East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BRIEFLY

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Licensing classes start Sept. 3

RADIO CLUB

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free public amateur ham radio (not CB) operators and general class licenses classes starting Sept. 3.

Classes will meet 7-9 p.m. for nine weeks.

The simultaneous licensing sessions classrooms are at Gracedale, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064.

Prospective students should be at least 8 years old.

For information and to register, call 610-432-8286, email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or visit the website www.dlarc.com.

Pediatric Cancer Foundation moving to south Allentown

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley moved its headquarters Sept. 1.

PCFLV will be leaving The Banana Factory and moving into an office building at 2132 S. 12th St., Suite 401, Allentown.

“We have loved our time here at The Banana Factory,” PCFLV Executive Director Michelle Zenie said. “But we really want to be closer to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, where many of our kids receive their cancer treatments.

37th West Park House Tour Sept. 8

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The West Park Civic Association’s 37th Annual House Tour, held annually since 1982, is 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

Advance tickets are available for purchase on the West Park website, westpark-ca.org; and at Albright’s Hardware, C. Leslie Smith, Boutique To Go, Hummus House, Phoebe Floral, RE:find, Walter’s Pharmacy and Weil Antiques. Tickets may be purchased and prepaid vouchers may be redeemed, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner St., Allentown.

LV International Airport site for Allegiant base

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company Aug. 20 when the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA), known in Federal Aviation Administration parlance as ABE (as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton).

Allegiant plans to create at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing $50 million to establish a new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft.

LCCC students, graduates may apply for JKC awards

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Foundation has announced the opening of its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Application, which provides selected community college students, including Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), with up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degrees. In addition to the monetary award, students selected as Cooke Scholars will receive college transition support and ongoing advising.

LVHN partners with Strata for updated cancer diagnosis

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Strata Oncology, a precision oncology company, announced that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is among five health systems and the only one in the Lehigh Valley region joining the Strata Precision Oncology Network™ (the “Network”).

The others are Baptist Health, Kentucky; MultiCare Health System, Washington; Prisma Health, South Carolina, and Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin.

St. Luke’s aide in ‘Next Step’ of Workforce Board program

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Makita McFarlane of Easton saw her dream of becoming a nurse put on hold when she became pregnant.

Ordered to bed rest, McFarlane, 22, had to stop taking the prerequisite classes she needed to get into nursing school.

Then, when Alexandria was born four weeks early in October, McFarlane had to quit her job as a reserve nursing home aide because the hours were too irregular to get the tiny infant on a schedule.