Parkland Press

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Red Cross

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Assistance for seniors offered

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the Philips Medication Dispensing Service, the only service available with a 98.6 percent dispensing adherence level among monitored subscribers.

This dispensing service helps by reminding people with complex medication regimens to take medications at preprogrammed times, from convenient prefilled dosage cups. It combines an automated medication dispenser with 24-hour monitoring and adherence reporting.


Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Silent auction, dinner on Nov. 4

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, is hosting its 15th annual silent auction and dinner from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Route 100, Fogelsville.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Buffet will be available from 2-3:30 p.m. Bidding will take place 1-4 p.m. The auction will be 4-5 p.m.

Reservations need to be made by Oct. 25. All items are new and donated by local businesses.

Go to for a list of items available at the auction.


Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Workshop offered for parents

Signe Witson, LSW, is presenting a Life Space Crisis Intervention Skills for Parents program from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at Parkland Community Library, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall.

The class is designed for parents to learn the basics about preventing conflicts with kids and helping them process conflict.

The program is limited to 20 participants.

To attend, call 610-398-1361 ext. 13.

Driver's Ed

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

CLIU 21 offering classes

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students in the Parkland school district.

The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers.

For students who complete both driving theory instruction and behind-the-wheel Instruction, CLIU 21 offers the opportunity to complete the Pa. DMV road test during the last behind-the-wheel lesson.

Medical society

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Scholarships are now available

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is offering its annual $1,000 Myrtle Siegfried MD, and Michael Vigilante MD, scholarship to first-year medical students who are residents of Berks, Lehigh or Northampton counties.

Requirements include full-time enrollment in an accredited U.S. medical school.

To help local medical students offset the cost of education, former foundation trustee, Elena Pascal, and her sister, Carla Vigilante, established this scholarship in 1999 in memory of their parents, who were prominent Allentown physicians.

Rescue Mission

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Oct. 6

WAEB 790 AM radio is having its annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission 4-7:30 p.m. Oct 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

The dinner will feature morning radio personality Bobby Gunther Walsh, thousands of his famous, secret-recipe, homemade meatballs and all-you-can-eat spaghetti.

There is no fee for dinner, but a free-will offering is encouraged.

Luther Crest

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior expo on Sept. 28

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, is partnering with Luther Crest and St. Luke's University Health Network to co-host a senior expo 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28, at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall Township.

This free event will feature health screenings, vision tests, local senior service organizations, nonprofit groups and state and local government agencies.

Free flu shots will be available for all attendees. Anyone wanting a flu vaccine should bring his or her Medicare card, if applicable.

Pre-registration for the event is not necessary.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Services set for September

Congregation Keneseth Israel, 2227 Chew St., Allentown, will be holding the following services in September.

·Sept. 23: Service of Remembrance 10:30 a.m. at the Keneseth Israel Cemetery.

·Sept. 25: Kol Nidre will be held 8 p.m.;

·Sept. 26: Yom Kippur morning service and Yom Kippur High Holy Day Experience for second to fifth graders 10 a.m.; meditation service 1:30 p.m.; afternoon service 3 p.m.; Yizkor service, 4:30 p.m.; Neilah service, 5:30 p.m.; and a 6:30 p.m. Break-the-Fast.

All non-members are welcome.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Technology zoo offered Oct. 10

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall, will be having a technology petting zoo 1:30- 6 p.m. Oct. 10.

Explore gadgets you may be interested in purchasing in the future.

Have hands-on interaction with iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook and more.

Staff will be available to answer questions and share tips for interacting with the library through technology.

Also enjoy an eReader presentation at 6 p.m. by Heather Simoneau.

Lehigh County

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling event on Sept. 22

Lehigh County is having an electronic collection day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

All types of electronics will be accepted free of charge, including computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances.

In addition to individuals and families, small businesses with less than 50 employees are also welcome to bring their obsolete electronic equipment.