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Future engineers build bridges

Monday, August 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College ‘s Early Learning Center is offering different STEM summer sessions for children ages 3 through 6, throughout July and the beginning of August.

The camp provides fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campers in the second session, July 15-19, learned the fundamentals of building bridges.

Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers are working really hard on building their own bridges, using their own designs.

NWL grad studies economics in South America

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Quentin Daniel Bernhard spent his spring semester at college studying in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Bernhard, a graduate of Northwestern High School, was examining the social and economic development strategies of the four South American countries.

A rising senior at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Bernhard is pursuing a double major in political science and history.

Bernhard, 21, is the son of Daniel and Jennifer Bernhard of Lynn Township, and the grandson of Eileen and Robert Bernhard of Allentown, and Sue Moniz of Mertztown and Jim Moniz of Bethlehem.

Youngsters attend Junior Emergency Responder Academy

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

North Whitehall emergency service volunteers recently gave a bit more of their time to show township youngsters what it is like to be a volunteer firefighter, EMT or police officer.

The kids and the volunteers recently attended a four-day camp called the Junior Emergency Responder Academy.

Campers participated in a skill challenge on June 28, the last day of camp, to demonstrate all the skills they learned, including CPR and how to operate a fire hose.

Bill McQuilken honored by trauma society, LVHN

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

William “Bill” McQuilken, selected to receive the Trauma Prevention Recognition Award from the American Trauma Society, was recently honored for his work during a presentation at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Michael M. Badellino, M.D. a specialist in general and traumatic surgery, thanked McQuilken, trauma prevention coordinator for Lehigh Valley Health Network, for going above and beyond the call of duty in trauma prevention.

Badellino provided statistical evidence to support the impact McQuilken has made on patients.

Two incidents reported at Dorney Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Police say a Philadelphia man was charged with one count of simple assault, after he allegedly punched a 14-year-old boy just after 6 p.m. on June 22 over a dispute about their places in line for a roller-coaster ride at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall.

Marcel J. Jenkins, 31, was remanded to Lehigh County Jail under $5,000 bail by District Judge Karen Devine, according to court records.

South Whitehall police say Jenkins and the boy allegedly argued over ride seating arrangements for the Steel Force roller coaster.

Pennsylvania races to become leading organic state

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding and Director of Rodale Institute Jeff Moyer discussed Pennsylvania’s focus on becoming the top organic producing state June 12 at Jaindl Farms, Orefield.

Farmers transitioning to organic agriculture will be given free consultation services thanks to the partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute, under the proposed Pennsylvania Farm Bill.

The farm bill will invest more than $24 million in Pennsylvania agriculture, encouraging producers to cultivate more resources.

Money stolen at retirement home

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say four thefts occurred at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 420 N. Krocks Road, Upper Macungie, between May 16 and June 6.

In the first theft, $138 was taken from the unlocked room of an 89-year-old resident between May 16 and 25.

During the second theft, $80 was stolen from the sock drawer of a 91-year-old male resident on May 29.

Police say in the third theft, $56 was removed from the room of a 95-year-old woman on May 30.

Judge Dantos denies Silvonek’s recusal motion

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Maria L. Dantos rejected Jamie Silvonek’s recusal motion June 3 at the county courthouse in Allentown.

Silvonek’s new legal team pushed to transfer her case to juvenile court and overturn her guilty plea.

Silvonek was 14 when she was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and sentenced to 35 years to life when she pleaded guilty in the killing of her mother, Cheryl Silvonek, in 2015.