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Kick for Kancer promotes cancer awareness

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

Area children and their families gathered in Whitehall recently for the annual Kick for Kancer soccer camp.

Hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, the camp served as an advance kickoff for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September.

The event, held at Schadt Avenue Park and Playground, focused on teamwork, friendship and quality-of-life activities for children who have cancer.

It's cool to 'bee' at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary had the Valley in a buzz to celebrate National Honey Bee Day Aug. 18.

The event was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association. This is the fourth year the sanctuary has celebrated Honey Bee Day.

Live bees on display allowed for viewing and observation for an up-close and personal look. Bee colonies have three members, the queen, worker bees and drones.

Members of the Beekeepers Association gave explanations on bee life, equipment used to produce and extract the honey and how products are made from honey.

LEHIGH COUNTY

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

New executive, new budget

Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and the proposed 2013 county budget.

President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of experience in government and management.

Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

East Penn Events and Happenings

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 4

Macungie Elementary School will hold their Market Day pickup 4 to 6 p.m. at the school.

Sept. 5

Jefferson Elementary School will host meet the teacher night 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Alburtis Elementary School will host meet the teacher night 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Wescosville Parent Teacher Organization's KidStuff book fundraiser will begin.

Sept. 6

Shoemaker Elementary School will host meet the teacher night 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Willow Lane Elementary School will host meet the teacher night 6 to 7:30 p.m.

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBORS Dave Nosal and the Lower Macungie Fire Department work until the job is done

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by BY BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

The stench of gas, a plume of smoke, the blare of an alarm – who responds? The fire department, of course, but the services so often taken for granted don't just happen. People like Dave Nosal make professional quality crisis response a reality.

He first joined the Wescosville Fire Department as a volunteer at the age of 16. At that time, the department responded to between 200 and 225 calls per year. Then, in 1998, the fire department and social hall separated as the firefighting element re-emerged as the Lower Macungie Fire Department.