The Lehigh Valley community continues to do what it can to support the Ukrainian people after Russia's invasion of that country. Rabbi Melody Davis organized an afternoon of entertainment at the Roxy Theater in Northampton and says she is pleased to see people care. "What is means is people understand that peace begins with each one of us," Davis says. Meanwhile, cars lined up in the parking lot of the Polish American Citizens Society on North Front Street in Allentown to donate items to be sent to Ukraine. Items are being accepted at the society every Monday night from 6-to-8.
March 13th is National Canine Veteran's Day. Dozens of people came out Sunday to the Delaware Water Gap Cemetery for a special ceremony for the so-called war dogs, which are trained for years before they're accepted for military service. Their jobs include guarding military check points, scouting ambushes and simply keeping soldiers safe. Ceremony organizers say war dogs are always one rank higher than their handler out of respect.
The Wolf Administration will give nearly $300,000 in state funding to support apprenticeships the beneficiary of the money is the Electricians' IBEW 607 of Shamokin. The union says it plans to use the money to offset expenses for students who are required to contribute to the cost of their apprenticeships and to finance program supplies.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is working to inspire more women to get into fishing. The agency is hosting virtual fly fishing education courses for women. Registration for a course on Tuesday is full but another session is scheduled for April sixth. For more information or to register visit www.fishandboat.com.
New Jersey is ending its mask mandate today for employees and visitors at state facilities. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement last week, saying face coverings will no longer be required at executive branch offices and buildings. This comes as the Garden State reported 377 new coronavirus infections on Sunday and four deaths related to the virus. It has now been more than two years since New Jersey reported its first coronavirus case.
The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey is costing drivers exactly 25 cents more than last week. The average price for each gallon actually dropped by a penny between Saturday and Sunday. According to AAA, drivers in Jersey are paying an average of $4.34, just two cents above the national median.