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.
Motorists using the Routes 22 and 145 will face lane restrictions starting Aug. 20.
PennDOT officials have announced the ramp from eastbound Route 22 to northbound MacArthur Road will be closed permanently starting 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Motorists traveling eastbound on Route 22 will access MacArthur Road/Route 145 using a single, newly constructed ramp, regardless of whether they intend to go north or south on MacArthur.
Lane restrictions are also scheduled for 10 p.m. Aug. 20 through 6 a.m. Aug. 21 on both highways.
The task of sewage enforcement has become more of an issue in Allen Township.
Housing developments in the southern sector of the township get hooked up to sewers aligned with the Borough of Northampton's wastewater treatment plant.
At its recent meeting, the township board of supervisors agreed to hire an additional sewage enforcement officer. Township Engineer Brian Kocher was granted permission to hire a qualified person.