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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Volunteers make sure kids have school supplies

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Hundreds of kids and their parents lined the sidewalks around the Salvation Army, N. Eighth St., Allentown, recently, following an announcement there was going to be a backpack giveaway.

More than 700 backpacks containing needed school supplies were distributed Aug. 22 to youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Allentown School District to help ease the financial burden on their families.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Doctors meet at medical school, return to St. Luke’s University Health Network

When Dr. Cori Shollenberger applied to medical school, she wanted a small program close to her family in Berks County. That’s what also led Dr. Akaash Kumar, who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Little did they know that being part of the 2015 inaugural class of the Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine would be one for the storybooks.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Students win gold at national competition

Two Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students took top honors recently in California at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

Gabrielle Howorth, a student at Emmaus High School in LCTI’s culinary arts program, earned a gold medal in food innovations. Howorth’s was one of 37 entries in the event and had to score 90 or better to win gold.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Eagle Scout searches for a project in Alburtis

Mayor Kathleen Palmer received a request from a Boy Scout she shared at the Aug. 28 Alburtis Borough Council meeting. The request is for a suggested Eagle Scout project. One suggestion was to create a box for old American flags. It would be used to hold the flags until they could be disposed of properly. The Troop will consider this suggestion.

Lockridge Historical Church needs to have a painting project completed. A grant was received several years ago which covered only enough to paint a portion of the building. Council approved the request.

Senator Pat Toomey gives D.C. update to LV Chamber members

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., addressed a number of issues during a Washington, D.C. update presentation Aug. 29, at the Lehigh Country Club.

Toomey answered questions posed by Tony Ianelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, during a live videotaping session of the chamber’s WFMZ television program “Business Matters.” The show will air 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

More than 100 area business and corporate leaders attended the networking breakfast and the Toomey taping session.