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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Presentation on water quality is planned for Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh and Northampton County Master Watershed Stewards presents a fun, informative series of presentations on water quality topics.

These workshops are scheduled at various locations around the Lehigh Valley and highlight presentations by local water resource professionals and Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward volunteers.

The programs are typically scheduled for one and a half hours; however, time varies among presenters and venues.

T-shirt design contest ends Nov. 15

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Breastfeeding Coalition

Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition announces its 2019 T-shirt design contest to promote breastfeeding awareness. The coalition’s panel of judges will select one winning image to be used on an upcoming series of T-shirts. Winners will be announced Dec. 1.

The rules include:

• Design must promote breastfeeding awareness and the coalition’s mission “to facilitate community efforts to promote, protect and support breastfeeding as a cultural norm across Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties.”

Art auction is Nov. 3 at WHS

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters

Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters, a nonprofit organization, will present the 28th annual art auction Nov. 3 at Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Preview time begins 1:30 p.m., and bidding time starts 2 p.m.

Once a year, LVDP’s artists get together to have an auction of their hand-painted items — all unique and one of a kind.

For more information, call Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.

Event to be held in Catasauqua

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Disability resource fair

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, is hosting a disability resource fair 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 at Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., Catasauqua.

The event will feature vendors and organizations with programs and services available to disabled veterans.

“My resource fair is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and health care professionals,” McNeill said.

Harvest of Hope festival set for Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Family Promise of Lehigh Valley

Family Promise of Lehigh Valley is hosting the Harvest of Hope festival noon-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown.

There will be live music, food, hay rides, pumpkin painting, a photo booth, games and other activities. Free s’mores will be available for children.

Family Promise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting homeless families in becoming self-sufficient.

For more information, call 484-809-4108 or email info@fplehighvalley.org.

Borough’s 150th anniversary to end Oct. 19 with Saengerbund event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.

The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.