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Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for military veterans


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a veterans assistance day in his district office in the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10.

An American Legion outreach specialist will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans and their families.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Shredding event May 4


State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th and Lower Macungie Township will co-host a public paper shredder event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

APV pension program

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans to receive a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities as a result of performance of duties connected with the military service, with a VA rating of 40 percent or more for each extremity.

Sands fined by gaming control board

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which is Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.

The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.

Concerts planned

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Music club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs national music week, May 5 to 12.

A free public spring recital, the “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held at 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp award recipient.

The Young Musicians of the club will close their season with a program at 10 a.m. on May 11 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.

Workshop on

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Country Meadows

Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 460 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is hosting a lunch and lesson session “Finding Joy is Age-less” workshop May 30.

There will be a free complimentary lunch 11 a.m., followed by the workshop at noon.

Learn how changing your mindset can bring you more joy at any age and in any circumstance.

Understand the Power of a Pivot philosophy and its benefits.

Seating is limited.

R.S.V.P. by May 17 to 610-395-7160 or Allentown@CountryMeadows.com.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Licenses no longer


Pennsylvania Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, is now in effect to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions in Pennsylvania moving forward.

The law amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to reflect a driving privilege suspension will no longer be imposed for certain non-highway safety violations, including substance use violations.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Annual book sale


The American Association of University Women, Bethlehem, will hold its annual book sale April 25 through 29 at the Bethlehem Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem.

There will be preview, half-price and bag days.

Checks and cash are accepted. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships and educational programs.

For information, schedules and hours, visit https://bethlehem-pa.aauw.net/.

Sponsors needed

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

girl scouts

The annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will honor four distinguished women leaders at the annual Take the Lead April 30.

This year’s recipients are Susan Drabic, president & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living, Olga Negron, a City of Bethlehem councilwoman and community liaison, HSGK Law Firm; Ashley Russo, president and executive producer, ASR Media Productions; and Cecelia Connelly-Weida Ph.D., dean of School of Business, Education, Legal, and Social Services, Lehigh Carbon Community College.