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Friday, November 15, 2019


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Seminar helps seniors not become scam victims

The “golden years” aren’t always golden for some senior citizens who become victims of elder abuse.

Government officials attended a “Scam and Fraud Prevention” seminar held Sept. 25 at New Tripoli Bank, 4892 Buckeye Road, Emmaus, to inform seniors about common scams and what they can do to avoid them.

Megan Wieand, an executive aide in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office, told seniors elder abuse encompasses “all types of abuse, whether that is physical, financial, sexual, psychological, abandonment or neglect.”


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Supervisors receive planning commission updates

The soil testing has been completed for septic areas for the existing home, wine tasting, restaurant and banquet hall at the O’Rourke Vineyard and Winery, according to a planning commission letter submitted to the Upper Milford Township Supervisors Oct. 3.

According to Elizabeth O’Rourke in a recent interview, she and her husband plan to convert an old barn to include a tasting room, possibly a small café and develop a venue suitable for small weddings and parties.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

Seminar provides ‘The Truth about Vaping’

Salisbury Township School District, in conjunction with St. Luke’s University Health Network presented a seminar Sept. 26 at Salisbury High School entitled “The Truth About Vaping.” The speaker was Dr. Doug Corwin, a pulmonary and critical care physician at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

His talk centered on three areas: how vaping is marketed to the younger generation, what the medical profession has labeled VALI (Vaping Associated Lung Injury) and how vaping is basically the same as smoking.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lutron lobby ribbon-cutting opens new children’s hospital entrance

The lobby, which measures about 1,200 square feet, was made possible in part by a gift from Lutron Electronics, Inc., of Coopersburg. It features interior and exterior lighting elements, landscaping, an interior color feature wall and welcome desk with interactive LED play elements, a family seating area and a soft-side toy Jeep for children to play on that ties into the animal/safari themed children’s hospital units.