THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Gwendolyn Osterwald, of Allentown, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Sierra Sharratt, of Macungie, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance.
As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the Oct. 4 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.
Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.
Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.
Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.
For full contest information or to apply, please visit wlvt.org.
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.
For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, has ordered a special election be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.
Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the Lehigh County Board of Elections.
The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd.
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Trenton Elsea, of Allentown, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in management during recent commencement exercises.
The Open Gate Farm Tour has been a tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than four decades.
Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.
On Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more.
We have listed the farms open in the East Penn/Salisbury areas. For the most up-to-date information, visit extension.psu.edu and search for “Open Gate.”
St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care has expanded its health care team by adding Tony Ohanian, MD, and Ashleigh Lara Crozier, PA-C.
The practice has three offices in the Lehigh Valley: in Allentown, Bath and Northampton.
Dr. Ohanian, a graduate of Moravian College and the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, New York City, treats patients at Northern Valley Primary Care.
Dr. Ohanian is licensed in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. He also holds certifications in HIPAA, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control.