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Monday, September 24, 2018

Rehearsals begin Aug. 27

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

emmaus chorale

The Emmaus Chorale resumes its rehearsal schedule 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus.

New members are welcome to join at this time. The Chorale meets weekly on Mondays.

This 45-member community choir, based in Emmaus, is open to participants throughout the Lehigh Valley and has a 35-year history of performing free biannual concerts of sacred, secular and contemporary music.

Cruise route

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Wheels of Time Friday night cruise will be held Aug. 24.

Cars will leave Allen Organ on Route 100 6:30 p.m., turn left on Buckeye Road, turn left on Route 29 (Chestnut Street), go through Emmaus and turn left on Harrison Street, pass Emmaus High School and turn right on Cedar Crest Boulevard, turn left on Lower Macungie Road, turn left on Willow Lane and back to Route 100 and turn left back to the Macungie Memorial Park. Thanks to volunteers who offered to provide traffic control through Emmaus.

The Press invites readers to

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press invites readers to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Themed contests deadline Sept. 7

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Celtic Classic will hold several Celtic themed contests during the annual festival Sept. 28 through 30 at the event grounds, bordered by Main, Lehigh, Spring and Conestoga streets, Bethlehem.

There will be a Celtic fiddling styles challenge 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Charles A. Brown Ice House.

There will be a poetry competition with three entry levels, third through sixth grades, seventh through 12th grades and adult. Submissions must be original works by the person entering the contest.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The city of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far this season due to inclement weather.

Municipal Band will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at West Park.

The city of Allentown’s “Saturday in the Park” series features a wide variety of music genre’s including latin/salsa, country, jazz/swing/folk/r&b/soul, pop/psychedelic rock and funk/dance/party music.

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

Voting machines demonstrated

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12

Information session Aug. 9

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will begin training a new class of volunteers this fall.

The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.

The new training program will begin 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays through March 2019.

Classes will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus in Center Valley.