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.
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.
· HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Holly Fair – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-3221..
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
· All-you-can-eat breakfast – 8 a.m.-noon, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Information: 610-266-7170.
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lehigh County is offering a free Alzheimer's CARE training workshop for area families 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722, Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall.
Via is again offering Via Teen Winter Experience for teens and young adults with disabilities Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31.
The event is for ages 13 to 21.
Via Teen Winter Experience is a valuable program for participants between Christmas and New Year's when schools are typically closed.
This program helps young adults with disabilities connect to their community through recreational, social, volunteer and educational activities to help prepare for adult life.
Santa is planning to take a work break to say hello and/or write a letter to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and any other child who might like to hear from him.
Because Santa can't possibly call and write to everyone in the world in that short period of time, Santa has asked the teams of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Whitehall to help him prepare his schedule.
All senior citizens from North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the Lions' 24th Annual Holiday Meal on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11:45 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. The meal is free but the club would appreciate reservations by calling Joe at 610-264-4130. If no answer, please leave a message.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Oct. 8, 2:47 p.m.
Firefighters responded to Willowbrook Golf Course this afternoon for an automatic fire alarm. The Catasauqua and Northampton fire departments responded as automatic mutual aid. Lehigh County 911 reported the alarm from the club house. Upon arrival, firefighters investigated and found smoke from cooking and failure to turn on the vent hood. All units were recalled and firefighters cleared the scene quickly.
Oct. 8, 5:02 p.m.