The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living recently was awarded $152,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Supportive Services for the Veterans Families Grant Program.
This non-profit organization, established in 1990 in Allentown, serves persons with disabilities.
The center plans to help 50 families with this new program.
September was National Preparedness Month and Lehigh County commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for its service to Lehigh County.
"Part of the Red Cross's mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Osborne said. "On average, the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."
Chief Administrative Officer of the American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region Robert Duld received a certificate of appreciation from the board.
Polish National Alliance Council has Polish Festival at Schnecksville Fire Company.
These animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton.
The shelter is working to end the pet overpopulation by running clinics so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home.
For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit healthyanimalcenter.org.
Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation Vice Chairman Carl Zvanut led the September meeting in the absence of Chairman George White.
After opening formalities, Lehigh County Conservation Officer Lee Creyer provided an update on the progress of Leaser Lake.
He said surveyors have completed an "as-built" survey and the Department of Environmental Protection will sign off on the project to repair the leaking dam shortly.
In about five to six weeks, a gradual fill of the lake will commence.
Christ's Church at Lowhill, 4965 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having its first penny party of the year Oct. 19. Doors open 6 p.m. Trays will be at 7 p.m. Bring your pennies, family and your appetite.
Morgenland Church is having a fundraiser known as Cash for Causes.
The church, which sells gift cards for Giant, Redner's and Weis markets, receives 5 percent of every sale when the cards are used.
Call the church at 610-395-0067 to learn more or to purchase cards.
During a recent meeting, Lehigh Valley Beekeepers displayed their appreciation to Penn State Cooperative Extension and Lehigh County for their continued support of apiculture and local beekeepers.
District 18 Director of Penn State Cooperative Extension Richard S. Kauffman, who oversees extension offices in four area counties, participated in the meeting and met with more than 50 beekeepers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond
He accepted an en-graved wooden plaque of appreciation from the association on behalf of the extension service and Lehigh County.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
·Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. in Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Program will be "Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment" by Blair /K3YD. Public is welcome to attend.
For info, go to dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, aids the less fortunate.
More than 100 Lehigh Valley residents from all faiths gathered at Calvary Baptist Church recently for a symposium on homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.
The presentation, sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, was led by Allentown's First Lady, Lisa Pawlowski, co-chair of Allentown's Commission to End Chronic Homelessness by 2017.
She spoke about the city's plan for eliminating homelessness and the steps already taken.