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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Special Needs Day July 21


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the awareness event.

Students join honor society

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in


The following students were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Kutztown University.

Allentown: Kyle Mitchell;

Fogelsville: Ralla Roth;

Kutztown: Kelsi Kegerize and Dylan Wingrove; and

New Tripoli: Beth Alboucq and Derrick Reinert.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Fundraiser July 21 for AID

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere. Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter and love until a suitable home can be found.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Learn the dangers of swimming

Last week with the excessive heat wave in the Lehigh Valley, I overheard some of my neighbors talking about taking their kids to a local water park.

Shortly after hearing that conversation, I received an alert from about an article titled “July is Peak Time for Illness from Feces in Pools.”

The article dated June 28 and written by E.J. Mundell talked about the safety of recreational swimming in summer.

Summer is a time when many Americans spend their days swimming at water parks, community and family pools, lakes and ponds.

‘Crazy’ tournament planned for charity

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Putt U, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, will celebrate its 20th anniversary by holding “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” 9 a.m. July 14 and will donate a total of $4,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers must play 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs are allowed, so players are encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they can use to putt with. Prizes will be awarded to the person with the lowest score and the person with the “best putting gadget.”

Student earns MAC award

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in


Jessica Hamati-Attieh of Allentown, is one of four Lebanon Valley College student-athletes who received academic awards from the Middle Atlantic Conference. Hamati-Attieh, a member of the women’s volleyball team, was named MAC Academic All-Conference.

A graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, she is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.