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Naloxone distribution part of Stop Overdoses in PA initiative

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The Allentown and Bethlehem health bureaus, along with Northampton and Lehigh County state health centers, will once again be providing free naloxone as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Stop Overdoses in PA initiative. The naloxone distribution is scheduled for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 locally and throughout Pennsylvania, as long as supplies last.

Naloxone is a medication that does not harm the individual it is administered to and is used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.

Mako to host third annual senior expo Sept. 13 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,

“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents. This expo brings a variety of resources together all in one place.

Wolf takes action to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.

Keystone gets grant to extend natural gas service

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Parent company to fund majority of project to access clean energy source

State Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th; state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th; and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced a state fund of $320,950 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) has been approved for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation to extend natural gas service to Keystone Cement Company, East Allen Township.

Lillian Gengaro is Little Miss Strawberry

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bath Farmers Market crowned this year’s Little Miss Strawberry June 7 in the third annual contest.

This year’s winner is Lillian Gengaro, of Bath. She is the daughter of Heather and Steven Gengaro. The informal pageant encourages parents to enter their daughters dressed in their “berry” best attire.

Lillian wore a red and white dress decorated by her aunt Jennifer Bobynskyj. Lillian says she loves strawberries. She is a preschooler at Moore Elementary School who loves to dance and play soccer. This is her first time entering the contest.

Foundation celebrates new Distinguished Alumni inductees

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held its second annual Distinguished Alumni award celebration April 26 at Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville, to honor seven outstanding graduates to be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees include Dr. Rodger Berg, Class of 1964; Bruce Lack, Class of 1969; Dr. Stephen Ressler, Class of 1975; Charles Hangen, Class of 1975; Tina Pagotto, Class of 1993; Travis Mohr, Class of 1999; and Dale Newhart, Class of 1943.

State police remind pet owners of Hot Car Bill

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

With warmer summer weather in the forecast, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds animal owners to think about the health and safety of their pets.

In October 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 104 of 2018, otherwise known as the Hot Car Bill. The law provides protection for law enforcement and emergency responders when a dog or cat is removed from a motor vehicle when the animal is showing signs of distress.

Catasauqua historic mansion, garden tour set for June 23

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.

House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.

The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.