Poetry readers know there is nothing so lovely as a tree.
Unfortunately, poetry goes out the window and accusations can get pretty ugly when trees are involved in legal disputes, says a community forestry expert in The Pennsylvania State University's College of Agricultural Sciences.
"Most homeowners expect everyone to love their trees because they do," says Bill Elmendorf, urban and community forestry program coordinator and instructor in the School of Forest Resources.
Altitude Marketing has appointed Kelly Stratton as Manager, Public Relations.
Prior to joining the Altitude team, Kelly was director of communications for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.
Kelly was a communications specialist at Lehigh University, director of public relations at Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and has written for publications and publishers on a freelance basis, including Prevention Magazine, Columbia University Press and Lehigh Valley Style.
Kelly served in AmeriCorps and continues to mentor young women.
"Your Future is Now: Preparing for College and Career" will be held 9: - 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Main Campus, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
The event is sponsored by LCCC, Allentown School District, Kutztown University, PPL, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-FE Program, Wegman's and East Stroudsburg University.
Susan Cowsill and the Todd Wolfe Band headline the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause, a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The artists and ArtsQuest are partnering with American Bank and the Red Cross for this benefit concert. American Bank has offered to match donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief up to $50,000 through Dec. 31.
ArtsQuest will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause.
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.
Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.
Following Hurricane Sandy, representatives from Cetronia Ambulance Corps. provided emergency and disaster relief services in Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey.
Cetronia's teams operated in conjunction with other Pennsylvania EMS Strike Teams providing relief, shelter support and search and rescue operations.
"We are proud to have men and women on our teams that are dedicated to disaster response, not only in our local area, but for areas throughout the country that need assistance when devastation strikes," said Larry Wiersch, Cetronia CEO.
To the Editor:
In recent Whitehall-Coplay Press articles, attention was drawn to the unacceptable form of government practiced the past five years in Coplay. A clarification is needed.
Coplay council for decades had seven council committees. Each council member was a chair of a committee. Committees were unwisely increased to 15 committees during the past three years or so.
Local residents honored
Kara Eichelberger and Elizabeth Krall, both of Whitehall, were honored Nov. 9 as university scholars at Susquehanna University.
Eichelberg, a 2009 Whitehall graduate, is a senior majoring in biology.
She is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.
Krall, a 2010 graduate of Whitehall, is a junior majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.
On Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the Day of National Thanksgiving.
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor," Washington is quoted as writing in his proclamation.