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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.

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.