The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners tabled a bill that would have given $1.06 million to local park improvement projects at its Dec. 12 meeting. The Green Futures Fund Program, which was approved by voters in a non-binding referendum in 2002, would have given $324,693 to Allentown for the Martin Luther King Trail, $238,000 to Lower Macungie and $231,888 to Upper Saucon Township for the Saucon Rail Trail.
Neffs UCC, 5550 Route 873, Neffs, will be having its annual craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20.
There will more than 30 craft vendors, a raffle, food and baked goods for sale.
Admission is free.
The East Penn School District's spring 2013 Community Education classes are open for registration. Go to the district website www.eastpennsd.org, click on the Community tab, then Community Education to register for classes. A PDF of the class listings, including descriptions, is located on the right hand side of the page in a green box labeled Class Descriptions (PDF). Brochures can also be found in our schools, local libraries, community centers, Emmaus borough hall, etc. The registration deadline is January 23, 2013.
The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities dontaed $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist Lehigh Valley homeowners whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.
Dear Secret Santa,
You have probably never visited the Active Learning Center located on Windsor Drive in Allentown. If you do, you will be pleased.
Two hundred children, who range in age and ability from infant to middle school level, attend.
Dedicated teachers direct the 10 classrooms and create a pleasant and engaging learning situation. The students are quite obviously involved in learning letters and colors, math and vocabulary. The play area is jumping and the interior is bright. The descriptor that leaps to mind is "active."
The Viking wrestling team began its 2012-2013 wrestling with a strong showing at the 2012 Cattasaqua Dual Tournament Dec. 8.
Led by seniors Alex Laudadio, James Raduj, Connor Brosious, Nick Heberling and Mike Rodgers, and coached by Dave Snyder, the team looks to continue their early success in their upcoming matches against Southern Lehigh and Bethlehem Catholic.
The team has also seen strong leadership from juniors Ryan Carty and Daniel D'Agostini, as well as sophomore Jason Torok, who all have high goals for this year's post-season.
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities is Dec. 31.
Governor Tom Corbett said more than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program.
Corbett said the program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities age 18 and above.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.
Kathy Perlow, coordinator of Community Exchange, was welcomed at the latest Triad meeting, held at Emeritus of Allentown, 1545 Greenleaf St., Allentown.
Community Exchange is a project of the Department of Community Health and Health Studies of Lehigh Valley Health Network. The nontraditional form of volunteering is funded by The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to join planning committees to help make Relay for Life in the Lehigh Valley a huge success. Apply if you are creative, a great leader, a great fundraiser or passionate about ending cancer. Hours vary and we can work with most schedules. All necessary training will be provided. Call Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESS PHOTOs BY EMILY THIEL
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society holds holiday part.