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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications being accepted

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 will recognize 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 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17th S. 7th St., Allentown.

AARP 5315

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Seniors to meet on Feb. 7

Allentown AARP Chapter 5315 will meet noon Feb. 7 at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

Entertainment will be provided by "The Country Jades." A business meeting will follow.

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. Guests are welcome.

For information, call 610-437-4265.

Orefield

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Yahdee to arrive Feb. 2 by raft

The Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden will be having its sixth annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, at 7 a.m. Feb. 2.

They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.

Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.

Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.

For additional information, call Dave Adam at 484-547-9387.

KOREAN WAR

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Certificates being offered to vets

Korean War veterans who served their country honorably may be eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, according to state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.

Any veteran who served in Korea between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953 may be eligible for this citation, which is signed by the Secretary of Defense.

Orefield

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Yahdee to arrive Feb. 2 by raft

Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden will be having its sixth annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, at 7 a.m. Feb. 2.

They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.

Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.

Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.

For additional information, call Dave Adam at 484-547-9387.

FF&F

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Kitten Kapers Jan. 26

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be holding a Kitten Kapers at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville (weather permitting), from 1:30-4 p.m. Jan. 26.

Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.

For more information, call 610-841-1736.

For information on the low cost neuter and spay program, contact the shelter at 610-760-9009.

LVHN

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Visits restricted due to flu

Lehigh Valley Health Network is asking the community help keep patients, visitors and hospital staff healthy during this flu season.

Effective Jan. 21, the health network is implementing temporary restrictions for visitors. Visitors under age 18 are not permitted in the hospital.

Also, people with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches are asked not to come to the hospital to visit patients.

Visitation restrictions apply to hospital inpatient areas only and do not affect outpatient, procedure, treatment, diagnostic or pharmacy locations.

Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications being accepted

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 will recognize 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 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17th S. 7th St., Allentown.

4-H

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

New club seeks members

Lehigh County Cooperative Extension is forming a new 4-H Club.

Do you love to visit farms, farmers markets, corn mazes or pick-your-own?

Have you ever wondered about being your own boss? Do you enjoy working in agriculture?

Have you considered all the possibilities of direct-to-consumer farm marketing?

The club will explore how food gets from the farm to the dinner table and researching possible businesses and associated careers, enhancing life skills, as well as actually running a farm-related business.

NARFE

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Group to meet on Jan. 31

Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 12:45 p.m. Jan. 31, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Financial planner Harry F. Dorman will discuss new tax laws and make suggestions for additional tax savings for seniors.

A brief business session will conclude the meeting.

First timers and those wanting lunch should call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 before Jan. 26.

For more information, call Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-231-0237.