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Thursday, April 26, 2018

CHC addiction, recovery talk

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Voices from the Valley

The 2018 Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery learning experience will be presented by the Center for Humanistic Change 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Participants will learn about the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery, including the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction specialists; and local resources for addicts and their families.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Tax ID theft can trip up refund

AARP

AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh warns as tax-filing season has begun, be aware of possible tax identity theft.

Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job.

Johnston-Walsh said if the Internal Revenue Service receives a duplicate tax return filing using your Social Security number, will be sent a written notice through the mail.

Likewise, the IRS will send a notice if you have unreported income or if you and someone else are claiming the same dependents.

Public defender warns of telephone scammers

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

According to a press release from Lehigh County Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul, numerous individuals have reported receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be an attorney with the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Office.

The caller claims the individual’s child/grandchild has been charged with a crime and bail money must be sent to the attorney immediately.

He then directs them to wire the money, often through Walmart, to a third person.

The caller is not from the public defender’s office.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Volunteers needed

UMYA

The Upper Milford Youth Association is seeking volunteers to help with all its sports programs.

President Matthew Skekel said UMYA is a 100 percent volunteer run club including all coaches and the board of directors.

Volunteers keep UMYA a successful, safe and fun place for kids to enjoy, learn and play sports with their friends and neighbors.

The following volunteer positions need to be filled:

BRIEFLY

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Equine donations sought

STATE POLICE

Donations of a few good horses, of quiet, sound dispositions and free of serious stable vices are requested by the Pennsylvania State Police to supplement the force’s 26-horse mounted patrol unit stabled at the academy in Hershey.

The equines will be used statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol operations of remote areas and participate in parades, demonstrations and other community events.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Tax ID theft can trip up refund

AARP

AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh said as tax-filing season has begun, be aware of possible tax identity theft.

Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job.

Johnston-Walsh said if the Internal Revenue Service receives a duplicate tax return filing using your Social Security number, you will receive a written notice through the mail.

Likewise, the IRS will send a notice if you have unreported income or if you and someone else are claiming the same dependents.

Competition planned Feb. 10

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LV MATHCOUNTS®

About 220 students from 23 middle, intermediate and junior high schools from multiple counties are registered to compete in the 34rd annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® Feb 10 at the new Nitschmann Middle School, 1002 W. Union Blvd., Bethlehem. The snow date is Feb. 11.

Students will take written tests 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. The top 10 scoring students will face off in the countdown round, a “Jeopardy” style oral competition, 1 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Seeking singers, those who play an instrument

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

lv active life

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, has opportunities for residents who like to sing or play a musical instrument.

The “Good Vibrations” Chorus, led by Nancy Shumaker, invites all singers to have fun and make some new friends, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

“Latin Salsa Band,” led by Hector Rosado, is looking for musicians to join this newly formed band, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Bring your instrument.