East Penn Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs additional basketball volunteers (14+ years) on Monday nights. Practices are held 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northeast Middle School, 1170 Fernwood St., Bethlehem. Volunteers must know the basics of basketball, commit to attending most practices and become a Class A volunteer by completing a background check and online training. Contact Dana Lindsey at 610-264-3616 or email volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org for information.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Art exhibition now open

PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY

The exhibition “Fiber Deconstructed: Alison Bessessdotter, Jill Odegaard, Barbara Schulman” will continue through March 23 in the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The exhibition explores diverse approaches to textile and fiber arts through the work of Bessesdotter, Odegaard and Schulman.

An artist reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Safety challenge deadline

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer.

Classes offered

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Beekeepers

Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

The price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers and a field trip to the club apiary.

The classes are family friendly for all ages.

For more information call 610-737-7676 or visit www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.

Running for local office workshop scheduled

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

League of Women Voters of Lehigh County

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will be conducting the ninth biennial running for local office workshop in order to assist potential candidates through the complex process of running for office.

The workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at DeSales University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.

Times News buys semi-annual Kids Closet Sale

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by AMY MILLER in News Briefs

A longtime community resource that helps families save money on children’s necessities has a new owner.

The Times News and Lehigh Valley Press purchased the Kids Closet Sale from Danielle Andreas, who started the consignment sale nearly a decade ago, and will build on Andreas’ vision this April. The paperwork was finalized recently.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lunch bunch

RIDGE MANOR

Join the Lunch Bunch program at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, where activities and a hot, nutritious meal are provided.

A donation is requested.

The program is open to all residents and individuals from the community.

For more information, contact Rachel, the center manager, at 610-965-2171, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Martin announces re-election bid

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Safety challenge deadline

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer.