In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lehigh County is offering a free Alzheimer's CARE training workshop for area families 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722, Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall.
Via is again offering Via Teen Winter Experience for teens and young adults with disabilities Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31.
The event is for ages 13 to 21.
Via Teen Winter Experience is a valuable program for participants between Christmas and New Year's when schools are typically closed.
This program helps young adults with disabilities connect to their community through recreational, social, volunteer and educational activities to help prepare for adult life.
Many trees in Northampton, took a hit when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the northeast and struck the borough.
"As everyone is aware, we had a bad storm with trees down in various parts of the borough," stated Borough Manager Gene Zarayko in a report to council. "Any trees that fell across a roadway, the borough crew came in and cut them up and removed them. Any trees that fell in anyone's yard were removed if the resident cut them up and placed them at the curb."
Santa is planning to take a work break to say hello and/or write a letter to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and any other child who might like to hear from him.
Because Santa can't possibly call and write to everyone in the world in that short period of time, Santa has asked the teams of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Whitehall to help him prepare his schedule.
Photos from the Northampton Exchange Club craft show.
Northampton Borough Council delayed the presentation of the 2013 budget until its December meeting.
The delay was due to the fact that borough Manager Gene Zarayko was unable to attend the Nov. 15 meeting due to an illness. Zarayko was responsible for crunching the numbers for next year's budget.
A few details regarding the budget did emerge, however. The manager's report indicated the proposed budget "requires a 1-mill tax increase" for the town's property owners.
Northampton resident Anna Eichelberger browses through the baskets during the basket social and flea market hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northampton. The social offered 226 items.
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.
Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.
Local residents honored
Kara Eichelberger and Elizabeth Krall, both of Whitehall, were honored Nov. 9 as university scholars at Susquehanna University.
Eichelberg, a 2009 Whitehall graduate, is a senior majoring in biology.
She is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.
Krall, a 2010 graduate of Whitehall, is a junior majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.
· HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Holly Fair – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-3221..
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
· All-you-can-eat breakfast – 8 a.m.-noon, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Information: 610-266-7170.