St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem and St. Luke's Allentown Campus has announced full accreditation status as an Accredited Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The two hospitals were the first to be accredited in the region in 2008.
To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Luke's engaged in rigorous re-evaluation and refinement of its cardiac care processes in order to integrate best practices and newest paradigms into its cardiac care processes.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JOIE JACKSON WENNER
The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, Sunday school classes presents The Pageant of the Miracle Births Dec. 22.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "Electrical Assembly and Automation." Information: www.dlarc.org, ke3aw@ arrl.net or call 610-432-8286.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.
· Group Kindle class – 1:30 p.m., Northampton Public Library, 165 Laubach Ave., Northampton. Information: 610-262-7537.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for January.
· Wednesday, Jan. 8 – 7:30 a.m., board of directors meeting, chamber office.
· Thursday, Jan. 9 – 11:45, membership luncheon: "State of the Chamber," at Fellowship Community.
· Friday, Jan. 10 – 10:30 a.m., ambassador committee, chamber office.
The University of Scranton's Journal of Clinical Psychology reports, in a survey published a year ago, 45 percent of those surveyed in 2012 said they usually make New Year's resolutions.
Psychologists say people who make specific resolutions for themselves are more likely to attain their goals than people who don't.
According to USA.gov, the top 10 most popular New Year's resolutions are:
· Drink less alcohol
· Eat healthy food
· Get a better education
· Get a better job
· Get fit
· Lose weight
· Manage debt
· Manage stress
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
DECEMBER 17, 2013
· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue.
DECEMBER 18, 2013
· Police responded to a retail theft at Redner's Warehouse Market, 101 Held Drive.
DECEMBER 19, 2013
· Officers assisted the Walnutport Police Department along the Lehigh River.
DECEMBER 20, 2013
· A report of a suspicious activity brought police to the 400 block of East Fourth Street.
DECEMBER 21, 2013
The following students achieved honor roll status during the first marking period of the 2013-14 academic year at Catasauqua Middle School.
Grade 8: Jacob Becker, Emma Bellesfield, Lucas Bloszinsky, Austin Boyko, Makenzie Bradley, Andrew Brett, Tyra Brown, Rene Byrd, Iasia Caraballo, Shane Dolon, Britney Fandl, Connor McCully, Megan Nyce, Mitchell Phillips, Corey Raysely, Steven Ritter, Michael Sauter, Samantha Thompson
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
DECEMBER 16, 2013
· A motor vehicle crash brought police to Howertown Road.
· The theft of a cell phone brought officers to the Medical Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road.
· Police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Race Street.
· Officers were called to the 500 block of Race Street to investigate a suspicious person.
· An alarm summoned police to the Lehigh Valley Christian High School, 330 Howertown Road.
Thursday, Jan. 2: Elem.–Maxx sticks with marinara, green beans, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Mandarin orange chicken, steamed rice, steamed broccoli, applesauce, pineapples, milk.
Friday, Jan. 3: Elem.–Pizza (whole grain), broccoli, pineapple chunks, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Boneless buffalo wings, fries, corn, steamed corn, applesauce, pineapples, milk.
Many people make resolutions as the New Year approaches; one resolution could be to help others.
One way you can help is by becoming a Road to Recovery volunteer.
Despite remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, there are many cancer patients today whose greatest challenge isn't lack of treatment. It's lack of transportation.
Many people may not realize it, but there are often patients in Lehigh and Northampton counties who have to get to a scheduled treatment but for a variety of reasons cannot get there on their own.