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Fish fry is planned for April 11

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s Fabulous Fish Fry event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. April 11 in the handicapped-accessible parish hall of the church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown.

The menu includes fried fish, corn casserole, coleslaw, assorted desserts and beverages.

There is a cost; children 3 and under eat for free.

The church is located 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.

Profits will benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.

Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship essays due April 15

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association is offering the Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship to all college-bound high school seniors residing within the boundaries of the watershed.

Interested students should fill out an application and write an essay that compares and contrasts the global and local effects of climate change. Students should also address what they, as individuals, can do on both scales to help maintain an ecological equilibrium.

Meeting planned for March 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. March 5 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Guest speaker Barb Vedder will discuss the use of color, contrast and composition in designing scrap quilts and will display her own quilts and a collection of antique scrap quilts.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit

Fat Tuesday pancake supper planned

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Fat Tuesday pancake supper 5-7 p.m. March 5.

The event will take place in the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall, located at 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown.

There will be pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice, coffee and tea.

Children under age 3 eat for free.

Bring your friends and neighbors and enjoy the last day of feasting before Lent!

Property tax/rent rebate applications are now available

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018.

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30.

Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

Lehigh County office seeking nominations

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Unsung Heroes

The Lehigh County Office of Aging & Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program. The program is part of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Must be at least 60 years of age

• Must be a Lehigh County resident

• Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis

• Have performed outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others

Meeting is Jan. 8

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3022 N. Second St., Emmaus.

This meeting will feature the guild’s annual quilt challenge, Panel Play, a friendly competition among members to design a winning quilted item from a fabric panel.

Entries will be displayed, and guild members will vote for their favorites. Entrants will then discuss their inspiration and techniques before the winner is announced.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers.

Food drives runs through Jan. 14

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

The North Catasauqua small Town USA holiday food drive will continue through Jan. 14, 2019.

Bring canned goods, nonperishable food items, toiletry items and household paper products to the drop-off bin in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

The food drive benefits Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

The holiday food drive is presented by North Catasauqua Betterment Committee and North Catasauqua Recreation Committee.

McNeill announces monthly program

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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.

Free Christmas toy giveaway set for Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

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.