State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced that $251,884.81 in competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted grants were awarded in her district through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools.
“These grants will provide important equipment and program materials to ensure safe schools here in the Lehigh Valley and throughout the commonwealth,” Boscola said. “We have made assisting our school districts in ensuring a safe learning environment for our children and our educators a priority and these grant awards will aid in those efforts.”
The 18th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 13 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.
Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
At a grant award recognition program and reception Sept. 23 at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave., Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation awarded 18 education grants totaling $46,671 for the 2019-20 school year.
Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.
A Distinguished Alumni Award nominee must have graduated from Northampton Area High School at least 15 years ago and should reflect NAHS’ proud tradition of producing outstanding graduates and role models who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional and personal lives. A nominee should reflect some of the following:
• Achieved outstanding success in his or her chosen field or profession
Dante Brady recently received the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held Sept. 8 at the Wescosville Recreation Center, Hamilton Boulevard.
He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 131, which is sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
Did you know that Craig’s Irish Settlement, dating to 1728, is celebrating its 291st anniversary this year? The resting place of these founders will be highlighted during fall tours Oct. 12 at Horner’s Cemetery, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd. (Route 329), East Allen Township. The tours start 1 p.m.
Did you know the longest permanent settlement in the Lehigh Valley was here in Allen and East Allen townships, as well as the towns of Northampton, Bath and more?
Did you know Benjamin Franklin was a frequent visitor of our local tavern? The tavern was Hays Tavern, now Weaversville Inn.
The Allentown and Bethlehem health bureaus, along with Northampton and Lehigh County state health centers, will once again be providing free naloxone as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Stop Overdoses in PA initiative. The naloxone distribution is scheduled for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 locally and throughout Pennsylvania, as long as supplies last.
Naloxone is a medication that does not harm the individual it is administered to and is used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.
The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Uptown Northampton Street Fair Sept. 14.
The event runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and takes place along Main Street in Northampton Borough. The event is free to attend.
Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,
“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents. This expo brings a variety of resources together all in one place.
Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.