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Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

LVH Children’s Hospital entrance approved

A proposal for a new entranceway to Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was approved at Feb. 13 Salisbury Township Planning Commission meeting.

Also, at the meeting, a building proposed by a painting contractor along South Pike Avenue was tabled for consideration of stormwater runoff concerns.

The entrance for the children’s hospital would be in the vicinity of the main, north-facing, entrance, of Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.

‘The time of my life’

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in Local News

At Night to Shine: every guest a king, queen

It surely was a Night to Shine during the Tim Tebow Foundation annual prom held Feb. 9 in churches around the world for persons with special needs. The Lehigh Valley host church was Riverbend Community Church on Roble Road in Allentown. Pastor Joe Velarde was the master of ceremonies.

This year 700 churches hosted the event. Emotions of pure joy were apparent the entire evening from the guests, cheering observers, caregivers, volunteers and businesses offering their services for free such as several photographers acting as paparazzi.

Town hall meeting hopes to ‘break the cycle’

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

A team of organizers, counselors, individuals in recovery and a candidate for senate shared their history, stories of success and sobering but hopeful statistics during the Allentown leg of “Breaking the Cycle: Communities Against Addiction” held Feb. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St.

Elizabethtown Pennsylvania’s Blueprints for Addiction Recovery Incorporated launched a series of 15 town hall meetings inviting communities across the commonwealth to join the discussion about the opioid addiction epidemic.

Rodale transition now complete, hopes high for new employer

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe last week said there is a lot of anxiety in the community about the sale of Rodale magazines to Hearst magazines, in New York City, but community leaders hold out hope that another major employer could fill the space being vacated by the former Rodale organization.

While he could not identify the firm, Pepe said that a “prospect,” with the potential of being a major employer, had shown interest in purchasing the Rodale office property.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Volunteers create over 1,500 red baby caps

The tiny heart of a newborn is no bigger than a strawberry, which is why early diagnosis of congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the United States, is so important.

This February, in celebration of American Heart Month, thousands of newborns across the Lehigh Valley will play a big role in raising awareness about congenital heart defects and heart health as part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign. The campaign is led by the American Heart Association in cooperation with The Children’s Heart Foundation.