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Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Book sale volunteers needed


The 21st annual used book sale organized by The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library is right around the corner, with the load in and preview sale April 12 and the public sale and tear down April 13.

Volunteers are particularly needed to:

• Load the trucks at the Emmaus Public Library 1:30 p.m. April 12

• Pack items after the sale at Lower Macungie Middle School 3:45 p.m. April 13

• Unload the truck at the library 4:30 p.m. April 13.

Contact Linda Rose Wade at 610- 797 -9001 or lrosepa@gmail.com to volunteer.

Scam alert issued

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro is alerting Pennsylvania consumers to a new twist on an old scam involving Social Security numbers.

Callers are telling consumers their number has been compromised or suspended, rather than the usual tactic of saying it was stolen or demanding certain action to receive benefits.

Some scam artists are impersonating government agencies and threatening arrest, saying they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid jail time.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans assistance hours April 12


Appointments are now available for veterans who have questions about benefits and services they have earned.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will visit the Lower Macungie Township office of Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12.

The office is in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

Sixth annual sale April 5, 6

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Consign for Good is in its sixth year of helping homeless families in the East Penn School District in conjunction with East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The Children’s Consignment Sale, hosted by Faith Presbyterian Church of Emmaus, runs April 5 and 6.

Families in need of a little extra cash may consign at the rate of 70 percent. Consign for Good understands the heavy cost of parenting and hopes to put a little cash back into the pockets of families who may have high-quality infant and children items they no longer need.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Be aware of Social Security scam

“Social Security numbers are one of the most valuable pieces of information a scammer can get a hold of, leaving the rightful owners of those numbers vulnerable to a whole slew of scams involving identity theft,” Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP Pennsylvania state director said recently. “Scammers have a particularly devious way of getting those numbers – by pretending to be from the Social Security Administration itself.”

Johnston-Walsh described how the scammers operate:

Special activities offered

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, has two special activities offered in April.

Healthy Steps in Motion, an exercise program, runs 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through May 21. Also, nursing students from Cedar Crest College will be at the center April 10 to do individual fall assessments and blood pressure screening. Both of these programs are offered to all residents of the community at no charge.

Annual consignment

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2019 Spring-Summer Kids Closet Sale will be held April 16 through 18 at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

The sale 5-9 p.m. April 16 is for VIP passholders and new moms. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 17 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18.

The 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.