Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

McNeill to host support program Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans outreach

Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd.

A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in McNeill’s office at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits.

Championship set for Aug. 2, 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Drum and bugle corps

More than 3,000 of the finest musical athletes will once again take the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship Aug. 2-3, marking the event’s 43rd anniversary.

The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2019 DCI World Championship, to be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International.

Stormwater management maintenance guide online

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Conservation District

Lehigh County Conservation District is pleased to announce it has placed the Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) maintenance guide for operating and maintaining Best Management Practices (BMPs) on its website.

For those who have rain gardens, seepage pits or similar things on your property, this booklet is for you. The booklet tells you why stormwater BMPs are necessary but also goes over how they should be maintained.

Meeting set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Several guild members will participate in a show-and-tell switchup, displaying a number of their quilts and discussing the patterns, tools and techniques used to create them.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Application deadline is extended

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Property tax/rent rebate

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended to Dec. 31.

To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program.

Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed should expect to receive their payment in July. As a reminder, applicants are required to submit their bank account information on the application forms in order to receive the rebates through direct deposit.

Fireworks planned for July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Breinigsville

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.

Concession stands will open 3 p.m.

WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live 3 p.m.

There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along 8:15 p.m.

Applications being sought

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Great Allentown Fair Queen

The search is on for The Great Allentown Fair Queen for 2019, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community.

Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for The Great Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition, which awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Flag disposal sites created

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 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, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county government center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook, South Whitehall and Fountain Hill, locations.

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

Meeting set for June 4

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. June 4 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Quilt designer and teacher Heather Kojan will present a trunk show of her quilts, ranging from traditional to improvisational to modern.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.