The railroad bridge collapse in the West Deptford area of New Jersey Nov. 30 should be a wake up call to fix our area's crumbling infrastructure.
As we all know, procrastination can be a dangerous thing.
This spill of vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, into a feeder creek of the Delaware River has the potential to kill wildlife and taint a delicate ecosystem still recovering from the consequences of our country's industrial revolution.
I have taken the time to view many...
For most, Christmas is a time of great anticipation and excitement.
For some, however, the prospect of facing the holidays without a loved one who has died may cause anxiety and dread.
Those grieving during the holidays can join others who are struggling, and find hope through "GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays," a warm and helpful seminar offered from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 16 at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli.
This ministry will help deal with the...
Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.
PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.
Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.
Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.
Proof of age (between ages of 10 and 14 as of Jan. 1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.
This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.
Winners of their respective...
Summer Harmony Men's Chorus of the Lehigh Valley along with choirs from five area churches will be performing a "Here We Come A-Caroling" concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.
Choirs joining the concert include: Asbury United Methodist Church, Christ Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Jordan Lutheran Church and St. John's United Church of Christ, Richlandtown.
Tickets will be available at the door.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
·A report of a parked motor vehicle struck by a motorist brought officers to the 1200 block of Franklin Street.
· Police responded to a report of a garage struck by a motor vehicle in the 2100 block of Line Alley.
· Officers were called to the Siegfried School to investigate a report of a suspicious man.
· Police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank to investigate...
The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is searching for the next of kin for Raymond Rudd Sr.
Rudd, 52, of 122 N. 11th St., Allentown, died Dec. 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
Anyone having information about his relatives is asked to contact the Lehigh County Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426.
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Beef vegetable soup, meatball sandwich with mozzarella cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Mandarin oranges.
Thursday, Dec. 13: Chicken noodle bake, sliced carrots, wheat roll with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Dec. 14: Italian wedding soup, marinated turkey cutlet, red potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, peanut butter cookie.
Monday, Dec. 17: Homemade chicken croquettes, gravy, mashed potatoes, garden blend...
Couple celebrates 65 years
Caroline and Al Abruzzi celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 4 at a dinner hosted by their family at the West Coplay Maennerchor, Whitehall.
The Abruzzis were married Nov. 2, 1947, by the Rev. Joseph Ducci in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto.
The couple renewed their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass given by the Most Rev. Bishop John O. Barres, Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic...
Selecting a Christmas tree from a retail outlet may be convenient, but searching among the crowds of people and finding the perfect tree among the dozens of trees can be frustrating.
A "choose and cut" tree farm can turn a frustrating shopping trip into an enjoyable family outing. The trees are often less expensive, too.
Christmas tree farms offer advantages over the commercial businesses that operate from city lots. They provide a larger and more varied tree selection and...