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Thursday, April 19, 2018

VFW Post donates to NCC in honor Brig. Gen. Hays

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania VFW Post 12099, Allentown, recently honored Valley native, Allentown School of Nursing graduate and this nation’s first woman general, Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays.

Hays died Jan. 7 in Virginia at the age of 97.

Post 12099 presented a $500 check toward the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae McCabe Hays Endowed Scholarship at Northampton Community College to support veterans majoring in nursing.

VFW Post donates to NCC in honor Brig. Gen. Hays

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania VFW Post 12099, Allentown, recently honored Valley native, Allentown School of Nursing graduate and this nation’s first woman general, Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays.

Hays died Jan. 7 in Virginia at the age of 97.

Post 12099 presented a $500 check toward the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae McCabe Hays Endowed Scholarship at Northampton Community College to support veterans majoring in nursing.

Post 12099 honors VFW Voice of Democracy essay winners

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in School

“American History: Our Hope for the Future” was the theme of the VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest recently completed for the 2017-18 school term at Parkland High School.

On the local level, VFW Post 12099 selected three winning essays from more than 30 entries — two from Parkland High School and one from Northern Lehigh High School.

All winners were awarded a framed commendation as well as monetary awards up to $150 for their 3-5 minute audio essay.

Post 12099 Honors VFW Voice of Democracy essay winner

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by ANN WERTMAN in School

“American History: Our Hope for the Future” was the theme of the VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest recently completed for the 2017-18 school term at Northern Lehigh High School.

On the local level, VFW Post 12099 selected three winning essays from more than 30 essays: one from Northern Lehigh High School and two from Parkland High School.

All winners were awarded a framed commendation as well as monetary awards up to $150 for their 3-5 minute audio essay.

Cottontail Chorus hops back into Lowhill for all to enjoy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

An Easter treat for all ages to enjoy returned this year to the roadside along Route 100, Lowhill Township.

An original whipped up by Phil Rossetto and Greg Snider, the Cottontail Chorus is fashioned after an original Easter greeting artwork Rossetto created for Recycled Paper Products Inc. more than 20 years ago, but the design is timeless and charming.

The cottontails are illuminated with blinking lights for the nocturnal travelers on Route 100 near the Lowhill Township Building.

‘Goofy Reindeer’ charm Route 100 Christmas display

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

“Goofy reindeer” is the way Phil Rossetto and Greg Snider describe their latest holiday display eagerly anticipated by those who travel Route 100 North in Lowhill Township.

Rossetto noted the reindeer were an original design when he worked for Recycled Greeting Cards.

The huge presents are cardboard boxes covered in Christmas vinyl tablecloths — a great idea for that large gift one finds difficult to wrap.

The display sets off the gorgeously lighted 10 pine trees on their roadside property.