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Camp Cadet accepting applications

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

State Police Troop M Camp Cadet is now accepting applications for the free June 12-17 overnight camp at Camp Fowler, Orefield.

This year, 100 cadets will be selected to have a firsthand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.

The camp is designed to bring a better understanding to youth about the law enforcement profession while living in an atmosphere of an actual state police training academy. This camp is funded solely by donations from area police, private citizens, and civic and business groups.

Daugherty kicks off campaign for 15th

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Rick Daugherty has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.

The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW Local 375 Union Hall in Allentown.

Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.

“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.

Golden Gate Bridge jumper to discuss suicide prevention

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Only 1 percent of people who have attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge have survived.

Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide when he was 19, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is one of the lucky ones.

He will share his incredible story and his inspirational message of “Living Mentally Well,” 7 p.m. April 12 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

Local talent to stage ‘Mary Poppins’

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

After many months of planning and two months of rehearsals, the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company is excited to see its April production of “Mary Poppins” coming together.

Director Bill Nothstein, Assistant Director and Choreographer Kathi Metzler, Musical Director Mike Fister and Vocal Director Kathy Butz say they had a hard time sorting through the talented children and adults who came out for the November 2015 auditions.

LCTI wins 16 gold medals at SkillsUSA

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students also earn 19 silver and

Nearly 60 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students notched top-three finishes Feb. 3 at the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships at the Agri-Plex in Allentown.

The annual competition pits LCTI students against their peers from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill, ranging from advertising design to welding.

‘Honey for Heroes’ benefits Gold Star Mothers programs

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging association members to donate pound containers of honey from own their hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy veterans in our area.

Jason Hoch is an Eagle Scout

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Boy Scout Jason M. Hoch, of Catasauqua, received the Eagle Scout Award during a court of honor ceremony at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Hoch, a senior at Catasauqua High School, started Scouting in 2003 with Cub Scout Pack 94, where he earned his Arrow of Light Award.

He then became a member of Troop 94, where he earned 22 merit badges.

Troop 94 is sponsored by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the troop, Hoch served as a patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader.