Disasters can strike at any time, and the most common disaster threat people face across the country is a fire in their home. The American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, encourages everyone to be ready for emergencies like home fires by creating a disaster plan for their household during National Preparedness Month.
As part of its home fire campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years, the Red Cross urges households to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with everyone in their home.
The 10th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.
Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at eight sites in Lehigh County. They 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, as has been the case in the last nine collections, and no questions will be asked.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center and the American Cancer Society are inviting everyone to turn hope into action by donating blood, platelets or plasma at the first-ever “Relay Blood Challenge” 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.
According to Pete Castagna, president and CEO, Miller-Keystone Blood Center, voluntary blood donation plays a crucial role in the treatment of cancer patients.
Jaindl Companies recently celebrated its July purchase of the A-Treat® soda brand, founded in 1918 by Joseph and Jack Egizio, with a Fizz and Franks event at Jaindl Farms, Orefield.
Customers could purchase a Yocco’s hot dog with an A-Treat soda or a Jaindl turkey barbecue for a $1 and sample A-Treat sodas Aug. 29.
All proceeds from the special purchase were donated to the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley.
At the time of the A-Treat company purchase, David Jaindl said he saw an opportunity to restore the nearly 100-year-old iconic brand back to its original luster.
State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, led officials from across the Lehigh Valley in calling for a responsible state budget during a rally Wednesday evening at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem.
McNeill was joined by Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Northampton County Councilman Scott Parsons. Also in attendance were teachers, labor members and leaders, and senior citizens who are concerned about the lack of progress in passing a responsible budget.
Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Evan Chuss and Nathaniel Treichler from Northampton Area High School were among 12,000-plus Future Business Leaders of America members to attend a national leadership conference June 27-July 3 in Chicago and compete for more than $165,000 in cash awards.
Participants from across the United States and three other continents attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 75 business and business-related competitive events.
The Gin Mill & Grille, 1750 Main St., was named the 2015 Business of the Year by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce during an award presentation and celebration July 2.
The business was chosen based on its food and beverage options, as well as its commitment to giving back and volunteering in the community, according to a press release from the Chamber.
"The Gin Mill & Grille opened in 2009 by owner George Yaniger in the former Garfield Hotel," said Tony Pristash, Chamber president. "George and his wife, Shannon, have continually built and remodeled."
During the month of May, students enrolled in the spring semester marketing course at Northampton Area High School were given the opportunity to work with Richard Scott, co-founder of Frites, the newest restaurant at the Lehigh Valley Mall.
Frites offers menu items involving french fries in three ways: in a cone with a choice of 17 dipping sauces, in a bowl piled with toppings or as a Frita in pita bread with toppings. This unique concept, combined with Scott's passion for his business, is what made this partnership a dream come true for high school marketing teacher Tara Mrazik.
The year was 1864; a man by the name of Tilghman H. Reinsmith opened a funeral service to go along with the furniture store he owned at 191 Main St., Emmaus. Little did he know his business would still be going strong after 150 years. Although the furniture business is no longer around, the Reinsmith Funeral Home has been continually serving Emmaus and surrounding communities for a century and a half.