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Miracle League benefits from Fizz & Franks event

Thursday, September 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

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.

McNeill leads rally for responsible budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Students win awards

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

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.

Gin Mill is Business of the Year

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Owners are honored for community efforts

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."

NAHS marketing students work with Frites co-founder

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

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.

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith celebrates 150th anniversary

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Columns

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.

Northampton Regional EMS receives Lifeline EMS award

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Columns

Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).

Every year, almost 300,000 people experience a STEMI, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.

zTake Back Day clears old medications from local homes

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County Police Departments, Pennsylvania State Police and the Allentown Health Bureau collected 766 pounds of unused and expired medications during the eighth National Take Back Day event April 26.

The Lehigh County total for all collections since the first in 2010 is more than 7,600 pounds of medications.

County residents were able to dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.

SENATE BILL 1281

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

School snow day flexibility bill passes senate

The state Senate unanimously approved a bill March 19 to give schools greater flexibility to make up time missed as a result of weather emergencies, according to Senator Jake Corman, R-34th, the bill's sponsor.

Senate Bill 1281 would allow schools to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than daily basis. In addition, the legislation would permit them to hold class on one Saturday per month to make up missed school days.