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Unsung Heroes being sought

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the office recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 16.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

Fraud seminar on Jan. 22

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

U. Macungie

Upper Macungie police will be hosting two free identity theft and fraud awareness and prevention seminars 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the public meeting room of the township’s municipal building, 8830 Schantz Road, Breinigsville.

Ronald Kistler, a public accountant, will present a seminar explaining the how and why of current identity theft regarding income tax purposes.

Benefit breakfast on Jan. 20

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


United Church of Christ, Greenawalds, 2325 Albright Ave., South Whitehall Township, is cooking up a S.O.S. breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Jan. 20.

Menu includes creamed dried beef on toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, toast, fruit, pastry and beverage.

A donation will be taken to cover the cost of the meal.

Proceeds will benefit the fellowship hall flooring project and to support the UCC Disaster Ministries to supply water filters to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Snow Ball set for Feb. 10

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jaindl Properties, American Bank and Capital Blue Cross will host the 29th annual Snow Ball from 6-11 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center, 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem.

There will be a black-tie dinner, silent and live auctions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.

The fundraiser will benefit Camelot for Children projects for seriously, chronically, terminally ill, handicapped or disabled children.

Booster bingo on Jan. 14

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Parkland Cheer Booster Club will have its sixth annual Parkland cheer designer purse bingo Jan. 14 in the cafeteria at the high school.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins 1 p.m.

There will be five extra specials, a 50/50 raffle and food available.

Bring a canned food item and be entered in a special raffle.

Food will be given to a local food pantry.

For more information or questions, call Lori Hamm at 610-554-0677.

Luncheon talk on Jan. 8

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Women voters

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Election Trends” at the January Hot Topics luncheon 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

Christopher Borick, associate professor of Political Science, Muhlenberg College, will discuss how 2018 will be a key year in American and Pennsylvania politics.

To make a reservation, contact or call 610-432-1456 by Jan. 4.

The cost of the buffet luncheon is payable at door or listen to speaker without lunch.

For more information visit

Tavern night

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Historical society

The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its January Tavern Night 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 12 on The Governor Wolf Historic Campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.

“The Midnight Shift,” a band from Reading, will play 50s and 60s music and rock-a-billy in The Academy.

Steve Myers will play keyboard in the Ralston McKeen House, with Debbie Evans singing everything from standards to oldies to popular tunes from today.

There will be tastings by a local brewery or winery and an exhibit of works by a local artist.

Bring your own beverage.

Challenge deadline

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


With the Jan. 31, 2018 deadline to enter approaching fast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education are reminding high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to get their entries in for the first PennDOT Innovations Challenge.

The PennDOT Innovations Challenge asks students to look at technologies and innovative methods, aside from traditional paid advertising, marketing and social media channels, that can be developed in the next five to ten years to curb unsafe teen driving practices.

Group to meet

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Torch Club will be meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The lecture topic will be “The Ghost Army in World War II.”

Advanced registration is required.

To inquire about the club or attending the meetings, call 484-619-3655.

Upcoming talks can be found at the Lehigh Valley Torch Club Facebook site under events.