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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fundraiser for Animals in Distress July 21

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


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.


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

Help for veterans


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.


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

Special Needs Day July 21


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, 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.”

Checkpoints scheduled

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


The Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Lehigh County during weekends in July.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein police systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable signs and/or behaviors normally associated with drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

The sobriety checkpoint is intended to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes caused by impaired drivers and to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers traveling on Pennsylvania highways.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Study shows drowsy driving crashes high


The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues.

volunteer opportunities

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEHIGH VALLEY, needs volunteers (ages 18 to 84) to drive cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments. The volunteer must have a good driving record, current driver’s license, proof of adequate car insurance, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, schedule availability and desktop, laptop or tablet computer access. Call Jennifer Washney at 570-224-9570 or email jenniferwashney@cancer.org.

July programs announced

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs



Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, has a number of opportunities for children and families to participate in during the month of July.

A day camp on wildlife is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at Wayne Grube Park. There is no charge; the program is underwritten by Northampton County Parks. Campers will explore the park and learn about ornithology, herpetology, entomology or mamalogy. Live animals, games and crafts are part of the fun.