To the Editor:
The media bombards young girls with images of the ideal body.
The problem is these images negatively affect the teens that view them. Society tells girls to have extremely thin figures and look like fashion models. However, the models that portray the perfect physique are unrealistically thin.
On average, a fashion model's weight is 23 percent less than that of the everyday woman. Models also have the power of technology to wipe away any imperfections. The...
PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
The cleanup event is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, state Department of Environmental Protection and other partners.
Groups involved in PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
"These cleanup programs play a huge role...
The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Fogelsville, has the following animals available for adoption. For more information or to make an appointment, call the sanctuary at 484-788-8062.
Congratulations to the SHS debate team and their adviser, Michael Barna. Once again Salisbury's debate team has won their season and tournaments.
If your child is a senior, they should be finalizing their college choices. May 1 is the deadline date to secure your student's enrollment for the fall, 2013 semester.
For those of you who are just beginning this arduous task of college searching, the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education is hosting a panel presentation and...
Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.
Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.
Salisbury Township is running a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J. Sunday, June 9. The ticket price includes transportation, a one hour Back Bay Cruise, followed by a lunch buffet at the Resorts Casino where you will also get a coin package for slot play. Shopping and the enjoyment of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is on your own. The non-refundable ticket price is payable by cash, check or money order and payment is due at the time of registration. Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal...
Lower Milford Township is welcoming spring April 27 with its annual cleanup day and inaugural "Spring Fling," with a kite building workshop/ exhibition, a Solehi lacrosse exhibition and bake sale.
Beginning at 8 a.m., volunteers gather in Lower Milford Township to collect litter from township roads helping to keep trash out of streams and waterways. The township provides trash bags and safety vests. Around noon following the cleanup, there will be free grilled hot dogs and beverages...
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having a Poetry and Open Mic Night 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 24.
This will be a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and the inspiration behind them in an intimate setting. Those interested in performing are asked to sign up first-come, first-served, at the event.
With the honey flow season about to begin with nectar sources now in early bloom and bees beginning to perform collection flights on warmer days, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will display and discuss the equipment and methods available throughout the year for the supplemental feeding of honeybees and to promote early egg laying by queens.
This roundtable discussion will be 7 p.m. April 18 at Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whtiehall.
Forgotten Felines and Fido's animal shelter, Germansville, will be holding a Kitten Kaper 1:30-4 p.m. April 13 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.
Adopt a kitten, cat or foster one.
For more information or to make reservations contact Wanda or Stephanie at 610-841-1736.
For information on the low cost neuter and spay program, call the shelter at 610-760-9009.