Outreach for veterans
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.
A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensations, educational opportunities, health care and benefits.
Modern Gents Barber & Lounge and 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds is presenting the first annual Santa Is Coming to Town toy giveaway noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.
Free toys will be given to boys and girls ages 2-12 while supplies last.
The event will be held at Modern Gents Barber & Lounge, 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua.
Owners want to share their abundance with those in the community who don’t have as much this Christmas.
Contact Danny Rodriguez at 484-226-5424 with any questions or for more information.
Now is the time to purchase your North Catasauqua small Town USA merchandise.
Available items include T-shirts, sweatshirts, umbrellas, rain ponchos, drawstring bags, stadium blankets, duffel bags, back packs, car and refrigerator magnets and wooden replicas of North Catasauqua landmarks.
These items make great stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.
All items may be shipped.
All items are available for sale at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.
Email NCataCentennial@aol.com for more information.
St. Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a breakfast with Santa Dec. 15.
The event will run 9 a.m.-noon.
All children under age 12 are welcome, with adult supervision. Each child will be treated to a breakfast and have the opportunity to make crafts.
The event is free, but registration is required. Call 610-865-3603 to register.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.
“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”
Local grants include:
Whitehall Township — $299,827
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a Christmas cookie and baked goods sale 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15.
The sale will be held in the Harry Large common room and will feature a variety of homemade sweets.
Bring a friend and get some homemade treats just in time for the holidays.
The church is on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, just two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.
The public is invited to the dedication of the sign commemorating the archaeological dig of the Fort Deshler site. The event will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 9 along the Ironton Rail Trail.
Fort Deshler was owned by Adam Deshler. It was provisioned as a place of refuge during times of unrest by the Pennsylvania Assembly and Benjamin Franklin. It was the only Colonial fort utilized for refuge during the 1763 Indian uprising.
Alpha Delta Kappa
Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Society of Women Educators has celebrated its 64th anniversary.
This group is dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. Members serve their communities in many ways, including volunteering, tutoring, offering scholarships and giving donations to community projects.
The Alpha chapter, organized in 1954 in the Allentown School District, was the first chapter of the organization established in Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit adkalpha54.wixsite.com/paalpha.
A homemade meatloaf dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is set for 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8.
Come to the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall to enjoy meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. Assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
Children 3 and under eat for free.
The church is on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Northampton County and Lehigh County are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the 7th Congressional District race 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
The forum is being hosted at the Gracedale Nursing Home chapel, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some meet-and-greet time with the candidates.
There is plenty of parking.