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.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.
“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”
Local grants include:
Whitehall Township — $299,827
Whitehall Township’s annual tree-lighting celebration is set for Dec. 5.
The event starts 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
There will be free refreshments, along with a special visitor — Santa.
Entertainment will be provided by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center and the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Chorale.
The event is sponsored by Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau.
For more information, contact the township recreation office at 610-467-5524, ext. 160, or the recreation hotline at ext. 200.
The public is invited to the dedication of the sign commemorating the archaeological dig of the Fort Deshler site. The event will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 9 along the Ironton Rail Trail.
Fort Deshler was owned by Adam Deshler. It was provisioned as a place of refuge during times of unrest by the Pennsylvania Assembly and Benjamin Franklin. It was the only Colonial fort utilized for refuge during the 1763 Indian uprising.
Alpha Delta Kappa
Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Society of Women Educators has celebrated its 64th anniversary.
This group is dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. Members serve their communities in many ways, including volunteering, tutoring, offering scholarships and giving donations to community projects.
The Alpha chapter, organized in 1954 in the Allentown School District, was the first chapter of the organization established in Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit adkalpha54.wixsite.com/paalpha.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Northampton County and Lehigh County are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the 7th Congressional District race 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
The forum is being hosted at the Gracedale Nursing Home chapel, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some meet-and-greet time with the candidates.
There is plenty of parking.
Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) seminar 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport.
Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited
The Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the third annual ladies fly fishing educational instruction event Oct. 13.
Check-in begins 8 a.m., and the program starts 9 a.m.
There is no cost.
Women, age 18 and older, will be given instruction on fly fishing equipment, how to cast, tie a fly pattern and more.
You may bring your own equipment or use the equipment provided.
The Chick-fil-A in Whitehall, 2610 MacArthur Road, is hosting its second annual trunk-or-treat event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23.
This community event allows children to trick or treat in a unique way. Children will be able to walk around and receive treats at cars that were registered to participate.
There will be other activities as well, such as face painting, a deejay and a balloon artist.
Rain date for the event is Oct. 24.
Stockings for Soldiers
The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and the Stockings for Soldiers program.
Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country, no matter where they are stationed in the world.
The organization provides care packages, special holiday packages, letters, cards and more to raise the spirits of the troops.