To the Editor:
When the attitudes of people change, then there can be real change. Reflecting on the recent passing of Dr. C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General under President Reagan, I'm reminded of his warnings and his battle with tobacco companies. He firmly believed in the toxicity and poisonous aspects of cigarette smoking, including the effects of second-hand smoke as a major health issue. In 1993, The National Smokers Alliance was a group formed to protest U.S. anti-smoking...
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, will be holding a kitten kaper 1:30-4 p.m. March 16 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.
Adopt a kitten, cat or foster one.
For more information or to make reservations contact Wanda or Stephanie at 610-841-1736.
Dr. John Prange DVM will be having a low cost vaccination clinic 8 a.m. to noon the same day at the Breinigsville facility.
There is a cost for all canine and feline vaccines, and Kennel Cough,...
Sixth graders from Pod 3 at Eyer Middle School brought history to life March 4 when they presented "A living museum of Chasing Lincoln's Killer."
Divided into teams of four, the students researched characters from the nonfiction account of the Lincoln assassination conspiracy by author James L. Swanson (Amazon). Each team presented a one-page research report, dressed as the character they represented and fashioned a visual aid to support their research.
The research included...
Carly Barron, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Bonaventure University. Barron is majoring in strategic communications and digital media.
Rhya Ghose, daughter of Kay Ghose Cabot, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Ghose is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Margaret Wilson, daughter of Maryellen and James Wilson, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Wilson is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Philip Ehrig, son of Philip and Catherine Ehrig, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Ehrig is a...
Dr. Terrence Roberts, who was one of the "Little Rock Nine," the first group of black students to be formally integrated into a white school, visited Penn State Lehigh Valley Feb. 27 in honor of Black History Month.
Growing up in the 1950s in the south was not a positive atmosphere for the young black man. He dealt with racism on a daily basis, at a time when it was technically "constitutional" to discriminate. Roberts spoke to the public, students and teachers about his experiences...
PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
A Cat in the Hat storytime was held March 2 at the Lower Macungie Library to celebrate the writing of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss as part of Read Across America activities. At the time of his death in 1991, he had written and illustrated 44 children's books.
Nearly 50 elementary school age Cub Scouts from the Trexler District of the Minsi Trails Council who have placed in their local races gathered March 2 for the "The Big Race" to see who fashioned the fastest car made from a block of pinewood.
The event was held at the Mack Customer Service Center behind the Queen City Airport off Lehigh Street in Allentown.
Scouts from eight Cub Packs and family members from the Trexler District of the Minsi Trails Council of Boy Scouts of...
PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL
Cub Pack 431 holds their Blue and Gold banquet and an "Arrow of Light" ceremony recently.
At their Feb. 27 meeting, Operations Manager Christopher Greb of Macungie Ambulance Corps advised Alburtis Borough Council the Corps received two awards in 2012.
They received the "Eastern PA EMS Council's Gold Standard of Excellence" award and the "Cares" award.
"Out of 88 [Ambulance Corps] services, four received this award and we were one of them," Greb said of the Gold Standard of Excellence award.
They received the "Cares" award for cardiac arrests survival, from...