Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the installation of the Alpha Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, during a ceremony at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.
It's the first education honor society to be established at the campus and only the third Kappa Delta Pi chapter in The Pennsylvania State University system.
More than 150 friends and family members attended the Dec. 2 event during which 28 students and seven faculty members were initiated.
I must re- spectfully, but emphatically, disagree with my colleague, Deb Palmieri's editorial of Jan. 30, "Administration's encroachment on the Second Amendment is unacceptable."
Sadly, instead of recognizing that the right to bear arms, like other rights guaranteed in our Constitution, is not absolute, Deb results to the 'slippery slope' argument that other gun rights extremists are using, when she says, "First, assault weapons … and magazines holding more than 10 rounds will be banned. Then, semi-automatic pistols such as the Glock, will be banned."
The Verizon Telecom Pioneer Club will hold their monthly meeting, with the installation of 2013 officers, 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Whitehall. Bring nonperishable food for the food bank.
Old Zionsville UCC Church, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bake sale 7 to 11 a.m. There will be a cost for guests six and over for breakfast. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call 610-966-5115.
Asbury Preschool has open house and registration.
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Miller-Keystone Blood Center holds a blood drive at St. Thomas More.
To the Editor:
The McGrath letter is vague: vitriolic right wing, outrageously FAR far right wing, insensitive, offensive, etc.
The letter is in response to an editorial [Debra Palmieri, Jan. 30, page 14] that is factual, citing historical fact: King George, American War of Independence, Second amendment, adopted Dec. 15, 1791, Merriam Webster definition, difference between automatic and semiautomatic, on and on. Facts. More Facts.
If the McGraths have a problem, they should argue about the facts they disagree with, prove incorrect if possible.
Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and supporting the smart growth of green technology is at the heart of the solution to most issues we debate in this great nation.
When we talk about gun related issues and problems with violence in our society, the greater issue is social stability coupled with economic growth.
Most people who have quality jobs and something significant to lose refrain from making horrible and atrocious decisions.
Central Catholic High School held its State of the Building presentation Feb. 3 in Rockne Hall.
Led by Principal Dennis Nemes, the presentation was composed of multiple speakers from the various Central Catholic office departments.
The presentation began with a representative from the Catholic School Development Program, an organization focused on bettering Central Catholic as a whole. The organization's main goals were outlined, including developing the identity of CCHS, growing enrollment and increasing fundraising.
To The Editor:
I am writing regarding Debbie Galbraith's article [Editor's View page A10 East Penn Press, Salisbury Press] on the ASPCA commercials published Jan. 17.
I liked what you reported about the ASPCA, but I am somewhat dissappointed you did not mention Forgotten Felines and Fidos shelter in your list of local animal organizations.
They have resided in Germansville, Heidelberg Township since 2000 and have a lot of cats for adoption, provide low-cost spay/neuter and desperately need volunteers.
Gregory Habig, of Allentown, was named to the fall dean's list.