Paul Albert, of Catasauqua, won a gold medal during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He won gold as part of the golf team while representing Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.
Albert received a double lung transplant in 1993.
There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia, which covered eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.
The Public Library of Catasauqua and Hartzell’s Pharmacy will co-host the six-week Penn State Extension program Dining with Diabetes. This program offers information on lifestyle modification to help enhance the long-term health of residents in Catasauqua and surrounding communities.
Participants may choose between two program times on the following dates: Sept. 10, 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 and 8, with a follow-up session Dec. 10, at either Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., Catasauqua, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or at the Catasauqua library, 302 Bridge St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county.
Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.
Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin announced July 11 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash.
Corey Sickler, 26, of 315 Linden St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony of the second degree, and homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, both felonies of the third degree.
Pennsylvania College of Technology students vying for gold at the SkillsUSA National Championships is common. An all-female welding team representing the school at the prestigious competition is not. Thanks to three talented female welding and fabrication engineering technology students, it may be in the future. The trio aims to be trendsetters at the college and nationally.
Denise Continenza, of Whitehall, was presented with the Director’s Award for Collaboration and Partnership during the recent extension annual conference in State College. This award recognizes an individual who has built strong partnerships or collaborations to advance the extension’s strategic goals during the past year.
The League of Women Voters of Northampton and Lehigh counties are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the new 7th Congressional District 7-8:30 p.m. May 2. It is being hosted by Northampton Community College and will take place in Alumnae Hall on the main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some time to meet and greet candidates. Parking is plentiful.
The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills and liquids, including pet medications.
Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.