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Monday, June 18, 2018

USS Intrepid celebrating 75th anniversary

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Aug. 16 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

To mark the occasion, the Intrepid Museum is putting out a coast-to-coast “all call” for former Intrepid crew members to be reunited in a special 75th Commissioning Anniversary Celebration Weekend from Aug. 16-19 on board the Intrepid.

The museum is also accepting donations of personal artifacts and memorabilia from former crew members and their families.

Group to gather

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

TORCH club

Lehigh Valley Torch Club will meet 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The lecture topic will be Security Trumps Liberty.

Korematzu vs. US. was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which ordered Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II regardless of citizenship.

Advanced registration is required.

To inquire about the club or attending the meetings, call 484-619-3655.

Tree climbing

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The Penn State Extension Tree Climbing School will be holding an intensive three-day class designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7-9 at Cedar Beach Park, 2600 Parkway Blvd., Allentown.

Major emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

Dances planned at the grange

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Wescosville, across Route 222 from Walmart, will have a monthly Saturday night concert and dance featuring The Honky-Tonk Dukes, playing live classic country music and ’50s rock ’n’ roll.

The dance will be from 7-10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month, starting April 28 at the grange.

All ages are welcome to attend. There is an entry fee at the door.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a potluck dish.

Concert on April 22

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band will present a special concert 3 p.m. April 22 at the historic Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

This unique program was created by conductor Ronald Demkee to coincide with the special exhibit “Last One In: American Ideals in Conflict with American Attitudes,” on immigration at the Liberty Bell Museum, which is housed within the church.

The exhibit will feature editorial cartoons about each wave of immigrants to America.