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DEP awards West Nile virus grant to Lehigh County

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Department of Environmental Protection announced March 27 it was awarding Lehigh County $92,992 as part of the 2013 West Nile Virus Control grants program.

Nearly $2.2 million in West Nile Virus Control program grants were awarded to 26 counties, which are slated to begin surveillance activities in early April.

"This grant funding will help the counties that are most affected by West Nile Virus to monitor and control mosquitos," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "It is important for us to work with our county partners to protect human health at the local level."

AARP 5415

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Group to meet on April 4

Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon, April 4 at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The Lehigh County Senior Center Chorus will perform.

A business meeting will follow.

Bring along a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

For information, call 610-437-4265


Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Now accepting applications

The Frederick J. Jaindl Scholarship will be given to a student enrolled in agriculture in a two- or four-year institution of higher learning.

This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded on Aug. 28 at the Ag Awards program in the Agri-Plex building during the 2013 Great Allentown Fair.

To apply for the scholarship, you must have exhibited a competitive entry at the Allentown Fair for at least one year.

Complete a two-section application and send it to the Allentown Fair office before Aug. 12.

Cleansweep 2013 on April 6

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh community's Cleansweep 2013 recycling and cleanup event will take place 8 a.m.-noon April 6 at the Lowhill Township Building.

Sponsored by the Rural Preservation Association of Northwestern Lehigh County, proceeds provide Northwestern Lehigh senior with a scholarship.

There are fees for certain items. Accepted with free-will donations are televisions and CRT monitors, phones, copiers, LCD monitors, answering machines, GPUs, faxes, keyboards, laptops, micro-waves, modems, printers, radios, toaster ovens, coffee makers and items containing mercury.


Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Classes to begin on April 6

Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, is offering an assortment of noncredit classes, all of special interest at the main campus.

·Bicycle Touring, 9-11 a.m. April 6 and 13.

·Pasture Management, 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 10.

·Toxic Plants: Livestock and Horses, 7-10 p.m. April 17.

·Patent Your Invention, 7-10 p.m. April 24.

To register or for more information, call 610-799-1197 or email

Community Resource Fair April 14 at Asbury Church

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Asbury United Methodist Church, Walbert Avenue and Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, and members of the Parkland community will come together 1-4 p.m. April 14 to present a Community Resource Fair.

The event will focus on educating residents about the many social services that exist in the community. The event was the brain child of Parkland School District social worker Diane Irish.

Irish saw a need for many families to connect to social service agencies, and suggetsed the community fair as a great way to educate many people at once.

Betty J. Stibitz

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Betty J. Stibitz, 88, of South Whitehall Township, died March 28, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Leroy N. Stibitz and the companion of Harold J. Waylen, with whom she resided.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Carrie Troutman.

A homemaker, she was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

In addition to her companion, she is survived by a daughter, Karen I. Mace of Allentown; grandsons James, Thomas and Eric; and three great-granddaughters.