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Trump tours Upper Macungie medical distribution facility

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president May 14 to tour the Owens & Minor Inc. medical supply distribution center, 7437 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

During a live-stream video on the White House webpage, Trump discussed increasing the Strategic National Stockpile, coronavirus testing and state reopening plans.

Community initiative to tackle homeless veterans’ crisis

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

A new initiative to address the crisis of veteran homelessness in the Lehigh Valley was recently unveiled by local leaders, government officials and community partners at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown.

Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs Director Tom Applebach announced the creation of the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veteran Fund.

Additionally, he announced state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, had secured $200,000 in grants for the fund.

Volunteer Center kicks off ‘Breakfast With Champions’

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and mandated social distancing and stay-at-home orders, the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is honoring the dedication and work done by community members by transforming the 27th annual “Breakfast With Champions” into an online recognition series.

The series, shared over Facebook, recognizes more than 40 volunteers nominated by local nonprofits with special posts highlighting each volunteer’s hard work done.

Lehigh Valley Hospital celebrates anniversary

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

NICU serves 650 babies each year

Neonatal staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, had good reason to celebrate Jan. 14 as they commemorated the 20th anniversary of their neonatal intensive care unit, as well as 20-plus years of service at the NICU’s former location at the Allentown hospital site.

The unit’s employees were treated to cake and snacks in the waiting room, as well as colorful posters and displays created by co-workers showcasing memories and quotes gathered over the past two decades, signature moments in neonatal care and the history of Lehigh Valley’s neonatal ICU itself.

Donations bring reinforcements to Allentown K-9 corps

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

At a morning news conference in city council chambers Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell and Police Chief Glenn Granitz Jr. announced new additions to the city police department’s K-9 corps courtesy of donations from three organizations.

Stan and Tina Kanterman, of Somerset, N.J., founders of the nonprofit organization, “Remembering Brian Kanterman Inc.,” announced a $13,500 donation for a patrol/narcotics dog and training, as well as seven weeks of room and board for the handler.

A ballistic vest for the dog was also purchased.

Pip the Mouse brings Christmas spirit to Liberty Bell Museum

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

An evening of food, music, celebration and spectacle was capped off by a historic Allentown Christmas tradition during the Pip the Mouse reception at the Liberty Bell Museum in the Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ, Allentown.

The Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, museum director, began the Nov. 25 event by welcoming and thanking attendees.

Guests enjoyed drinks and a buffet prepared by museum board members and volunteers.

“The Flutations” provided entertainment for the evening, playing a selection of holiday songs throughout the reception in addition to the final carol.