East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Nationwide test Oct. 3

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

Nomination deadline Sept. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VC-LV

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. The winners will be recognized for their contributions to the community based on service hours and commitment.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards will be given to the winners at an event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.

BETHLEHEM

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

“The Pennsylvania March,” composed by Bethlehem resident Ron DeGrandis, will be featured in a free, open to the public, 3 p.m. Marine Band of Allentown concert Sept. 16 at West Park, 16th and Turner streets, Allentown. Tom Heinick will conduct this inaugural performance of the first march ever composed for the state during the band’s last concert of the season.

Coat drive through Oct. 21

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

quakertown farmers market

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.

Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.

All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army to help needy neighbors stay warm this winter.

For more information, call 215-536-9019.

Dance classes offered

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

YMCA

The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.

The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.

For more information or questions, contact the YMCA dance director, Patty Randolph at 610-264-5221 or email pattyrandolph@gv-ymca.org.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Final arguments in zoning hearing

LOWER MILFORD

TOWNSHIP

On Sept. 12 the Lower Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board will hear the final arguments for Docket 09-02, Geryville Materials, Inc.

Docket 09-02 first came before the ZHB in July 2009 with a request for a special exception for the operation of a quarry, asphalt plant, concrete plant and other accessory uses. Over the last nine years, 62 hearings have been held. Geryville Materials, Inc is the equitable owner of eight parcels, totaling 628.483 acres.

Career fair planned

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

EPSD

The East Penn School District and the Emmaus High School guidance department will host the inaugural 2018 Career Exploration Fair Oct. 4.

The event is open to all Lehigh Valley fifth to 12th grade students and focuses on degree and non-degree professions. Students will have an opportunity to speak with over 50 career professionals who will share what path they took, the education required and what a typical day looks like within their fields.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Heart Association walk Sept. 22

LEHIGH VALLEY

The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The 2 1/2 mile walk around the SteelStacks complex begins noon.

Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk T-shirt and the opportunity to earn additional prizes.

Kids expo

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Sen. Browne

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, will hold his annual Kids Discovery Expo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, Allentown, rain or shine.

This free expo, which is open to the public, will provide valuable information on numerous programs and services that are available from government, community, nonprofit and corporate groups throughout the area.