St. Thomas More holds Santa's workshop.
Q: What is heartburn?
A: Heartburn is often described as a feeling of burning discomfort, localized behind the breastbone, which moves up toward the neck and throat. Some people even experience the bitter or sour taste of acid in the back of the throat. These symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often worsen after eating food. All of us may have occasional heartburn.
Q: What causes heartburn?
Jan. 3, 2013
The Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Frank Kovacs from Pennsylvania Senior Patrol at CARIE will speak and a business meeting will follow. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
Lehigh Carbon Community College's Alumni Association will host a free workshop titled, "How to Win the Money Game" 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5 and 12, 2013.
This workshop will take place in the Alumni Center, Room 107, Rothrock Library on LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville.
Registration is required to attend.
RSVP is needed by Jan. 18, 2013.
For more information about this event or to register, contact Jane Wilchak at 610-799-1929 or email jwilchak@ lccc.edu.
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.
St. Thomas More fifth and sixth graders presented their annual Christmas play Dec. 11 for all students, and then again on that evening for the public in the school's auditorium-gymnasium.
The play, titled "Is There Room for Christmas?" was scripted and choreographed with original lyrics and music by Natalie Seng Pionegro, director of music and liturgy for St. Thomas More parish and school.
The play portrays the concept of looking beyond the distractions in our daily lives, no matter how attractive those things may be, and finding the real meaning of Christmas.
KNBT banks in the Lehigh Valley are collecting gently worn coats for men, women and children until Jan. 7, 2013. The coats will be delivered to distribution centers on Staten Island, N.Y., for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Alton Park area Santa run delights residents of all ages.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners tabled a bill that would have given $1.06 million to local park improvement projects at its Dec. 12 meeting. The Green Futures Fund Program, which was approved by voters in a non-binding referendum in 2002, would have given $324,693 to Allentown for the Martin Luther King Trail, $238,000 to Lower Macungie and $231,888 to Upper Saucon Township for the Saucon Rail Trail.
The East Penn School District's spring 2013 Community Education classes are open for registration. Go to the district website www.eastpennsd.org, click on the Community tab, then Community Education to register for classes. A PDF of the class listings, including descriptions, is located on the right hand side of the page in a green box labeled Class Descriptions (PDF). Brochures can also be found in our schools, local libraries, community centers, Emmaus borough hall, etc. The registration deadline is January 23, 2013.