Ryan King, a 2009 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, recently joined the South Whitehall Township Police Department.
King received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bloomsburg University in 2013.
He is also a 2015 graduate of the Philadelphia Police Academy class No. 371.
King served in the 24th district of the Philadelphia Police Department until 2017, when he was sworn in as a police officer with the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.
On Dec. 1, the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, was celebrated at Temple Beth El, South Whitehall, during its annual Hanukkah party.
Stephen Schwartz, of the Building Block Workshop, Livingston, N.J., showed the children, how to construct a giant menorah with LEGOs during the annual Hanukkah party.
Construction began about 9 a.m. and two hours later the menorah was completed.
Then, the party began.
Food, in particular potato pancakes or latkes and sufganiot, the Hebrew word for doughnut, were available.
Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.
On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.
According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.
Pennsylvania Department of General Services is seeking bids for the demolition of the Allentown State Hospital Campus.
The demolition would reduce the $2.2 million in annual carrying costs spent by the Department of Human Services to secure and maintain the property in its current state.
The demolition would cover all buildings on the Allentown State Hospital Campus and return the property to green space.
The project scope also includes a provision for historic items to be removed from the property before demolition.
The piles of evergreen branches on the porch of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s Osprey House, Slatington, say Christmas is coming.
And the Nature Center helps Christmas come along during its annual open house.
Director Dan Kunkle said the branches came from John and Barbara Egerton and from the Nature Center.
There were pine cones and ribbon for trimming.
And, inside, there were crafts for children to make, and snacks for everyone — though the adults were also having fun with the crafts.
Lehigh County commissioners approved leases of agricultural land to three farms during their Dec. 12 meeting.
Approval included a 10-acre plot east of Leaser Lake, Lynn Township, leased to LET Farms Inc., also known as Turner Farms, Mantz Road, Germansville. LET Farms will pay $650 per year for the lease.
Also leased were seven acres at the intersection of Broadway and Cedarbrook roads, South Whitehall Township, to Weinhofer Farms LLC of Whitehall.
The last week of winter semester classes went to the dogs at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, but, in this case that was not a bad thing.
Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs were on campus Dec. 6 for Exam De-stress Day.
The dogs are trained by volunteers to promote well-being and healing through comfort and companionship.
As the end of the semester can be a tense time for the college community, the Therapy Dogs were on-hand (or in this case on-paw) to help ease the stress.
The event was sponsored by the Cedar Crest College School of Nursing.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8-9 p.m.