ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL Photos of renowned underwater photographer and ocean conservationist thrill students
As soon as the "oohs" and "aahs" of St. Thomas More students began to subside after viewing a Michael Patrick O'Neil slide of a beautiful undersea coral reef, an even brighter photo of an exotic sea creature appeared on the screen, bringing new exclamations.
Returning after a visit five years ago, O'Neil's award-winning photography was all new to the kindergarten through fourth grade students at the school.
O'Neil is a Florida based author of seven educational books about ocean...
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.
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Is it our job titles and the power and respect attached to our professions, careers and employment pursuits that make a difference?
Or, does the salary we receive, cars we drive and the apartments and homes we live in factor in determining our worth and our happiness?
Recently a friend's father passed away. He was, in more ways than one, a mentor of mine and a father figure.
Pete De Pietro, who spent his...
The Salisbury Township School District discussed plans to make its two elementary schools and middle school more secure at its March 6 operations committee meeting.
Director of Facilities William Brackett showed the board a map of the three schools with possible ways to increase security.
"We have decently secure buildings throughout the district, but there are always ways to make them a little better," Brackett said.
Brackett wants to add an extra set of locking door...
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will be holding a beekeepers swap meet 7 p.m. March 21 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington.
Bring your extra beekeeping equipment to sell or trade and shop for some tools of the trade to experiment with in your bee yard.
Center staff will also be on hand to share their mission of conservation, education and research.
The public is invited to attend.
Directions to the Nature Center are available at...
Christopher Jones, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Lafayette College. Jones is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Salisbury High School has announced the names of students who have made the honor roll for the second marking period.
Grade 9: Dylan Belletiere, Carolyn Boulay, Chad Cooperman, Kevin Esslinger, Matthew Fainor, Ryan Fainor, Samantha Perkins, Brett Sonntag
Grade 10: Samuel DeFrank, Meagan Eripret, Gregory Fry, Kelly Gonoude, Ben Heydt, Hannah Kahn, Melissa Kugler, Kyra Lagunilla, Makenna Lenover, Hannah Marze, Collin Moyer, Jonathan Nadraws, Michael Palmer,...
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INC. needs volunteers for its Daffodil Days fundraising event. Contact Rosemarie Murphy at 610-921-2329, ext. 3109 or Rosemarie.Murphy@cancer.org.
COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY (CACLV), Bethlehem, is seeking community members to become certified tax preparation volunteers through the IRS supported Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, as well as other volunteers to assist with hospitality...
Penn State Extension is sponsoring an Entrepreneurial Communities; Increasing Regional Prosperity through Entrepreneurism, all day conference April 12, at the Fowler Center in South Bethlehem.
Dr. Michael Fortunato, research associate and lecturer at Penn State University, will be the speaker.
His topic is Improving Entrepreneur's Success: What is Working in Communities?
A former entrepreneur himself, having launched Fortunet Entertainment in New York City at age 23, he...
Carly Barron, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Bonaventure University. Barron is majoring in strategic communications and digital media.