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.
The Allentown Branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for their interrupted studies grants.
These are given to women both residing in and attending school in the greater Lehigh Valley area, who have had their college studies interrupted for at least six months and who have returned or are returning to school between the summer 2013 and summer 2014 semesters.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on North First Avenue.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 900 block of Hickory Lane.
· Officers were called to the 3400 block of Thomas Street to investigate a report of fraud.
· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to Sixth Street.
· Police responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Johnson Court.
· A report of a theft brought officers to Giant, 2641 MacArthur Road.
Truck takes out traffic light
Borough police at 7:22 a.m. Jan. 17 received a report of traffic lights and poles down at the southeast corner of the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets.
Pierre Voisine of Lang Saint Basile in New Brunswick, Canada, was driving a tractor trailer when he cut the turn too close, knocking down the lights, poles and a business sign and pole for Raadical Restaurant. He pulled over following the incident, police said.