On the eve of Veterans Day, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) dedicated and held an open house for the newly-completed Dick and Peggy Fleming Military and Veteran Resource-Information Center (MAVRIC).
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hutchison, of Emmaus, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina, to Joseph Tomanik III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tomanik Jr., of Allentown.
The couple plans an April 2018 wedding in Kutztown, Berks County.
Holiday tours are 11 a.m., with the last tour starting at 3 p.m., Dec. 2 at the 1756 Pennsylvania Dutch Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the farmstead’s barn.
“This is a rare opportunity for children and adults to experience the history of Christmas before it became a shopping frenzy,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.
The 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum is owned and operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society,
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef barley soup, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato- mayo, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, chilled pears.
Thursday, Nov. 30: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, peanut butter cookie.
Friday, Dec. 1: Cream of potato soup, smoked turkey- salami- provolone on roll / mustard, carrot raisin salad, fresh pineapple tidbits.
To support families arriving from Puerto Rico and coordinate services, Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts “Support for Families from Puerto Rico,” 5 - 7 p.m. Dec. 14, LCCC Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
LCCC and community partners will provide resources and referrals for families from Puerto Rico who plan to live in or who have relocated to Lehigh County as a result of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Maria.
New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Krumsville (Route 737, across from Greenwich Elementary School) is having a cookie and bake sale, and vendor holiday shoppe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 9.
For more information, call 610-756-6892.
The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will have a holiday open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison St., New Tripoli.
Everyone is invited to come out for some Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas fun and history.
Tour the old bank building and view the historical society’s collection of memorabilia.
For family presents, choose from books from local authors about area history, 1876 replica maps of Heidelberg and Lynn townships, limited edition Ontelaunee Park ornament and more.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants.
The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.