The Lehigh Valley will lose a production facility that has been a regional presence for several decades when the Day-Timer facility in the Village of East Texas, Lower Macungie Township, ends production March 29. The facility will remain open with minimal staff until June 28.
ACCO Brands Corporation, the parent company of Day-Timer brand products, is moving production from the Lower Macungie facility primarily to a much larger facility owned by ACCO in Sidney, N.Y. Sidney is located near Binghamton, N.Y.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
The 2012-2013 CCHS winter sports award ceremony was held March 14 in Rockne Hall. All varsity letter winners and team MVPs were recognized. This year's MVPs include: Jackie Fronheiser, girls basketball; Maria Holstrom, girls swimming; Nicole Sagl, girls diving; Emily Smith, cheerleading; Fernando Rios, boys swimming; Nick Crouse, boys diving; Mike Rodgers, wrestling and Muhammed-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, boys basketball.
Some people must pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. If you get Social Security, you should receive a Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, by early February. The form shows the amount of benefits you received in 2012.
Here are five tips from the IRS to help you determine if your benefits are taxable:
ŸThe amount of your income and your filing status affect whether you must pay taxes on your Social Security.
"It's a love story," Senior Vice President, Operations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network Jim Geiger said at a press conference March 19 following a shooting 1:03 p.m. in the hospice care center.
The Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus. The program will be "Rodale Manufacturing" including its history, departments, products and people. Former employees are encouraged to participate in this nostalgic night.
Editor's Note: The Press is running a 3-part series on former Press writer Jean Stoneback. Stoneback was a columnist with The Press for many years, writing about life on "The Patch" in Alburtis. Readers enjoyed hearing about Stoneback's family and life on the farm. In this series, we will learn about the family history, her house and the renovations to the home.
"From My Kitchen Window" has not been written since author Jean Stoneback passed away in September, 2010. Occasionally her stories are reprinted for her readers.
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A model train display decorated with flowers was an attraction for visitors of all ages at the Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show in the Agri-Plex Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Gloria Kern, of Salisbury, and her grandchildren Zoe and Logan Keeler, of South Whitehall Township, watch large scale, model railroad cars operated by the Lehigh Valley Garden Railroaders.
Peter Rivera, of Allentown, was named as a scholar athlete at Clarion University. Rivera is a member of the football team.
Katherine Smolinski, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Villanova University. Smolinski is studying comprehensive science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.