Friends and family filled the hearing room as Democrats took official control of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Jan 6 in a swearing-in ceremony officiated by Judge Edward D. Reibman, president judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.
“It’s a wonderful occasion tonight,” Reibman said.
“I’d like to call up Bob Elbich,” Reibman said as he designated the first commissioner, he would induct that evening. “Just so you know, Bob came up with a book, and the book is the Constitution of the United States.”
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 2020.
“While this is a bittersweet moment as I have been honored to serve the people of our community, I can do so knowing that I contributed to making a difference not only for the residents of Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties, but for all Pennsylvanians,” Simmons said.
All-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. Everyone is welcome. There is a charge. For more information, call 610-398-9845.
A Red Cross blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside Entrance #18, near the Garden Center. Appointments are preferred, but not needed. Register online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code qmart or call 1-800-REDCROSS. All blood types are needed.
St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Services is changing its subscription drive mailing from January to July.
St. Luke’s ETS subscribers, including those who live in Salisbury Township, will have continued coverage from January to July at no extra charge, Mark Lohman, St. Luke’s Network Director said.
In a statement provided to The Press, Lohman said the change was made “in an effort to streamline the mailings of our annual subscription drive.”
St. Luke’s ETS Director of Operations Rodney Wolfe updated the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners regarding the change.
Republican Nathan Brown has announced his candidacy in the 2020 election for the seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 131st Legislative District, serving parts of Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties.
Brown currently is a Lehigh County Commissioner representing the 5th district.
Prior to being elected commissioner, Brown served the community for 10 years as an Emmaus Borough Council member from 2008-2017.
“S.A.G.E.” Senior Activities for Growth and Enrichment will be held noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Instructor Trisha Baker leads an interactive program for mental and physical stimulation and growth for seniors. Activities include word puzzles, trivia, board games, mild chair exercises and other activities to enrich mind, body and spirit. For more information, call 610-437-3700.
Lehigh County Commissioners announced Lehigh County will lease a portion of St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Coopersburg, for the purpose of establishing a senior center at its Dec. 18, 2019 meeting. The new center will occupy 1,300 square feet in the back part of the church and will include a kitchen.
The lease will include 50 parking spaces and access to public bathrooms.
The name may have changed, but our goal remains the same.
“Our mission is to inform and entertain our readers, preserve the history of our local community and service the needs of local businesses and individuals with diverse media solutions.”
With a strong lineage that can trace its history back to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times well over a century ago, the Times News – the sister daily paper of the Lehigh Valley Press – continues to adapt and has rebranded.