East Penn Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Board approves contract with Magellan Behavioral Health

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved an amended agreement of its contract with Magellan Behavioral Health June 14. Sponsored by Commissioner David Jones, the resolution served as a new milestone in the board’s relationship with Magellan.

The company, which provides behavioral health care to qualifying residents, had been controversial in years prior.

Jones, who had previously voted against extending the county’s contract with Magellan several years ago, praised the company’s improvements in their services.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Local News

June 30

Create a noticeable presence on LinkedIn by Gary Schall of TSD Enterprises and LV SCORE 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, 905 Harrison St., Allentown For more information, visit www.lehighvalley.score.org or call 610-266-3000.

July 1

Saturday dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., in the Trexler Room, Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. King Henry & Jacob will play oldies and requests. There is a cost per person which includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, call 610-437-3700.

July 4

EAST PENN AND WESTERN LEHIGH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

The future is driverless

East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers of Commerce held a seminar recently at Brookside Country Club regarding how driverless vehicles will impact local communities.

According to recent data, it is speculated driverless vehicles will be available to the consumer within the next decade.

The presentation focused on the current problems that larger vehicles – specifically, the increasingly-prevalent commercial vehicles such as tractor trailers – bring to local communities and how emerging driverless vehicle technology can remedy such issues.

Lehigh County fire departments welcome certified volunteers

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

volunteers

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to help plan the fall “Thanks for Giving” Food and Supply Drive.” Contact Deirdre Federico Snyder, 610-740-5500, ext. 322, dfederico@armspa.org.

“What the American flag means to me”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Emmaus Flag Day 2017 - Fifth Grade Poetry Contest Awards

First Place: Harper Daly

St. Ann School

Teacher: Mrs. Rocks

What does the American flag mean to me?

Oh, say do you see, the flag over there? A

symbol of the justice and liberty we

share. The hardships we’ve faced, the

battles we’ve won, the advances we’ve

made, together as one. Blood, sweat and

tears, shed by women and men. The

feeling of pride, bravery, and stress now

and then. I pledge allegiance to the flag,

of bright red, white, and blue. One

nation under God, or whoever you

choose.