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Tax rebate

Thursday, September 6, 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 from June 30 until Dec. 31.

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.

Half of Social Security income is excluded.

Applicants may acquire Property Tax and Rent Rebate forms at or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

Laurys Station

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Community day on Sept. 15

Laurys Station will be having its annual Community Day 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Laurys Station Fire Company.

There will be firefighting demostrations, mazes, games, an antique and classic car show, Laurys Station history, a community yard sale and fireworks.

Music will be performed by the Deadliners, DJ Dave D and SWiM.

Newhard's roasted corn and Bad Bones barbecue will be available for purchase.

Miller-Keystone bloodmoblie will be at the event collecting donations.

For more information, call 610-262-8061.


Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Basket bingo on Sept. 22

Citizen's Fire Co., 3922 Main St., Slatedale, is having a name-brand basket bingo with pottery and wrought iron on Sept. 22.

Doors open at noon and the games begin 1 p.m. There will be 20 regular board games and five specials, raffles and door prizes.

Kitchen will be open for refreshments.

For more information or to order advance tickets, call 610-767-3332 or 610-767-2305.

Guest View

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Are you prepared to stay in business?

Imagine stepping into your store, restaurant or the office where you run your business after a wildfire has been contained, a tornado or hurricane has passed, or floodwaters have receded.

Unfortunately for thousands of business owners across the country, this scenario is more than just imagined.


Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Volunteer fair Sept. 11, 12

Lehigh Carbon Community College's Career Development Center and Student Life office will host a volunteer fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 in the Student Union and lower level Alcove area of the Administration Building, main campus, Schnecksville.

The event, which will feature a remembrance of 9/11 and celebrate National Day of Service, is designed to provide students with an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations in the Valley.

Organizations and companies interested in participating may register for free.

Veggie Fest

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Set for Sept. 8 in Bethlehem

The Bethlehem Veg Fest will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8 at 316 S. New Street, along the South Side greenway.

There will be vegetarian natural food providers, national speakers, chefs, educational exhibitors and kids activities, free admission and food sampling.

For information, visit

The results will be presented live 5:30 p.m. in the speakers' tent. Progress will be documented at VeganizeMeBlog.wordpress. com.

Stony Run

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Apple Fest on Sept. 8

Frieden's Lutheran Church, 9727 Red Road, Stony Run, is having its annual Apple Festival Sept. 8. Food will be served from 2-8 p.m.

The group, "Witness," will entertain 5-8 p.m. with traditional, Southern gospel and light contemporary Christian music.

The event will take place rain or shine.

Everyone is invited to worship with Fools 4 Christ Clown Troupe at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the church. Fools 4 Christ provides the Christian message with mime.