PERSIAN GULF BONUS
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.
The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.
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Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316.
Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.
Some of the highlighted cases are:
• Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains were never recovered.
The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform a “Side-By-Side” concert with guest conductor Dr. Virginia Allen and Carol Jantsch, principal tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The band will also give a Mother’s Day concert 7 p.m. May 13 and a Memorial Day concert 7 p.m. May 27, both at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.
For information, call 610-434-7026 or go to allentownband.com.
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a veterans assistance day in his district office in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11.
An American Legion outreach specialist will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans and their families.
Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will host hours at his district office, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg, May 4 for area veterans and families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits.
A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions about veterans benefits and help file claims. Some of the issues the outreach specialist can address include:
•Compensation and pension benefits
•Enrollment in the VA health care system
BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is right around the corner – April 30 to June 4 and many volunteers are needed to make this annual fundraiser successful. Volunteers are needed for setup, donation drop-offs, sale days and break down. To learn specifics about various volunteer opportunities, Call Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7556 or email email@example.com.
The Emmaus Rotary Club will host a motorcycle poker run to benefit Pennsylvania veterans.
The run is scheduled May 12 with a rain date of May 13.
Riders will participate in a 150 kilometer/93 mile ride 9 a.m. to noon. Misson BBQ will provide a catered lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m. Musicians Sarah Ayers with James Supra will perform 1 to 3 p.m.
The event will start and finish at Alburtis Park, 328 S. Main St., Alburtis.
Event highlights also include a 50/50 raffle.
Sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals.
Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley
Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is holding a spring open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28.
It will be held at 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.
Guests are invited to a question-and-answer session to learn about Islam and Muslim culture, visit cultural stations, sample cuisine, take guided tours of the center and more.
Modest dress is requested of guests. Casual pants, jeans and long skirts are acceptable.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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