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Book Nook now open

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Friends of the epl

Thanks to the expansion of the Emmaus Public Library, the EPL Friends can now offer quality books at affordable prices year-round at the Book Nook, located between the DVD section and the door of the Margaret Knoll Garden Community Room.

The price dot guide on display indicates most books are specially priced.

Books are sorted by category including recent fiction, biographies, general fiction, history/government/law and humor. There is a good selection of children’s books. Purchases can be made at the circulation desk.


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lockdown conducted


In a media release, school officials announced Jefferson Elementary School was on lockdown from approximately 3:15 to 4:07 p.m. Jan. 24 after the building administrator was notified of a bullet found on school property.

This incident was immediately reported to local law enforcement.

Accepting race

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs



Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

The run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle. Also visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

ArtsQuest’s 2019 festivals and events announced

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The inaugural S.T.E.A.M. Fest, new pierogi and Woodstock-themed events and the return of the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest for the Women’s World Cup highlight ArtsQuest’s schedule of major events and festivals in 2019.

With its focus on science, technology, engineering, art and makers, the free PA S.T.E.A.M. Fest, presented by WeDiscoverGeeks and IMAGINE Event Concepts, will include a variety of science, engineering and technology-based attractions; maker programs and activities; video game workshops; cosplay and more at SteelStacks Aug. 31.

Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs additional basketball volunteers (14+ years) on Monday nights. Practices are held 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northeast Middle School, 1170 Fernwood St., Bethlehem. Volunteers must know the basics of basketball, commit to attending most practices and become a Class A volunteer by completing a background check and online training. Contact Dana Lindsey at 610-264-3616 or email volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org for information.


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Art exhibition now open


The exhibition “Fiber Deconstructed: Alison Bessessdotter, Jill Odegaard, Barbara Schulman” will continue through March 23 in the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The exhibition explores diverse approaches to textile and fiber arts through the work of Bessesdotter, Odegaard and Schulman.

An artist reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Safety challenge deadline


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer.

Classes offered

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

The price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers and a field trip to the club apiary.

The classes are family friendly for all ages.

For more information call 610-737-7676 or visit www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.

Running for local office workshop scheduled

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

League of Women Voters of Lehigh County

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will be conducting the ninth biennial running for local office workshop in order to assist potential candidates through the complex process of running for office.

The workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at DeSales University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.