To illustrate the toll that cancer takes and how the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life can help, I have asked my friend, Gene, to tell me about being a caregiver for his dad, who passed away battling lung cancer. This is Gene's story:
I'm writing this article on what would have been my father's 72nd birthday. This was my very first experience – up close and personal – with cancer and it has forever changed me on a very fundamental level.
My father was 6 feet 5 inches...
Lehigh Valley Christian High School has had an outstanding start to the new year.
Both students and teachers are working to wrap up the semester and begin the next.
This past week students have been studying and reviewing for midterm exams happening this week.
Along with the busy schedule that midterms bring, a large number of students here at LVCHS are also involved in basketball, winter conditioning, cheerleading and drama. The programs here at LVCHS allow students to...
The Catasauqua American Legion, Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will be holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.
On the menu is creamed chip beef on toast, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.
For more information, call 610-266-7170.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any information you...
As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Youth in Harmony" program, the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers is hosting its fourth annual Young Singers Quartet Contest. The goal is to give students the unique experience of singing in a barbershop quartet and to offer an opportunity to improve their singing skills through the medium of close harmony a cappella singing. To date, 10 quartets are entered from Freedom, Northern Lehigh and Phillipsburg high schools. The deadline for entries is Jan. 24....
I started the new year without diabetes.
What makes that remarkable is the fact that I had diabetes in 2012.
I literally walked into St. Luke's Hospital's Allentown campus Dec. 31, 2012, with diabetes and walked out on New Year's Day without the disease.
The reason for the overnight turnaround is metabolic surgery. Specifically, I had gastric bypass, which is a form of bariatric or weight loss surgery. It's important to note, however, that not all weight loss surgeries...
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on North First Avenue.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 900 block of Hickory Lane.
· Officers were called to the 3400 block of Thomas Street to investigate a report of fraud.
· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to Sixth Street.
· Police responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Johnson Court...
In this second column, I'm down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mike Bednar on the roots of the hamlet. His grandfather immigrated to Darktown and was employed by the Thomas Iron Company in Hokendauqua in the year 1900.
A vital artery supplying the plant with limestone, coal and ore was the Ironton Railroad. Many of my readers enjoy walking the popular Ironton Rail-Trail in the township. The trail is the former bed of Ironton Railroad.
The Northampton County 4-H program is sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale.
Trees must be ordered by March 1 to guarantee availability. All orders must be prepaid.
The pickup date is April 27 at the 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth; Ace Hardware in Capital Plaza on Route 512, Bangor; and Miller's Supply, on Route 329, Northampton.
Order forms are available at extension.psu. edu/northampton/programs/4-h/fundraisers (go to "tree sale").
The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 3, in the gym of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.
Doors open at noon. The games begin at 2 p.m.
A Chinese auction and a 50/50 cash drawing will also be held. Refreshments will be available.
Contact Barbara Budnik at 610-262-6156 for tickets or information.
The snow date is Feb. 10.
Assumption BVM Church, East 22nd Street, will host a breakfast Sunday, Jan....
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of an intoxicated man brought officers to the Catty Corner, 301 Mulberry St.
· Officers assisted the North Catasauqua Police Department in the 1100 block of Seventh Street.
· A report of a mirror broken on a vehicle brought police to the 900 block of Bridge Street.
· Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of Wood Street.