Air Products, a world leading industrial gas company and community leader in the Lehigh Valley, has once again taken a leading role in support of the surrounding community and the arts. The Air Products Foundation has pledged $1.5 million as the inaugural “Founding Corporate Partner” in supporting ArtsQuest’s new overall 80,000-square-foot cultural center coming to Bethlehem’s Third Street.
The Air Products Foundation grant will lead in the development of the Cultural Center’s new MakerSpace and Visiting Artist Studio.
The holidays may be over, but porch pirate season never ends.
While at-home deliveries are at their highest over the holiday season, direct-to-home shopping happens every day around the country.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Jan. 18 through 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website at www.dmv.pa.gov.
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will hold veterans assistance appointment hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at his district office in the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road.
An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to meet with veterans to discuss benefits and services.
Services available to veterans and their dependents include: assistance with compensation, pension, burial and survivor benefits, education, health care, obtaining military personnel and medical records as well as state benefits.
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.
To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.
The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.
To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.
The PA Turnpike Commission reminds customers that tolls have increased 6 percent for cash, E-ZPass and toll by plate customers.
The increase, approved by the commissioners last July, takes effect on all sections and extensions excluding three western Pennsylavnia “cashless” tolling facilities.
GOVERNOR TOM WOLF
With nearly a quarter of Pennsylvania’s licensed drivers 65 years of age or older, the Wolf Administration highlighted the unique challenges faced by older drivers during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week recently.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $501,500 in state funding for maintenance and improvements at the Lehigh Valley Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center.
The grant will assist covering costs at the center for personnel as well as annual software support, maintenance and development. The center, overseen by the Lehigh County District Attorney, is a regional law enforcement initiative supporting local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
pa parks, forests
With the official arrival of winter, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is reminding outdoors enthusiasts Pennsylvania’s state forest and park systems again are rolling out the welcome mat for winter visitors intent on enjoying cold-weather, outdoor fun.