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Saturday, February 24, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vendors sought for trick or treat

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

MIRACLE LEAGUE

Vendors are needed for the fifth annual Northampton County Miracle League trick-or-treat night, to be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Easton Rotary Field at Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Vendor spaces are free; participants are asked to bring goodies and treats to be handed out during the event.

Vendors are also asked to decorate their tents and dress up in costumes. Awards will be handed out to the best decorated tents.