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Girl Scouts celebrate World Learning Day

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Local Girl Scouts recently celebrated World Learning Day at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall.

World Learning Day, celebrated Feb. 22 or the nearest Saturday honors the accomplishment of women throughout history.

Women of note at the celebration included Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale, Julia Childs and others.

Additional photos appear on page A2.

Good Will Fire Company celebrates 100 years serving Trexlertown

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Good Will Fire Co. Station 25, Trexlertown, were joined by members from Upper Macungie Station 56, Fogelsville Fire Co., Station 8, and neighboring first responders Jan. 18 to remember the event from 100 years ago which led to the creation of Station 25.

A devastating fire at the Schultz and Croll Knitting Mill, on the corner of Trexlertown Road and Hamilton street, nearly destroyed the village of Trexlertown.

The fire began around 5:30 a.m. when the coal and wood furnaces were stoked to capacity to fend off the harsh winter weather.

Homecoming king abdicates throne, gives crown, sash to fellow classmate

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The high school cafeteria was packed with students Oct. 24 as Jillian Krempasky was crowned Parkland’s 2015 Homecoming Queen and Jack Dreisbach was crowned King during the homecoming dance.

The highlight of the evening, though, was the abdication of King Dreisbach as he gave up his crown to Dominic Morrone, a fellow student with a rare genetic disorder.

This act drew loud cheers from students and more than a few tears flowed from many in the crowd.

Brosky family hosts annual whiffle bowl tournament

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in School

North Whitehall's Brosky family recently sponsored a whiffle ball tournament at Laurys Station Park in memory of loved one Steve Brosky, who died from pancreatic cancer.

The goal of the tournament was to raise funds to help find causes and cures for the disease.

Twenty-four, four-person teams competed in the heated whiffle ball tournament.

L.V. Federal Credit Union offers document shredding event

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh Valley Federal Credit Union, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall, recently invited the public to a shredding event in the credit union's parking lot.

According to Manager/CEO Alan Billiard, the credit union contracts with a shredding company yearly to purge its files of old records in a secure manner.

This year, the decision was made to include the general public.

As the shredding company was already on site, the credit union's board of directors opened the service to anyone interested in destroying old but sensitive documents.

Rubber duckies in Jordan benefit Csala, Dan Beers

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions and the Parkland High School Leo clubs sponsored a charity duck race in Jordan Creek at Wehr Mill Park, South Whitehall May 17 to benefit Csala and Dan Beers of North Whitehall, who were each paralyzed in separate car accidents.

Lions and Leo club members sold rubber duckies at the Parkland High School Arts Festival to help the Beers renovate their home to be more handicapped accessible.

Parkland astronomy club students view stars, planets

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in School

On a recent clear night, members of Parkland High School's Astronomy Club met in the parking lot of the high school to see their first live views of the stars and planets.

Many of the students were surprised to see four of Jupiter's moons as well as the rough surface of Earth's moon through high-quality telescopes.

Advisor Mandy Weidenplummer enlisted the help of Lehigh University Professor of Physics Gary DeLeo PhD.

DeLeo brought two very sophisticated telescopes for the students to use.

Families, kids have 'rad' time visiting LV Zoo's RAD Center

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Supporters and staff at the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently welcomed visitors to the new Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Center.

The new facility houses some 50 amphibians and reptiles in environments appropriate to their natural habitat, whether it be a dry desert or lush wetlands.

The RAD Center will exhibit a collection of snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodilians, frogs and salamanders.

Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 celebrates spring with dinner and skit

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 (Groundhog Lodge 16) members met at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, March 6 to celebrate the coming of spring.

This organization, initially started by Pennsylvania German men has been a tradition since the 1930s.

Started in Selinsgrove, grundsau lodges spread throughout Pa. Dutch communities including Lehigh County.

NOVA and Cetronia ambulance corps honored by American Heart Association

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Area ambulance services were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for their proactive use of advanced EKG monitoring of patients suffering potential myocardial infarctions.

The ceremony took place ar the Banko Center of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus.

Dr. Bruce Feldman, Lehigh Valley Health Network cardiologist, gave a presentation to both emergency medical service providers and LVHN cardiology personnel regarding the positive outcome of using a 12-lead EKG prior to arriving at the hospital.