The National Megan's Law Helpline, 1-888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.
The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Nov. 9 about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.
the IRS cautions both hurricane victims and people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips:
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.
The Central Catholic Administration will be holding a free tuition raffle for the class of 2017.
All eighth grade students who submit their complete application and registration fee by Feb. 2, 2013 will be automatically entered into the drawing. For more information regarding the application process or tuition raffle, contact the admissions department at 610-437-4601 or visit the school's website at acchs.info.
Thomas Hylton, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and renowned advocate for "smart growth" will speak 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Macungie Institute, Main Street, Macungie.
The public and local government officials are invited.
To the Editor:
In a recent court hearing regarding development of the farmland around Spring Creek Road in Lower Macungie Township, Joe Zator (Jaindl's attorney) was reported saying, "My client isn't going away.
"This property is going to be developed. It's just a matter of time. A half-dozen residents can persist as long as they want, but development will occur."
Players of the Stage, a community theater group for local students that aims to glorify God through the art of drama is taking to the stage once again this holiday season to perform "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, 7, and 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown.
This heartwarming Christmas classic is about less-fortunate children who find their way into a church building to get dessert and end up taking control of the small town's Christmas pageant.
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Members of Troop 58 and Pack 58 who meet at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Emmaus Avenue, collect food for the needy as part of the Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food campaign Nov. 10. Pictured are Andrew Daniel, Nicholas Fletcher, John Belzner, Scott Nickum, Liam Kleckner, Kaseng Lim, John Silfies, Kerryu Fletcher and Glen Nickum.
Send your most comforting family recipes to Macungie Fire Company No. 1, 31 South Walnut St., Macungie, to be selected for a fundraising cookbook.
The cookbook will be compiled in the second week of December.
All proceeds from "Recipe for Success" will be donated to the family of Jason Labowski, an Emmaus High School graduate who was injured in a devastating automobile accident Oct. 3.
Labowski suffered major injuries from the crash and is still in intensive care.