PPL Electric Utilities recently filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to implement a distribution system improvement charge to recover costs associated with new capital investments, under a state law signed in early 2012.
The request could take effect on May 1. The potential impact on a customer's bill is expected to be less than two-tenths of one percent, or seven cents on a typical monthly residential bill for 1,000 kilowatt-hours of usage. Such system improvement charges are designed to provide customers with improved reliability and rate stability.
The Allentown Branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for their interrupted studies grants. Grants are given to women both residing in, and attending school in, the greater Lehigh Valley area, who have had their college studies interrupted for at least six months and who have returned/are returning to school during the academic year beginning Summer 2013 and ending Spring 2014. Complete information and application forms are available on the AAUW website at aauwallentownpa.org. Deadline for receipt of applications Feb. 16.
To the Editor:
The new Plan B is the result of the Friends organization holding Mr. Jaindl's and the commissioners "feet to the fire." The appellants have quietly pursued the legal channels available to them as citizens in an attempt to protect their property. There is nothing "personal' about that as Attorney Zator claimed.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold a variety of noncredit fitness classes for recreation, body and soul this semester. The following classes will be held at LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville unless otherwise noted.
Balance and Mobility will run 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 11.
Belly Dancing will run 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 26.
Ballroom Sampler I will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, March 1 through 22.
Ballroom Sampler II will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 through March 18.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, has been re-appointed as Democratic chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. She has served in this position since she was first elected to the Senate in 1998.
The committee reviews legislation involving utility issues and the state boards that license and regulate numerous professions in Pennsylvania.
The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Lehigh County Bureau of Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area. Located in northwestern Lehigh County, Leaser Lake is a 117-acre lake surrounded by 530 acres of park land. Ideas are currently being developed to build an accessible recreation area at the western access to the lake. Proposed facilities may include an accessible canoe/kayak launch, fishing dock, picnic area, trail and restrooms.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Score will host a free financial presentation 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the offices of Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 2005 City Line Road, Suite 200, Bethlehem. Vice President of Commercial Loans at Lafayette Bank Daniel Hilbert and former CEO of Paul Fredrick MenStyle Allen Abbott will present, "Financing your Small Business: What You Need to Know about Borrowing and Raising Capital." To register, visit www.lehighvalley. score.org or call Mitzi Colella at 610-266-3000.
As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Youth in Harmony" program, the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers is hosting its fourth annual Young Singers Quartet Contest. The goal is to give students the unique experience of singing in a barbershop quartet and to offer an opportunity to improve their singing skills through the medium of close harmony a cappella singing. To date, 10 quartets are entered from Freedom, Northern Lehigh and Phillipsburg High Schools. Deadline for entries is Jan. 24.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem, is looking for office volunteers to help with data entry and mailings. Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or email@example.com.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem, needs persons willing to deliver meals to homebound clients living in the Slate Belt area. Contact Janet Soos at 610-691-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.