Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day Oct. 27. The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
The late Deborah Nothstein was passionate about helping local children in need. Her husband, William, and daughter, Bethany, chose to continue her work and honor her memory by creating the Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands Fund.
The fund has been in existence for eight years and has provided more than $60,000 to families and children in need. The fund’s big annual fundraiser is a homemade holiday sale.
Branden M. Bilheimer, of Catasauqua, received his Eagle Scout badge Oct. 27 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.
He is the son of Christopher M. Bilheimer and Kimberly Smith. The recent Catasauqua High School graduate is attending Kutztown University, where he is majoring in secondary education and physics.
Jay Cimerol and his son Tyler, of Catasauqua, have purchased the Catty Corner Restaurant and Bar, 301 Mulberry St., and plan to reopen it as a neighborhood bar and pizzeria.
Jeff Barber, of Lehigh Financial Group LLC, Allentown, arranged for a private bridge loan for the Cimerols to purchase the two-story property. Settlement took place Sept. 13.
The Cimerols are renovating the building, which has been closed for about 18 months. They plan to open the Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub and Pie in mid- to late-October.
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.