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Laurys Station

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Santa Claus is coming to town

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, uncles, grandparents and friends from near and far.


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Support group meets Nov. 20

Fibromyalgia Support Group of the Lehigh Valley will be presenting an information session using Doug Kauffman's book "The Fungus Link" 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Grace UCC Social Hall, 623 Cleveland St., Allentown.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Beverly Kranyecz at 610-797-3977.

Swain School

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Holiday house tour on Dec. 4, 5

Several area homes will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.

Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or on a self-guided, drive-it-yourself option.

The tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.

The "Snowflake Express" offerd a nighttime supper and bus tour Dec. 4.

A light supper will be served 4:30 p.m. at the school, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township. Buses depart 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. There is a fee.


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Church having craft fair Nov. 17

Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, is having a fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, door prizes, soups, barbecues, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

For more information, call 610-395-3067.

Tax rebate

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Application deadline Dec. 31

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities until Dec. 31.

More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program."

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Korean War

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Certificates offered to vets

Korean War veterans who served their country honorably may be eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Secretary of Defense, according to state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.

Any veteran who served in Korea between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953, may be eligible for this citation, signed by the Secretary of Defense.

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Writer thanks election officials at Parkway Manor

To the Editor:

Although the lines were long and the wait extended longer than remembered in our 40-plus years of residence here, we were impressed with the concerned and professional work of all the volunteers working the polls at Parkway Manor Elementary School, South Whitehall, so we could vote.

Before the election, I had been asked to monitor our polling place to make sure a photo ID was not required this year for registered voters.