Ralph Ferullo has a job.
However, because he has been home caring for his son, Alec, 18, he hasn't collected a paycheck in three months. And he doesn't expect to get one for the next three months, either.
Alec, who has a terminal form of brain cancer, is expected to live only a few more weeks.
"If he's still here like this in seven weeks, I can't go back," said Ralph, a respiratory therapist with Kindred Hospital in Easton. If he is unable to return to work before his...
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to an alarm in the 500 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 100 block of Bridge Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Walnut Street to investigate a threat.
· A report of a disorderly group of juveniles brought officers to the 400 block of Second Street.
· Officers responded to a dispute between a...
Grayson and Janet McNair, of Lower Macungie Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Danube River and visits to several ports-of-call in three countries. They also visited Vienna, Austria, for three days.
They are pictured at the statue of Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark (city park) along one edge of Vienna's Ringstrasse.
The couple were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg...
Clinton and Patricia (Heil) Flexer of Emmaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 29 with a surprise dinner at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church given by their family in the same reception hall used by the couple 50 years earlier.
The couple were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Salisbury Township.
They have four children, David, Diane and Todd Flexer and Wendy Breunig, and six...
St. Luke's University Health Network held its 8th annual "Night of Heroes," Sept. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Honorees included patients Johanna Pizzolo and Greg Young as well as area caregivers and public safety personnel. Above, from left: Ashley Kiefer, sister of patient honoree Greg Young; patient honoree Greg Young; his mother, Lisa Young, and father, Greg Young.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN
Q. What causes a heart attack?
A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrythmias.
There is a variety of causes that lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This, in turn, increases the likelihood of a heart attack.
The following are some of the leading causes of...
PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Lee A. Butz, center, Chairman of the Board, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., sponsor of the "Wicked Divas" concert, Sept. 13, Symphony Hall, Allentown, with the stars of the show, Allli Mauzey, left, and Dee Roscioli, right. Mauzey and Roscioli performed songs from Broadway's "Wicked," in which they starred, and other musicals, accompanied by the Allentown Symphony, conducted by Ronald Demkee.
Patriotic music filled the air Saturday as the brigade of 70 gleaming motorcycles, mostly Harley Davidsons, roared out Saturday from the Northampton Municipal Park on a covered bridge tour.
Many cyclists proudly displayed the American flag on the backs of their denim jackets.
The ride, sponsored by the Northampton Joint Veterans Association, took the bikers to the Manasses Guth, Wehr's, Rex's and Geiger's bridges, all located in Lehigh County.
The motorcyclists then rode...
My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.
I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day." It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather that I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.
Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."...
Allen Dunham, 8, of Bethlehem, shows off a caterpillar he found at the Boy Scout camp out at Becky's Drive-In, located in Lehigh Township. Scouts from all over the Lehigh Valley camped out Sept. 22-23, participating in a variety of activities in the process. each scout who completed eight activities received a special merit badge