Catasauqua Press

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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.

Fundraiser to take place Feb. 24, 25

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

Music event

Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) will hold its 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall. Lehigh Valley music students will perform at three locations within the mall.

Special guest will be Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and current member of Penn State’s Blue Band. She will be at the mall noon Sunday.

Equine donations are sought

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

STATE POLICE

The Pennsylvania State Police is seeking donations of a few good horses, of quiet, sound dispositions and free of serious stable vices, to supplement the force’s 26-horse mounted patrol unit stabled at the Academy in Hershey. The equines will be used statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol operations in remote areas, and participation in parades, demonstrations and other community events.

License, photo centers will be closed Feb. 17-19

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Feb. 17-19 in observance of Presidents Day.

Customers can still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day without an additional online services fee.

Facility receives five-star rating

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cedarbrook

The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), has released its 2017 third-quarter ratings for nursing home facilities, and Cedarbrook received five out of five stars for overall quality, as well as four out of five stars on both quality measures and registered nurse staffing.

“I want to commend and recognize the hard work and commitment of the Cedarbrook staff,” Lehigh County Executive Philips Armstrong said. “Their everyday efforts, from caring for residents and running the facility, are the reason we’ve been rewarded with this distinction.”

Fundraiser to take place Feb. 24, 25

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Music event

Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) announces its 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon. This once-a-year fundraiser will take place at Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25. Hundreds of Lehigh Valley music students will perform at three locations within the mall in this special event, which is free and open to the public.

Special guest will be Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and current member of Penn State’s Blue Band. She will be at the mall noon Sunday.

Pancake supper is planned

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is having a Fat (Shrove) Tuesday pancake supper 5-7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the parish hall to enjoy the last day of feasting before Lent.

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

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

The hall is handicapped-accessible.

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

Cookie Crunch set for Feb. 25

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

GIRL SCOUTS

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event benefits both the Girl Scouts and ArtsQuest’s art education fund, which provides arts and education programs for area students.

Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorites.

For tickets and information, visit steelstacks.org or call 610-332-3378.