Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick recently announced 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth.
The ceremony at Bishop McDevitt High School marked the culmination of 27 weeks of classroom and physical training.
Cadet Nicholas Manganiello, of Luzerne County, spoke on behalf of the graduating class.
The men and women representing the 153rd graduating cadet class assigned to the following troops include:
Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day Oct. 27. The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas in the Lehigh Valley without the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers.
All are invited to the singers’ annual Christmas concert Nov. 25, at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. Preludes begin 2:45 p.m. and the concert begins 3 p.m.
Come join the lunch bunch at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, where activities and a hot, nutritious meal are provided. A donation for the meal – whatever amount you feel you can afford is requested. The program is open to all residents and individuals from the community. Contact Rachel, center manager, at 610-965-2171 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the fall play at Salisbury High School has been postponed. The theatre group will perform the Salisbury High School One Act Festival 7 p.m. Dec. 13-15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Ticket information will be advertised around Thanksgiving.
Cmdr. Scott A. Wastak, formerly of Allentown, assumed command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Zero (VAW-120) relieving Cmdr. Michael D. France as commanding officer in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, Chambers Field recently.
France, a Navy pilot from Memphis, Tenn., has commanded the Greyhawks since April 2017. His next assignment is Deputy Commander, Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Wing.
Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.
The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older.
Optional donations of non-perishable and non-expired food items, diapers, coffee pods and toiletries at the time of vaccination are requested.
The Salisbury Township Public Works Department started the curbside vacuum leaf collection Oct. 26.
The collection will begin in the First Ward (east) and will continue westward through mid-to-late December, weather permitting. Residents are asked to place their leaves along the edge of the road.
To facilitate the vacuum leaf pickup, keep all vehicles away from the area where leaves are piled.
Wildlands Conservancy announced recently the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.
Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans along Lizard Creek.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.
This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.
Help is needed to wrap and fill 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.
· Complete a 2018 Donor Pledge Form. To see a list of agencies receiving the shoe boxes, visit their website.