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VOLUNTEEROPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Luminaria Night. Contact Liliana Cuba at 610-691-5602 or lcuba@newbethanyministries.org.

HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS, Bethlehem, coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, needs volunteers to fill their own shoeboxes with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley's less fortunate children. Contact Sandie at 610-807-0336 or skelly@volunteerlv.org.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Kathleen Palmer sworn in as mayor

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council appointed Kathleen Palmer as mayor at their regular meeting Nov. 14 to fill the vacancy left when former Mayor Robert Mader passed away Oct. 22.

Unprecedented in the history of Alburtis, Palmer is their first female mayor.

"I want to say thank you to everybody and I'll do my best for the borough," Palmer said following her appointment.

Volunteering to fill the position ending in 2013 were Palmer and Scott Stoneback of Media People in Alburtis and current chairman of the Alburtis Centennial Committee.

ALBURTIS AREA COMMUNITY CENTER Annual fall festival includes cow pie bingo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Children enjoyed face painting, a lollipop tree game, pumpkin painting and more recently at Alburtis Area Community Center's fall festival and cow pie bingo. Many were invited to the festival; however, fewer rides, games and vendors participated this year. Coordinator Sherry Oels did not know the reason for the drop in attendance because all were notified, but thought it might be due to the present economy.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Supervisors approve $2.2 million budget; final vote Dec. 27

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors Nov. 15 approved a $2.2 million budget for 2013, with no tax increase.

There was little discussion on the budget by either supervisors or the audience. The budget will be available for review by the public until the end of the year. The board scheduled a year-end meeting for Dec. 27, at which time a final budget will be approved.

IRS warns consumers of Hurrican Sandy scams

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Nov. 9 about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.

the IRS cautions both hurricane victims and people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips: