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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lehigh County seeks nominations for senior citizen Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County’s Office of Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes program.

The program is part of Older Americans Month celebrated in May.

“To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

•Must be at least 60 years of age.

•Must be a Lehigh County resident.

•Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis, not paid.

•Have performed outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

JAN. 10

·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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8-9 p.m.

Schweyer begins third term as state representative

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Peter Schweyer began his third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will represent the people living in the 22nd Legislative District during the 2019-20 legislative session.

Schweyer’s legislative priorities include protecting and expanding access to health insurance, appropriately funding Pennsylvania’s public schools and supporting the creation of more family-sustaining jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

Rep. Schlossberg begins fourth term in office

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin his fourth term representing the 132nd Legislative District.

“I am honored to again represent the 132nd Legislative District in the General Assembly,” Schlossberg said. “I look forward to continuing to fight for the issues important to Allentown and South Whitehall so we can build a stronger Pennsylvania.”

The state House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January, taking place every two years.

Fire station to have upgrades

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have granted approval to a $90,145 capital improvements project at the Greenawalds Fire Company.

Bids were awarded to Mohawk Contracting and Development, Zionsville, during the board’s Dec. 5 meeting.

Work includes construction of a new mezzanine for additional storage needs; repairs to the existing and deteriorating floor drain system; construction of interior partitions for storage of maintenance equipment, tools, and materials; painting of interior walls; and installation of partitions for enclosure of the air cylinder fill station.

Celebrity camel visits Bethlehem

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Einstein receives several honorary awards

Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol hosted a special guest appearance by celebrity “snow camel” Einstein on Dec. 22, 2018, and an estimated 500 to 1,000 people attended to have their photos taken with the famed dromedary.

The people also came to visit Quadrant Private Wealth Stable facility that mounted patrol horses — Grey, Asa, Pharaoh and George — call home.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

JAN. 3, 2019

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

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of all areas. For information, call 610-751-0912.