State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced 28 fire departments and emergency medical services providers in her district in both Lehigh and Northampton counties will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-19 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
With warmer summer weather in the forecast, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds animal owners to think about the health and safety of their pets.
In October 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 104 of 2018, otherwise known as the Hot Car Bill. The law provides protection for law enforcement and emergency responders when a dog or cat is removed from a motor vehicle when the animal is showing signs of distress.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.
House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at hcpa.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.
The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the retirement of long-serving law enforcement officer Gerald P. Procanyn, who retired from his position as a Lehigh County detective effective May 17.
Procanyn has served in that capacity since April 28, 2003. While employed in the district attorney’s office, Procanyn primarily worked as an investigator for cases brought before the grand jury.
On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.
The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.
The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.
At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.
Proof of age and residency must be provided. Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number (VIN)-etching event in Whitehall Township May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The VIN-etching is available to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.
Whitehall Township police are looking for information on a vehicle believed to have been involved in a crash the morning of May 6 at Fullerton and Fairmont avenues, Fullerton.
According to reports, Todd T. Hunger, 61, of Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after the accident. He was the driver of a motor- cycle.
An investigation by township police and Lehigh County officials has shown the involvement of a second vehicle at the crash site. The second vehicle is a newer-model, four-door sedan that was either dark blue or black in color.
Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.
The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, has announced Catasauqua Area School District and Salisbury Township School District were awarded school safety and security grants totaling $593,700.
“While I am pleased to see tax dollars returned to our area, it is unfortunate that this program is even needed. But in today’s environment, these are important safeguards that school boards can take for what works best at their schools,” McNeill said.