Three Whitehall students were among the 19 area students to win gold medals at the Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Championships April 3-5.
· Kim Phung, industrial motor control.
· Genelle Davenport, medical math.
· Photography: Madison Jacob, photography.
All three are students at Whitehall High School and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.
As gold medal winners, they will represent Pennsylvania at the National Leadership & Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. June 23-29.
Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced April 24 they have signed an agreement for a full asset merger pending regulatory approval.
The GHHA board of directors approved the merger on April 3 and the LVHN board of trustees executive committee did so April 16 with the full board ratification expected May 1.
The George Taylor House will hold its opening day ceremony 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The George Taylor Monument will be dedicated in celebration of its 200th anniversary.
The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will present an honor guard salute and the Sheckler Elementary School band will perform at 2 p.m. Guided tours of the George Taylor House are set for 2-4 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be plentiful.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Program: "Eli, the Son of the Iceman" – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: email email@example.com or call 610-432-8286.
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: Ken Howard 610-428-9911.
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.
Friends, from left, Marilyn Smicker of Coplay, Michele Schmall of Whitehall and Michael Smicker of Coplay enjoy both time together and spaghetti and meatballs served April 27 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay. The meal drew a large crowd.
How fitting it is, following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings by two brothers with alleged ties to violent Muslim extremists, that the final piece of One World Trade Center, the spire, was scheduled to be lifted in place on Monday.
Unfortunately, high winds and bad weather forced a temporary delay.
Installation of the 408-foot, 800-ton spire began last December with pieces made in New Jersey and Canada.
If you enjoy gardening and volunteer work, now is the time to apply to become a Penn State master gardener.
The Penn State Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.
The new training program will begin the week of Aug. 23 and continue 2:30-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday through mid-December.
Classes will be split between the Lehigh and Northampton County Extension offices in Allentown and Nazareth.
Thursday, May 2: Elem.–Chicken ring things or PB&J, carrots, banana, milk. M.S.–Barbecue chicken sandwich or PB&J, sweet potatoes, apple wedges, banana, milk. H.S.–Spicy chicken sandwich, sweet potatoes, celery sticks, apple wedges, banana, milk.
State police on April 1 were called to Willowbrook Road, Allen Township, to investigate a report of a vehicle damaged.
Police said the driver's side door of a green Volkswagen Jetta was kicked in.
Johnny Junior Quinones, 39, and Tesha Simone, 38, both of Bethlehem, were arrested for allegedly attacking a 61-year-old Northampton resident April 7.
According to police, the incident occurred at 1028 Hogan Way, Allen Township.
Diamond ring reported stolen