson, and their families have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cimmaron’s principal, Cynthia Galaviz, has indicated their greatest needs include student uniforms and clothing.

Ryan Mackenzie announces campaign for U.S. Congress

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15) Sept. 8.

“With the support of my community, family and friends, I am running for Congress to be our voice in Washington.

“Our nation works best when Americans are in the driver’s seat. Our government has grown so big, unwieldy and directionless that it is holding us back from achieving the prosperity we all know is within our reach.

“As our congressman, I will focus on commonsense solutions that put our priorities first.

New bishop ordained

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Diocese of Allentown welcomes Alfred Schlert at special Mass

Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert was ordained as bishop and installed as the fifth bishop of Allentown Aug. 31 at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena.

The church is located at 18th and Turner streets in Allentown.

The Mass began 2 p.m. The procession of deacons, priests and bishops led Schlert to the altar.

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaputwas the principal ordaining bishop. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, was also in the sanctuary.

Education Foundation hosts gala; plans next event

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The East Penn School District Education Foundation moved “Full STEAM Ahead” at their inaugural mini-gala held recently at Lehigh Country Club. This first official fundraising event of the foundation was aimed at providing monetary enrichment for the foundation’s Innovator Grant Program which supports STEAM-powered education in district classrooms.

The gala featured a performance by the Emmaus High School Chamber Strings, a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, raffle prizes for items donated by local businesses and individuals and a foundation living logo on site to entertain guests.