There is a new trend these days across the United States called lunch shaming, where unpaid lunch bills in school districts are making the news.
In July, the Wyoming Valley West School District, in Luzerne County, threatened to have children placed in foster care if their parents didn’t pay an outstanding lunch debt of $22,476.
Todd Carmichael, the CEO and co-founder of La Colombe Coffee Roasters, offered to pay the debt. The school board president refused.
Carmichael sent a letter to the district.
We’ve watched enough crime dramas to know that those accused of a crime must be given their “Miranda warnings.”
“You have the right to remain silent; whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law …” etc.
Critics often complain that victims and their families are accorded no similar protections, but that, of course, is an oversimplification.
Nonetheless, when you and other voters go to the polls in Pennsylvania on Nov. 5, you will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment that spells out the rights of crime victims.
Salisbury High School Class of 1979’s 40th class reunion 1 p.m. at Lenape Park Pavilion, Lenape Park Road, Zionsville.
Annual bazaar, yard sale and basket raffle 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s UCC, 52 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. For more information, call 610-797-4429.
Ole’ Time Penny Party with over 200 items 6 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Doors open 5 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments available. For tickets or more information, call Louise at 610-866-1611.
Rita M. McCullough, 89, of Allentown, died peacefully with her family, Sept. 16, 2019. She was the loving wife of Francis J. (Frank) McCullough. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 10, 2018. Born in La Porte, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Zita (Dueppe) Herzog.
She worked as an administrative assistant at St. Thomas More Catholic Church for over 40 years. Previously, she worked for Attorney William A. Kaercher and the Kingston Area Chamber of Commerce in Kingston, N.Y. and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Worcester, Mass.
Harry C. Kuhns, 78, of Allentown, died Sept. 22, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Genevieve M. (Lawrence) Kuhns. They were married for 54 years in June. Born in Wescosville, he was a son of the late Robert F. and Eleanore B. (Keller) Kuhns.
He was a material technician for Mack Trucks for over 39 years before retiring.
He was a member of Lehigh Lodge #326, Macungie and served in the U.S. Army.
KIDS CLOSET SALE
The Kids Closet Sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, is holding its fall-winter sale.
The sale will take place through Sept. 26 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The public sale will begin 9 a.m. Sept. 25 and the half price sale on most items 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26.
“It’s going to be a big sale,” Jennifer Benninger, advertising director at the Times News, said. “There will be plenty of items for all sizes, lots of toys and other items.”
The Center for Humanistic Change will give a presentation on heroin and opioid prevention education for parents and guardians 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.
Participants will learn about heroin and opioids and how they are used, be able to recognize signs and symptoms of use, understand addiction as a brain disease, learn about the effects of use on health, relationships and life and be able to identify local resources, including how and where to find help.
The program is open to the public.
The health risks of vaping and e-cigarettes will be discussed Sept. 26 in a program at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St.
The event will be held 7-8 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Hear from experts about the risks and dangers of using e-cigarettes including the recent outbreak of severe injuries linked with vaping.