Members of Brownie Troop 8635, which meets at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville, show off some of the items they collected for Operation Buddy Pack. They filled backpacks with supplies, such as crayons, socks, toothbrushes, hats and gloves, for students affected by Hurricane Sandy. In front from left are Logan Rhoades, Emily Roehler, Keira Ettinger, Lauren Straub and Alexandria Stepp. In back are Maggie Doyle, Emily McCutcheon, Skye Spadaccia, Kaitlyn Renson, Bethany Gable and Laci Shupp. Missing from the photo are Charlotte Vinson and Tirzah Umstead.
The Lehigh Township Historical Society now has a web site.
Students from Lehigh Carbon Community College designed it with informational links to the Society.
It has taken several months with input from the Society. Check it out at www.lehightownshiphistoricalsociety.org.
There will be periodic updates where people can learn about upcoming events.
Scout troops are out selling cookies.
Pennsylvanians can contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program account in order to help pay college costs in the future.
I started the new year without diabetes.
What makes that remarkable is the fact that I had diabetes in 2012.
I literally walked into St. Luke's Hospital's Allentown campus Dec. 31, 2012, with diabetes and walked out on New Year's Day without the disease.
The reason for the overnight turnaround is metabolic surgery. Specifically, I had gastric bypass, which is a form of bariatric or weight loss surgery. It's important to note, however, that not all weight loss surgeries are metabolic surgeries.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted the Upper Macungie Township Police Department in a narcotics search of a tractor trailer that had been stopped for a violation.
· Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 200 block of East 20th Street.
· A report of change stolen from a vehicle brought officers to the 1200 block of Franklin Street.
· Officers were called to the 1800 block of Main Street for a noise complaint.
The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Lehigh County Bureau of Parks & Recreation, is planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area.
Located in northwestern Lehigh County, Leaser Lake is a 117-acre lake surrounded by 530 acres of park land.
A public forum will be held 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, to develop ideas for the facility. It will take place in the Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli. For additional information, contact George White at gwhite@ leaserlakeheritage. org or call 610-756-3181.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
The Moore Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.
The Northampton County 4-H program is once again sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale.
Trees must be ordered by March 1 to guarantee availability. All orders must be prepaid.
The pickup date is April 27 at the 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth; Ace Hardware in Capital Plaza on Route 512, Bangor; and Miller's Supply, on Route 329, Northampton.
Order forms are available at extension.psu. edu/northampton/programs/4-h/fundraisers (go to "tree sale").
For information, call the 4H Extensionweekdays 8 a.m-4 p.m. at 610-746-1970.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of an intoxicated man brought officers to the Catty Corner, 301 Mulberry St.
· Officers assisted the North Catasauqua Police Department in the 1100 block of Seventh Street.
· A report of a mirror broken on a vehicle brought police to the 900 block of Bridge Street.
· Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of Wood Street.
· A report of a fight brought police to Walnut Street.