A 'call to action' resulted in over 50 volunteers attending a meeting March 12 at Lehigh Carbon Community College for the newly formed Lehigh County Communities That Care.
CTC is designed to "identify programs and strategies to support the health development of youth with a focus on reducing delinquency, violence, substance abuse and school failure," according to organizers.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
The Harry S Truman Elementary School kindergarten bonnet parade brings to mind the movie "Easter Parade" and the lyrics written by Irving Berlin.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Fire Department firefighters Mike Abraham, Jerry Royer, Ramon Deeb and Ryan Kulp are called to an apartment building fire on Fifth Street, Emmaus, March 17 to refill breathing tanks for firefighters working in the smoky building. The WSFD utility vehicle filled 26 bottles with air before depleting the large pressurized tanks on the vehicle.
A plea to take a stance on the privitization of the City of Allentown water and sewer system has again been rejected by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.
However, township officials may take a second look.
"I would like the commissioners to voice some kind of opposition to the Allentown water and sewer plan," Dr. Michael Sinclair, a heart surgeon who lives in Salisbury Township, said during the public comment portion of the March 14 township meeting in the Municipal Building.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MASH
While Harry S Truman Elementary School kindergartners are readying themselves for an early morning Easter bonnet parade, fourth grader Tait Ehrig shows up for class in his own version of Easter Bunny regalia.
Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell highlighted financial stability and resident safety in his "State of Lehigh County" program at Brookside Country Club March 28.
Hansell said the county has endured through the fiscal downturn in previous years and has remained financially viable.
"Any way you measure it, the state of our county finances is strong," Hansell said.
Editor's Note: The Press is running a 3-part series on former Press writer Jean Stoneback. Stoneback was a columnist with The Press for many years, writing about life on "The Patch" in Alburtis. Readers enjoyed hearing about Stoneback's family and life on the farm. In this series, we have learned about the family history, her house and the renovations to the home. What follows is the final part of the series.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the disbursal of pre-disaster mitigation grant money at its March 27 meeting.
The grant will give $89,179 to the Whitehall Township Authority, $74,180 to Lower Macungie Township, $51,682 to the Borough of Macungie and $18,750 to Allentown for generator acquisition and installation projects.
The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company and the Borough of Fountain Hill will also receive money for generator acquisition and installation projects.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was joined at the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute March 28, by faculty and students to tour the facility and to announce an initiative with the Manufacturers Resource Center to create a regional student pipeline in Lehigh and Northampton counties.