Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and the proposed 2013 county budget.
President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of experience in government and management.
Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic...
This spring was the warmest in 117 years of record-keeping and the warmest 12-month period ever recorded in the United States.
In response to the warm conditions, plants and insects made early appearances. Plants bloomed from a modest two weeks earlier than normal to as much as six weeks earlier than in previous years.
Most insects, including the monarch butterfly, kept pace with the early blooming. Many monarchs made the trip north from Mexico two to three weeks earlier this...
A vote to authorize the purchase of a new fire truck for Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue Company is expected to be on the agenda of the next Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the township Municipal Building.
Township commissioners and administration were surprised at the wide disparity in the three bids they reviewed at the Aug. 23 township meeting.
The apparent lowest bidder is Campbell Supply Co., with a price of $362,166, to build the...
Harry S Truman Elementary School opens its doors Aug. 27 for orientation and welcomes kindergarten and first grade students.
Q. I'm 69 years old and I'm considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?
There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.
Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.
Surgery is an extreme measure for...
Salisbury High School opens Aug. 27 for orientation welcoming ninth grade students and new students to the district.
An artist's reception for "Comings & Goings," an exhibition continuing through Sept. 23 that covers about 30 years in the work of Kevin Tuttle, will be held 4:30 - 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Tuttle's work is informed by literature, poetry, Greco-Roman painting and sculpture. Tuttle is a Muhlenberg College art department drawing and sculpture lecturer.
The reception and Martin Art Gallery...
I was raised with the notion I could be anything I wanted to be.
There was never discussion on barriers placed on particular careers because I was a girl.
We recently lost a very important woman, Sally Ride, who helped pave the way for young girls.
Ride was the first American woman in space and the youngest American to ever circle Earth.
According to her biography on sallyridescience.com, she answered a NASA newspaper ad seeking astronaut candidates in 1977 while...
There is something special about dogs. Their panting smile, appreciation for affection and simple excitement about life can have a profound effect on someone's day.
The ability to bring a smile to a stranger's face is the reason 10-year-old Kasey Schlack, of Salisbury, gains great pleasure from being a certified Therapy Dogs International handler.
"My grandmother does it and I've always liked dogs," Schlack said about how she got involved with TDI. Her grandmother, Ivy Pychinka...