Two Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students took top honors recently in California at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
Gabrielle Howorth, a student at Emmaus High School in LCTI’s culinary arts program, earned a gold medal in food innovations. Howorth’s was one of 37 entries in the event and had to score 90 or better to win gold.
Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.
Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy July 25 in Bethlehem.
The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.
Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the public servant category.
State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released Aug. 1.
The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14 through the end of the fiscal year June 30.
Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) held its 16th Annual Gala of Dreams recently at Factory LLC in South Bethlehem. The fundraising event was attended by close to 250 guests and featured a night of entertainment and fun.
Enjoy a relaxing day experiencing the sights and sounds of various gardens at Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 rain or shine.
This self-guided event features eight residential gardens, which can be seen in any order.
“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour, explained.
With the warmer weather and longer summer days bringing increased travel, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs suggests an Honoring Our Veterans or the new Honoring our Women Veterans license plates for your vehicles as a great way to show patriotism and to support veterans in need.
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District Attorney Jim Martin has announced his office’s victim/witness unit has received a $700,000 grant.
The Rights and Service Act grant, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, covers a period of two years and must be used for victim services.
The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.
This will be followed 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. The concert rain site is in the auditorium of William Allen High School.
Q. In what grade, are you currently enrolled?
A. I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite subject is environmental science because it is interesting to see how much humans affect the earth and I enjoy watching documentaries and doing the projects in class.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.
The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.
The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.