Altitude Marketing has appointed Kelly Stratton as Manager, Public Relations.
Prior to joining the Altitude team, Kelly was director of communications for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.
Kelly was a communications specialist at Lehigh University, director of public relations at Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and has written for publications and publishers on a freelance basis, including Prevention Magazine, Columbia University Press and Lehigh Valley Style.
Kelly served in AmeriCorps and continues to mentor young women.
"Your Future is Now: Preparing for College and Career" will be held 9: - 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Main Campus, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
The event is sponsored by LCCC, Allentown School District, Kutztown University, PPL, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-FE Program, Wegman's and East Stroudsburg University.
Susan Cowsill and the Todd Wolfe Band headline the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause, a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The artists and ArtsQuest are partnering with American Bank and the Red Cross for this benefit concert. American Bank has offered to match donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief up to $50,000 through Dec. 31.
ArtsQuest will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause.
Governor Tom Corbett announced Nov. 9 PennDOT is launching two voluntary programs aimed at saving the lives of Pennsylvanians in emergency situations – the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information programs.
"Both of these programs speak for people when they can't speak for themselves, so medical concerns can be addressed and contacts can be reached as quickly as possible," Corbett said. "When someone is in a crash or they find themselves in an emergency situation, it's critical that emergency responders quickly find out as much as they can about the victim."
The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold an open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays Nov. 29 through Jan. 3. It will also be open 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 24 through Dec. 9 and again the weekend of Jan. 5.
The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The club's portable "HO" and "N" displays will be in operation on the second floor. There will be new and pre-owned accessories for sale. Admission is free.
For more information, call Garry Mack at 610-862-6636.
Gertrude L. Koplin, 92, of Limeport Pike, Zionsville, died November 12, 2012. She was the wife of the late Jack R. Koplin for 41 years. Born in St. Polten, Austria, she came to the United States following her marriage in 1946.
She enjoyed sharing interesting stories about her childhood in Austria and her many experiences during World War II.
She loved being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Throughout her life she found such pleasure in the simple beauty of nature.
James F. "Kat" Heller, 61, of Macungie, died November 11, 2012.
He is survived by a son, Jonathan; sister, Roseanne; companion, Dorice Davis; and loving friends.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
A memorial service was held at the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
On October 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the Day of National Thanksgiving.
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor," Washington is quoted as writing in his proclamation.
NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Luminaria Night. Contact Liliana Cuba at 610-691-5602 or email@example.com.
HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS, Bethlehem, coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, needs volunteers to fill their own shoeboxes with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley's less fortunate children. Contact Sandie at 610-807-0336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.