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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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 or call 610-767-4154 and leave a message.

Centenarians sought

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

Northampton County

The advisory council of Northampton County Area Agency on Aging is seeking centenarians who would like to attend this year’s centenarian celebration.

Centenarians are county residents who are or will be age 100 by the end of 2017.

The celebration will be held 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Green Pond Country Club.

All centenarians are invited, along with one guest, to attend. Additional guests may attend for a fee to be determined.

RSVPs are absolutely required and must be received by July 1.

Concert, movies, fireworks planned

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


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.

CarFit program

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


A CarFit program will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at Northampton Regional Emergency Services, 1525 Canal St., Northampton.

The program is designed to improve older driver safety.

Trained volunteers will provide information to ensure the safest fit for older drivers and their vehicles.

During this time, child seats also will be checked for suitability for the age and weight of a child.

For information, call 610-262-9110, ext. 3, or email

Farmers market to open May 19

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Bath Farmers Market is excited to kickoff its historic 10th season May 19.

New this year, Weyerbacher Brewing of Easton will be selling craft beer at the market. Cool Treats will be selling homemade soft serve ice cream. Atomic Hogs BBQ will offer barbecue dinners, including brisket, pulled pork or chicken, and authentic sides with a rotating menu. Guests can enjoy a relaxing evening with dinner or a treat at one of the market’s new cafe tables.

May called National Foster Care Month

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


May is designated National Foster Care Month. Foster care programs support the concept that children should live in a traditional family setting in the community, rather than in a residential or institutional setting.

CONCERN, a multi-service private nonprofit 501(c)(3) human services organization has been, for 39 years, providing placement and treatment services to children and their families. The organization is dedicated to providing a growing array of foster care, adoption and permanency, community-based, residential and behavioral health services.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Volunteer drivers are needed

Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

Volunteer drivers are needed to help with the increasing demand for rides. All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only. Drive when and where you want. No minimum hours are required. Volunteer drivers must have their own vehicle and a clean driving record.

For more information about volunteering, call 610-419-1645.

Summer sports camps offered

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s athletic department will offer sport camps at its main campus in Schnecksville. The camps will be held in June and July.

Cougar Camp Sports and Fun will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All four sessions are for children in grades K through 8. There is a cost per weekly session. Students will learn age-appropriate fundamentals of basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and golf while playing other fun games and activities. LCCC coaches and athletes will teach instruction in a different sport each day. Campers must bring their own lunch.

Gas prices will rise this summer

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


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.