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Friday, May 26, 2017


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Gas prices will rise this summer


A new American Automobile Association survey reveals the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is expected to rise in the summer. However, the same survey finds that in spite of the projected rise in prices, more American families are still planning a road trip.

During April, Americans across the country started to see gas prices begin to climb as the industry wraps up spring maintenance and completes the switchover to summer-blend gasoline.

AAA projects the national average for a gallon of gasoline to increase 40 cents this summer, peaking near $2.70.

Student musicians are needed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kutztown University Department of Music will host a large ensemble festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9-15. The festival is open to students entering their freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies.

Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily. In addition, students can take elective classes in the following:

• Conducting

• Music history

• Music theory

• World music

• Small ensemble

• Introduction to improvisation

Summer sports camps offered

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s athletic department will offer sport camps at its main campus in Schnecksville. The camps will be held in June and July.

Cougar Camp Sports and Fun will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All four sessions are for children in grades K through 8. There is a cost per weekly session. Students will learn age-appropriate fundamentals of basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and golf while playing other fun games and activities. LCCC coaches and athletes will teach instruction in a different sport each day. Campers must bring their own lunch.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

keep pa.


Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2017-18 National Youth Advisory Council, which provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in a service learning and leadership development program.

YAC members will provide a point of view in assessing Keep America Beautiful programs, implement local service projects and act as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.

Garden classes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are offering the following classes in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Rain Barrel


Save water by installing a rain barrel! On April 22, join Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards for a rain barrel workshop at the Whitehall Township public works garage, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

This workshop will guide you through the process of constructing your own, fully functioning rain barrel.

Hot Pots

Learn how to add more color inside and out with container gardens!

Support group to meet April 20

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss will meet 7-8:30 p.m. April 20 in Room 118 at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.

Participants should use the church parking lot across the street from McDonald’s on Cedar Crest Boulevard.

This support group is sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For more information, email


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs



Lehigh Carbon Community College will host the 14th Annual LCCC Foundation Scholarship Clay Shoot April 28 at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay.

The event is open to the public. Registrations are being accepted. Proceeds benefit need-based scholarships and grants for LCCC students.

Learn from local volunteers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

fresh air fund

Join your East Penn volunteer leaders 1-4 p.m. April 1, at the grand reopening of the Sweet and Sassy Salon, located within The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, 3045 Center Valley Pkwy, Ste. 104, Center Valley, to learn more about The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.

Local volunteers will share their experiences hosting New York City children and can answer any questions. Sweet and Sassy Salon will be providing all event guests with free hair makeovers, limo rides, sweet treats, dancing and singing.

Directory now available

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The free Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association’s Campground Directory is now available.

The magazine lists 229 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers and tenters.

The directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

Each of the 229 members of the association is listed with the name, mailing address, phone numbers, access directions, number of sites and listing of facilities.

April 7 event to be held at Westgate Mall

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Dan McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, will hold their annual Spring Senior Fair April 7 at Westgate Mall.

“Every year, this event has gotten bigger and better, with close to 100 vendors and more than 500 seniors attending last year,” McNeill said. “We are looking forward to another great turnout.”

The free event will be held 9 a.m.-noon at 2285 Schoenersville Road.

There will be door prizes and free refreshments.

No RSVP is necessary to attend.