East Penn Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wegmans awards local students with college tuition assistance

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program awarded college tuition assistance to 15 Allentown residents who work at Wegmans Food Markets for the upcoming academic year.

The following local residents received a scholarship:

Carrera Anderson (Whitehall High School)

Jenna Baltz (International)

Anna Baltz (International)

Holly Diehl (Emmaus High School)

Stephanie Dwyer (International)

Austin Hanssen (Emmaus High School)

Sarah Heicklen (Parkland High School)

Faith McCauley (Parkland High School)

Monica McDade (International)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is in need of coaches for several different sports: rhythmic gymnastics head coach, aquatics, bowling, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball and young athletes. Volunteers should be able to make most weekly practices, have basic skills and know how to play that particular sport. For more information, contact Dana Lindsey at 267-221-7740 or bso.dana@gmail.com.

Telephone scammers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LC SHERIFF’S OFFICE

In a press release to The Press Aug. 1, Sheriff Joe Hanna said citizens have reported receiving telephone calls from a male professing to be Sgt. Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s office. The caller admonishes the citizen for failure to appear for jury duty or respond to a warrant and then advises them that they are subject to a fine. Failure to pay the fine will result in their apprehension and incarceration. He then directs them to purchase a disposable debit card and call him with the access and pin number.

Events through Aug.13

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

HBM&S

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites will host several activities in different areas during Musikfest 2017 through Aug. 13. They are:

•Blacksmith, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1750 Smithy; professional blacksmiths demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges and door handles.

•Springhouse Exhibition and store, noon to 7 p.m. Original Springhouse, built by the Moravians to enclose a high-volume spring. Store items for purchase.

St. Timothy holding praise band worship

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

allentown

St. Timothy Lutheran Church will be holding their WOW Service Aug. 2 at 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The Blend, the Praise Band from The Barn, will be playing.

WOW (Worship on Wednesday) is the church’s midweek praise band worship.

St. Timothy’s partners with several churches throughout the Lehigh Valley, as they bring their Praise Bands and The Word of God to this unique and God – centered music service. Bands include REZ Music, Bethany United Methodist Church, The West End Collaborative Churches, and Grace Notes Big Band, plus others.

Information session Aug. 3

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

cedar crest

Cedar Crest College’s School of Adult and Graduation Education will host an information session for adults interested in advancing their careers through continuing education 5:45 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Cedar Crest College, 100 College Dr., Allentown.

Program directors and faculty will be on hand to meet with prospective students and share details about SAGE programs.

Cedar Crest’s SAGE undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs are designed to meet the educational needs of today’s busy adult student.

Telephone scammers

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LC SHERIFF’S OFFICE

In a press release to The Press Aug. 1, Sheriff Joe Hanna said citizens have reported receiving telephone calls from a male professing to be Sgt. Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s office. The caller admonishes the citizen for failure to appear for jury duty or respond to a warrant and then advises them that they are subject to a fine. Failure to pay the fine will result in their apprehension and incarceration. He then directs them to purchase a disposable debit card and call him with the access and pin number.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Boscola lauds local dispensaries

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, provided the following statement after the state Department of Health awarded two Lehigh Valley businesses medical marijuana dispensary permits recently. When medical marijuana becomes available to patients next year, only 52 dispensaries statewide will be licensed.

“I am pleased that two Lehigh Valley dispensaries (Mission Pennsylvania II, LLC and Guadco, LLC) emerged from this highly-competitive application process with state permits.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New flag

LEHIGH

COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, the County of Lehigh has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.