East Penn Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Distracted driving enforcement

STATE POLICE

The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M will conduct distracted driving enforcement details in Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties.

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police will be taking a zero-tolerance approach toward distracted driving violations.

These enforcement details will concentrate on enforcement activity involving the following Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Violations: texting while driving; handheld mobile telephone; prohibited use of hearing impairment devices; prohibiting text-base communications; careless driving; and/or reckless driving.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Go-cart races scheduled June 18

STEELSTACKS

Up to 30 go-cart teams will compete in the inaugural SteelStacks Grand Prix noon to 4 p.m. June 18. The event, presented by Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and ArtsQuest, includes racing, family activities, a car show, food vendors and trucks and features track side “grandstand” viewing areas and pit row VIP packages.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Volunteers needed for statewide cleanup

PENNDOT/DEP

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania continuing through May 31.

The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

License plates to benefit veterans

PDMVA

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has an Honoring Our Veterans license plate available for passenger cars, motorcycles and light duty trucks up to 10,000 pounds.

The sales benefit Pennsylvania’s Veterans’ Trust Fund. The organization issues grants to statewide charitable organizations aiding veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs in assisting veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Walk set for June 3

ESEP

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community beginning 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University. The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m.; the One-Mile Fun Walk starts 9:15 a.m.; both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team, create a team or be a sponsor, register at http://bit.do/walkdetails; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email event@esep.org.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior care partnership

LEHIGH VALLEY

Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley has entered into a partnership with A Place for Mom to provide the best quality home care for seniors.

Their approaches enable older people to live happier, healthier lives at home.

For information, visit www.hcalv.com, www.aplaceformom.com or www.homecareassistance.com or call 484-350-3874 or visit the office st1104 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.- suite 200, Allentown.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Shredding event May 20

131ST DISTRICT

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, will co-host a paper shredding event 10 a.m. to noon May 20.

The free service will be available in the Lion’s Plaza visitors parking lot, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Highmark Walk

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

EASTER SEALS

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community beginning at 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University. The 5K Walk begins at 9 a.m.; the One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.; both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team or create a team of your own, or to be a sponsor, sign up at http://bit.do/walkdetails; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email event@esep.org.

National Foster Care Month

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CONCERN

May is the designated National Foster Care Month. Foster care programs support the concept that children should live in a traditional family setting in the community, rather than in a residential or institutional setting.

CONCERN, a multi-service private non-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization has been, for 39 years, providing placement and treatment services to children and their families. The organization is dedicated to providing a growing array of foster care, adoption and permanency, community-based, residential, and behavioral health services.