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Shoeboxes in need of filling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VolunteerS

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.

This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.

Help is needed to wrap and fill 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.

· Complete a 2018 Donor Pledge Form. To see a list of agencies receiving the shoe boxes, visit their website.

Fall play Nov. 1-3

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

EHS

The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in the EHS auditorium.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.*

LVHN offers free flu shots Nov. 4

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FLU SEASON

Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older.

Optional donations of non-perishable and non-expired food items, diapers, coffee pods and toiletries at the time of vaccination are requested.

BRIEFLY

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Safety grants announced

131st DISTRICT

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced Safe Schools Targeted Grants totaling nearly $100,000 were awarded in the 131st District, including the East Penn School District.

The funding was made available through a Pennsylvania Department of Education program to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, to purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers.

BRIEFLY

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

New vice president announced

LVHN

Most recent St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton hospitals President Terrence Purcell will join Lehigh Valley Health Network as vice president, market development, LVHN recently announced.

“Purcell has deep roots in Carbon County and is passionate about serving his community,” LVHN Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer Edward Dougherty said. “He will be a tremendous steward and leader as LVHN continues to expand its patient care in that region.”

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Trick or treat nights Halloween Parades

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Alburtis – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Coopersburg – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Emmaus – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Fountain Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Lower Macungie – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31

Lower Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Macungie – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Salisbury – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Upper Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Vera Cruz – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Macungie Parade – 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27, Rain date 7:15 p.m. Nov. 3

REAL ID rollout update

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

state rep. ryan mackenzie, r-134th

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government put into action a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings. Full implementation of the new requirements will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Although Pennsylvania is among the last of the states to make REAL ID available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing to offer the new identification starting in March 2019.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Trick or treat nights Halloween Parades and Events

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Alburtis – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Coopersburg – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Emmaus – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26,

Fountain Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Lower Macungie – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31

Lower Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Macungie – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Salisbury – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Upper Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Vera Cruz – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown Parade – 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 2 p.m. Oct. 21

Coopersburg Parade – 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 3 p.m. Oct. 21

LVHN free flu shots on Nov. 4

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FLU SEASON

Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older. Optional donations of non-perishable and non-expired food items, diapers, coffee pods and toiletries at the time of vaccination are requested.

What a cookie

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

A Pennsylvania man who commutes to work in New Jersey played the lottery there after having a meal at a Chinese restaurant, at the end of which he was presented with fortune cookie that turned out to be worth, well, a fortune. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] says that he used numbers contained in the witty message of an after-dinner cookie, numbers that were worth a million dollars, it turned out.