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Monday, September 24, 2018

New flag disposal sites available

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

LEHIGH COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, the County of Lehigh has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county government center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette – everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it.

End Alzheimer’s

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

Lehigh Valley

The Angels Against Alzheimer’s walk team is a local group of people who for years have committed themselves to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.

They are sponsoring two activities this year.

One is a benefit softball game to be held at Patriots Park, 1027 Wyoming St., Allentown, Aug. 20. The rain date is Aug. 27.

This softball game will feature a team from WFMZ/Channel 69 vs. Patriots Old-Timers Slow-Pitch Softball Team.

The festivities will start 6 p.m.

Gates open 5 p.m.

Feline Finish Line

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Feline Finish Line has the inside scoop on what happened to Rhett Butler. Feline Rhett Butler, that is.

Although he was thought to be gone with the wind, after leaving Miss Scarlett, a lovelorn Rhett came to us.

This 6-year-young, distinguished gentleman needed time away from the spotlight, but now he’s neutered and ready for love.

Rhett is looking for someone kind and patient to entrust his heart to, who will recognize him for the dapper and purr-fect companion he is.

If you would like to adopt Rhett and be his forever love, call 610-704-3315.

Golf tournament set for Sept. 9

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Hankee Fund

The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund will hold its 10th annual Krysta Hankee Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 9 at Whitetail Golf Club, Bath.

Shotgun starts are 7:40 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. The cost per player includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.

Lunch will be provided by Carmel.

Tee time will be secured when payment is received. Whitetail tournament and seasonal sponsorships are available.

Payment can be made to: Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1, Germansville, 18053.

Golf tournament

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Hankee Fund

The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund will be holding its 10th annual Krysta Hankee Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 9 at Whitetail Golf Club, Bath. Shotgun starts are 7:40 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

The per-player fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.

Lunch will be provided by Carmel.

Tee time will be secured when payment is received. Whitetail tournament and seasonal sponsorships are available.

For cost, registration and other information, email krystafund@gmail.com or call 610-767-4154 and leave a message.

Concert, movies, fireworks planned

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

MACARTHUR ROAD 75th

The MacArthur Road 75th anniversary committee has announced the summer lineup of events.

Allentown Marine Band will perform 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Whitehall Parkway. A fireworks display is planned as well.

There is no cost to attend.

The movie “Up” will be shown 8:30 p.m. July 15 at Peter Grim Homestead, Mickley and Lehnert roads.

“Mars Attacks the World” will be shown 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Steckel Elementary School. The original space ship from the movie will be on display.

Event to be held June 17, 18

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War Days

On June 17 and 18, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor its ninth Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the Whitehall Parkway recreational area on Church Street in Whitehall. The event is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday.

To commemorate the second year of the Civil War, the battle of Hanover Courthouse, which took place in May of 1862, will be featured. The two phases of the battle will be reenacted 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. A battlefield lecture will precede each battle.

briefLY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Gas prices will rise this summer

AAA

A new American Automobile Association survey reveals the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is expected to rise in the summer. However, the same survey finds that in spite of the projected rise in prices, more American families are still planning a road trip.

During April, Americans across the country started to see gas prices begin to climb as the industry wraps up spring maintenance and completes the switchover to summer-blend gasoline.

AAA projects the national average for a gallon of gasoline to increase 40 cents this summer, peaking near $2.70.

Student musicians are needed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

The Kutztown University Department of Music will host a large ensemble festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9-15. The festival is open to students entering their freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies.

Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily. In addition, students can take elective classes in the following:

• Conducting

• Music history

• Music theory

• World music

• Small ensemble

• Introduction to improvisation