Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County. These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.
A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.
Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.
According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was owned by NS Paving of Lehighton and operated by Corey Mann, 49, of East Stroudsburg.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli will not seek another term as district attorney in 2019. Morganelli is currently Pennsylvania’s most senior district attorney and has served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Morganelli’s current term does not end until Dec. 31, 2019.
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.