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Fibromyalgia

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Support group meets Nov. 20

Fibromyalgia Support Group of the Lehigh Valley will be presenting an information session using Doug Kauffman's book "The Fungus Link" 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Grace UCC Social Hall, 623 Cleveland St., Allentown.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Beverly Kranyecz at 610-797-3977.

Swain School

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Holiday house tour on Dec. 4, 5

Several area homes will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.

Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or on a self-guided, drive-it-yourself option.

The tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.

The "Snowflake Express" offerd a nighttime supper and bus tour Dec. 4.

A light supper will be served 4:30 p.m. at the school, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township. Buses depart 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. There is a fee.

Orefield

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Church having craft fair Nov. 17

Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, is having a fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, door prizes, soups, barbecues, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

For more information, call 610-395-3067.

Tax rebate

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Application deadline Dec. 31

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities until Dec. 31.

More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program."

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Korean War

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Certificates offered to vets

Korean War veterans who served their country honorably may be eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States 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, signed by the Secretary of Defense.

Lehigh Valley

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Drug discount card available

Lehigh Valley residents have access to free discount prescription drug cards, compliments of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Valley Rx card provides savings up to 75 percent on prescription drugs and is available to chamber members and non-members at every chamber office, at chamber events or cards can be downloaded at lehighvalleychamber.org.

The Valley Rx card was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications.

The card contains numerous benefits:

Library

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Events offered for November

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave, South Whitehall Township, is offering a Night at the Movies 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Call or come to the library for information.

The library's group for adults, Book Quest, will meet to discuss "Triangle," a novel by Katharine Weber 7 p.m. Nov. 14. New members are welcome.

Spend a fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks with the Knitting Circle 1:30-4 p.m. on Nov. 15. Just bring your knitting materials and enthusiasm. For knitters of all ages and skill levels.

TRIAD

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meeting set for Nov. 13

Lehigh County TRIAD and Sen. Bob Mensch, R-24th, will be honoring the Veterans at Emeritus of Allentown and all veterans Nov. 13 at Emeritus of Allentown, 1545 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

A free continental breakfast will be available at 8 a.m. folllowed by Mensch's presentation and the regular meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.

For further information, call 610-967-5454.

St. Joseph

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Craftfest on Nov. 10, 11

The Women's Guild of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield is having its annual Craftfest from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Parish Center.

This event will feature beautiful crafts and themed gift baskets, just in time for holiday shopping. The Unique Boutique has vendor displays offering more gift ideas. Children can buy affordable presents for family members at the Santa Shoppe.

Santa will stop in for a visit on Saturday.