Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced two area career and technical schools have been awarded state funding totaling nearly $95,000 for equipment purchases to enhance their training programs.
The grants were made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, received $50,000 to purchase equipment for its logistic management, consumer sciences, food worker and welding programs.
The building housing the Technology Center on the Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville campus, which has been owned by LCCC ILP, an Allentown-based limited partnership, since it was constructed 15 years ago, was donated to the LCCC Foundation at a Dec. 14 ceremony.
The estimated value of the building is $10.7 million.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: Salisbury steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrot, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, Dec. 20: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread. bread
Friday, Dec. 21: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, Dec. 24: Centers closed. Christmas Eve.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Centers closed. Christmas Day.
Wednesday, Dec. 26: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
Thursday, Dec. 27: Soup and sandwich.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, broccoli florets, Italian bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, Dec. 20: Christmas meal: Baked ham, praline sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, molded fruit salad, fresh baked roll w/margarine, pumpkin spice cake.
Friday, Dec. 21: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, wheat bread w/ margarine, Boston cream pie.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) released its annual report at its 2018 Community Annual Meeting Dec. 5 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.
Operating income, or the amount reinvested into facilities and services in fiscal year 2018, was $35.1 million, or a margin of 1.3 percent.
Acute admissions, emergency visits, ExpressCARE visits, and doctor visits increased compared to fiscal year 2017, with ExpressCARE visits up 35 percent and doctor visits increasing 17 percent.
A slide-show lecture, “The Holidays at Hess’s Department Store,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“No store in America could surpass the magic of a visit to Hess’s Department Store, especially at the holidays,” said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum.
More than one dozen mascots, including meLVin from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Lehigh University’s Clutch the Mountain Hawk and the Just Born Peep, as well as Santa Claus, visited patients and staff Dec. 7 for “A Pathway to Santa” at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.
The Liberty High School Choir and Orchestra provided entertainment.
Ronettes’ Christmas: Ronnie Spector’s “Best Christmas Party Ever,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 is a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes’ hits including “Be My Baby” (named by Billboard magazine as the No. 1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time), “Walking In The Rain,” “Baby I Love You,” plus a splash of doo-wop and Spector’s inimitable off-the-cuff commentary. As The New York Daily News stated, “Go and experience the ultimate sonic stocking stuffer!” The New York Times raved: “It’s hard to think of a more appealing angel to welcome the season than Ms.