Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.
Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.
The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs, recognize the signs and symptoms and learn the strategies to assist those with these problems.
Thursday, Jan. 10: Elem.–Meatball sub on whole grain roll, French fries, fruit punch, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Hot ham and cheese pretzelwich, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Jan. 11: Elem.–Cheese pizza, broccoli, orange, apple wedges, milk. M.S., H.S.–Mandarin orange chicken, steamed rice, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
In December, members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church got busy in the kitchen.
After a weeklong break from school to celebrate Christmas, Lehigh Valley Christian High School has jumped right back into the swing of things.
Last Friday, the drama department had auditions for its spring musical production. We would love for you to support us by coming to see our musical in April.
The choral program recently had its Christmas concert at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and it was very entertaining and filled with talent. The choir has already begun the preparations for their annual spring concert and their spring vocal competition at ACSI.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 1200 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of a road hazard brought police to Fifth and Buttonwood streets.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1200 block of Third Street.
· Police responded to a hit-and-run vehicle accident at Fourth and Grove streets.
· Officers responded to an alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.
The administration, faculty and staff of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute have selected the October 2012 students of the month.
Award recipients are selected by the instructor of each respective lab in recognition of their achievement during the previous month.
The recipients are:
Miranda Boyle, Cosmetology, Catasauqua
Joey Defiore, SOC Material Handling, Catasauqua
Joseph Johnson, Electrical Technology, Catasauqua
Robert Johnson, SOC Building Trades Maintenance, Catasauqua
Mariah A. Lopez, Computer Maintenance Technology, Catasauqua
Preliminary work for the replacement of the old Hokendauqua Bridge is underway, as Northampton Borough Municipal Authority employees relocate water lines on the North Catasauqua side of the bridge Monday. The bridge will be completely demolished and replaced, causing motorists to detour their crossing of the Lehigh River to bridges in Catasauqua and Northampton.
Before the holiday break, Sheckler students celebrated.
911 hang-up calls
Two hang-up calls on Dec. 24 when 911 was dialed brought police to a South Second Street home and another unidentified residence.
In one incident it was a misdial and in the separate case, it was a child playing with the phone.
Cooking sets off alarm
A report of a fire alarm on Dec. 25 brought police to an apartment at 10 N. Front St. Police said the alarm was set off by cooking.
The borough fire department responded and handled the situation accordingly.
Items taken from garage
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers were called to Lumber Liquidaters, 1204 MacArthur Road, to investigate a report of a window shot out with a BB gun.
· Police responded to a report of a man yelling at a pet bird at Whitehall Commons, 3 Maryland Circle.
· A report of a threat brought officers to Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road.
· Police responded to the theft of a handicap placard, cables and cleaning products from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Fairmont Street.