Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.

Rosie the deliverer: Lehigh Valley Hospital campus at Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg have high-tech robots fill perscriptions

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Visitors on a recent behind-the-scenes tour to see the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) drug robot may have expected a “Star Wars” R2-D2-sized mechanical helper scurrying between patient rooms handing out doses of medication.

Instead, they were presented with a room-sized marvel covering some 420-square-feet and containing 60,000 doses of medication at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

The tour was presented for hospital donors and community leaders by the network’s philanthropy department.

Catty firefighter completes training

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Kayla Hein earns certificate during June 19 ceremony

Sixteen area volunteer fire departments added 26 firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 19 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

Among them was Kayla Hein, of the Catasauqua Fire Department.

This was the ninth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course, held twice a week from January to May, at the Allentown Fire Academy at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Congressman Charlie Dent feted at Lehigh Country Club event

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

After answering questions posed by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Tony Ianelli during a live taping of the weekly half-hour “Business Matters” television program, retiring U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was feted at an informal thank-you reception March 28 at Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The show aired April 2 on WFMZ Lehigh Valley television channel 69.

Volunteer firefighter completes training

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, located at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Firefighters complete course

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Four from Han-Le-Co are among 26 grads from region

Eleven area volunteer fire departments added 26 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion at a ceremony held recently at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the sixth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January through May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St. near the Queen City Airport.

Walk a mile in her shoes

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Group takes stand against gender issues, sexual violence

Several dozen students, staff and faculty members at the Penn State, Lehigh Valley, campus took a stand April 7 to raise awareness of gender issues and sexual violence.

The event featured male students and faculty stepping out in red high heels to "walk a mile in her shoes" to provide a better appreciation of the problem of sexual violence, particularly toward women, in the school's first-ever high-heeled walk by males around campus.

Many got into the spirit of the occasion to provide light-hearted images in the gender reversal event.