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Giving the gift of time

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

In the closing moments of the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the green monster with the jagged smile has a revelation.

While rescuing the toppling sleigh stuffed with goodies purloined from Whoville revelers, the Grinch realizes Christmas is more than what can be bought in a store.

For those living with dementia and memory loss that which is ‘more’ may be time with loved ones and family members, according to Melissa Clementoni, associate executive director of Connections Neighborhood at Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Allentown.

St. John’s Lutheran Church accessibility is ‘absolutely phenomenal’

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Sometimes prayers are indeed answered.

“We were praying for 50 and we got over 50,” The Rev. Kenneth L. Buckwalter, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus, said scanning the crowd of church members, well-wishers, church leaders and political figures gathered at a reception and open house Nov. 1 in the parish hall to celebrate the completion of an accessibility project at the church.

Howerter’s Furniture celebrates the retirement of one of its own with a sale

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

First things first.

Howerter’s Furniture is not going of business.

Instead, the store’s staff is celebrating one of its own with a sale.

Vern, uncle to current store owners Dan and Gary Howerter, is retiring from the store founded and operated by Dan and Gary’s father Paul in 1948. Paul Howerter died in 2008. Paul’s brother Carl died the same year. Vern is the youngest brother.

“Everybody walks in an asks if we’re going out of business,” Dan Howerter said while seated in one of the recliner chairs for which the store is known.

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

The weather’s on the change at one of Lehigh Valley’s top businesses

It is not often song lyrics from rock band Jethro Tull are applicable to business events; however, recent moves at Air Products may offer an exception.

Earlier this month the business often touted in local media as one of the area’s “top employers” announced its “intent to spin-off” the materials technologies side of the Fortune 500 rated company.

The weather, to paraphrase Jethro Tull, is on the change.

In a conference call Sept. 17 Air Products executives announced plans to “spin-off” material technologies by September 2016.

Walking Purchase Park

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Volunteers give up a Sunday morning to clean up other people's trash

Alex Schueck is in the midst of a decision.

Standing along Constitution Drive in Walking Purchase Park, Salisbury Township, Schueck is deciding whether to step into the woods to retrieve debris she's spotted. A cleanup volunteer from Faith Church, Trexlertown, Schueck is among at least 200 volunteers who turned up to clear out piles of trash, old furniture and other debris April 26.

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Dorothy Rider Pool Trust awards $8.9 millon grant to LVHN Education Division

An $8.9 million grant from the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust recently awarded to Lehigh Valley Health Network will allow physicians, nurses, medical students and others to be better prepared to face the challenges of modern medicine and health care.

The award was announced in a press event Jan. 14 in the division of education at LVHN, Salisbury Township.

Salisbury Township Police

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network donates IFAK kits to area police

Area police officers now have a new way to help when first on the scene.

In a press event Sept. 10 Michael Wargo of Lehigh Valley Health Network announced specialized emergency individual first aid kits will be given to every officer in police departments of the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, and Salisbury and South Whitehall townships as part of National Preparedness Month.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Dent meets with Central American children at KidsPeace, Salisbury Township

Describing the mass exodus of Central American children to the United States as a "humanitarian crisis," U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, called for changes in current law and action by the Senate to address conditions along the southwest border.

Dent, who visited KidsPeace, Broadway campus, Salisbury Township, Aug. 18 to speak with children from Central America currently cared for at the facility, said more needs to be done to curb the tide of unaccompanied children trekking from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to the United States.

Protestors clash over immigrant children outside KidsPeace

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Protestors and counter-protestors traded barbs and slogans July 20 outside the KidsPeace Broadway campus in Salisbury Township, both sides pointing to the plight of the immigrant children crossing the border in the Southwestern United States as their reason for raising their voices in protest.

A hastily organized effort by the Lehigh Valley Tea Party was expected to attract patriot groups from elsewhere in the state as well as Washington, D.C, Ronnie DelBacco, a member of the executive board of Lehigh Valley Tea party, said at the scene.