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Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Church having craft fair Nov. 17

Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, is having a fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, door prizes, soups, barbecues, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

For more information, call 610-395-3067.

Tax rebate

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Application deadline Dec. 31

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities until Dec. 31.

More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program."

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Korean War

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Certificates offered to vets

Korean War veterans who served their country honorably may be eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Secretary of Defense, according to state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.

Any veteran who served in Korea between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953, may be eligible for this citation, signed by the Secretary of Defense.

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Writer thanks election officials at Parkway Manor

To the Editor:

Although the lines were long and the wait extended longer than remembered in our 40-plus years of residence here, we were impressed with the concerned and professional work of all the volunteers working the polls at Parkway Manor Elementary School, South Whitehall, so we could vote.

Before the election, I had been asked to monitor our polling place to make sure a photo ID was not required this year for registered voters.

Alice Laura French

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary in Parkland schools

Alice Laura French, 91, formerly of Mill Road, Schnecksville, died peacefully, Nov. 8, 2012, at Frederick Living, Montgomery County.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Lyndon and Jean Ury (Trimmer) Turner.

A 1938 graduate of Wyoming Seminary, she worked at the Wide Awake Book Shop, Kingston, for many years.

After moving to Schnecksville, a place she called home for 51 years, she was a secretary in the Schnecksville and Ironton elementary schools in the Parkland School District.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Thanksgiving is in one week and already it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

That's especially true in Bethlehem, the Christmas City.

And it's no more so than at ArtsQuest's SteelStacks on the city's southside.

During the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer.

Poetry, photos to be linked

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Poet-photographer Marilyn Hazelton presents "Sustaining The Soul," 9 a.m. - noon Nov. 17, FloreAnt Projects Gallery- Studio, 215 Main St., Emmaus.

A selection of Hazelton's original photographic work combining tanka poetry, a Japanese five-phrase poetic form, and images is on display at the gallery Nov. 17- Dec. 15.

Photographers, painters, writers and students are invited to participate. A goal of the workshop is to deepen participants' insights into their own art and that of other artists and to discover new visual and textual meaning.

Ben Franklin TechVentures to hold annual 'Venture Idol'

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

"Ben Franklin Venture Idol" will be held Nov. 15, Ben Franklin TechVentures, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem.

Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m.

During the event, three early-stage technology company entrepreneurs seeking funding will present short pitches to a panel of investors and the audience.

After brief critiques from an expert panel, the audience will vote for a winning Ben Franklin Venture Idol. The event will include presentations, networking and investment pitches.