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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Fall craft

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethany Wesleyan

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Dr., Cherryville, will be holding its fabulous fall fest craft show 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

All proceeds benefit Through These Hands, which is a non-profit organization that acquires and distributes medical and non-medical supplies primarily, but not limited to developing countries through other non-profit organizations.

For more information or to donate to Through These Hands, contact Dorene at 610-428-2786 or email her at

Lanternfly training

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive plant hopper, was discovered in Berks County in 2014.

Native to China, India and Vietnam the spotted lanternfly has the potential to greatly impact the stone fruit, grape, hops and logging industries.

Damage to blueberries, basil, cucumbers and horseradish has been seen.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is offering a training class 9-11 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Penn State Extension Lehigh County office, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Senior expos

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is inviting senior citizens and their caregivers to join him at two upcoming senior fairs.

The first Senior Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St., Kutztown.

This senior fair will offer free flu shots, blood pressure checks, grip strength tests and screenings for balance.

Vendors representing government agencies, businesses and not-for-profit organizations will be there to provide older residents with information about programs and services tailored to meet their unique needs.

Register by Sept. 21

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Everyone is invited to welcome fall at the Herbstfest (fall festival) 2-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Schnecksville Fire Hall, 4550 Old Packhouse Road, Schnecksville. Doors open at 2 p.m.

A German-style light lunch will be served from 2-3 p.m. and there will be music, dancing and entertainment with Joe Kroboth from 3-6 p.m.

Reservation deadline is on Sept. 21. To purchase tickets, call 610-767-6981.

Spaghetti dinner on Oct. 12

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Rescue Mission will host its 17th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

People are needed to help support the mission and there are many ways to get involved.

WAEB, AM 790, will be hosting a radiothon 5:30-10 a.m. Oct. 2-4, 7 and 11.

Call the station and “sponsor” a meatball to support the mission.

To sign up to become a sponsor or for more information visit

Book sale

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Library

The Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is hosting a used book sale on Oct. 17-19.

The hours are: Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be a large assortment of used books on all topics to choose from at the sale.

It’s a great bargain and all proceeds benefit the library.

For more information, call 610-820-2400.

Resource fair on Sept. 28

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will host a free spinal cord injury resource fair from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the health and technology center, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown.

Information on the latest technology, services, community organizations and treatments will be available.

Patients, families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend.

There will be demonstrations of the Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton®, which helps individuals with lower extremity weakness walk again.

Register by Sept. 24. Email or call 610-776-9231.