The Riverbend Community Church went all out to give some of the community’s most excluded people a chance to dress up, be feted and have fun at a prom just for them. The “A Night to Shine” celebration at the Palace Center on Hanover Street in Allentown gave 140 special needs guests the chance to dance, eat and socialize.
The lobby of the Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel lobby complete with red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered the building.
Lehigh County Commissioners approved 9-0 a revision to the 2019 county budget thus providing the money to pay a new director of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center at the Feb. 13 meeting. The action clears the way to hiring a new director to replace Good Shepherd who has terminated its management contract.
With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.
“Promotions for ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ refund anticipation loans are very common during the filing season,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “On the surface, these types of loans or advances may be enticing, but everyone needs to make sure they understand how these loans work and that their total refund will most likely be reduced.”
What are refund anticipation loans?
For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.
These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.
The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.
Want to become a beekeeper? Attend the eighth annual “Introduction to Beekeeping” classes presented and taught by experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, founded in 1921. There is a cost and tuition includes: all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and a field trip to the club apiary. The classes are family friendly for all ages and meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, March 13 and 27. For information, call 610-737-7676 or visit the website www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.
As part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police and Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, recently reinforced the Wolf administration’s collaborative approach toward disrupting the flow of illegal drugs into the commonwealth.
The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.
This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.
A review of the Salisbury Township fee schedule may result in increases in the fees.
A vote on the fee schedule may be on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Feb. 14 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting in the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.
Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich discussed the fee schedule during the workshop following the Jan. 24 township commissioners’ meeting.
“We should really be doing this annually,” Bonaskiewich said to commissioners.