In February, 142 Northampton Area High School DECA members competed at the annual Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.
Students competed in written events or competency-based role-play events. Students either qualified at the district conference in December or completed a written event where they were tasked with writing a five- to 30-page paper, followed by giving a 15-minute presentation.
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School students won 11 gold medals Jan. 31 at the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships. BAVTS students also earned nine silver and 12 bronze medals for a grand total of 32 medals.
Held annually at the Agri-Plex Expo Center, the regional event pits BAVTS students against peers from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from automotive service technology to web design.
Upon the sale of its business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family was committed to ensuring that its property, nearly 40 acres in Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region. With that in mind, Rodale and Phoebe Ministries have entered into an agreement of sale that will transform the Rodale corporate campus into a new wellness-focused residential destination for people ages 62 and older.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th, have announced that more than $660,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Agency for Allen and Lehigh townships.
LSA grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004. These specific grants come from Monroe County, which funds projects in Monroe and its contiguous counties.
Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation has announced the inaugural group of Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees.
• Edward Pany, Class of 1954 — educator; founder/curator of Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, Northampton; community leader
• The Rev. Clark Kuntz II, Class of 1963 — pastor emeritus of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville; community volunteer
• Paulette Fritz, Class of 1968 — registered client associate at Wells Fargo Advisors Wealth Brokerage Services, Northampton; community leader/volunteer
Northampton Exchange Club recognized several Northampton Area High School seniors at a dinner held Dec. 6 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.
These November and December Students of the Month were selected based on their strong academic record, involvement with both in-school and out-of-school activities, leadership and service to the community.
Laura E. Rex, of Walnutport, and Lane A. Markulics, of Bath, were November’s recipients.
Elizabeth Fehnel, of Bath, and Carson Keefe, of Danielsville, were recognized for December.
To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.
The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.
Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then addressed the crowd.
For Ricardo Menendez, a paramedic at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the memories of when he had been deployed to Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy as a member of the Cetronia Strike Team came rushing back when the recent string of hurricanes devastated so many lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.
During Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy, Menendez, of Whitehall, was on the front lines of the devastation and even shared quarters with families affected by the disaster.
Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council have honored Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a 2017 EMS Agency of the Year Award during the state EMS conference.
The award honors a Pennsylvania EMS agency for its contribution to the development and growth of quality prehospital care within the community while complying with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver’s licenses and identification card products.
PennDOT entered a new contract with MorphoTrust USA in August of 2015 for the design and issuance of licenses and identification cards. This update is unrelated to the REAL ID Act.