Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give residents early warning to get outside quickly.
*Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
*Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
*It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
*Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.
The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.
The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Rhythm of the Rails” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.
The group was organized in 1957 to perform a minstrel show for the Macungie Centennial. The group consisted of Macungie residents and the show was held in the Macungie Park auditorium. The decision was made to present another minstrel show in 1958 which is when the group officially organized and took the name “The Macungie Minstrelaires.”
From Arizona to Africa and Texas to Turkey, guests from across the nation and around the globe made their way to Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley for the 32nd annual Musikfest, enjoying 10 days packed with free music, art and family fun.
Ben Yorgey was born Jan. 15, 1985 to Kent and Ardy Yorgey in Allentown, and he lived his life nearby in Macungie.
Everything with Ben was absolutely normal until he was eight months old. At that time, he started having seizures which significantly delayed his normal development.
Ben's speech began when he was around six years old, but his language skills never reached more than a six-year-old level.
His school years were spent in the East Penn School District in an Intermediate Unit Life Skills class where he was instructed using a functional curriculum.
Family, friends and members of Boy Scout Troop 12 of the Minsi Trails Council, gathered recently to celebrate Brett Sonntag's presentation of the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
The rank presentation celebrated Sonntag's achievements over 11 years of Scouting as a member of Cub Scout Pack 12 and Boy Scout Troop 12 chartered by Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall Township. He is a senior at Salisbury High School.
The Federal Trade Commission made headlines recently by accusing four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for more than $187 million. The FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states filed complaints against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society. The complaint alleges that these four "sham charities" solicited millions in donations by promising to help pay for hospice care, chemotherapy, and other services for cancer patients. But only a fraction of that money actually went to patients.
St. Luke's University Health Network recently accepted the 2015 100 Top Hospitals Award® from for Truven Health Analytics™ in a celebration shared with more than 200 managers, physicians and network leaders gathered in Laros Auditorium on the Bethlehem campus.
Jean Chenoweth, Truven's senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program, presented the award to St. Luke's President and CEO Richard A. Anderson.
St. Luke's Cancer Center is offering clinical trials for patients with melanoma, the most unusual type of skin cancer and also the most deadly. Physicians such as Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D., chief of medical oncology and hematology for St. Luke's University Health Network and an internationally recognized melanoma specialist, are committed to bringing the most promising studies to the Lehigh Valley.
As part of the Apple Distinguished Program initiative, Salisbury Township School District sponsored a site visit March 10 for educators from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to learn about its teaching and learning initiative, TL2020. Over 35 educators from the region convened at Salisbury High School to hear about the 1:1 digital device program now in its fourth year.