Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dana Elizabeth Valasek has received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Alvernia University in Reading.
The following information was provided by readMedia Newswire: Dana Elizabeth Valasek of Coopersburg has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Reading's Alvernia University. Valasek studied at the university's Main Campus. Alvernia's graduation ceremonies were held May 11, 2013 and included a Baccalaureate Mass on the main campus, and Commencement at the Sovereign Center in Reading. Commencement speaker Dr. Beverly Malone received an honorary degree of humane letters before addressing students.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
George Yeager of Coopersburg and other Pennsylvania German settlers from the Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley areas brought desperately-needed supplies to Washington's army during the brutal winter of 1777-78.
According to the writer of "The Pennsylvania German in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783," Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards, "the Pennsylvania Germans were the 'First Defenders' of the Revolution." He states that without them there would be no Declaration of Independence. It is ironic that local folk had to fight against the Hessian mercenaries from Germany, some who lived in Hesse-Cassel where Revolutionary War volunteers fighting the British had originated. We need to focus locally on Northampton and Lehigh counties now due to recently discovered information, uncovered by this writer, particularly featuring two families who helped supply George Washington's suffering troops that horrible winter at Valley Forge. Michael Heller, the Elder…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The fourth annual Not-So-Secret Gardens Tour will be held Saturday, June 22 in Coopersburg and Center Valley.
Tickets for a garden tour that will benefit the Southern Lehigh Public Library are now on sale at the library, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The fourth annual Not-So-Secret Gardens Tour—sponsored by the Friends of the Southern Lehigh Public Library—will be a self-guided tour of six private Coopersburg and Center Valley gardens. The tour will be held Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine ("downpour date" is June 23). Advance tickets for the tour are $12; tickets purchased the day of the tour at the library will be $15. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling the library at 610-282-8825. The library will also host a Garden Boutique, which will be …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Coopersburg Fire Company hoping to recruit associate members and fire police personnel. Call 610-282-1580 for information about how to become a member.
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Thursday, May 16
According to information posted on the Coopersburg Borough website: "Coopersburg Fire Company #1 grew from a hand drawn fire engine and seven volunteer fire fighters to a modern four bay home for fire engines and pumpers at 13 S. Main Street with its social quarters in the landmark house at the corner of East State and Main Street. The Coopersburg Ambulance Corps operates from a well-equipped building next to the Borough Hall on E. State Street."
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover? Does it cover just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning and planting? Please share in the comments below—we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us about that too. Below are links to listings for local businesses that offer lawn services: Ground Effex 5 Star Lawn and Landscaping Inc. The Grassman Allegheny Gardens Landscaping Campbell Natural Landscape Design This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for...," where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Buster has been missing from the area of Quarry and State roads since mid-April.
A cat named Buster is still missing from the Coopersburg area, according to a "Lost and Found" listing on Craigslist. Buster was profiled as a missing pet in a Patch article published last month. According to the listing, Buster—who is microchipped—was last seen near Quarry and State roads in Springfield Township on April 16. Anyone who has seen Buster should respond to his owner via the email link on the Craigslist ad. "Please be on the lookout. We want the poor guy back," the owner wrote.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Solehi Disaster and Preparedness Task Force will present a program Thursday in Coopersburg.
Wednesday, May 8
The public is invited to join the Solehi Disaster and Preparedness Task Force for a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday in Coopersburg borough hall, 5 N. Main St. The program will focus on how residents can be ready, prepared and able to help family, friends and neighbors before, during, and after a local disaster.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A Coopersburg teen is in jail charged with stealing from her grandmother's jewelry box.
Stephanie Marie Wood, 18, of Forest Drive near Coopersburg, is jailed in Lehigh County Prison after being charged with stealing from her grandmother, who lives in Salisbury Township. Wood stole jewelry valued at $5,000 and sold it for $1,000 to buy drugs, according to a Morning Call report. Court records say Wood was arrested by Officer Bryan S. Losagio of Salisbury Township Police and was arraigned Friday before District Judge Karen C. Devine in Allentown. Wood was unable to post bail. Next, she will face a preliminary hearing.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The America Sandwich Co. in Coopersburg is the first restaurant outside of an urban area in the United States to use Bitcoins.
American Sandwich Co. has become the first restaurant in the nation to bring the digital currency called bitcoins to "Middle America." Bitcoin is a system of owning and transferring amounts of Bitcoins, in a manner similar to online banking, but pseudonymously and without reliance on a bank. Once exclusively the domain of tech-savvy "geeks," this virtual currency shot to prominence after a rise in value and the financial crisis in Cyprus. Related story: Buying Into the Bitcoin Craze American Sandwich Co. is the first restaurant in Pennsylvania to accept Bitcoin —and the first outside of a major urban area to so, according to a press release. In order to accept Bitcoin as a payment method, Rich Piotrowski, who owns the restaurant with his …