Members of the North Catasauqua and Catasauqua communities heard a lecture Feb. 21 entitled "The ABCs of Heart Valve Disease" by Sanjay Mehta, M.D., of the Lehigh Valley Heart and Lung Surgeons, at the Suburban North Family YMCA.
Mehta said surgery on heart valves occurs for one of two reasons. First, the valves wear out, become stiff and scar and, two, valves may leak, commonly called "regurgitation."
"Either too tight or too loose and you got a problem," he told the audience...
The Catasauqua Area School Board gave the Medical Academy Charter School a thumbs up during Tuesday evening's school board meeting.
MACS CEO and Principal Joanna Hughes and Dr. Craig Haytmanek, M.D., president of the board of trustees for the charter school discussed the school's progress in meeting a host of requirements set by the school board.
During January's meeting, the school board was not satisfied the charter school had met all requirements, such as offering a health...
The arts at Lehigh Valley Christian High School are taking an impressive turn.
Two choral students, Matthew Weaver and Abigail Parnell, participated in the Lehigh County Choir at Dieruff High School along with many other students from around the Lehigh Valley.
In addition, another choral student, Paula Herbert, was chosen to participate in the selective Districts Choir in Reading.
On March 12 the LVCHS choir will be participating in its annual competition, called ACSI...
Police responded to a Feb. 4 report by a 54-year-old resident of the 3200 block of Cherryville Road that she received a phone call from an unknown person claiming he worked for Kenneth Miller and Associates.
The caller told the woman if she failed to pay amounts due on past debts a warrant would be issued for her arrest, police said.
The woman provided her credit card number and authorized a $2,000 payment, police said.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a stolen vehicle brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.
· Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile in the 1100 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 1000 block of Limestone Street.
· Police responded to a report of found property in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a protection-from-abuse order violation in the 200 block of Edward Lane.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 500 block of Race Street.
· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought police to the 200 block of Peach Street.
· A report of harassment brought officers to the 100 block of South 14th Street.
· Police responded to a protection-from-...
On Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., members of the Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present a family storytime, in costume, with stories and songs from their spring musical "Seussical the Musical."
Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Register by stopping by the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., or calling the library at 610-262-7537.
St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave....
Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott, a Republican, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County executive recently in front of a room full of supporters at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, Allentown.
This is the second time Ott is seeking this office.
In 2009, he lost his rookie bid for Lehigh County executive against incumbent Don Cunningham by 862 votes out of 41,000 cast. Ott ran for county commissioner at that time citing the county's overspending and the 16-percent tax hike...
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of truancy brought officers to Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 3500 block of Limestone Drive.
· Police responded to a report of a vehicle dented in the 1100 block of North 12th Street.
· Officers were called to the 2100 block of Main Street for a harassment complaint.
· A report of loud noise brought police to the...
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association's community children egg hunt will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on the lawn of Saint Peter's Catholic Church.
The Easter Bunny will pose for photos. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate in one of several age divisions. All participants will be given additional candy treats.
The event, dating back to the 1950s, now features plastic eggs rather than hard boiled real eggs. The plastic eggs are filled with jelly beans...