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Monday, July 22, 2019

Independence Day service July 7

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Zion’s UCC

Zion UCC “Liberty Bell” Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, is having a special public Independence Day morning program 10:30 a.m. July 7. Guest speaker will be Congresswoman Susan Wild D-7th.

There will be the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by audience participants and the ringing of Allentown’s Liberty Bell with the costumed museum tour guide and docent Stephanie Burke.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, June 26: Breaded pork chop, grilled cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread w/margarine, lemon cooler cookie.

Thursday, June 27: Apple juice, beer battered haddock w/tartar sauce, rice pilaf, succotash, wheat bread w/margarine, cantaloupe.

Friday, June 28: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on a bun /mustard, cucumber /sour cream salad, ambrosia.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 26: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, June 27: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp.

Friday, June 28: Chicken Caesar salad, Mandarin oranges.

Monday, July 1: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roll, cottage cheese and berries.

Tuesday, July 2: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, melon.

Wednesday, July 3: Roast pork w/ sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.

Thursday, July 4: Centers closed.


Saturday, June 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Party” at The Peak: Gretchen Wilson, above, and Jessie G. are in concert, 8 p.m. June 29, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. Wilson, born in Pocahontas, Ill., has charted 13 singles on the Billboard country charts, including “Redneck Woman” (No. 1), “Here for the Party” (No. 3), “When I Think About Cheatin’” (No. 4) and “Homewrecker” (No. 2), all from her debut album, “Here for the Party” (2004), which sold five million copies. Her albums include “All Jacked Up” (2005) and “One of the Boys” (2007).

Guest View

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Americans don’t think they will get arrested for driving high

Nearly 70 percent of Americans think it is unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Survey.

Moreover, an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days.

The impairing effects of marijuana are usually experienced within the first one to four hours after using the drug. (1)

And, marijuana users who drive high are up to twice as likely to be involved in a crash. (2)

Rep. Day’s office can help graduates acquire state licenses

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in School

Some recent high school and college graduates need more than their diploma to pursue their careers in Pennsylvania.

Some may need a professional license issued by the commonwealth, and State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, and his district office staff can help them acquire it.

“My staff and I are here to assist recent graduates in their efforts to get the state licenses they need to begin their new professions,” Day said. “We want to help graduates so they can acquire the licenses they need to find good-paying jobs and start their careers.”