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NASD school takes part in Smile Drive

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

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.

January is Radon Action Month

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

January is Nation Radon Action Month, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has devised an initiative to bring the dangers of radon to the forefront. Radon is a naturally occurring carcinogen with many case studies showing a direct correlation to lung cancer and other possible diseases. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium, thorium and radium in rock and soil. With no scent or taste and being invisible, radon is a silent killer that seeps into building structures and does not discriminate against its victims.

Harhart to retire from House of Representatives

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, has decided her 11th term in office, which will end with the 2015-16 session, will be her final term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“It has been an honor and privilege to represent the residents of the 183rd District in the state House,” Harhart said. “In doing so, I have made many friends, both in the General Assembly and the surrounding community, that I will miss tremendously. They have helped to make public service, while challenging, one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.”

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers attacks

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Citrus County, Fla., board of directors met during a recent monthly meeting and presented Bill Leiner Sr., former longtime Coplay resident, with an award as the last living Pearl Harbor survivor in Citrus County.

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 186 of Citrus County has held annual events for the past 20 years to honor those who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Twenty years ago, there were 19 survivors. Today, there is only one.

Two RenewLV board members appointed to planning positions

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

RenewLV recently announced that board members Julie Thomases and Ron Beitler were appointed to two important planning boards.

Thomases, an Allentown native, was appointed to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Beitler, a Lower Macungie Township commissioner, was appointed to Lehigh County’s Sterling Raber Farmland Preservation Board.

Lehigh County commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint both board members.

Thomases joins about 30 planners from Lehigh and Northampton counties on the LVPC, and Beitler is one of nine members of the preservation board.

Nazareth Pallet employee becomes U.S. citizen

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Nazareth Pallet employee Pa Lwin recently became an American citizen.

Born in Burma Chin, now recognized as Myanmar, Lwin came to the United States July 28, 2008. His wife, Re-Cing, came to the United States, four years later. They have a son, David, 3-1/2, who was born in the U.S. Although his wife is not yet an American citizen, Lwin said she wants to be as soon as she is able to apply.