While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left its mark on many restaurants across Pennsylvania, the Leather Corner Post Bar & Grille, 6855 Horseshoe Road, Lowhill Township, continues to serve the local community with a steady supply of takeout meals and cold drinks.
Manager Lauren Anderson and her father, owner Al Anderson, spoke with The Press June 2 at the restaurant about how business has been fairing since the pandemic began, and what the plans are moving forward into the yellow phase of reopening.
They do the work, often invisible to the general public, they do what is necessary through good times and bad.
They take pride for work well done. Even in tough times. Even during a pandemic.
For the last 24 years, New Tripoli resident Flo Davis has worked as a support counselor at a nonprofit residential facility.
Though the pandemic continues its threat, the counselors have not abandoned their duty to residents.
Lillian I. Folk, a resident of Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall, celebrated her 104th birthday on June 17.
Lillian, who was born in Seipstown, is the last surviving member of her family of 14.
The daughter of the late Wilson and Mary (Rupp) Breininger, she was married to the late Earl Folk and the companion of the late Woodrow Neff.
Lillian attended one-room schools in Seipstown and her one regret was she could not attend high school because of not having transportation to Fogelsville to catch the bus.
Ich Un De Betsy Wetzel Gaena Fisha
Ich un de Betsy Wetzel, sell oldt maidel woo ich dere derfun fartzaeled hob de ledsht woch, sin der onner dawg gonga fisha un mere hen en shtarn-hawgelsy tzeit g’hot.
Won du in dime laeva net mit da weipsleit gonga bisht fisha don waisht du evva gor nix derfun, un we wennicher os du derfun waisht we besser os du ob bisht.
Well, mere sin doh nunner on de Schwoger grick woo se olls g’sawt hen de sucker lia uff’m rick.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s virtual “Breakfast With Champions” series, which honored outstanding volunteers around the Lehigh Valley during April, wrapped up April 28-30 with the recognition of the final entrants into the “Volunteer Team” category and a celebration of all the nominees.
The first volunteer team recognition went to members of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown for their work with the Sixth Street Shelter, Turner Street and Ferry Street apartments.
Local fire, police and emergency medical services paraded April 10 through the grounds of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Organized by Western Salisbury Fire Chief Josh Wells, 71 fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles traveled through the complex with red lights and blue lights flashing as well as sirens at full volume.
The parade was to show thanks and support for the employees of the health system for their commitment in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, as well as tending to patients needing emergency or essential care.
Billy Cyr is the CEO of Freshpet. The company’s corporate office is located at 176 N. Commerce Way in Bethlehem.
Freshpet produces all natural, preservative- and additive-free foods for dogs and cats, as well as dog treats.
“Freshpet is an essential business,” Cyr said.
“We are still operating at full capacity. With more people staying home, we have seen a surge in demand.”
Freshpet has not needed to lay off any of its 411 employees, and, in fact, the company is hiring.
Lehigh County commissioners, meeting via Zoom on May 27, once again heard a motion from Commissioner Nathan Brown to urge Gov. Tom Wolf to move Lehigh County from COVID-19 red phase to yellow phase earlier than June 5.
Unlike at the previous meeting his motion received a second, so the issue moved to a discussion.
This time Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty seconded Brown’s motion.
“This time, it is only asking Gov. Wolf to reconsider,” he said. “It’s not forcing the governor to do anything.”
Brown, who sponsored the motion, the explained his reason.
The Kempton community celebrated Bells and Bangs May 31 honoring volunteers and front line ﬁrst responders who are continuing to serve others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Event organizer Tom Nardone said the turnout was fantastic with more than 30 cars, five ﬁre company vehicles, decorated cars, ﬂags and signs.
At 7 p.m. the ﬁnal “Bells and Bangs” began with a minute of silence accompanied by a recording of “Taps” to honor each of the more than 100,000 Americans who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.