Anne Baum has been named as the Lehigh Valley honorary chair and Sally Kocis as the Daffodil Day committee chair for the 40th annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. The sponsor is Easton Hospital.
The first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope for cancer patients and others. Ray O. Hope, the ninth of an exclusive ACS Daffodil Days Boyd Bear collection, will be available for a Project Care donation. The bear will be given to a local child in need.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for 2013 summer employment for students and government services interns, State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, said Jan. 18.
To qualify, candidates must be 18 years of age and enrolled in college for the fall 2013 semester. Applicants must also have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
The summer employment program runs May through August to supplement the permanent workforce. Government services interns will not be hired in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties.
Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.
The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.
More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.
Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.
The Lehigh Carbon Community College "Tri-Cees" community chorale is seeking people from the community who share a passion for music and derive joy from singing with others.
From college students to young adults to senior citizens, the Tri-Cees study and perform choral music in a wide variety of genres.
The Tri-Cees sing Broadway, popular standards, gospel, pop, rock, world music and everything in between.
January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross recognizes the importance of regular blood and platelet donations.
January is when blood and platelet donations may drop as people are unable to make or keep donation appointments because of inclement weather and seasonal colds and flu. At the same time, the need for blood remains constant, so it is important for all eligible donors to give blood. The Red Cross encourages all donors to make a New Year's resolution to give blood regularly to help ensure a stable supply.
In a decision made Dec. 19, 2012 by Lehigh County President Judge Carol K. McGinley, Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will be retaining his job.
Eckhart served as a Lehigh County Commissioner from 2006 through Dec. 30, 2011. He resigned that office and assumed the office of controller in January 2012.
El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), a cherished religious and cultural tradition in many Latin American countries, will be celebrated during the first Three Kings Celebration at SteelStacks 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Residents of Pennsylvania can ring in the new year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.
Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood and platelet donations and the impact they can have on patients in need.
This January, the American Red Cross is thanking the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate regularly. Because of their dedication, blood is available for patients whenever or wherever it is needed.
Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.