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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cetronia Ambulance Corps welcomes the community to its open house

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4100 Broadway, South Whitehall, recently had a community open house to welcome neighbors to view its facility.

Residents living within the Cetronia Ambulance response area were invited to visit, learn about the mission of the ambulance corps and view its operations headquarters.

Children were encouraged to step inside an ambulance to see the tools used in modern emergency services to help save lives and lessen the pain and anxiety of those needing emergency transport.

Class of 1959 celebrates 60th reunion

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s high school class of 1959 celebrated its 60th reunion Sept. 20 at the Parkland Restaurant, South Whitehall.

There were 52 students in the Class of ’59, however, one classmate died during the school year leaving 51 graduates.

Willard Snyder, Class of 1959 advisor was also able to attend with his wife Lucille. Snyder taught business at the high school.

He and his wife were tasked with keeping a quilt created by the late Rose Fenstermacher, a class member.

LCCC, first responders practice for active shooter at the college

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, in cooperation with Northern Valley EMS, Schnecksville, and Neffs fire companies, and the Pennsylvania State Police recently took part in an active shooter drill on the campus.

Using all the resources available to respond to the campus, first responders were confronted by multiple gunshot “victims.”

These “wounded” individuals were portrayed by local fire and police personnel and volunteers from the college.

Oversight for the program was provided by Kristie Wilk, executive director of Northern Valley EMS.

Ross Plants and Flowers opens new store

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Monica Yurconic-Groff, owner of Ross Plants and Flowers, Orefield, recently celebrated her new store opening at 7525 Tilghman St., in the Fogelsville area, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Customers, friends and family filled the new store to welcome Ross Plants and Flowers to the area.

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, joined the celebration to welcome the expansion into his district.

On the hunt for the spotted lanternfly

Friday, August 16, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Penn State Extension Specialist Heather Leach, MS, is traveling the Lehigh Valley and Berks County educating residents about the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly.

Leach, an entomologist at Penn State, is currently working with other extension program specialists in an effort to bring the spotted lanternfly explosion under control.

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, sponsored Leach’s presentation Aug. 8 at Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown.

Leach’s program stressed the need to identify where the spotted lanternfly is and what to do if found.

Lions Club has festival in the grove

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club had a beautiful day July 27 for its annual Festival in the Grove, a fundraising event to further the work of the club.

Multiple vendors were on hand in the Neffs Union United Church of Christ Grove, Neffs, displaying a broad range of goods for sale.

Everything from antique kitchen utensils to jewelry, holistic health care and even products for the pets at home were available.

Dorney Park workers learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Dorney Park’s Safety Patrol were recently introduced to a program designed to control dangerous bleeding that occurs as a result of trauma.

The program, “Stop the Bleed” was presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network Adult Trauma Coordinator Bree Harrison and Emergency Room Director Brent Schoenfeldt, DO, at the park on July 24.

Attendees learned to pack wounds with a material designed for just such a task as well as using a tourniquet for severe extremity bleeding.

Touring Parkland’s gardens

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Parkland Garden Club sponsored its annual garden tour on a beautiful July 13.

Expecting between 150 and 200 visitors, Parkland Garden Club President Bonnie Keller was grateful for the fine weather for this year’s event.

Each home had members of the garden club checking in visitors and providing information as needed for the current garden, as well as directions to additional gardens.

‘Liberty Bell’ Church celebrates America’s independence

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Congresswoman Susan Wild, D-7th, was the keynote speaker at Zion’s “Liberty Bell” United Church of Christ Declaration of Independence Sunday.

The annual event commemorates the reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the church on July 8, 1776.

Eleven bells were brought from Philadelphia in 1777 to prevent the British from melting them down to be made into cannons.

The bells were hidden under the floorboards of Zion Reformed UCC.

Among those bells was State House Bell B, now known as the Liberty Bell.