East Penn Press

Saturday, July 22, 2017

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Boscola lauds local dispensaries

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, provided the following statement after the state Department of Health awarded two Lehigh Valley businesses medical marijuana dispensary permits recently. When medical marijuana becomes available to patients next year, only 52 dispensaries statewide will be licensed.

“I am pleased that two Lehigh Valley dispensaries (Mission Pennsylvania II, LLC and Guadco, LLC) emerged from this highly-competitive application process with state permits.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New flag

LEHIGH

COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, the County of Lehigh has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Blueberry Festival July 15,16

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites annual blueberry festival will be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 15 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 at Burnside Plantation, 1499 Schoenersville Road.

The family-oriented event features blueberry food, contests and beer, wine and mead. There will be local crafters, demonstrators, pony rides, kid’s club crafts and live music and performers.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New flag disposal sites available

LEHIGH COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, the County of Lehigh has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Special Needs Awareness Day July 15

134th DISTRICT

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, will partner with The Ben Event to host a special needs awareness day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St.

The event is an opportunity for people of the Lehigh Valley to learn more about service and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources. Dozens of providers will be on hand to offer information and answer questions.

Day camp set for July 17

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

L.V. 4-H

The Northampton and Lehigh Valley 4-H Ag Explorers day camp for Lehigh Valley youth ages eight to 16 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17 through 21 at St John’s U.C.C., 577 Grape St., Whitehall.

This five-day camp is geared to teach youth about specific Farm to Table topics such as Propagation to Plate, Delightful Dairy, Meet the Meat, Value Added Products and Farmers Market Madness.

BRIEFLY

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

Summer programs offered

THE SWAIN SCHOOL

The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer summer programs July 10 to Aug. 4, with week-long camps for children entering prekindergarten through ninth grade in the fall.

Swain faculty will offer a variety of half-day and full-day programs ranging from science, math, arts and aerospace, to a variety of sessions based in The Imaginate Center, home of Swain’s Makerspace program. Classes are available in woodworking, digital photography and engineering and design.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Scholarship opportunity

CCA

The Celtic Cultural Alliance recently announced more than $9,000 in Celtic dance and music scholarships will be awarded during the 30th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in downtown historic Bethlehem in September.

The categories are eight to 12 and 13 to 18 years of age for both the dance and music categories. The application deadline is July 15.

Festival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22; 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 23; and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24.