Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 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.

Summer blood donations needed

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

LEHIGH VALLEY

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types. More than 450 donors are needed every day regionally. Donations decrease during the summer due to vacations and increased travel, accidents and seasonal illnesses.

Individual donors must be 16 years old (parental consent required) or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be feeling healthy and provide valid identification. They may not have donated in the past eight weeks.

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.

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.

Invasive plant class to be held July 24

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

Penn State EXTENSION

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

The class will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management and a calibration demonstration.

Register at extension.psu.edu/managing-invasive-plants. There is a fee.

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.

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.

Trauma blood donations needed

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

RED CROSS

The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year.

One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email (restrictions apply).

For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

Korea/Vietnam Memorial program set for April 28

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc. will have a special commemorative program 2 p.m. April 28 at the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Route 309, Schnecksville.

Veterans whose names have been added to the plaza, a Purple Heart recipient, members of the Allentown Veterans Outreach Group and the Fleet Reserve will be honored.

Special recognition will be given to the longtime KVM officers, CEO Frank Ginther and President Robert Wolfe.

LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber and Director of Veterans Services Leslie Bartholomew will give presentations.