Michael Lees, also known as “Michael Lewis” and “Michael Dontask,” 39, of Catasauqua, has been charged by indictment with the enticement of a minor, production of child pornography, attempted production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger.
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium, airport during the recent terrorist attack.
Two Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) students took first place in an automotive technology competition sponsored by Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) and held at Northampton Community College.
Seniors Logan Koehler, Northampton Area High School, and Dan Mirza, Bethlehem Catholic High School, won the competition. Both seniors are cooperative education students — Koehler at Cherryville Service Center, Slatington, and Mirza at JCL Automotive, Hellertown.
Students from Northampton Area Middle School are among those who will head to the Poconos March 12 to put their creativity to the test at the Northeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament.
More than 100 teams from 36 area K-12 schools will participate in the event, set for Pocono Mountain West High School.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program. Teams of up to seven students receive a “long-term” problem at the beginning of the school year that they must solve in an eight-minute performance within a small budget.
A private awards ceremony was held Feb. 23, commemorating the student teams who participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest. Middle school students from 25 school districts in Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and Bucks counties and representatives from the involved manufacturing companies, parents, sponsors and supporters gathered to celebrate students’ notable efforts and final presentations.
Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging association members to donate pound containers of honey from own their hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy veterans in our area.
During the months of December 2015 and January 2016, students enrolled in the fall semester marketing course at Northampton Area High School were given the opportunity to work with entrepreneur Joseph Caiazzo, owner of Red Wolf Bar and Grille, Bath. Caiazzo’s enthusiasm for the partnership with the high school is what made this project so meaningful to marketing teacher Tara Mrazik.
Beth Arcury, RDH, MPH, PHDHP, school dental hygienist for Northampton Area School District, along with the Borough PTA, will participate in the America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive, a national campaign to collect oral care products for at-risk children, and will raise awareness for the importance of oral health.
The Smile Drive will be held throughout February during National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Northampton Area High School teacher Genevieve Wilde has been selected by the nonprofit organization Ecology Project International (EPI) to participate in an eight-day Research & Education Fellowship in Baja, Mexico, focused on sea turtles and marine ecology.
With the coldest months of the year upon us, it is only a matter of time until the first snowfall of the season hits. And it certainly did Jan. 23.
Sledding, a seasonal favorite for children of all ages seeking thrills, is probably high on their to-do lists as the first flakes hit the ground.