A new inpatient pediatric unit opened last week at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor of the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion on the Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cedar Crest campus.
The unit features 30 private rooms and has a number of amenities and features designed to give young patients a comforting place to get well and families space to support young patients during their hospital stay.
All Catholic high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties will make available to their students the new LANTA Student Day Pass.
The discount program, first introduced last January in the Allentown School District, enables schools to sell the $1 passes on campus for an unlimited-ride Day Pass.
The regular LANTA Day Pass is $4.
Allentown Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, and Notre Dame in Easton are all participating in the program, effective immediately.
Eva Levitt, of Allentown, visited Salisbury Middle School Feb. 5 and described to some 250 sixth and seventh graders how she and her family survived the Jewish Holocaust in her native Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s and the years of World War II.
Levitt, who is president of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, often speaks to school and community groups about her experience and the survival of her family when six million Jews were killed during the European Holocaust.
On Feb. 6, the Salisbury Township School District School Board held a special meeting to accept the resignation of board member Robert Kulp effective Jan. 18.
Kulp cited other responsibilities taking up his time and felt now was the best time to leave the board.
The district solicitor told the board they had two options to fill the vacancy: appoint someone or advertise, interview candidates and appoint within a 30-day time frame from the date of resignation. The board’s efforts to find a replacement ended with one interested candidate.
Sunny skies and ‘balmy’ 30 degree weather greeted art enthusiasts at the 13th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Feb. 2 in downtown Emmaus. After the recent bout of snow and bitter subzero temperatures, folks were able to enjoy a day of activities centered around Emmaus Triangle Park without worrying about frostbite.