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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Snow Ball set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Chamber

The Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jaindl Properties, AmericanBank and Capital BlueCross will host the 29th annual Snow Ball 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center, 77 Sands Blvd.

There will be a black-tie dinner, silent and live auctions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.

The fundraiser will benefit Camelot for Children projects for seriously, chronically, terminally ill, handicapped or disabled children.

For information and tickets, visit http://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/.

Cookie Crunch set for Feb. 25

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

GIRL SCOUTS

The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event benefits both the Girl Scouts and ArtsQuest’s Art Education Fund which provides quality arts and education programs for area students.

Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorites. For tickets and information, visit www.steelstacks.org or call 610-332-3378.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Two area businesses among finalists

INDIE AWARD

The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, recently announced the finalists, including Ju-Ju Monkey, of Allentown and Let’s Play Books, of Emmaus, of the seventh annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year or “Indie Award.”

The top 10 finalists in alphabetical order are:

• Abby’s Lane, a baby store in Manassas, Va.

• Allegory Gallery, a bead, art and jewelry store in Ligonier, Westmoreland County

• Carr Hardware, a hardware store in Pittsfield, Mass.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Tribute planned

DMVA

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Be aware of holiday scams

AARP

As the holiday season continues, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slipups could put a damper on festivities. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy.

Beware of deals. Be wary of those too-good-to-be-true deals, especially those that show up as links on your social media feeds. Check out reviews, search the retailer’s name with “scam” to see what comes up, and if it’s a retailer you already know and frequent online, go directly to the website rather than clicking on a link.

Audrey Penn investigation concludes

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CORONER’S office

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center issued the following statement Dec. 8 regarding the Audrey Penn investigation.

“On Sunday, September 17, 2017, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville barracks and the Salisbury Township Police Department initiated an investigation into a body being discovered in a drainage swale, at the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and Kressler Road, in Lower Macungie Township. Deputy Coroner Jack Fliter pronounced the individual dead 3:44 p.m.

Blood donations needed

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

ARC

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of blood for the holidays. Donations tend to decline during December, but the need for blood remains steady.

Donors who give blood or platelets Dec. 21 through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

‘A Stroll ThroughThe Past’ available

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

ALBURTIS

Kevin Shoemaker, president of the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, announced the release of “Alburtis, A Stroll Through The Past.” This 171-page, softbound history of Alburtis is available at Alburtis Borough Hall while supplies last. There is a charge.

The book provides historical photographs and maps of the villages of Alburtis and Lock Ridge and traces their merger in 1913 to become the Borough of Alburtis.

Old photographs, taken in 1906 by Charles and Linnie Ross, are compared with images of the same scenes as they appear today.