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Friday, July 20, 2018

Binkley shares her love of poetry at L.V. Active Life

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life members and guests celebrated the last day of spring, June 20, with a poetry reading by poet Shirley Binkley of Allentown.

Some of the poems Binkley read were: “Life is a Gift,” “America’s in Distress,” “Adopted,” “A God Moment,” “My Rubber Ducky” and “What if it was Your Child.”

Binkley, who publishes her own poetry, has written 191 poems. Of these, 81 have been published.

Her first book of poems is titled “One Size Fits All: Poetry for Every Mood.”

Binkley is working on her next book.

Lehigh Valley Small on Scale hosts 41st annual dollhouse show

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Lehigh Valley Small on Scale hosted its 41st annual dollhouse show and sale July 15 at the Holiday Inn, Fogelsville.

Miniature enthusiasts, collectors and vendors braved thunderstorms, downpours and gray skies to attend the show held in one of the ballrooms at the venue.

Vendors included a specialist in tools to build small homes to scale, and artists who create miniature animals and trees to add exacting detail to the many designs.

Article By: LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Close to 11,000 visitors filled Earl Adams Park, Breinigsville, for the annual Breinigsville Independence Day Fireworks spectacular sponsored by Carl Schmoyer, III with Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S. Burkholder funeral homes.

On hand to help celebrate the founding of the United States of America, July 4, 1776, was the Municipal Band of Allentown and radio and television personality “Uncle” Jeffrey Tapler.

Food trucks were swamped with some completely running out of food before the night was over.

Nonprofits in pipeline to receive grants

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society will likely receive a $2,000 grant, $3,000 less than the newly formed nonprofit had requested from the county.

Lehigh County commissioners approved a motion to amend the bill to reduce the original $5,000 to $2,000.

At the previous meeting, during the first reading of the bill, Commissioner Percy Dougherty opposed the idea of giving $5,000 saying other deserving organizations which have been operational for many years were only getting $2,000.

The bill is expected to be voted on again at the next commissioners’ meeting.

LCCC receives $1M grant for STEM program

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College recently received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation under the S-STEM program, designed to produce skilled graduates prepared to enter the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce.

The Start SMART project, which stands for Self-Motivated, Academic, Reflective and Talented, will provide scholarships for 90 to 100 academically talented, low-income students to increase their retention, degree completion and transfers to four-year programs.

Parkland librarian answers technology questions

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Once a month, on the first Tuesday of the month, Parkland Community Library gives area residents an opportunity to take part in a program titled, “Technical Tuesday.”

Participants ask questions about their devices, such as smartphones, computers or iPads. These information sessions are held at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

Becky Wanamaker, adult services and programming librarian, is in charge, helping to provide the best advice for those seeking assistance.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, JULY 19

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, JULY 12

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

LCTI offers summer camp for area students

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Students in grades five through eight recently took part in a two-week long session at Camp Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, where they could spend a week in four classes of their choice.

The classes were not only fun but they helped the students with career exploration.

Some of the choices were Compufun, Cuisinartists, Digital Padawan and Forensic Fun.

There were 21 classes from which to choose.

They were only available in June so look out for the classes next year.

Tara Thorson wins apple pie contest

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Eight local cooks brought their best efforts to the Schnecksville Community Fair’s apple pie baking contest sponsored by the New Tripoli Bank.

The judges, all employees of the New Tripoli Bank, had the envious task of taste testing each pie, making notes and comparing their impressions to choose the three top pies.

When it was all done and eaten, Tara Thorson of New Tripoli took first place with her “TNT’s Cinnamon Bun Apple Pie.”