Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities from June 30 until Dec. 31.
The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.
Applicants may acquire Property Tax, Rent Rebate claim forms and related information at revenue.state.pa.us or by calling 1-888-222-9190.
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Scouts with Troop 71 collect food for the needy.
The Dec. 3 East Penn School District meeting was a conventional meeting with an unconventional twist that may speak to the ever widening door of technological capabilities, and not least for East Penn School District's interest in keeping abreast of new trends.
Charles Ballard was elected president of the East Penn Board of School Directors at the board's annual reorganization meeting. Alan Earnshaw was elected vice president.
Those who have achieved "a certain age" know the importance of physical exercise.
Bend, stretch, reach; weight down, arteries clear, joints limber – these are the goals. Exercising our humanity is just as beneficial as toning our bodies.
Dr. Anthony Moyer and the members of Western Salisbury Church's hand bell choir hone their empathy through the medium of music.
On Dec. 3, the ringers performed at the Emmaus Village Assisted Living Center, Emmaus.
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Lower Macungie Library holds a fundraising book sale.
Dina Galusha spent an hour recently quietly listening, sometimes wiping her tears.
When it was all over, she said she was glad she heard Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf describe his experiences trying to save her son, Dakota, who was run over by a school bus in front of Northampton Area Middle School Jan. 26, 2009.
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At the 18th annual Pocono EMS Conference recently, Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf described the call he and partner Tim Sullivan received at 7:14 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009.
"I heard a police officer calling for help for a child that was unconscious," said Knopf, an Emmaus resident who had been working for Northampton Regional EMS at the time. Two minutes later they were dispatched to the Northampton Area Middle School.
Macungie Borough Council adopted its preliminary budget Dec. 3 and with it a proposed new tax ordinance and an increase in the police department's budget allowing for a new 32-hour officer.
Alburtis Borough Council appointed Sherryann Oels and David Lehr as councilpersons Nov. 29 to fill vacancies created when Kyle Bower and Kathleen Palmer, now mayor, resigned their positions.
Council adopted Resolutions No. 2012-6 approving Oels' appointment to replace Bower and No. 2012-7 approving Lehr's appointment to replace Palmer.
Palmer administered the Oaths of Office and Oels and Lehr immediately assumed their places on council.