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.
Lehigh County Commissioners let a budget amended by County Executive Bill Hansell stand at their Nov. 14 meeting.
The amended budget was returned to the commissioners by the executive, who vetoed amendments to the budget that would have cut $5 million in spending and reduced real estate revenues by a little over $5 million. Instead the budget was amended by Hansell to include a total of $3.5 million in spending cuts to specific line items and a reduction in real estate revenues by $3 million.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
The exceptional work and efforts of the Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Inc. has not gone unnoticed.
On Nov. 10 the organization was awarded the Gold Standard of Excellence award from Everitt F. Binns, Ph.D., executive director of the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council.
"There is no question, you guys are leaders," Binns told members of the Northampton EMS. "You have no idea how important this is. We really appreciate it."