An article I read recently concerning the Food and Drug Administration's new limits on arsenic in apple juice has only confirmed my belief we should pay closer attention to where our food and drinks originate.
According to the article published July 12 on Foxnews.com, the FDA is changing the amount of arsenic allowed after more than a year of public pressure from consumer groups worried about the contaminant's effect on children.
In an FDA news release published the same day,...
Coplay police are investigating the theft of approximately $1,317 worth of jewelry, along with personal items, from a residence in the 100 block of South Fifth Street.
The theft was reported to police on July 9. It was not known, according to police, when the incident took place.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the house.
Pool liner stolen
A resident of the unit block of North Fifth Street reported the...
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a dispute brought officers to the 700 block of Poplar Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 500 block of North 14th Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Second Street to investigate a report of fraud.
· A report of a wanted person brought officers to the 100 block of Limestone Street.
· Police were called to the 100 block of Howertown Road to investigate...
The Northampton Area Food Bank asks for your support during its annual Christmas in July food/fundraiser.
Food bank volunteers will b e at Dollar General 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-21.
During the summer months, donations decrease. However, clients continue to need assistance. Volunteers will provide a list of items needed.
The food bank is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information, visit www....
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 4400 block of Main Street.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 3300 block of South Front Street.
· Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 1000 block of Fairmont Avenue.
· A report of a BB shot through a window brought police to the 400 block of Mickley Road.
· Officers were called to Suncrest Circle to...
Press photo by Susan Bryant
Cassidy, Janelle and Bethany Gable of Northampton give Thaillia Ambrose, 12, from Bronx, N.Y., (second from left) a group hug after she arrives in the Lehigh Valley by bus July 2. Her visit is part of the Fresh Air Fund program, which offers New York City children ages 6-18 the opportunity to spend up to two weeks with host families in the Lehigh Valley during the summer.
The Globosits family welcomed a new family member July 11.
The newcomer is Züker, a 4-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever, who is capable of saving the life of one his new people.
A diabetic alert dog, Züker will give warnings when Matthew Globosits' blood sugar is at an unhealthy level.
Dogs have an extremely keen sense of smell, and their noses can pick up a huge variety of scents that we cannot detect, said Erin Gray, Züker's trainer. One of these scents is blood...
May 2014 nuptials
Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Short of Macungie announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Alison Short, to Philip Michael DePoe, son of Scott DePoe and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Siegel of York.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Emmaus High School and Duquesne University.
She is employed by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Her fiance graduated from York Catholic High School, York, and The Pennsylvania State...
50 years of marriage
Harry and Millidine (Clauser) Waterman of Hereford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 22.
They were married in Emmaus.
The couple has three sons and five grandchildren.
The Watermans are owners of H.R. Waterman Meat Market, Hereford Township, Berks County.