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Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Concert set for Dec. 14

Summer Harmony Men's Chorus of the Lehigh Valley and Asbury United Methodist, Christ Lutheran, First Presbyterian, Jordan Lutheran and St. John's United Church of Christ, Richlandtown,will be performing "Here We Come A-Caroling" in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown..

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call 610-351-6001 or go to


Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Day Lodge seeks new members

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.

'Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

'Twas the night before Fiscal Cliff, and throughout the land,

Democrats, Republicans were taking a stand.

Their positions unwavering, intractably firm,

With donkey-like stubbornness or entrenched pachyderm.

But the public were hopeful all snug in their beds,

With visions of compromise alive in their heads.

"Come on!" said the people in frustrated dismay.

"Abandon this meaningless partisan fray."

When Obama and Boehner finally met,

Their first thoughts were not of a country in debt.

Lehigh County

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1 now available

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.

For more information, go to

Senior Center

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Concert offered on Dec. 17

Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, will be hosting a free holiday concert from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 17.

The concert will feature the Good Vibrations Chorus, Timely Tappers and the Jazz Band.

Entertainers are all members of the center's various performance groups.

Light refreshments will be served.

For registration, call 610-437-3700.

Martin announces law enforcement award winners

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin has announced the county's digital forensics laboratory has received a $35,000 contribution from a foundation created to honor the memory of an Upper Saucon Township police officer, after whom the lab is named.

The Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization, made the contribution to the Officer David M. Petzold Digital Forensics Laboratory of Lehigh County, on the campus of DeSales University, Center Valley.