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Looking for

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The great Allentown Fair

The Great Allentown Fair is hoping community members’ attics, basements or even home display units may have some relics of World War I that could add to its exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of when the landmark fairgrounds in the west end of the city was converted into a World War I ambulance training and mobilization facility.

Dance planned for Sept. 16

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Military moMS

Blue Star Mothers of America Lehigh Valley Chapter No. 201 is hosting its fourth annual Denim to Diamonds Dance 6-11 p.m. Sept. 16 at Leithsville Social Hall, 1995 Leithsville Road (Route 412), Hellertown.

Blue Star Mothers have children who are serving or have served in the military.

For tickets or more information, contact Judith Miller at 610-428-0778 or email

Motorcycle rally to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 to help local victims of crime.

The 60-mile route will start with registration and check-in at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad Street, and will end at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road. Following the run, riders will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and live music by Dynamic Duo, 1-3 p.m.

Advance tickets to be available

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs



The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be offering a 10-percent discount for the advance purchase of Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets.

The Bethlehem festival runs Sept. 22-24.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and South Main streets.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25.

For more information, visit; Twitter @CelticClassic; and on at

Volunteer drivers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

In order to provide this service, they need volunteer drivers to help them with the increasing demand for rides.

All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only.

Drivers can drive when and where they choose. They must have their own vehicle and clean driving record.

No minimum hours are required.

For more information about volunteering, call 610-419-1645.

Events Aug. 4-13

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

bethlehem museums

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites will host several activities in different areas during Musikfest, Aug. 4-13.

• Blacksmith, 11 a.m. -6 p.m. 1750 Smithy; professional blacksmiths demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges and door handles.

• Springhouse exhibition and store, noon-7 p.m. Original springhouse, built by the Moravians to enclose a high-volume spring. Store items for purchase.

New volunteers welcome

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


When you volunteer to become a 4-H leader, you reap so many rewards, not only for yourself, but also for 4-H members and your community.

With the wide variety of programs offered through 4-H, you can get involved in an activity or club that interests you and develops your skills while you enrich the lives of the youth you work with.

Why should you consider becoming a leader?

• You are needed to help youth become better citizens.

• You will learn a great deal about young people, leadership and yourself.

Top scams

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Scam artists were out in full force in 2016, relying on tried-and-true scams to bilk billions from unsuspecting victims.

Here are some of the scams most frequently reported to the AARP Fraud Watch Network hotline in 2016:

• Tech support scam – You get a call from Microsoft or another tech company saying your computer has a virus that can be fixed for a fee. Do not pull out your credit card – hang up. Microsoft does not make tech support calls.