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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Terrace at Phoebe celebrates Mardi Gras with prospective residents

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown had a Mardi Gras open house on Shrove Tuesday.

Residents and prospective residents were treated to a cooking demonstration by Chef Mark Gellert, director of dining for Cura Hospitality, the food service provider for the Terrace.

The event provided both residents and prospective residents a glimpse of how older adults live at the Terrace at Phoebe.

The New Orleans delicacy prepared by Chef Mark was a Cajun shrimp etouffee, made with shrimp, onions, celery and green pepper.

Lily’s Hope prepares for gala

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Staff and volunteers with Lily’s Hope Foundation gathered March 7 at their headquarters along Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township, to prepare for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for Preemies Gala.

Lily’s Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization which supports families of premature babies with care packages tailored to the needs of each individual family.

Lily’s Hope was founded in 2013 when it became apparent to Jen Driscoll that preemies required a great deal of care while in a hospital and when going home.

Girl Scouts learn about notable women

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Parkland Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania recently participated in World Thinking Day 2020 at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.

This year’s focus was on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Scouts learned about notable women, such as Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and Ruby Bridges, the first black child to integrate a white school in Louisiana in 1960.

Both overcame gender-based obstacles.

Fire ‘snaps, crackles and pops’ cereal boxes in warehouse fire

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Station 56, Trexlertown and Greenawalds were dispatched for a reported fire Feb. 4 at DSC Logistics, 400 Nestle Way, Breinigsville.

Upon arrival, firefighters found boxes of breakfast cereals and treats burning inside the building.

A sprinkler system helped prevent the spread of the fire while firefighters used hoses to extinguish the remaining fire.

Weisenberg firefighters responded with a specialized exhaust fan to help clear smoke from the building.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps visits with Therapy Dogs

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were visited Dec. 16, 2019, by a group of happy dogs from the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dog group.

Knowing the stress that first responders are subject to, Kim Blichar, director of marketing and public relations with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, invited the group to bring their dogs to the Operations Center on Broadway, South Whitehall Township.

The dogs visited with employees in the finance department, the dispatch center and the crew room where paramedics, emergency medical technicians and paratransit drivers await assignments.

Jordan United Church of Christ honors fallen veterans with first ‘Wreaths Across America’ ceremony

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, joined more than 1,600 other groups to honor this nation’s fallen heroes on Dec. 14 with a Wreaths Across America ceremony.

The solemn day began in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Co., Harrington, Maine, found itself with surplus wreaths at the end of the holiday season.

Cleaning fluid causes emergency response at local medical building

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Cetronia and Greenawalds fire departments were dispatched 1:36 p.m. Nov. 15 for a report of inhalation victims at the St. Luke’s West End Medical Center, South Whitehall Township.

Multiple advanced life support and basic life support units responded from Cetronia Ambulance Corps as well as an engine from both Cetronia and Greenawalds fire departments.

Lehigh County Special Operations John Kalynych responded and was prepared to dispatch the HazMat team, if needed.

Lehigh Valley politicians promote importance of 2020 census

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong recently joined forces to promote the importance of the 2020 Census for Lehigh County residents.

The presentation was took place on North 7th Street in the city.

With a group of volunteers and Census employees on hand, local residents were informed of the importance of the census, as well as, recruiting employees for the upcoming census.

Lions club has annual chicken barbecue fundraiser

Friday, December 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Kuhnsville Lions Club recently had its annual chicken barbecue fundraiser at the Jordan United Church of Christ Grove, South Whitehall. Founded in 1917, Lions International’s first mission is to help the visually impaired, but has expanded to include many community projects.

The Kuhnsville Lions use the chicken barbecue dinner sale as one of their prime fundraising events.

Family Promise offers a Harvest of Hope

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

A Harvest of Hope Festival for Family Promise of Lehigh Valley recently took place in the Jordan United Church of Christ grove at Walbert Avenue and Church Road, South Whitehall.

Family Promise assists homeless children and their families.

The national organization is comprised of regionally based affiliates, which allows for collaboration with existing services in the communities.