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Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board, 7 p.m.
Parkland Library Board, 7 p.m. in the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.
North Whitehall Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.
Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will host Sara Ullmer from the Crime Victims Council, who will speak on "Elder Abuse" noon March 7 at St.Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.
The business meeting will follow.
Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
Guests are always welcome.
For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Thursday, Feb. 28: Elem.: Parkland chicken sandwich on whole grain roll or cheeseburger, oven-baked fries, sweet peas, chilled fruit, cereal meal. M.S.: Homemade chicken Stromboli or hot ham and cheese, tossed salad, sweet peas, assorted fruits/ juices. H.S.: Chef's choice-a taste of Italy.
MaryAlice Cassler, 71, of Whitehall, died Feb. 23, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Born Dec. 22, 1941, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Philip O. and Marion (Snyder) Cassler.
She was a sales associate at Sam's Club, Allentown, since 1997.
Prior to that, she worked at the former Woolworth's, Whitehall, for 35 years.
She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon Feb. 28 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
Harry F. Dorman, local financial planner, will discuss the new tax laws and make suggestions for additional tax savings for seniors.
A brief business session will conclude the meeting.
Those wanting to attend only the program and meeting should arrive at 12:45 pm.
Paul W. Smith, 90, of Allentown, died Feb. 25, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the husband of the late Sophie A. (Kokolus) Smith.
Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Fred G. and Annie K. (Wisser) Smith.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, according to state Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd.
The PFBC is selling three-year and five-year fishing licenses for the first time in its history.
A three-year fishing license will be valid through 2015; a five-year license will last through 2017.
Customers who purchase a multi-year license will save money by not having to pay transaction and processing fees each year.
The Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) recently approved a loan to EPC Allentown, LLC, founded by the Butz Family and owner of the Butz Corporate Center.
The $10-million loan through National Penn Bank is the first private development loan that closed through ANIZDA.
"This transaction signifies the positive momentum in the revitalization effort of the city," said Greg Butz, President and CEO, Alvin H. Butz, Inc.