October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and lifelong Salisbury Township resident Don Hottenstein has a passion for pink.
For the third consecutive year, Hottenstein sports bright pink hair to support the initiative to develop a cure for breast cancer. Initially, he dyed only his hair. Last year he included his mustache; this year Melissa Bobo, Hottenstein's stylist, also bleached and colored his goatee.
Hottenstein explains, "...many people come up and just start talking to me because of the pink hair."
And that's the point.
St. Ann School in Emmaus held its annual academic awards ceremony recently with a special guest speaker and former St. Ann student attending.
Principal Diana Kile reminded the students "Each and every one of you … has done wonderful things this year," also noting guest speaker and former St. Ann student Tyler Carter has also accomplished wonders.
This year the St. Ann Roman Catholic Parish of Emmaus' customary July 4 The Fortnight for Freedom - Let Religious Freedom Ring ceremony was augmented by the dedication of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
As reported in The Press, the head of the statue known as the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Ann Church, Emmaus, was set on fire early Feb. 2, burning off the face of Jesus, according to Monsignor John S. Mraz, pastor of the church.
Lehigh Center Genesis HealthCare, located on Spring Creek Road in Macungie, recently received a Pennsylvania Department of Health "Award for Excellence in Health Care Compliance."
Of the 706 nursing facilities licensed and inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, six are 2014 award recipients.
SeniorLIFE, an alternative to nursing care placement, was the topic of discussion at the most recent Triad meeting held in the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
Featured speaker Ellen Lansberry shared information on SeniorLIFE, a for-profit organization providing health care and support services for elderly persons.
The meeting also provided discussion on Project Lifesaver, a national program, which establishes a safety network for locating clients who might endanger themselves by wandering.
Although meeting a con-artist, having burglars case one's home or receiving calls from false telemarketers is sometimes unavoidable, being a crime victim may not be.
On April 8, Phil Parise, a representative of the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, met with The Right Information and Direction members and provided information on establishing home security and personal safety as well as avoiding potential scams.
The Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit organization with three main foci: counseling, advocacy and outreach.
Triad, The Right Information and Direction, held its monthly meeting in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, March 11.
Allentown Police Chief Bill Reinick opened the meeting with a status report on the implementation of Project Lifesaver, a Triad-supported program aimed at locating ill or disabled people who become lost due to wandering. Although not yet fully operational, Project Lifesaver is moving forward.
The most recent meeting of Triad, The Right Information and Direction, held Jan. 14 in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, featured a presentation by Allentown Police Officer Andrew Fegely and his canine partner, Harley. A group of 25 to 30 attendees learned how dogs contribute to local law enforcement.
On Nov. 12, Triad (The Right Information and Direction) held its monthly meeting in the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
Triad seeks to educate senior citizens and those who work with them about pertinent issues affecting older people on a daily basis. Triad meetings provide opportunities to access first-hand information from experts. Topics range from available community services to health care concerns. Meetings are open to the public.
Triad's Oct. 8 meeting began on a somber note.
Members respectfully acknowledged the passing of Judith Leiberman, community activist and Triad founder. Linda Lewis opened the floor for members to share memories in celebration of Lieberman's life. Art Villafane then read the Mourner's Kaddish (a prayer for the dead) and a moment of silence was observed.