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  • United Way supporters started their day at 'Breakfast of Champions'

    United Way of Palm Beach County welcomed 350 of its closest friends and dedicated supporters to its annual fundraising campaign kickoff event, "Breakfast of Champions," at the Kravis Center Sept. 10. The signature event was attended by local...
  • Deaths of 'most vulnerable' homeless bring call for change

    Deaths of 'most vulnerable' homeless bring call for change
    One man had a heart attack walking from his camp. A woman bled to death from cirrhosis. Two people died of cancer. And a 31-year-old man with schizophrenia was found drowned in a downtown Orlando lake — the result of an apparent suicide. In all,...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    CHAD DEVORE of Breinigsville has become a sales associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors' Allentown office, formerly Prudential Patt, White Real Estate. Devore graduated from Slippery Rock University and will work with clients...
  • Program helps out homeless veterans

    For David Bixby, a Navy veteran who was homeless, moving into his own apartment was crucial. Bixby, who requires daily medical treatment, needed regular access to electricity, which he wasn't able to get in shelters. "I was homeless, broke and...
  • Tolerance in the new year [Commentary]

    Tolerance in the new year [Commentary]
    Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere...
  • Language classes important

         A guy I've corresponded with often over the years had the following reaction to my recent column about new funding to buy foreign language and dual language children's books for the Allentown Public Library so more non-English speakers can read to...
  • Newtown Official: Sandy Hook Shooting Donations Divided Town

    The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent...
  • Social sense: Guide to the fall party season

    Social sense: Guide to the fall party season
    The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
  • Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks

    Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks
    Sheila Tucker Turushina stared ahead at the picture of the World Trade Center's North Tower exploding on Sept. 11, 2001. Turushina, wearing nearly 80 pounds of firefighter turnout gear, took as many steps as she could take in 3 minutes 43 seconds to...
  • Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward

    Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward
    Businesses in Broward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy. They're pushing for a "Yes" vote on the Nov. 4 ballot to re-authorize a property tax that funds the...
  • Questions after student fatally shot self

    Questions after student fatally shot self
    Investigators are working with a Sanford boy's family and school officials to understand why the 14-year-old killed himself at a Lake Mary middle school. The Greenwood Lakes Middle School student was found dead in a bathroom stall Wednesday night with a...