State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, has released the following statement on COVID-19 and the temporary closure of his district office:
“We have unquestionably entered an uncharted moment in modern history. It is not an exaggeration to say that how we act now will determine the fate of thousands, if not millions.
Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation has announced that effective 1 p.m. March 12 visitation of all non-medical guests and volunteers to the South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations has been suspended.
According to information provided by Lehigh County, visitor restrictions include Brookview apartments tenants visiting the nursing home. Visitor restriction measures are taken as a precaution to protect residents and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
There are currently no confirmed cases and no suspected cases of COVID-19 within the facilities.
By Dana Grubb
We used to be able to voice our opinions,
Without any repercussion;
But, now when we speak our opinions,
Somehow they think we are Russian!
With every word that comes out of our mouth,
No matter how simple or pure,
We are branded a racist with each word we say!
When will they find a cure?
A cure for insanity, taking over our space;
With hatred and racism all over the place!
We cannot express how we feel about things,
Because of the nasty rhetoric it brings!
I feel like my message is never heard,
St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland and his fabled expulsion of the snakes from the country.
Once upon a time, the day was celebrated with church services and simple parties. When Irish immigrants came to America, they used the day to mark their heritage with big celebrations. Now, the holiday features parades, parties and all things green.
Harold P. Fenstermaker, 92, formerly of Kempton, died March 5, 2020, in Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli.
He was the husband of the late Imogene A. (Hoffman) Fenstermaker.
Born June 18, 1927, in Kempton, he was the son of the late Paul N. and Elizabeth K. (Dietrich) Fenstermaker.
A generational dairy farmer in the Kempton area for his entire life, he was a member of the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.
He was a member of Jerusalem “Red” Church, Kempton.
Cristy L. DeLong, 37, of Coaldale, formerly of Slatington, died March 6, 2020, in her home.
Born Feb. 8, 1983 in Allentown, she was the daughter of Brian D. and Debra (Polzer) DeLong of Slatington.
A 2001 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, she was the loving mother of two young girls.
She was artistic, enjoyed hiking, rafting, and collecting crystals.