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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Writers encourage future authors

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group met at the Lower Macungie Library Feb. 27 for a workshop on writing and publishing tips.

The forum was led by David Miller II, of Macungie, author of "Time Birds" and "A Gift of Love" on the Lutheran Home of Topton.

Francis J. Waller, Ph.D. of Lower Macungie, attended with questions on publishing. He has written various books on chemistry.

Pat Waller, of Lower Macungie, a writer of articles for the National Association of Biology Teachers, also attended.

School board president supports educational funding increase at state policy hearing

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

East Penn Board of School Directors President Charles Ballard called for the state to increase funding for public education at the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Bethlehem City Hall's Town Hall, 10 East Church St., Bethlehem.

Ballard, an assistant regional director for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, said adequate basic and special education funding must be a priority in the 2013-2014 state budget. In his 20 minute testimony to the committee, Ballard also stressed the reduction or elimination of unfunded mandates.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

March 7

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Executive Women International will celebrate their 30th anniversary 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. For information regarding membership, contact Jennifer Ceneviva at jniffer20@ yahoo.com.

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 South Ott St., Allentown. Sara Ullmer from the Crime Victim's Council will speak on "elder abuse." Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

DeSales television and film students learn tools of the trade

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL

DeSales University television and film majors use a 34-foot jib, or a remote controlled camera crane, to capture a shot for a student film entitled "You're An Angel." Harry Scheid and Roger Tomes, of Coast to Coast Jibs, operate the crane for a shot for a student film at DeSales.

VOLUNTEER opportunities

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

GERTRUDE B. FOX ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, Bethlehem, has an opening for a gift shop manager at the Fox's little store called "Gertie's Gifts." Contact Karen Dolan at 610-419-0218 or naturecenter@ gbfox.org.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC. needs volunteers for their Daffodil Days fundraising event. Volunteers are needed to drive, pack and sell daffodils at their place of business, churches and also at direct sale sites in the Lehigh Valley March 18 to 24. Contact Rosemarie Murphy at 610-921-2329, ext. 3109 or Rosemarie.Murphy@cancer.org.