Although Catholic Schools Week is winding down, Good Shepherd Catholic School, Northampton, and Saint Elizabeth Regional School, Fullerton, still have several events on tap.
At Good Shepherd on Newport Avenue, events for today, Thursday, Jan. 31, include a lunch where students, parents and grandparents enjoy a meal and a bake sale to benefit the sixth-grade trip to Medieval Times. The students will also make cards for homebound parishioners and "thank you" cards for the pastors.
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.
In a high school with 1,000 students, 50 students are likely to be suffering from depression.
Major depression is the leading undiagnosed illness among teens, affecting 5 percent of American teenagers, according to Dr. Steven P. Kachmar, M.A., Ph.D., NCSP, supervisor of psychological services at the Northampton Area School District. Of these, only 30 percent will receive any intervention or treatment.
Kachmar made a presentation at Northampton Area High School during The Weller Health Education Center's Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) last month.
The Northampton Fire Department recently filled two key posts in its ranks.
The department filled the positions of assistant fire chief and captain, effective immediately, at Thursday's meeting of borough council.
Council members said the appointments reflect that the young firefighters have trained and are now in line for leadership positions.
Kelsey Anthony, 14, and Kyle Woomer, 12, of Northampton, were seen in the bright lights of Broadway on Sept. 22, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) annual Times Square Video Presentation.
The event supports the NDSS mission to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.
Chef Joe Sweeney is filled with energy and exudes a passion and love of cooking.
Back in 2001, Sweeney, a 2003 Whitehall High School graduate, contacted the owner of Paolo's Italian Restaurant in Northampton and told him he was interested in attending culinary school. Paulo asked Sweeney to come in that Thursday. The rest is history.
Sweeney, who now owns the restaurant, began working as a dishwasher at Paolo's. From dishwasher, he worked his way up the ladder to salad station and prep cook.
Bath borough council was informed of the projected roads in need of repair for this coming year by borough Manager Thomas R. Petrucci at the Jan. 7 council meeting.
The six borough roads currently under review by the borough manager for repairs include Christmas Avenue, Park Ridge Drive, Sleepy Hollow Road and Archie Leigh, Broad and Pearl streets.
According to the Borough of Bath Road Condition Ratings Survey, the six roads have a level 2 rating condition. On a scale of one to five, the rating level describes the condition of each road surface.
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.