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Sunday, September 23, 2018

SCHOOL SAFETY

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Four state senators spoke with the media in a web conference Aug. 15 to tout the new Comprehensive School Safety bill, Act 44, which provides $60 million for safety improvement grants for all of Pennsylvania’s 800 districts and other school entities, such as Vo-Tech.

Sponsors, state Sens. Jay Costa, D-43rd, Wayne Langerholc, R-35th, Jim Brewster, D-45th, and Mike Regan, R-31st, reviewed highlights and answered press questions for an hour.

The bill is designed for flexibility so...

Lunch bunch meets every day

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

RIDGE MANOR

Come join the lunch bunch at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus. The senior center offers a congregate meal program where participants assemble, socialize and eat together. The intent of the program is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to eat nutritional meals and enjoy the company of others. We ask for a donation of $2.50 for the meal or whatever amount that you feel you can afford. This amount is kept completely confidential.

The program is...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 6

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Robin and Jim will entertain. Nonmembers and guests are welcome. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

The Emmaus Public Library, 11 Main St., will host its annual Community Heroes celebration 6 to 8 p.m. to give residents an opportunity to meet and thank first responders. Representatives from the Emmaus Police,...

Dance classes offered

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

YMCA

The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.

The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.

For more information or...

Gaming grantees chosen

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“This is my 27th year in corrections,” Warden Janine Donate said, when asked by Commissioner Nathan Brown to address the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Aug 22. She is currently the warden of the Lehigh County Jail.

Donate was introduced by Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong as someone of whom he is proud; someone who has been “coming up from our own ranks.”

In other meeting news, the proposed $5 vehicle tax to fix infrastructure such as bridges proposed by...

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem, has a National Day of Service Sept. 11 volunteer opportunity perfect for...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY

The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk on Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The two and one half mile walk around the SteelStacks complex steps off at noon.

Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a...

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 46-year-old female, of Macungie, was taken into custody for driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Lower Macungie Road, west of Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:59 a.m. Aug. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Israel Soto Cuevas, 40, of Emmaus, was found to be allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled substance and allegedly in possession of marijuana after a traffic stop was conducted at Lower Macungie Road at Brookside Road,...

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the Aug. 29 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, council members discussed a request for an additional donation for the Lower Macungie Public Library toward its campaign to raise $350,000 to update the interior of the library. A motion was passed to try to include a $3,000 donation to the library in next year’s budget.

The Lehigh County Department of Administration Office of Veterans Affairs requested from the borough a “grant to house and assist homeless veterans and their families...