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Adam Recke first patient enrolled in study of rare brain disease

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Sean Recke has had to take on the roles of caregiver, fundraiser and patient advocate for the past 10 years since his son, Adam, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C disorder, a rare, fatal, genetic disease, also referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s.

So when the Salisbury Middle School teacher learned the second phase of a national research study of a drug that could help his son was available, he campaigned successfully with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s chief medical officer, Thomas Whalen, M.D., for the network to become a study site.

Daugherty kicks off campaign for 15th

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.

The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW local 375 union hall in Allentown.

Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.

“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.

New members welcomed to National Honor Society

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Salisbury High School held a National Honor Society Induction Ceremony March 14, welcoming 28 new members.

NHS Advisor Paul Koba welcomed all guests to the ceremony.

Remarks were also given by SHS Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Superintendent for Teacher and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten.

NHS officers are President Ethan Heydt, Vice President James Hadinger, Secretary Andrew Fletch and Treasurer Ben Wiener.


Thursday, March 17, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Re-accreditation recommended


St. Thomas More School completed The Sustaining Excellence Protocol of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools recently and has been recommended for re-accreditation.

The school was first accredited in April 1987, re-accredited in April 1997 and re-accredited once again in May 2008.

Student recognized by Widener University

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Widener University, one of the nation’s premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Alexander Diamond, of Allentown, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its fifth year, the program recognized 159 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.

Pediatricians recommend home remedies for cough or cold

Friday, March 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Cough and cold season is officially in full swing and children regularly catch seasonal illnesses, often several times per year. With all the medications promising relief, how should a parent treat the child?

Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold treatments, parents should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and try home remedies first, according to doctors at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Q. Why not just buy over-the-counter cold and cough medicines?


Friday, March 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

‘Honey for Heroes’ benefits programs of local Gold Star Mothers

Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging Association members to donate pound containers of honey from their own hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy area veterans.

During the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association sold honey from the club’s owned and operated hives at Lehigh Carbon Community College, using the proceeds to match the donations from their own members.

County reports first use of Naloxone

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Salisbury Township police reported the first case in Lehigh County in which Naloxone was used to reverse a heroin overdose since a Naloxone administration program recently was established.

Sgt. Donald Sabo said police were dispatched 4:51 p.m. Feb. 9 to a location because of a report of a 39-year-old man in cardiac arrest. In less than three minutes, multiple officers arrived at the scene.

Simmons announces his bid for re-election

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced he will seek re-election to the 131st District of the State House of Representatives in the 2016 election.

“It has been an honor to serve the residents of the 131st District and work with them to reach our common goals,” Simmons said. “I humbly ask for their support so that we can continue working together on priorities like education funding, economic and job growth, and addressing local issues,” Simmons provided in a recent press release.