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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Heating help now available

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

Holiday concerts on Dec. 1, 9

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Worship Praise Band of Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, will perform a concert of holiday favorites 7 p.m. Dec. 1.

All are welcome to attend. to purchase tickets or they may be purchased at the door.

The Jubilation Ringers and the Elysium String Quartet at Asbury United Methodist Church will also be presenting a Christmas concert “Ring a Heavenly Christmas” 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Purchase tickets at or they may be purchased at the door.

Holiday shop on Nov. 30

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Parkway Manor

Parkway Manor Elementary School, 768 Parkway Road, South Whitehall, will be having a Holiday Shoppe 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 30.

The evening will include: a children’s shop, cooking decorating, raffle prizes, and a vendor fair including, LuLaRoe, doTERRA, Thirty-One Bags, Mary Kay, Nu Skin, Touchstone Crystal and so much more.

Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

For information, email

Church having annual craft fair

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will have its 25th annual craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the family center.

There will be more than 50 crafters, delicious soups, barbecues, pies and other baked goods. Eat in or take out will be available

This year’s Chinese auction proceeds will be donated to Tails of Valor which provides rehabilitation through nonmedical therapy with service canines to veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and physical disabilities.

Concert on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will present an “Americans We” concert, a tribute to veterans 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Special recognition honors include WWII veterans. The concert will also feature favorite holiday music.

Guests include Daniel Rodriguez, America’s Tenor; David Macbeth, director of Lehigh Valley Charter High School of the Arts; and the El Sistema Chorus of Allentown with Director Kyle Keller.

Meeting on

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

German Friends

The regular monthly meeting of the Pennsylvania German Friends will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown.

Developing skills to build simple “Dutch” sentences will be the main focus.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

The Pennsylvania German Friends organization meets the third Thursday of the month at the church, except the month of April and the summer months of July and August.

Parking is available in the lot across Tacoma Street; use ground floor “Office” entrance.

Candy sale orders are due

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s UCC

St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, is taking orders for candy supplied by Annette’s Candy Kitchen.

Candy is available in both milk and dark chocolate. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19.

For more information or to place an order call Beulah Snyder at 610-285-6608.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC will be having a joint Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. John’s UCC.

For more information, call St. John’s UCC at 610-398-7015 or St. John’s Lutheran at 610-395-5535.