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Schnecksville family warms up to weatherization

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley recently celebrated the 1 millionth home weatherized with funding from the United States Department of Energy.

The Schnecksville home of Andrew and Lee Ann Garton was the site of a ceremony honoring the hard work of community action agencies around the country.

The weatherization program provides older homes with insulation, windows and other money saving features to create a safe environment for families while saving money on monthly heating and cooling bills.


Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

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

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

Center offering housing to low-income veterans

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living recently was awarded $152,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Supportive Services for the Veterans Families Grant Program.

This non-profit organization, established in 1990 in Allentown, serves persons with disabilities.

The center plans to help 50 families with this new program.

Red Cross honored for service to county

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

September was National Preparedness Month and Lehigh County commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for its service to Lehigh County.

"Part of the Red Cross's mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Osborne said. "On average, the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."

Chief Administrative Officer of the American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region Robert Duld received a certificate of appreciation from the board.