Northwestern Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Flag disposal sites created

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Meeting on

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab” by presenter Tom Frankenfield.

Hams and others interested always are welcome.

For more information, go to www.dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.

Fundraiser July 21 for AID

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere. Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter and love until a suitable home can be found.

Workshop planned

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a program on grant-writing for non-profit organizations and municipalities seeking financial support for a project from 1 – 4 p.m. Aug. 2 in Room 207 at the PSU Lehigh Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The workshop will address how to work effectively with foundations, components of an effective proposal, evaluation strategies, and how a grant proposal is reviewed.

The program will conclude with a panel presentation of representatives from local foundations and a state elected official representative.

Bingo offered on Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FF&F

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is hosting bingo Aug. 5 at Emerald Fire Company, 7748 Penn St., Slatington.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m.

Prizes include vintage Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef items, Tastefully Simple treats, Thirty-One bags, Boyds Bears and more.

The event also includes a bake sale and tricky tray.

Information session

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE

The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.

The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens that have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.

The new training program will begin on Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays from 6-9 P.M. through March 2019.

Classes will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus in Center Valley.

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

Kitten Kapers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FF&F

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be holding a cat and kitten adoption noon to 4 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28.

If you plan to adopt that day prior vet records from your past pets would be helpful in completing your adoption.

They are also holding a kitten shower noon to 4 p.m. July 21 at the animal shelter.

Join them for light refreshments and shower the kittens with small baby blankets, cat beds and KMR powder formula.

Road dedication

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

HONORS

A portion of Route 100 will be dedicated in honor of Capt. Mark T. Resh, 10 a.m. July 14 at Key Bank, 861 Route 100 (corner of Route 100 and Tilghman), Upper Macungie Township.

Resh was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

The section of highway being dedicated will be from the intersection of Main and Tilghman streets, and the intersection of Claussville and Kernsville roads, Lowhill Township.

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.