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Senior facility seeks liquor license

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners granted approval for transfer of a liquor license from an establishment in the City of Allentown to a restaurant at Parkland Manor, a senior living facility at 4636 Crackersport Road.

During the Feb. 5 meeting, Attorney Matthew Andersen, representing applicant Parkland Manor, reported the liquor license became available from the Parkway Bowling Alley which closed.

He said the restaurant, which will have the bar, is a small aspect of the senior housing project located on the site of the former West End Racquetball Club.

Community Risk Reduction can help municipalities prepare for emergencies

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego, along with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield are encouraging local leaders, first responders, businesses and residents to learn more about the concept of Community Risk Reduction.

“The concept of Community Risk Reduction is fairly new, and I often hear people question what exactly it means,” Trego said. “First and foremost, we want individuals to be able to understand how to identify and prioritize local risks, and then be able to develop a plan to mitigate the highest priority risks that affect them.”

Youth plant cactuses to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

To celebrate the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, students in grades six through 12 were recently invited to the Parkland Community Library to paint and decorate a flower pot.

After decorating the pot, they planted a cactus or succulent in the pot before taking it home.

Examples of art that could be used to celebrate were various sugar skull designs using Sharpies.

The creativity of the students flowed in this colorful library project.

Nature center moves forward with co-directors

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

It’s been a month or so since Chad Schwartz and Brian Birchak took over as co-directors of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

Located just off Route 873 and down Paint Mill Road in Slatington, the organization’s expanse sprawls more than 700 acres, encompassing a once-desolate mountain decimated by decades of pollution at the hands of the New Jersey Zinc Co.

That same area, in 1983, was deemed a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Article By: DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former 911 dispatcher LoriAnn Fehnel told Lehigh County commissioners and county Executive Phillips Armstrong Feb. 12, that she was “disappointed” in their decision to fire three supervisors and force the resignation of seven dispatchers who used rum-laced eggnog to toast the New Year while on duty in the dispatch room.

Fehnel, who said she was a 911 dispatcher from 2007 through 2010 for Allentown, said she felt like someone needs to speak up for the dismissed emergency services personnel.

State Police Troop M reminds motorists of ‘Steer Clear Law’

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, reminds motorists the “Steer Clear Law” or “Move Over Law,” requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle.

This law will help prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.

When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, must:

·Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area, if possible; or

Cetronia Ambulance Corps to celebrate 65th anniversary

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Carson Kressley to serve as honorary host of ‘Health On Wheels’ gala

Cetronia Ambulance Corps is celebrating its 65th anniversary of saving lives in the community this year and has announced its “Health On Wheels™” Gala will be held April 18 at the beautifully restored Vault 634 in Allentown.

This year’s honorary gala host will be local native and Emmy award-winning TV personality and design expert Carson Kressley.

Kressley started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren.

Former dispatcher comments on dismissal of 911 personnel

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former 911 dispatcher LoriAnn Fehnel told Lehigh County commissioners and county Executive Phillips Armstrong Feb. 12, that she was “disappointed” in their decision to fire three supervisors and force the resignation of seven dispatchers who used rum-laced eggnog to toast the New Year while on duty in the dispatch room.

Fehnel, who said she was a 911 dispatcher from 2007 through 2010 for Allentown, said she felt like someone needs to speak up for the dismissed emergency services personnel.