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Devon Gulick discusses her role as a child life specialist

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Q. What is a child life specialist?

A. A child life specialist is a person who has extensive knowledge in child development and works to promote a sense of normalcy for pediatric patients in a healthcare setting and/or other challenging environments. We help promote effective coping skills through play, age appropriate medical preparation, education and self-expression activities. We work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to promote family-centered care and to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.

Annual books sale raises more than $11,000

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.

The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.

Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.

Deputy sheriffs to receive naloxone training

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office started training deputies in the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, May 3.

Almost all Lehigh County police departments have been trained in this life-saving measure.

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.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Re-accreditation recommended

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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.