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Persian Gulf bonus

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

VETERANS

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990, to Aug. 31, 1991, are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.

Deadline extended to Jan. 2, 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Rebate program

Older adults and people with disabilities have until Jan. 2, 2018, to apply for Pennsylvania’s property tax/rent rebate program for rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2016. The deadline was extended from June 30, 2017.

The free rebate application forms for 2017 payments will be available early next year. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The income limits are $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded.

Be aware of holiday scams

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

As the holiday season continues, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slip-ups that could put a damper on festivities. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy.

Beware of deals. Be wary of those too-good-to-be-true deals, especially those that show up as links on your social media feeds. Check out reviews, search the retailer’s name with “scam” to see what comes up, and if it’s a retailer you already know and frequent online, go directly to the website rather than clicking on a link.

Tribute planned

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

DMVA

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) in Washington, D.C., to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall — commonly referred to as The Wall.

Meeting set

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

German Friends

The regular monthly meeting of the Pennsylvania German Friends will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown.

Developing skills to build simple Dutch sentences will be the main focus.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

The Pennsylvania German Friends organization meets the third Thursday of the month at the church, except the month of April and the summer months of July and August.

Parking is available in the lot across Tacoma Street; use the ground floor office entrance.

Fly-tying classes to begin Jan. 6

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Trout Unlimited

The Hokendauqua chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its 2018 beginner’s fly-tying course Jan. 6, 2018.

The classes are three hours each for a total of 24 hours. They will start 9 a.m. Jan. 6 and will run for eight consecutive Saturday mornings through Feb. 24. The classes are held in the cafeteria of Northampton Area Middle School, 1617 Laubach Ave.

Concert Nov. 26 in Bethlehem

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

st. luke’s singers

The St. Luke’s Singers’ annual Christmas concert will be held Nov. 26 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. The preludes begin 2:45 p.m. and the concert begins 3 p.m.

The St. Luke’s Singers is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Lehigh Valley’s oldest health care provider, founded in Bethlehem, the Christmas City, to care for steel workers in 1872.

Election forum set for Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton County

Northampton County executive candidates Democrat Lamont G. McClure and incumbent Republican John Brown will be guests at a 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, followed by a 7 p.m. election forum, Oct. 26 in room 220 of College Center at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.

McClure, an attorney, has 10 years of experience on Northampton County Council. He has resided in Bethlehem Township for 15 years.

Brown is a former Bangor mayor and a graduate of Bangor Area High School and Notre Dame University.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Student artists’

PBS 39

PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.

Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.

Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27. Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.

For full contest information or to apply, visit wlvt.org.