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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Programs offered

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances.

Feb. 15: Robin and Jim

Feb. 19 and 29: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances are offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance is 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

Per person admission fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are...


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District has taken proactive steps to curb bullying.

Efforts this year have focused on raising awareness about bullying and cyberbullying with students and parents.

In partnership with the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation, John Halligan, international speaker and author will conduct student presentations at the high school and middle school on Feb. 19 ​for students.

In addition to the student presentations, Halligan will offer a parent...

Nominations being accepted

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 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 Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services 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 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a...

Lowhill to buy truck

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors discussed dump truck bidding during new business at their monthly board meeting in January.

The used 2008 Peterbilt 340 dump truck is a previously used municipal truck, so, it would have everything Lowhill needs for it.

The total $60,020 includes title, taxes, tags and fees.

Supervisor Richard Hughes made a motion to accept the bid from Hunter Truck. Supervisors Buddy Wessner seconded the motion.

The board also approved junkyard...

Adoption info offered Feb. 13

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


A free information session on adoption and child foster care is being offered 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Diakon Adoption and Foster Care, in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton.

Anyone interested in attending the session is asked to call 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register.

Diakon Adoption and Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth.


Celebrating suffrage

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Liberty Bell Museum, 622 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, will open its 2020 winter exhibit, “Our Rights and Nothing Else,” on Feb. 20.

The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.

The opening will feature Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, who will speak to the impact this movement has had on the decades since women’s voting was approved and ratified by legislators.

The exhibit is...

Directory now available

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2020 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory.

This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 222 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania.

Campers of all stripes will find the directory is a must to help them discover their outdoor moments.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color-coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member...

Book collection through April 9

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press, its sister daily paper, the TIMES NEWS Lehighton, and Vigilant Fire Company, Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

Books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition will be accepted at our offices through April 9.

No dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines will be accepted....