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Lehigh County nowoffering 'Reverse 911'

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Emergency Services is providing "Reverse 911", a community notification system intended to alert residents and businesses about emergencies that may affect their safety.

Residents and businesses that already have landline telephone connections through such providers as Verizon, Frontier and Ironton, are automatically included in this free notification system.

Those with other services and devices are encouraged to sign-up for notification.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

MARCH 21

·Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association swap meet 7 p.m. at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington. Bring extra beekeeping equipment to sell or trade and shop for some tools of the trade. Directions at lehighvalleybeekeepers.org or visit the center's site at lgnc.org.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

Township reps discuss winter, road work

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

North Whitehall Township Manager Jeff Bartlett opened the March 11 meeting of representatives from the six-northern Lehigh County townships.

Absent were representatives from Heidelberg and Washington townships.

"We had the same kind of winter you had, a lot of storms," Bartlett said, beginning the meeting at the North Whitehall Municipal Building.

North Whitehall Roadmaster Garry Remaley said his road crew used a great deal of salt.

Remaley said both boom and flail mowers have been used, and tree trimming has been done.

State Rep. Gary Day brightens student ambassadors' day

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

"I'm a [state] representative and you're going to represent our country, our state," began state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, as he addressed the group of student ambassadors.

The students have been meeting once a month to familiarize themselves with the duties of an ambassador and learn what to expect during their 19-day visit to France, Italy and Spain.

The Mediterranean Tradition trip begins on July 10 as part of the People to People program.

Day said he is excited every day on his job in Harrisburg and wants them to be excited also.

Jaindl honored by Cedar Crest associates

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

David Jaindl, owner and president of Jaindl Farms, Jaindl Turkey Sales, Jaindl Land Company, and Schantz Orchards, all in Orefield, was recently awarded the 2013 Associates Award from the Associates of Cedar Crest College during a March 6 luncheon at the college.

Jaindl, who has worked on the family farm since he was 8 years old, is still out in the fields nearly every day.

He commented on receiving his award.

"I am very honored and humbled to share this award with prior recipients," Jaindl told The Press after the luncheon. "They are community minded people."

CACLV offering tax help

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley has dozens of trained volunteers waiting to help lower-income taxpayers file their tax returns.

Taxpayers with household income less than $50,270 are eligible for CACLV's free tax preparation assistance.

The following is a list of the sites, with dates and times where CACLV volunteers can assist:

·Community Services for Children, 1520 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Open 4:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Spanish speaking interpreter will be available every Monday.

Triad welcomes new rescue mission director

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Allentown Rescue Mission's new director, Chris Aylward, was the guest speaker at the February Triad meeting at Emeritus Senior Living, Allentown.

Triad is a group for senior citizens and law enforcement representatives that seeks to reduce criminal victimization of older persons.

Aylward, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., officially started his job as chief executive officer at the mission in January.

He has more than 20 years of experience assisting the homeless and impoverished.

Aylward came to Allentown to fulfill his passion of helping people in need.