The Salisbury Township Police Department has released its 2014 traffic safety report, including grant work and citations issued.
In 2014, the Salisbury Township Police Department participated in four different traffic safety grants. These grants allowed officers to enforce traffic safety on township roadways outside of routine patrol. Officers' hourly work rates were paid for under these grants.
The Lehigh County Gaming Grant targeted all types of traffic safety issues on the main east side roadways which accommodate traffic to and from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem.
At a state Capitol ceremony Jan. 6, state Rep. Daniel McNeill was sworn in to his second term representing the 133rd Legislative District.
McNeill, a Democrat, said equitable education funding, economic development and job creation will continue to be his priorities.
"Economic development and job creation are not possible without quality education," McNeill said. "Adequately funding our education system will benefit not only our students, but will open doors for innovation and prosperity."
St. Luke's administrators, trustees, donors and members of the medical staff recently welcomed medical students from all four classes of the Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke's University Health Network at a holiday reception. More than 100 guests attended, along with 120 medical students.
The Emmaus Arts Commission recently announced the winners of the annual student film festival.
To compete, each team of students selects two themes to be featured in a short film. Films are created, shot and edited in 96 hours. The festival is open to area middle and high school age students.
The finished films premiered at the Emmaus Movie Theatre recently. An awards ceremony follows the screening.
This 2014 winners are:
High School Division
Team Leaders: Daniel Walters and Joey Mercado
The fourth annual Oktoberfest was held recently with its special celebration of German culture and "much more" under the direction of ArtsQuest at its SteelStacks campus in South Bethlehem.
The six-day festival expanded its size and activities to coincide with a new free admission policy this year.
The changes were designed to boost attendance by attracting more families and members of the Lehigh Valley community and beyond.
Known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system because symptoms usually do not cause concern until the disease has reached advanced stages. Fortunately, however, when identified and treated in its earliest stages, patients with ovarian cancer have a 5-year survival rate of 93 percent.
"If I wasn't here, I'd probably be sleeping," Wildlands Conservancy summer camper Millie Thompson, of Emmaus, said with a smirk. Lunch mate Halina Lattanze, of Alburtis, agreed.
In lieu of lazy days, Thompson and Lattanze have been busy exploring the meadows, forests and waterways of Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus, where Wildlands, the Lehigh Valley's nonprofit land trust, is headquartered.
The buzzing honey bee on your flower is one of the most charitable creatures on our planet.
On their own, without wages and without a voice other than their meager buzz, honey bees contribute billions of dollars to our national economy.
On Aug. 16, a "Day for Honey Bees" was observed at Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, as part of National Honey Bee Day. The event was free, for all ages and sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association.
The World Languages students at Salisbury Middle School made recent use of a shortened school day to take over seventh grade.
One German and one Spanish student ambassador visited each of the seventh grade classrooms for the morning to teach the alphabet, numbers, colors and a few phrases of greeting to perspective language students. The ambassadors shared video clips, interactive websites and answered questions about what they like about studying their respective languages at SMS.
Seventy children ages six through 12 with type 1 diabetes participated in Camp Red Jacket recently, a free, three-day program at Camp Fowler, 5851 Horseshoe Road, Orefield. Camp Red Jacket is designed to teach children with type 1 diabetes how to care for themselves and how to better manage the disease.