East Penn Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

‘Hope for entire community’

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

LV Hospital opens Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center

With the addition of the new Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest campus, the 1210 building on South Cedar Crest Boulevard became entirely devoted to pediatric specialities. The grand opening took place July 18 and the center began receiving patients July 24.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 4

Das Awkscht Fescht at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., Macungie. Also Aug. 5 and 6. Gates open 6 a.m., show cars enter 7:30 a.m. Flea market goes to dusk and arts and crafts vendors open to 9 p.m. Entertainment to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Aug. 6. There is an admission charge. For more information, visit awkscht.com.

Outdoor Toy Town (flea market) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Macungie. Visitors should park at 4062 Brookside Road; Toy Town is directly next to the parking.

Aug. 5

‘Where coyotes howl and the wind blows free’ may be your backyard

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

The closest many of us have come to a coyote may be cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, best known for chasing Road Runner, his arch nemesis, through desert scenes of Warner Bros cartoons.

But that may soon change.

The eastern coyote has been spotted by many residents in Lehigh County, including sightings in Lower Macungie Township documented in a photograph accompanying this article and contributed by readers.

The sightings, which some may find and describe as unnerving or disturbing, are not out of the ordinary.

Courthouse companion provides comfort to victims, witnesses

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

There is a new top dog in the Lehigh County Courthouse and her name is Ramona.

District Attorney Jim Martin announced the addition of the courthouse companion dog, Ramona, July 27 during a press conference in the county courthouse, Allentown.

“Ramona is the newest member of my staff,” Martin said. “Courthouse companion dogs provide emotional or comfort support to victims of crime when dealing with stressers of the judicial system.”

Ramona arrived at the courthouse July 26 and will be working in conjunction with the Victim-Witness Program.