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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.

NOVA, Cetronia honored by American Heart Association

Thursday, March 19, 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.

Fire company fastnacht fundraiser is a success

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown and its Woman's Auxiliary, make between 3,000 and 3,200 fastnachts every year as a fundraising project for the fire department.

According to Auxiliary President Linda Gorr, the volunteers began working 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and continud non-stop well into Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15.

Fortunately, there were enough volunteers and auxiliary members to allow for an overnight shift.

Two boards discuss buying incident command vehicle

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

Commissioners, supervisors, staff and solicitors from South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships met recently at the new Cetronia Ambulance Corps building, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall.

Their intent was to continue a discussion on the feasibility of acquiring an incident command vehicle for use by both townships.

Chaired by South Whitehall Commissioners President Christina "Tori" Morgan, the discussion centered on the cost of purchasing a new vehicle and the need to provide mutual aid in the event of a mass casualty in other Lehigh County municipalities.

Santa visits Brunnabend fundraiser

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Co. No.1 of Trexlertown was out and about with Santa Claus Dec. 20 spreading good will and holiday cheer.

They stopped at the Brunnabend home along Travers Road to share presents and meet Cassidy Brunnabend, 4, who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

At their home, family and friends were holding a hot chocolate fundraiser to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

And, with the support of a $65,000 grant from the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, the donations will go twice as far.

South Whitehall welcomes the Christmas season

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall residents and neighbors braved a rainy evening to celebrate the holiday season at the annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6.

Using two large tent covers to help protect from the rain, parents and children enjoyed music, a visit by Raven, a therapy horse from Manito Equestrian Center, and dancers from Studio West Dance Center.

And, of course, a visit by Santa Claus was the hit of the evening.

Upper Macungie police officer receives 'Beyond the Badge' award

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lt. Pete Nickischer, wife honored

Upper Macungie Township Police Lt. Pete Nickischer was honored Saturday with the Beyond the Badge Award for Outstanding Community Service.

The award was presented Nov. 8 by the Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation during its fifth annual Beyond the Badge celebration at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Also recognized for her ongoing fight against cancer was Candace Nickischer, his wife, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease more than a year ago.