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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
Fellowship Community, Whitehall, held an emergency preparedness drill Oct. 15 to test the effectiveness of its emergency policies and procedures.
The third annual Tales from Tombstones cemetery tour was held Oct. 17 at Horner’s Cemetery in East Allen Township.
The tour covered the 287th anniversary of Craig’s Scot-Irish Settlement and was sponsored by Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society.
Craig’s Scot-Irish Settlement was founded in 1728, 13 years before the Moravian Settlement.