Pottsville Pounds Sloppy Saucon

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Friday night the Saucon Valley Panthers packed their bags and traveled to Pottsville to take on the Crimson Tide.  This game stems from an agreement between the Colonial League and Schuylkill League to create a level playing field by scheduling matchups between the bigger and smaller schools in each league.  The Panthers will now play the bigger programs from the Schuylkill League like Pottsville, Blue Mountain and Lehighton while giving up the smaller Colonial League schools like Catasauqua, Northern Lehigh and Pen Argyl.  The agreement which was finally brokered in January, 2019 was meant to go into effect last season, but due to COVID-19 the inaugural plan had to quarantine until this season.

COVID Vaccine Clinic to Be Held at Nockamixon State Park

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If you’re looking forward to getting out and enjoying nature this fall and you’re unvaccinated against COVID-19, state officials hope you’ll consider getting a jab before or after you walk, jog, hike or kayak through one of five state parks where free vaccination clinics are now scheduled.

First Responder PTSD

St. Luke’s Program Helps First Responders Deal with PTSD

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While first responders excel at preventing harm, they rarely seek help to combat the emotional toll their occupation can have on their own mental health. St. Luke’s University Health Network is addressing this issue by launching a program that provides support and therapy for first responders who suffer on-the-job post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related side effects.