Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock will serve a two-year term as president of the Association of Mayors of the Boroughs of Pennsylvania.
He was recently selected as president of the organization, which represents the 958 mayors serving boroughs in the Commonwealth, which are home to more than 2.6 million residents.
Reenock served as the organization's first vice president until his election as president. He has been active with the association for nearly two decades.
Klinger graduates from basic training
Air Force Airman Joshua S. Klinger graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Klinger completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
· Current events informal discussion group – 2-3:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
Selected health centers across the country received grant money totaling $150 million July 10 to help the uninsured enroll in health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.
All grant recipients received a minimum of $59,000.
Funds were to be released immediately, said Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., administrator of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, in a conference call July 10 with members of the news media.
Representatives of Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center recently announced an expansion of a partnership formed in 2011.
Alan List, M.D., Moffitt's president and CEO, and Suresh Nair, LVHN's senior medical director of academic oncology programs, said LVHN's participation in the Moffitt Oncology Network, which is designed to help Moffitt develop a premier cancer care delivery system, focused solely on providing patients, including those in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area, the best personalized cancer care.
During the most recent heat wave, Nortampton Municipal Pool lifeguard Meghann Fiorvanti checks the pool's water temperature. With the air temperature in the high 90s, the water in the pool was between 72 and 74 degrees. The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool is open noon-7 p.m., weather permitting, through Aug. 16. The Coplay pool is open noon-7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Whitehall's three pools close Aug. 18 though an attempt will be made to keep one pool open longer, if possible. The Catasauqua pool has yet to set a final date for its pool season.
A 44-year-old woman and her 27-year-old future son-in-law are dead following what police are calling a murder-suicide at a home in Moore Township.
Moore Township Deputy Police Chief James Cavallo told The Press July 31 officers entered 3001 Delps Road to find Michelle Snyder, formerly of New Tripoli, and Robert Kislow III in the same area of the home.
Around 11:40 p.m. July 29, Cavallo said, police received a 911 call from a man reporting a verbal disturbance in the home.
A walk to remember Army Spc. Jesse Reed grew by leaps and bounds this year.
Reed, who enlisted in 2008, was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan July 14, 2010. His childhood best friend, Adam Keys, also of Whitehall, survived but lost several limbs.
"It was a miracle that Adam survived," said Dolores Reed, Jesse's mother.
In 2011, Whitehall Township honored Reed by renaming Seventh Street Jesse Reed Way.
The annual Northampton County 4-H Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Northampton County 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth.
Free and open to the public, the three-day event will include various displays of 4-H work, animal shows, a silent auction, games and food.