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Gender wage

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County presents “Eliminating Income Disparity” at their December Hot Topics Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 to be held in the banquet room at the Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara, past public policy chairs, American Association of University Women, will present ways that can close the gender wage gap here in the Lehigh Valley.

They will also explain briefly how their experiences as public policy co-chairs for AAUW-Pennsylvania led them to the idea of the Coalition.

Amazon buys aid fire company

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Station 56

Upper Macungie Township police have announced residents may support Fire Station 56 by shopping on Amazon.

According to Upper Macungie Police Lt. Peter Nickischer, criminal investigations and community services division commander, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Fire Station 56 when buyers visit

Light show in December

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having its annual Lowhill Lights of Wonder to benefit two local families at 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 16, 17, 20-23 and 26-30.

There will be a Christmas carol sing-along at 5:45 p.m. before each light show.

Join church members at 5 p.m. for a special light show with extra music before the Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

One-hundred percent of the donations will be presented to the Robert Kline and Brett Snyder families. Kline has cancer. Snyder has ALS.

Police accepting toy donations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie Township police are working on several initiatives.

The police department is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location.

Only new, unwrapped toys will be accepted.

The 2017 coat drive is also underway.

Bring gently used jackets to police headquarters and drop them in the donation bin.

Both bins are located in the front lobby at the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville, with 24 hour a day access, seven days a week.

Cookbook for sale

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is selling an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

For a small additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas bag to go with the book.

This spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The book contains an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes.

There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan, Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.