Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In an Easton gallery exhibit, the former Northampton County SPCA celebrates its anniversary while examining the challenges of caring for abandoned animals.
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Tuesday, January 8
The Center for Animal Health & Welfare in Williams Township is marking its 100th anniversary this month with an unusual exhibit at an Easton art gallery. The exhibit opened Saturday at ConneXions Gallery, 213 Northampton St., where it spotlights the challenges the organization is facing while celebrating a milestone anniversary for the former Northampton County SPCA. The exhibit includes photos and memorabilia from the organization's century-long history. It also includes a display called “Boxes of Kittens,” an awareness exhibit that demonstrates what it takes for the organization to care for the boxes of kittens that are often literally left on the center's doorstep. Nearly 100 such boxes were left at the center in 2012. The display …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Exactly 40 years ago, in 1972, Hellertown residents celebrated the 100th anniversary of the borough's incorporation. A rare linen wall hanging is a special memento of that celebration.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Saucon Valley Girl Scouts will create a perennial flower garden in Hellertown's Water Street Park in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
"Come right over! I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" -- Juliette Gordon Low, phoning her cousin Nina Anderson Pape in 1912 Girl Scouting teaches empowerment and encourages young women to be all that they can be. Some of our nation’s brightest stars are former Girl Scouts. Thanks to the vision of one incredible woman, 100 years ago, local Girls Scouts are experiencing opportunities that will help them reach their fullest potential. On March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts founder Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low brought together 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Believing that physical, mental and spiritual growth are very important…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Recalling an unforgettable visit to the White House.
With the 100th anniversary of former President Ronald Reagan’s birth having been recently celebrated, I spent some time recalling the day I met him at the White House nearly 30 years ago. It all started with the Mailgram that arrived on July 2, 1981, signed by Reagan, and inviting me to join him and other administration officials for a briefing and luncheon at the White House on Monday, Oct. 5 to discuss the economy, other domestic issues and foreign policy. At the time, I had been the editor of The Express (now The Express-Times) in Easton for only three months. The president had survived an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981, by John Hinckley outside of a Washington, D.C., hotel where Reagan had just finished speaking to a union …