Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith celebrates 150th anniversary

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Columns

The year was 1864; a man by the name of Tilghman H. Reinsmith opened a funeral service to go along with the furniture store he owned at 191 Main St., Emmaus. Little did he know his business would still be going strong after 150 years. Although the furniture business is no longer around, the Reinsmith Funeral Home has been continually serving Emmaus and surrounding communities for a century and a half.

Northampton Regional EMS receives Lifeline EMS award

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Columns

Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).

Every year, almost 300,000 people experience a STEMI, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.

zTake Back Day clears old medications from local homes

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County Police Departments, Pennsylvania State Police and the Allentown Health Bureau collected 766 pounds of unused and expired medications during the eighth National Take Back Day event April 26.

The Lehigh County total for all collections since the first in 2010 is more than 7,600 pounds of medications.

County residents were able to dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.

SENATE BILL 1281

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

School snow day flexibility bill passes senate

The state Senate unanimously approved a bill March 19 to give schools greater flexibility to make up time missed as a result of weather emergencies, according to Senator Jake Corman, R-34th, the bill's sponsor.

Senate Bill 1281 would allow schools to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than daily basis. In addition, the legislation would permit them to hold class on one Saturday per month to make up missed school days.