In a May 15 opinion piece regarding poppies offered by veterans and in a photo May 22 regarding veterans and poppies, The Press made reference to the poppies being sold by veterans. The veterans do not sell the poppies; they are offered for a donation. The Press apologizes for the errors.
In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County office of Aging and Adult Services’ 19th annual tribute to unsung heroes at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Building, Whitehall.
This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.
Some of the honorees at the tribute included Linda E. Hengeveld, Ann E. Bartholomew, William E. Palmer, Melinda K. Bonanni and James W. Harper.
Linda E. Hengeveld
Western Salisbury Fire Department was dispatched for a “spill” at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest campus about 9:30 p.m. May 22. Such calls are usually routine and indicate that anti-freeze or other fluids are leaking from a vehicle after a fender-bender.
What WSFD Chief Joshua Wells found, as the first responder to arrive at the campus, was definitely not routine.
Salisbury High School senior Trinity Sobers recently received the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award for her discipline, resiliency, leadership and commitment to both her peers and the community.
The award honors those with a selfless concern for the well-being of others and the staff at Salisbury High School determined Sobers was the most shining example of altruism at their high school.
The ceremony took place at Northampton Community Center.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern will hold its annual Peace-A-Thon walk and bike ride near Sand Island in Bethlehem. The walk/ride will depart 9 a.m. from the Christmas City Fairground at Main and Lehigh streets. Walkers and riders are invited to arrive as early as 8:15 a.m. for a light breakfast, a group body warm-up and stretch and a bike safety check.