East Penn Press

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Concert Nov. 26 in Bethlehem

Friday, November 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

st. luke’s singers

The St. Luke’s Singers’ annual Christmas concert will be held Nov. 26 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. The preludes begin 2:45 p.m. and the concert begins 3 p.m.

The St. Luke’s Singers is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Lehigh Valley’s oldest health care provider, founded in Bethlehem, the Christmas City, to care for steel workers in 1872.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Insurance market- places deadline Dec. 15

ACA

Affordable Care Act marketplaces are now open through Dec. 15.

The most important thing people need to know is that financial assistance is still available and, according to the latest analysis from Health and Human Services, people can find even more affordable plans this year than in years past.

This year 80 percent of Pennsylvanians can find a plan because of the financial assistance available.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for veterans offered

131ST DISTRICT

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will host hours in his district office in Coopersburg Nov. 3 for area veterans and their families to receive assisting regarding programs and benefits.

Appointments are available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for veterans to meet with a veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion to answer questions about veteran benefits and help file claims.

Some of the issues the outreach specialist can help with include:

*Compensation and pension claims

*Education benefits

*Enrollment in the VA health care system

Event planned

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LVLB

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox now offers an educational event series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs called LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit.

Using multiple formats including conversational interviews, videos and events, LaunchBox Ladies will share the stories of women at all stages of their businesses and careers.

A series of conversations are scheduled through summer 2018 and are free to students and the public on a limited first-come, first-served basis.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Drive-thru flu shots Nov. 4, 5

LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 20th straight year for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 4 and at Coca-Cola Park Nov. 5. Shots will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Collection at Press office through Nov. 6

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS

The Press will once again collect items for Keystone Military Families for their Stockings for Soldiers mission.

All packages go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since the holiday season approaches, items have been added to the list.

•Christmas stockings - 20 to 24 inches in size. Handmade or purchased

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Drive-thru flu shots Nov. 4, 5

LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 20th straight year for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 4 and at Coca-Cola Park Nov. 5. Shots will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Benefits victim of robbery

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

fundraiser planned

A fundraiser is planned to assist the family of Devin Andresen, noon Nov. 12 at Emmaus Fire Company No. 1, 50 S. 6th St., Emmaus.

Andresen was the victim of a robbery and gun violence June 22. As a result of being shot multiple times, Andresen is now paralyzed from the chest down and requires 24-hour care.

His aunt, Elizabeth Andresen Reinhard, will be bringing him home to care for him, but needs help with home modifications before that can happen. The total needed for his bedroom modifications is approximately $5,000.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications due Aug. 31, 2018

PERSIAN GULF BONUS

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Drive-thru flu shots in November

LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.

Shots will be drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 4 and at Coca-Cola Park Nov. 5. Shots will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Online registration is offered. Slots are available for either the morning or afternoon sessions both days.

A vaccine information statement, consent form, link to online registration and maps of both locations are available at lvhn.org/flushot.