Q: What is West Nile virus?
A: West Nile virus is a new virus imported accidently into the United States in 1999 in New York. Within three years it has emerged as a recurring mosquito-borne infectious disease across the entire country.
Q: How is it spread?
A: The virus infects black birds, crows and robins. Mosquitoes contract the virus from those birds. The mosquitoes then feed on and consequently infect horses and humans with the virus. The mosquitoes that do so are...
Couple wed at Weisenberg Lutheran Church
Jewel M. Shultz and Brian D. Heintzelman of New Tripoli were married Dec. 17, 2011.
The Rev. Raymond Hand officiated at the ceremony at Weisenberg Lutheran Church.
A rehearsal dinner was held at Morgan's, South Whitehall Township, and a reception was held at Willow Tree Grove, Orefield.
The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Debbie Shultz of Bath.
She graduated from Northampton Area High School in 2001 and received...
The fifth National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 when Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 16 sites in the county.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
The program, as has been the case in the last four collections, will be...
Advisory committee members Frank McCullough and Frank Adamcik reported on their fall parks tour at the Sept. 18 meeting.
They toured Green Acres, Louise Park, Devonshire, Lindberg, Dodson, Franko, River Road and Laubach parks.
"The overall condition of the eastern and western parks is good," Adamcik said. "The tot play areas in all the parks are unattractive and display a need for attention. The remaining maintenance items are the same as they have been for the past two years....
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey ambassadors, the clown couple of Dave and Cherie, recently paid a visit to the St. Luke's University Hospital Network Bethlehem Campus' pediatric floor spreading fun and laughter among staff and patients.
Popping in and out of about a half dozen patients' rooms, the bumbling Dave and innocent appearing Cherie juggled, performed card tricks and slight of hand routines, and all the while helped the youngsters forget they were recuperating in a...
The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, will host a winter coat drive through Oct. 14. This is the 17th year of the drive and over 500 coats were distributed last year. Coats will be donated to the local Salvation Army and the Milford Square Women's and Children's Shelter.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building. The event will be a celebration of the publication of their recent...
Fire and rescue crews from Western Salisbury, Eastern Salisbury and Lower Macungie fire departments along with two EMS crews from Cetronia ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident with entrapment on Oxford Drive around 12:30 p.m. Sept. 23.
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The Salisbury Township Police Department would like to alert residents of several vehicles entered over this past weekend.
The police received a total of nine instances where vehicles were entered and items removed.
The reports received were from the areas of Tupelo Street, Buttonwood Street and South Pike Avenue in the township. All but one of the vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked at the time of the incidents. There were no damages reported to any of the...
Harry S Truman Elementary is taking charge to instill the value of respect within their students.
Nicole Hager, education coordinator with J.P. Mascaro & Sons, visited the school Sept. 6 with their respect program and challenged the students to take care of the earth in the sense they treat the world as their backyard.
Aretha Franklin's song "Respect" played the theme of the presentation.
Hager said respect is something that needs to be earned, and can be gained...