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Orefield hosts first STEAMM expo

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in School

Orefield Middle School had its first ever STEAMM expo in May.

STEAMM stands for science, technology, engineering, math and medicine

The expo featured more than 40 tables and presentations related to careers in these fields in the school’s gym.

Ninety students involved in the middle school’s “STEM in Action” developed the idea for the expo after wanting to share science with younger students.

Ernie the giraffe dies at Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in Local News

According to recent news reports, Ernie the giraffe, a new resident of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, died on May 28.

Ernie, 6, was reunited with his dad, Murphy, who also came to the Lehigh Valleyfrom a zoo in Kansas City.

The young giraffe, who arrived May 26, is said to have become aggressive and suffered a neck injury.

Murphy, 15, who was the first of the two giraffes to come to the Zoo, arrived May 23.

Small in size, big on appeal Miniatures at C. Leslie Smith

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in Local News

At C. Leslie Smith, Shops of Cedar Point, Allentown, this month’s artist on display creates with neither a brush nor a pencil, but with miniatures, creating doll houses and other decorative displays.

Nadenia Butko, 87, of Macungie, first found her love for creating miniatures in 1990 after needing a hobby following the death of her husband.

The couple had moved to the Lehigh Valley from New Jersey the year before.

“I was in an unfamiliar place with few local friends, and creating miniatures became a new hobby for me, even an obsession,” Butko said.

Melanoma survivors celebrated at LVHN

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network presented its fifth annual Melanoma Community Forum on May 18 in the Kaysch Family Pavilion at the hospital’s Salisbury Township campus.

The presentation, which drew several dozens of people to the pavilion, celebrated survivor recovery and discussed the changing treatment for the cancer.

The forum was attended by survivors, their families, health-care workers and members of the public.