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Participants are needed

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Memorial Day parade

Organizers of Easton’s Memorial Day parade are calling for participants.

Participants will meet 10 a.m. May 28 at Sixth and Walnut streets, Easton, and step-off is set for 10:30 a.m.

The parade will end at Scott Park for closing ceremonies.

Before the parade, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 will render honors at the Grand Army of the Republic plot in the Easton cemetery. This is set for 9 a.m., and the public is invited.

Golf outing

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Masonic lodge

Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F&AM will be hosting its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

The day’s activities include a 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest and 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Immediately following the four-person scramble golf tournament, there will be a luncheon at the Allentown Municipal Pavilion.

County conservation district to hold watershed festivals

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Conservation District, with the help of youth leaders from the Allentown area, will host several Traveling Watershed Festivals in the Allentown park system this month.

These fun-filled programs are for kids, families and everyone who wants to have fun while learning to keep water resources clean.

Through large-group team-building games, water chemistry and biology activities, eco-crafts and up-close encounters with the urban “Enviroscape Model,” participants will be fascinated by the watershed and inspired to keep it clean.

Pet loss seminar set for April 29

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

STEPHENS

Stephens Funeral Home, 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is offering a pet loss and grief seminar 2-3:30 p.m. April 29 at the funeral home.

The seminar, on coping with life after the loss of a pet, will be presented by Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support.

Learn about topics that address grief after the loss of a beloved pet.

Topics include human-animal bond, learning about grief, coping with grief, struggling with guilt and regrets, the need to mourn, healing after loss, memorialization, children and pets in grief and when to adopt again.

UNITED WAY

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

United Way’s 2-1-1 help line is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help.

In 2017, more than 199,000 Pennsylvanians turned to 2-1-1 for help. In our region, 2-1-1 calls for health and human services have more than doubled over the past three years, from approximately 2,800 in 2013-14 to 7,400 in 2016-17. Sixty percent of those calls were for homeless services and housing.

Submissions are due April 20

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship

Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association (BHCWA) is accepting submissions for the Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship.

All college-bound high school seniors residing within the boundaries of the watershed, including the Northampton Area and Catasauqua Area school districts, are eligible.

The topic this year is: “How does our use of the land affect water quality and quantity?”

McNeill lists office hours

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

133RD DISTRICT

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, has announced extended hours at the Whitehall district office and new hours at the Fountain Hill Borough Hall.

McNeill’s district office located at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, will remain open until 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

The normal business hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

McNeill reminds constituents that her office is located inside the ReMax building on the far left side when walking in the front door.

Organization receives grant

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Northampton County was one of 39 recipients of Jean Griswold Foundation grants, which support nonprofits that benefit seniors across the United States.

The grant was awarded by the Lehigh Valley office of Griswold Home Care. The awards help subsidize health initiatives and home health services for those who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Every dollar donated is used to further Griswold Home Care’s mission to support programs and services that allow seniors to age in place.

St. Andrew’s plans dinner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Fish fry

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a Fabulous Fish Fry supper 5-7 p.m. March 22.

Hush puppies, coleslaw, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.

There is a cost. Children ages 3 and under eat for free.

The event will be held in the handicapped-accessible parish hall.

Profits benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.

For more information, call 610-865-3603, email at saec@ptd.net or visit the website, standrewsbethlehem.org.

Police department collecting unused, expired medication

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

CATASAUQUA

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to clean out their medicine cabinets when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time March 11.

Residents should identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous and addictive.

Medications may be disposed of at Catasauqua Police Department, 90 Bridge St., 24 hours, seven days a week.