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Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be holding a vaccination clinic 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.

Cats must be in carriers; dogs must be on leashes.

For more information, call 610-301-5025.

Forgotten Felines and Fidos will be hosting photos with Santa at Petsmart at Northampton Crossings, 3794 Easton Nazareth Highway (Route 248), Easton,11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec 1 and 2.

For more information, call 610-365-3087.

County commissioners adopt Hansell's revised 2013 budget

Friday, November 23, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners let a budget amended by County Executive Bill Hansell stand at their Nov. 14 meeting.

The budget was returned to the commissioners by the executive who vetoed amendments to the budget that would have cut $5 million in spending and reduced real estate revenues by a little more than $5 million.

Instead, the budget was amended by Hansell to include a total of $3.5 million in spending cuts to specific line items and a reduction in real estate revenues by...


Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.

Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.

Laurys Station

Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Santa Claus is coming to the Laurys Station area again this year.

He will travel atop a fire truck about 20 miles or so to visit homes and businesses.

The Jolly Ol' Elf also visits private parties for one child or a large group of children but not on Christmas Eve, as Santa is very busy delivering presents.

The visit is done with great love for all children, no matter the age (6 months to 80 years young).

Santa will visit large gatherings with parents, aunts,...

Berks and Lehigh counties to receive impact fee money

Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, recently announced Lehigh and Berks counties are slated to receive nearly $650,000 in proceeds from the state's new impact fee.

Act 13 of 2012 allows Pennsylvania counties with drilling-related activities to impose impact fees, to be paid by natural gas drilling companies, to help local and state governments deal with the direct and indirect impacts of the natural gas boom.

"The impact fee law was intended to allow governments to deal with the...

Cetronia Ambulance Corps responds to Sandy

Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

As an active member of the Pennsylvania Strike Team, Cetronia Ambulance Corps provides staffing, vehicles, equipment and other resources to be utilized for major emergency and disaster response.

Following Hurricane Sandy, representatives from Cetronia and the Region II Strike Team were deployed to Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey.

Cetronia's teams operated in conjunction with other Pennsylvania EMS Strike Team's providing 911 relief, shelter support and...

Megan's law

Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The National Megan's Law Helpline, 1-888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.

Certified rape crisis counselors are available to support all victims of violent crime and to provide geographically appropriate referrals. The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an...

Red Cross

Friday, November 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the Philips Medication Dispensing Service, the only service available with a 98.6 percent dispensing adherence level among monitored subscribers.

This dispensing service helps by reminding people with complex medication regimens to take medications at preprogrammed times, from convenient prefilled dosage cups. It combines an automated medication dispenser with 24-hour monitoring and adherence reporting.