Q: What is a stroke?
A: There are two types of stroke; the first type of stroke, called an ischemic stroke, occurs when blood stops flowing to a part of the brain due to a blocked blood vessel. The other type of stroke from a ruptured blood vessel is called hemorrhagic stroke.
Q: What are the symptoms?
Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30-6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.
Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.
Proof of age (between ages 10 to 14 as of Jan.1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.
This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.
Winners of their respective divisions will advance to district, regional and state competitions.
A 34-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide following a shooting incident Dec. 4 in South Whitehall Township.
According to a statement issued Dec. 5 by South Whitehall Township police, they were dispatched at 10:28 a.m. the day before to the 2000 block of Focht Avenue for reports of shots being fired in the street.
South Whitehall police say they received a description of a black male with long braids chasing and shooting at another male.
U. of Delaware
make dean's list
The following local residents earned a GPA of at least 3.33 during the spring 2012 semester at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., and were named to the school's dean's list:
Allentown: Kimberly Angelina, Seth Berg-man, Emily Baumert, Caroline Cameron, Zachary Cericola, Jessica Eberly, Casey Feinberg, Casey Griffin, Paige Hobaugh, Brittany Linn, Brian Ludrof, Nicholas Noda, Lauren Ofrichter, Lauren Praedin, Alexander Reichl, Nikki Roth, Kayla Titus, Paul Underwood, Christopher Yeisley;
Wammer mit em linkse Fuuss es erscht aus em Bett geht, geht es seller Daag alles letz. If you get up with your left foot first, everything will go wrong that day.
So fiel Flecke as mer uff de Fingerneggel hot, so fiel Present grickt mer die Grischtdaag. You will receive a Christmas present for each white spot on your fingernails.
Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville, will host an Advent Night of Music at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 featuring the handbell choir, The Joybells. A free-will offering will be taken.
Families pick up filling at Germansville Fire Co. for Thanksgiving.
There will be a congregational meeting Dec. 9 following the worship service at Morgenland Union Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield. Snow date is Dec. 16.
Morgenland will be selling ornaments for its Remembrance Tree to help defray church heating costs.
Ornaments are available in red, blue, green, silver, gold balls and gold stars.
To purchase ornament, call the church at 610-395-9402.
Morgenland will be hosting many events in preparation for the celebration of the coming of Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve.
Cub Scouts bake cakes for auction.
Northwestern Lehigh High School Guidance Counselors Erica Gross, Carissa Snyder and Angela Traub want to continue the tradition of making Christmas a little more special for some high school students in the district.
They have identified at least 48 families who could use help this holiday season.
The families will remain anonymous. Only the guidance counselors will have contact with them.
Purchase a gift card, such as Giant, Weis, Walmart, Kohl's or Target, to be given to these families.
Meetings held in municipal building.
Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation at 7 p.m. in the Lynn Township Building.
Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. workshop to discuss codification of ordinances.
Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7:30 p.m. reorganization meeting.
Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.