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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Boscola announces school safety grants

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.”

National Take Back Day is set for Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

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.

Nominate a graduate for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

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

Horner’s Cemetery tours are scheduled

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Naloxone distribution part of Stop Overdoses in PA initiative

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

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.

Mako to host third annual senior expo Sept. 13 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Wolf takes action to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.