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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Drive-thru flu shots in November


Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.

Shots will be drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 4 and at Coca-Cola Park Nov. 5. Shots will be offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Online registration is offered. Slots are available for either the morning or afternoon sessions both days.

A vaccine information statement, consent form, link to online registration and maps of both locations are available at lvhn.org/flushot.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Tribute planned


The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.

Volunteers needed

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Halloween Parade will be held 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and promises to be a “Spooktacular” event. The rain date is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Volunteers are needed. A Halloween parade committee meeting is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room on the second floor of borough hall Oct. 19 in council chambers. For more information, contact Kathy Mintzer at 610-965-6250 or EmmausParade@aol.com.

Volunteer positions needed include division captains and float formation area.

Halloween parade Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2017 Macungie Halloween Parade/Fun Run, sponsored by the Lower Lehigh Lions Club, will be held Oct. 28, with a rain date of Nov. 4. The group will begin forming 6 p.m. at the Eyer Middle School parking lot (5616 Buckeye Road and Shoemaker School parking lot (4068 N. Fairview St.) The parade will end at the Macungie Park. The parade begins 7:15 p.m. There will be a fun-run beginning 6:45 p.m.

Special election Dec. 5 for McNeill’s seat

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, has ordered a special election be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.

Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the Lehigh County Board of Elections.

The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd.

‘A Taste of Soup’ Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


“A Taste of Soup” will be held noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lower Macungie Township Library, 3450 Brookside Road. Kathee Rhode, library executive director, said there will be three challenges – individual, restaurant and Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The winning entry in each challenge will be recognized as “Lower Macungie Library’s Best Soup.”


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Student art submissions needed

PBS 39

PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.

Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.

Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.

Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.

For full contest information or to apply, please visit wlvt.org.