State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, has announced 15 volunteer fire and emergency response organizations within Berks and Lehigh counties, in his district were awarded nearly $120,000 in state funding under an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Margaret Jean Orwan died Feb. 7, 2013, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
She was always surrounded by her loving and dedicated family.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Van and Terrell Bailey.
The medical degree of Dr. Deborah Villeneuve M.D. was incorrectly identified in the caption with her photo accompanying the story on the Coordinated Health grand opening of the gynecology and plastic surgery practice in the Feb. 7 edition on the Parkland Press.
We apologize for the error.
on dean's list
The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem.
This honor is reserved for students who have completed a minimum of 6 credits and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
The residents on the list includes:
Walk Now For Autism Speaks has luncheon.
Kathryn E. Snyder, 79, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 15, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband Ernest D. Snyder celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2012.
Born in Lynn Township, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Esther ( Hamm) Koenig.
She was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the New Tripoli substation until retiring in 1995.
A member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, she served for many years as the former church secretary and a member of the church quilters and Women of the Church groups.
Dr. Percy H. Dougherty is seeking another term to represent District 2 on the nine person Lehigh County Commissioner board.
The district covers the townships of South Whitehall and Upper and Lower Macungie, and the Borough of Alburtis.
Dougherty, 69, a resident of Shepherd Hills, is a retired Kutztown University professor.
He has a Ph.D. in physical geography and geology from Boston University with a specialization in water resources and limestone landforms.
Thursday, Feb. 21: Elem.: Whole grain Eggo mini pancakes or whole grain bagel meal with yogurt, sausage links, sliced cucumbers with low-fat dip, applesauce, bag of carrots, cereal meal. M.S.: Bosco sticks (OMS), Domino's pizza (SMS) or meatball sub on whole grain roll, potato wedges, celery sticks with low-fat dip, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.:Bosco sticks or cheeseburger with whole grain roll, spinach salad, steamed broccoli, assorted fruit.
To the Editor:
Deb, thank you. You are right on target. (Deb Palmieri, Editor's View, Jan. 31)
It's surprising and reassuring to see a newspaper's editor in today's world write anything that does not echo the obvious far left bias in the media today.
It makes me happy that my wife and I subscribe.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be holding a Kitten Kapers at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville (weather permitting), 1:30-4 p.m. Feb. 23.
Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.
For more information, call 610-841-1736.
For information on the low cost neuter and spay program, contact the shelter at 610-760-9009.