Friday, May 17, 2013
Our weekly look at companies seeking workers around Palmer-Forks.
Looking for a job? Each week, we look at places like Craigslist and Indeed to see who's hiring around Palmer and Forks Townships. Alcohol and Other Drug Services Local Pick Up and Delivery Driver Accounting Assistant Director of Student Involvement Retail Merchandiser Insurance Verifiers Fitters/Wleders Outdoor Event Coordinator Porter (Part Time) Lead and Assistant Teacher Personal Banker Grill/Line Cook Server Prep Cook/Line Cook Landscape/Laborers General Labor/Warehouse Medical Secretary Medical Assistant Certified Lifeguard Packagers/Material Handlers
Monday, May 6, 2013
Lafayette students pay tribute to classmate one year after his death.
Bridget Greeley and Everett Glenn were a few years apart at Lafayette College. But that didn't stop them from becoming friends, because that's just how it was with Everett. "For Everett, there were no strangers on campus," Greeley said Sunday, speaking to a few hundred of her classmates on the college quad at a service for Glenn on the one-year anniversary of his death. "Whenever he walked through a doorway, he'd have a crowd behind him." He'd be inspired, she said, to see his dream fullfilled: all his disparate groups of friends becoming a united group. They were there to remember Glenn, and for the dedication of a new bench and tree that will serve as a memorial to a student remembered as a talented member of the college fencing team, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Former president draws 3,000 at Lafayette College for discussion of human rights initiatives.
President Jimmy Carter is proud of his country. He just wants it to do better. “I would like to see America become a nation that is champion of peace, champion of human rights," the 39th president said Monday at Lafayette College in Easton. "I’m not criticizing America, because I know America is the greatest country on earth." But the country needs to do more to promote peace, Carter said, and that includes talking with countries like North Korea, which Carter visited in 1994. "What the North Koreans want is a peace treaty with the United States," he said, describing it as a "paranoid" nation. "They're honestly convinced the US wants to attack them." Carter said the nation also needs to work on improving its human rights record, singling …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Forks Township officials give update on Braden Airpark's future, which may include a sale of the property.
The status of the sale of Braden Airpark is still up in the air. Forks Township officials provided an update on the property at the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday night, stating that Lehigh Valley Airport Authority representatives are in discussions with Lafayette College. Township Manager John Cornell said he attended a Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township meeting on April 10 with airport authority representatives for a status update. While the authority is trying to shed debt by selling some of its properties, Cornell said that the Sullivan Trail airport—which will soon be vacated by Moyer Aviation—might not be on the for-sale list. "We asked where they envision Braden and there wasn't a desire to acquire the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Looking for a job? Here are some local places that are hiring.
Are you looking for work? Each week, we scour the help wanted ads to find companies in/near Easton that are seeking workers. This week's employers include Lafayette College, the YMCA, Porter's Pub ProJeCt of Easton and Wells Fargo. Casting Call, Lou Reda Productions Warehouse Worker Medical Assistant Bank Teller Bank Teller (Part Time) (Wells Fargo) Secretary (Lafayette College) Sales Associate Security Guard Operations Administrative Support Secretary For Attorney (Part Time) Student Success Specialist (ProJeCt of Easton) Preschool Teacher Pre-School/Infant-Toddler Teachers Grille/Saute/Prep Cook (Porter's) Sous Chef/Chef General Maintenance Seasonal Nursery Help Warehouse Associate Housekeepers (YMCA) Sales and Account Manager
Thursday, April 11, 2013
World famous primate expert and conservationist visits Lafayette College.
For more than half a century, Jane Goodall has lived with and studied chimpanzees. But what has that time taught her about humans? "We've been jolly arrogant," Goodall said Thursday afternoon, speaking to reporters at Lafayette College in Easton. "We're part of the animal kingdom. We're not separate from it." Goodall was at the school to deliver its Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture for 2012-13. She said she hoped students would come away with the "recognition, the hope, that it's not too late to turn things around." She also shared what she's learned from animals, and "what we can continue to learn from there." Goodall, who runs the global non-profit that bears her name, said she continues to be surprised by chimps. For …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Speaking at Lafayette College, former British Prime Minister deals with the Middle East, and the world economy.
During his tenure as Great Britain's prime minister, Tony Blair sent troops into wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. But while his 10 years in office—1997 to 2007—were volatile ones, 2013 could prove to be "the toughest time to be a leader," Blair told students at Lafayette College Monday afternoon. Today's leaders need to adapt to a fast-changing world, Blair said, one where crises won't come sequentially. For example, British and American leaders are dealing with both continued unrest in the Middle East, as well as fallout from the 2008 financial meltdown, Blair said. “Your country and my country are tired of intervention," in the Middle East, Blair said, but added that some level of engagement is "absolutely fundamental." Since …
Tony Blair pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher in Lafayette College speech.
Although a divisive leader, Margaret Thatcher will be "missed profoundly" on both sides of the Atlantic, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday. Speaking at Lafayette College in Easton a few hours after Thatcher's death was reported, Blair said Thatcher was someone who believed in a strong bond between the United States and the United Kingdom. “Whether you agree with her or disagree with her, and I had plenty of times where I disagreed with her, she was a remarkable, empowering figure," Blair said at the start of his speech, which was the college's 2013 Lives of Liberty Lecture. Thatcher, 87, died Monday after suffering a stroke. She had led England's Conservative Party for nearly 12 years, the longest tenure of any 20th …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Journalist Masha Gessen will discuss life in Vladamir Putin's Russia in Easton March 11.
Masha Gessen, a Russian journalist/activist who's written an unauthorized biography of Vladamir Putin, will speak on March 11 at Lafayette College. Gessen -- who also blogs for the New York Times -- will give two free lectures at the school. The first, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. at the Gendebien Room of Skillman Library, will focus on Gessen's book The Man Without a Face, described as a "chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress." Her second talk “The Anatomy of a Crackdown: The Laws, Slogans, and Practices of the New Russia” is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. in room 104 of the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Gessen’s other books …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Lafayette knocks off Holy Cross and will play Lehigh University in semifinals Saturday in Patriot League Tournament.
The Lafayette Leopards are moving on. The Lafayette College mens basketball team knocked off Holy Cross Wednesday night, 77-54, in the Patriot League quarterfinals to advance to the next round. The team was sparked by star guard Tony Johnson, who scored 19 points. The No. 2 seeded Leopards will play No. 3 Lehigh University at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kirby Sports Center in College Hill in a semifinals matchup. The tournament winner gets an automatic bid in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. See video of the opening tip-off, some warm-ups and a section of Leopards fans cheering.