Northern Valley Ambulance Corps recently welcomed the winter convention of the Lehigh County Association of Township Officials to its Ormrod headquarters.
Elected and appointed officials from Townships of the Second Class attended the special event.
LCATO President Brian Carl introduced speakers for the night.
Lehigh County commissioners have approved a revision to the 2019 budget providing money to pay a new director of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center.
The 9-0 vote at the board’s Feb. 13 clears the way to hiring a new director to replace Good Shepherd Rehabilitation which terminated its management contract.
The John Yurconic Agency, a provider of insurance, vehicle registration, and driver’s license services, has announced its rebranding to The Yurconic Agency.
This announcement is timed to coincide with the agency’s celebration of 50 years in business.
Since 1969, The Yurconic Agency has been providing a complete array of insurance options, including personal, business, life and health, and specialty insurance coverage to the greater Lehigh Valley.
At the board’s Feb. 11 meeting, Peter Terry of Benchmark Engineering, Allentown, presented plans to Weisenberg Township supervisors for road widening at the interchange of Golden Key Road and I-78.
A right-turn-only lane will be added to the southbound side of Golden Key Road for easier entrance onto I-78.
A camera will be installed at the intersection on the northwest corner of I-78 to monitor traffic.
PennDOT will assume responsibility for the camera.
A flock of plush yellow ducks recently landed at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Salisbury Township to help young cancer patients learn about chemotherapy.
Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, an educational program offered by Gabe’s My Heart, a nonprofit organization which helps children and families living with cancer, partnered with Duck Donuts in Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall, to make the day special for the kids.
At a recent gathering hosted by Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, Seipstown Grange 1657 gave back to the community and to the Lehigh Valley.
Grange Master Brian Wetzel called the event to order with a welcome followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Assisted by Grange Treasurer Mark Miller, Wetzel spoke briefly about the grange’s mission and quickly moved into the evening’s main agenda by presenting $1,000 checks to the grange’s selected charities.
Seipstown Grange 1657 celebrated its 103rd anniversary in 2018.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program application process for the 2018-19 season runs until April 12.
LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.
Assistance is available for renters and homeowners.
LIHEAP benefits are paid directly to the utility company.
The program’s goal is to prevent LIHEAP customers from entering the winter season with shut-off utilities.
Eligibility for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Some of the lyrics to Northwestern Lehigh’s Jason T. Zimmerman’s song about snow days:
“I’ll tell you what, I’m about sick of this winter.
I’m going to go take a ride in my big black jacked up truck.
You guys want to come with?
I’ve got that real white fluffy stuff up under the seat of my big black jacked up truck. Rollin’ on 309, really hope that I don’t slide. We got them roads all covered up, waiting on the plow to push its way through. We need sunshine over here, the roads aren’t really all that clear. yeah
Schools are making snow day announcements a little more interesting these days.
Northwestern Lehigh’s director of athletics and student activities Jason T. Zimmerman recently accepted his boss’s challenge to create a snow day announcement parody to any song he wanted after they saw another parody by Missouri Valley Community School District.