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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Free drawing classes for kids offered

Art with Angela

Angela Faidley, artist and owner of Out of Our Minds art studio is offering free drawing classes for children through social media and YouTube.

“Everyday I have a free kids drawing class on my Facebook page “Out of Our Minds Art Studio” and also on my YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZvXtw25SPH-LfRYFCyw0Jg,” Faidley recently told The Press.

Each day Faidley, often in costume, teaches a five-minute drawing for children.

Recent lessons included a ladybug, sharks, Harry Potter and Waldo among others.

Drop-off locations open May 4

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

SALISBURY Township

Beginning May 4, both the Franko Drop-off and the Devonshire Drop-off will be reopening under slightly different guidelines.

The two drop-off locations will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on alternating weeks for the month of May.

Franko will open the weeks of May 4 and 18. Devonshire will be open the weeks of May 11 and 26. This is a temporary change for the month of May only; they will revisit the operation schedule in mid to late May. This schedule is subject to change at any time, depending on circumstances.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Area cancellations

COVID-19

Due to the evolving and fluid situation surrounding COVID-19 and its impact, associations, clubs, committees, volunteer groups and other organizations are canceling events, meetings and other potential gatherings.

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus has canceled the May 18 celebration of the Girls of the Month. In addition, all club meetings are canceled until fall 2020.

Upper Milford Western District Fire Company No. 1 has canceled its chicken barbecue scheduled for June 27. If it is rescheduled, it will be announced in the community calendar in The Press.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Beware of coronavirus scams

AMAC

While more and more Americans are getting laid off due to the coronavirus crisis, fraudsters are working overtime to con you out of your money and your identity, reports the Association of Mature Americans.

Recently Robert Charles, a spokesperson for AMAC, issued a warning for seniors to be on alert for cybercrooks. It’s a warning we should all heed and for which we should all be prepared, Rebecca Weber, the Association’s chief executive officer said.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Scholarship deadline extended

PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

PPL Electric Utilities is extending the deadline for applications for its Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship Program because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on schools.

The new deadline is May 30.

The opportunity to apply is open to high school seniors planning to attend either two-year or four-year colleges to pursue an environmentally related career.

Seven winners will be selected, one from each geographic region served by PPL.

Each winner will receive $2,000 toward college expenses.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Be aware of COVID-19 scams

AARP

The world is rallying to combat the spread of COVID-19.

People are looking for guidance to better protect themselves.

However, scammers are seeking to steal money or sensitive personal information through concerns about COVID-19.

Be aware there is currently no vaccine, treatment or cure for the disease caused by the coronavirus; any claim of such remedies is fraud.

Consider products claiming to protect against coronavirus to be dubious and scrutinize any new investment opportunity related to a vaccine or cure.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Executive office phone line spoofed

LEHIGH COUNTY

A media release from the Lehigh County Public Information Office detailed the following:

“It has come to our attention that the main phone line 610-782-3001 for the Lehigh County Executive Office has been spoofed by an outside source and to make fictious calls to residents.

“Be advised the phone line itself has not been hacked, but an outside source is impersonating their phone calls under that number. This is known as spoofing.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Deadlines change due to COVID-19

134th District

In a media release April 7, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, 134th, updated constituents about changes in government deadlines attributed to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic as follows:

Election Deadline Changes

As a result of legislation recently passed and signed into law, the Pennsylvania primary election has been postponed until June 2. Pennsylvania residents now have until May 18 to register to vote and until May 26 to register to vote by mail-in ballot.

Another new law recently passed now allows anyone to vote by mail in an election.