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Megan's law

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The National Megan's Law Helpline, 1-888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.

Certified rape crisis counselors are available to support all victims of violent crime and to provide geographically appropriate referrals. The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an...

Santa Claus coming on Station 56 Truck

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Santa Claus will be visiting good little boys and girls Dec. 22 in Upper Macungie.

Santa and Station 56 firefighters will be in the following areas at these approximate times.

Listen for the sirens, watch for the fire trucks, and come out to meet Santa.

9 a.m., Elm and Tupelo roads

9:10 a.m., Tupelo Road and Bastian Lane

9:20 a.m., Hemlock Road and Maple Street

9:30 a.m., Barn Swallow Lane between Yale Court and Bastian Lane

9:40 a.m., Snowy...

Guest View

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by SEN. PAT TOOMEY U.S. Senate in Opinion

"...The vast majority of Democrats on Capitol Hill would prefer not to have to do anything on entitlements, would prefer, frankly, not to have to do anything on some of these debt and deficit problems. … And what I've tried to explain to them is, number one, if you look at the numbers, then Medicare, in particular, will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program, no matter how much taxes go up. I mean, it's not an option for us to just sit by and do nothing." President...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, will be holding the following events.

Night at the Movies will be presented 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the township building, 4444 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township.

Daddy and Me storytimes for children 2-5 years of age will take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15.

Gingerbread house building and decorating for grades four through six is being offered 5-6 p.m. Dec. 18.

Registration is required for the Baby and...

Bikers church

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Kingdom Roadhouse Bikers Church, 1665 Whitehall Ave., South Whitehall Township, is open 7 p.m. every Friday.

Each week, there are new songs to sing and awesome praise time with groups such as Third Day, Mercy Me, Chris Tomlin, Todd Agnew, Casting Crowns and much more.

Diaspora will perform Dec. 14.

Everyone is welcome to go out to eat afterward with the group.

Lehigh County

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Heidelberg Township musician Roger Latzgo will be performing at Bethlehem's Christkindlmarkt in a special program called "Holiday Heirlooms" 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the PNC Plaza, 645 First St., Bethlehem.

Latzgo's talent ranges from the timeless beauty of the Gregorian chant to the folk simplicity of an Appalachian song.

For tickets, visit For more information about Latzgo, visit

Laurys Station

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Santa Claus is coming to the Laurys Station area again this year.

He will travel atop a fire truck about 20 miles or so to visit homes and businesses.

The Jolly Ol' Elf also visits private parties for one child or a large group of children but not on Christmas Eve, as Santa is very busy delivering presents.

The visit is done with great love for all children, no matter the age (6 months to 80 years young).

Santa will visit large gatherings with parents, aunts,...