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Sunday, May 20, 2018

L.C. Conservation District needs volunteers in May

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Conservation District is looking for volunteers with an interest in the environment for the 2018 Lehigh County Envirothon.

The high school event will take place May 1. The middle school event will take place May 3, both at Pool Life Sanctuary at Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus.

Volunteers may assist either or both days. Help is needed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expertise in the topics is not required.

‘Party for Poppa K’ charity founder gives back by funding ‘positivity’ assemblies

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

As a result of his 14th year of fundraising to spread positivity in his community, Peter J. Kareha, William Allen High School Class of 2002, has used his charity “Party for Poppa K” to fund eight assemblies in the district’s middle schools.

Kareha raised $19,630 for Laughing At My Nightmare Inc. in late 2017, with the stipulation a portion of the donation be used by LAMN founders Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov.

Orefield resident awarded $2,500 medical scholarship

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary’s Scholarship and Educational Fund of $2,500 was awarded to Patrick J. Collins by The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Collins, a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, is the son of J. John and Michele Collins of Orefield.

After countless experiences, Collins has concluded his central drive to become an emergency physician is the gratifying feeling he is making a difference.

SADD sponsors safe driving day at high school

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

In anticipation of spring weather, Students Against Destructive Decisions staged a safe driving day to stress road safety and provide information designed to assist students in making good decisions.

Groups such as the North Central Highway Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Valley Youth House and the Center for Humanistic Change were on hand to meet with students in the library.

The event could not have been scheduled at a better time.

District Judge Michael Faulkner earns recertification

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Judge Michael J. Faulkner, Magisterial District Court 31-3-02, Upper Macungie, has again been certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion of continuing legal education course work.

Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the educational program for magisterial district judges is located in Harrisburg.

To turf or not to turf

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh School Board President Bill Dellicker opened a discussion during the recent school board meeting about an agenda item of placing turf on the athletic fields.

The turf would be in the stadium, on a six-lane track and be used by boys and girls soccer, football, boys and girls lacrosse, field hockey, cross-country, track and field and marching band.

Dellicker said the issue should be tabled as there had not been enough time to study the proposal.

Operations Director Arthur Oakes asked if waiting would damage the entire project.

USS Intrepid celebrating 75th

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 16 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

The Intrepid Museum is putting out a call for former Intrepid crew members to be reunited in a Commissioning Anniversary Celebration Weekend Aug. 16-19.

The museum is also accepting donations of personal artifacts and memorabilia from former crew members and their families.

Police learn how to improve truck safety on highways

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Police officers throughout Lehigh County recently attended a two-week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.

According to Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create a countywide safety task force.

“Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles,” he said.