Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.
To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be in good used condition or better. A clothing or household item for which a taxpayer claims a deduction of over $500 does not have to meet this standard if the taxpayer...
Residents of Pennsylvania can ring in the new year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.
"These beautiful trees will give your home in Pennsylvania lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors," John Rosenow,...
Wednesday, Dec. 26: Closed. Happy Holidays.
Thursday, Dec. 27: Beef stew, broccoli/ cauliflower, biscuit, fruit cocktail.
Friday, Dec. 28: Stuffed shells with ricotta cheese with tomato sauce, green beans, dinner roll.
Monday, Dec. 31: Closed. Happy Holidays.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: Happy New Year.
Wednesday, Jan. 2: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, creole zucchini, wheat bread, diced pears.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Roasted turkey breast with gravy,...
"You only live once," a friend who smoked and drank to excess since his teens would respond when I'd chide him about his body abuse.
Right. So since we get only one shot at life as we know it, shouldn't we try to make it last?
Today, as this friend lies terminally ill, far beyond medical repair, he has regrets.
But it's too late. His 62-year-old body has given up.
His sad situation reminds me of another friend who died at 50, the victim of lung cancer.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library hosted its sixth annual Holiday Book Sale and Reception recently in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library. The sale featured used books, some rare, for all interests and ages.
The Emmaus High School Jazz Combo played seasonal music while shoppers sampled wine, cheese and punch.
The Friends presented a check in the amount of $16,000 to the library, the organization's annual contribution. Since the founding of the organization,...
Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer an SAT review course that can help prepare test takers for the SAT exam Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 through March 2, 2013 at the Center Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
The course offers strategies for the verbal, critical reading and writing, and math portions of the exam.
Participants can develop effective critical reading and writing strategies, review essential mathematical skills and concepts, discover proven...
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
25th & Livingston Streets
Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712
8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer
9 a.m. Holy Communion
'28 Book of Common Prayer
9 a.m. Church School
Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service
Rev. Joseph S. Falzone
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
3449 Cherryville Road
Northampton - 610-262-5645
Q. What grade are you in?
A. I'm a senior at Emmaus High School.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite subject this year is psychology. I think it's so interesting how the mind works and how everyone thinks.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A. I've been on honor roll every year in high school. I also received an Excellence in French award my sophomore year and I was inducted in the French Honor Society my junior year...
Alburtis Borough Council President Steve Hill announced there will be no increase in taxes, water and sewer or garbage fees in Alburtis in 2013.
"The police department, secretary and maintenance have all been under budget this year. Everyone is really watching their spending," Hill said.
Hill did say, however, some resident's taxes might go up depending on their assessment from the county. The 2012 millage of 9.9 mills changed for 2013 to 3.08 mills but it generates the same...
To the Editor:
The proposed budget cuts to eliminate standby firefighter crews and jeopardize the current level of fire protection/emergency response from the Emmaus Fire Department was thankfully defeated at the recent Emmaus Borough Council meeting.
In light of the Newtown, Conn. school tragedy and other life events, now is the time to remember, affirm, thank and support all emergency service first responders, individual unsung heros, teachers, compassionate caregivers and...