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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Directory now available

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2020 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory.

This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 222 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania.

Campers of all stripes will find the directory is a must to help them discover their outdoor moments.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color-coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

Adoption info offered Feb. 13

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


A free information session on adoption and child foster care is being offered 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Diakon Adoption and Foster Care, in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton.

Anyone interested in attending the session is asked to call 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register.

Diakon Adoption and Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth.

Nominations being accepted

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, call the aging and adult services office at 610-782-3034.

Programs offered

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances.

Feb. 15: Robin and Jim

Feb. 19 and 29: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances are offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance is 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

Per person admission fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome.

Peggy Sue will lead a beginning swing dance class 12:45-1:45 p.m. until Feb. 27.

Book collection through April 9

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press, its sister daily paper, the TIMES NEWS Lehighton, and Vigilant Fire Company, Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

Books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition will be accepted at our offices through April 9.

No dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines will be accepted.

Celebrating suffrage

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Liberty Bell Museum, 622 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, will open its 2020 winter exhibit, “Our Rights and Nothing Else,” on Feb. 20.

The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.

The opening will feature Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, who will speak to the impact this movement has had on the decades since women’s voting was approved and ratified by legislators.

License classes being offered

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Amateur radio

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, offers free classes to prepare interested persons for the short entry-level FCC amateur radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.

Learn about amateur radio for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations with other “hams” potentially anywhere in the world.

Turf conference

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is presenting a Turf and Ornamental conference, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Kutztown Grange Hall, S. Kemp Street and James Alley, Kutztown.

The conference will offer information about the latest research and management in the green industry as well as Pennsylvania Pesticide-Certification credits, Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association PCH credits and ISA certified arborist credits.

This daylong green industry event will include six presentations and breakout sessions.

Veterans’ aid hours offered

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, is offering veterans’ assistance hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to discuss benefits and services.

“Call now to schedule an appointment to speak face to face with the specialist,” Mackenzie said.

Appointments to talk with an outreach specialist are offered the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mackenzie’s district office at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie.


Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Liz Heinzel-Nelson, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit mission organization “Villages in Partnership” will be guest preacher for the 8 a.m. communion, the 8:45 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. alternative, and at the 10:15 a.m. traditional services Feb. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

All are invited to come and be inspired by her faithful example to answer God’s call to serve in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries.