Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day Oct. 27. The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
Three female welding students from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, didn’t win their national competition, but the result of their effort will endure much longer than the shine of any medal.
A rocket stove manufactured by welding and fabrication engineering technology students Joelle E. Perelli, of Bath; Erin M. Beaver, of Winfield; and Natalie J. Rhoades, of Weedville, earlier this summer at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Ky., is in the process of being donated to a family in the developing world.
Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 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/her chosen field or profession
Michael Seidick, of Northampton, won several medals during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He won gold in golf singles, gold in team golf and gold in the 4x400m relay while representing Northampton, Lehigh and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.
Seidick received two kidney transplants. The first was in 1978 at the age of 8, and the second was in 1984.
There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia, which covered eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Today, there are more female leaders than ever — but still far too few at the very top. That’s where the Girl Scouts can help. The Girl Scouts Research Institute has found two-thirds of girls want to be leaders, but only one girl in five believes she has the skills to lead.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.
Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin announced July 11 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash.
Corey Sickler, 26, of 315 Linden St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony of the second degree, and homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, both felonies of the third degree.
Pennsylvania College of Technology students vying for gold at the SkillsUSA National Championships is common. An all-female welding team representing the school at the prestigious competition is not. Thanks to three talented female welding and fabrication engineering technology students, it may be in the future. The trio aims to be trendsetters at the college and nationally.
Lehigh Township Rails to Trails (LTRT) has begun making improvements to the path in the wooded area of Indian Trail Park.
The goal of the group is to create a looped walking trail through the woods, highlighting the natural plants that grow there.
To date, an abundance of trash has been removed, and the growth of invasive species has been abated to some degree.