When people do not have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, they are said to be living in a “food desert.”
Looking at the abundance of large grocery super stores that dot the region, it’s sometimes hard to believe that such areas exist in the Lehigh Valley. But, for various geographic, transportation and socio-economic reasons, pockets do exist where lack of easy access creates problems.
Multiple fire companies responded to a working basement fire at a 104 S. Second St. twin home shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
The fire sent one Western Salisbury Fire Department interior firefighter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and left five people displaced.
The incident began when Emmaus Patrol Officer Austin Thompson called the Lehigh County 911 center when he spotted smoke coming from the residence and a malfunctioning heating system was suspected.
Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., addressed a number of issues during a Washington, D.C. update presentation Aug. 29, at the Lehigh Country Club.
Toomey answered questions posed by Tony Ianelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, during a live videotaping session of the chamber’s WFMZ television program “Business Matters.” The show will air 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
More than 100 area business and corporate leaders attended the networking breakfast and the Toomey taping session.
Western Salisbury firefighter Nicholas Fisher recently completed a long, circuitous path to earn his national certification to become a physician assistant. And, at age 27, Fisher says he’s in exactly the right place in his life.
Sometimes things get a little blurry when looking at the roster of the Western Salisbury Fire Department.
Some see a medical unit that also fights fires – while some see a fire unit that also runs medical calls.
On the roster are the chief’s designation as an emergency medical responder, 10 emergency medical technicians and two professional paramedics.
A semi-trailer that veered off the highway along Interstate 78 shortly after 10 a.m. July 8, just west of the Summit Lawn entrance, ended up precariously perched on a slope next to the roadway, resulting in a small army of rescue workers responding to stabilize the shifting vehicle to extricate the injured driver.
Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells praised three members of the Salisbury Township’s public works department fire brigade for their swift response to a dwelling fire at 1810 Paxford Road, in the eastern portion of the township, around 11:30 a.m. July 17.
An unexpected kindness extended by the crew at Macungie Ambulance Corps to an area family in need of help during a cancer crisis led to the creation of a memorial foundation that has turned out to be a major benefactor to the corps and, secondarily, to other first responder agencies in the Lehigh Valley.
Police say multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 78 allegedly caused by pickup truck that fled the scene
Pennsylvania State Police are attempting to locate the driver of a white pickup truck they said fled the scene after allegedly driving erratically and causing a crash involving multiple vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 a few minutes before 6 a.m. July 10.
The crash left a tandem tractor-trailer rig straddled over the concrete safety barrier near the stormwater retention pond area of hospital property, with a Toyota Avalon trapped under the rig’s second trailer unit and rescue workers marveling how both the rig and car drivers escaped without serious injury.
For the 22nd time since 1997, Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church congregants and friends from throughout the Lehigh Valley got to enjoy picnic fare, games, music, prizes and fellowship at the church’s annual summer festival and old-fashioned congregational picnic at the church’s Devonshire Road campus adjacent to the Salisbury Middle School.
Linda Held, the church’s parish coordinator, said the picnic has been held every year since 1997 without a rain out. “We had a shower last year, but it did not stop us,” Held said.