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 both Lehigh and Northampton counties.
The 42nd annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, “Small on Scale,” will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville. The show proceeds benefit charities and educational endeavors and is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club.
There is a cost. There will be a free children’s class, exhibits and door prizes. There is free parking. Food will be available. For information, call 610-760-2288, email email@example.com or visit www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com.
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The Lehigh County Senior Centers have a new catering company called Metz Culinary Management, a family owned business since 1994. Metz Culinary Management owns a TGI Fridays franchise and 11 other restaurants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. So come and join the Lunch Bunch at the Ridge Manor high rise, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus. After lunch, you can participate in other activities such as bingo, the “Koffee Klatch Klub” (chat, reminisce and enjoy coffee or tea and a donut), movies, games, etc.
The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services will host a women veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24
Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first inter-agency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.
“To Life” from Fiddler on the Roof; “Little Deuce Coupe,” the Beach Boys: “Paradise City,” Guns and Roses; “Heart’s Desire,” Lee Roy Parnell; “Absolutely Fabulous,” Pet Shop Boys; “Pennies From Heaven,” Bing Crosby; “Turn, Turn, Turn,” the Byrds; “The Long and Winding Road,” the Beatles; “Happy,” Pharrell Williams; “Passion,” Rod Stewart; “Everybody is a Star,” Sly & the Family Stone; “Overnight Success,” George Strait; “Let It Be,” the Beatles; “Old Time Rock and Roll,” Bob Seger; “Respect,” Aretha Franklin; “Money,” Pink Floyd; “Fame,” Irene Cara; “Blue Suede Shoes,” Elvis Presley; “Tange
Enjoy a relaxing day experiencing the sights and sounds of various gardens at Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 rain or shine.
This self-guided event features eight residential gardens, which can be seen in any order.
“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour, explained.
Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in July.
The following groups and DJs will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.
·July 3: KATO
·July 13, 17: King Henry Duo
·July 20: WE3 Band
·July 27: DJ Jerry Deane
Saturday dances are 7-10 p.m. Wednesday dances are 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.
With the warmer weather and longer summer days bringing increased travel, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs suggests an Honoring Our Veterans or the new Honoring our Women Veterans license plates for your vehicles as a great way to show patriotism and to support veterans in need.
Lehigh County DA
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced his office’s victim/witness unit has received a $700,000 grant.
The Rights and Service Act grant, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, covers a period of two years and must be used for victim services.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation will hold its fifth annual brick installation to honor police officers, firefighters or ambulance corps members 5 p.m. Sept. 5. The deadline for ordering bricks is July 14. Bricks can be ordered and purchased at the Remembrance Garden website www.emmausremembers.org or by calling Mike Waddell at 484-274-2089.