Parkland Press

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Two new encounters

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV ZOO

Lehigh Valley Zoo is offering two new animal encounters to teach about the importance of conservation.

Starting Sept. 14, guests can have a special meet-and-greet with Naya and Luani, the zoo’s otterly adorable otter pair, or Meeko, the ambassador raccoon.

Book a private encounter with the zoo and participants will be invited to come to the zoo before hours to assist an otter keeper.

Throw the otters their breakfast fish. Keepers will give participants a very special painting made by one of these amazing otters.

Knitters are needed

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

JFLV

The Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, is calling all those who knit or crochet to make small 2-inch hearts to be given to older adults as part of its Heart 2 Heart project.

For pattern instructions, go to files.constantcontact.com/0b3da02a001/bd4bdea2-60ec-401d-aee7-bbc514a1b50d.pdf.

Place them in a sealed plastic bag and drop them off in the mailbox at the Jewish Family Service or mail to JFS, 2004 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104.

For information, go to jewishlehighvalley.org/heart-2-heart-project or call 610-821-5500.

Golf tournament

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

GNLCC

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting a mini golf tournament 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Bear Rock Junction, 8184 Route 309, New Tripoli.

Proceeds benefit the GNLCC Scholarship Fund, awarding students from Parkland, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern, Northampton high schools and LCTI.

For more information or to register, contact Kylie Adams, manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, at kyliea@lehighvalleychamber.org.

Silent auction on Aug. 16

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Jenn’s House

A silent auction for Jenn’s House will be held noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.

Drawings to start at 4 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.

There is a per single card fee or participants can pre-order five cards for discounted price.

All tickets will be available for pick up at the door on the day of the event.

Mail ticket requests with checks payable to: Jenn’s House Silent Auction, c/o Patricia Hower, 6318 Hilltop Road, Orefield, PA 18069.

Bee webinar

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Extension

Penn State Extension will be holding a live webinar titled “Bee Biodiversity in Pennsylvania” as part of their pollinator series 3-4:15 p.m. July 15.

Learn all about the over 430 species of bees in Pennsylvania.

Registration deadline is July 15.

For more information, go to cvent.com or extension.psu.edu.

Supplies are needed

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

PPE

Donations of personal protective equipment and general supplies for nonprofits are being sought to meet needs in Lehigh and Northampton counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the personal protective equipment most in demand are N95 masks, surgical masks and wipes.

Before dropping off the items, donors are asked to complete a form on Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley website, volunteerlv.org/ppe-donations.

Yard waste site open

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown

The City of Allentown’s Yard Waste Drop-Off Site is open as scheduled for city residents only.

During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency, the site at 1401 Oxford Drive will be open Mondays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mulch loading services by city staff are suspended until further notice.

Residents may continue to self-load mulch for free.

Social distancing is not an issue at the site where residents drive in and unload their own materials.

Knitters are needed

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

JFLV

The Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, is calling all those who knit or crochet to make small 2-inch hearts to be given to older adults as part of its Heart 2 Heart project.

For pattern instructions, go to files.constantcontact.com/0b3da02a001/bd4bdea2-60ec-401d-aee7-bbc514a1b50d.pdf.

Hearts will be accepted through July 5.

Place them in a sealed plastic bag and drop them off in the mailbox at the Jewish Family Service or mail to JFS, 2004 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Tournament set

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Sheftel Fund

The Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund will host its 16th annual softball tournament 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, corner of Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall. Rain date is Sept. 13.

This free event open to the public is in honor of Justin Sheftel, who was killed in 2005 in Ocean City, Md, shortly after graduating from Parkland High School.

For more information, schedule and activities, charities, scholarship winners, sponsorships, go to justinsheftel.com.

Offering free Russet potatoes

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Uglies CHIPS

When Dieffenbach’s Inc., the makers of the Uglies® Kettle Cooked Potato Chip, headquartered in Womelsdorf, Berks County, heard from a potato supplier potatoes that were going to waste, they stepped in to help out the farmer and the community.

In partnership with E.K. Are & Sons, Inc. and Dutch Country Transport, Uglies Brand is bringing these potatoes to the community when they need it most.