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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Emmaus Triangle Park honored

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

APA-PA

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, through its Great Places in PA program, has designated Emmaus Triangle Park as a 2018 Great Public Space.

In the announcement, representatives said, “Emmaus is the only town in Pennsylvania with a triangle as its center. The triangle, which has been part of the Emmaus community since 1759, originally served as the location of crops and livestock for townspeople, then as the site of a hotel with a livery stable and wagon sleds.

Concerts

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown

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.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

Municipal Band rescheduled from June 10 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series rescheduled from June 23 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band rescheduled from July 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at West Park.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Special Needs Day July 21

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the awareness event.

Fundraiser for Animals in Distress July 21

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere.

Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter and love until a suitable home can be found.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for veterans

134th DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host veterans assistance hours in his district office in at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13.

Veterans will be able to meet with an outreach specialist from the American Legion to discuss available benefits and services.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Special Needs Day July 21

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the awareness event.

Toll increase approved

Thursday, July 12, 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.

‘Crazy’ tournament planned for charity

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PUTT U

Putt U, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, will celebrate its 20th anniversary by holding “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” 9 a.m. July 14 and will donate a total of $4,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers must play 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs are allowed, so players are encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they can use to putt with. Prizes will be awarded to the person with the lowest score and the person with the “best putting gadget.”