League of Women Voters of Lehigh County
The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will be conducting the ninth biennial running for local office workshop in order to assist potential candidates through the complex process of running for office.
The workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at DeSales University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.
A longtime community resource that helps families save money on children’s necessities has a new owner.
The Times News and Lehigh Valley Press purchased the Kids Closet Sale from Danielle Andreas, who started the consignment sale nearly a decade ago, and will build on Andreas’ vision this April. The paperwork was finalized recently.
Join the Lunch Bunch program at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, where activities and a hot, nutritious meal are provided.
A donation is requested.
The program is open to all residents and individuals from the community.
For more information, contact Rachel, the center manager, at 610-965-2171, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.
He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.
Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.
Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.
The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer.
LEHIGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election for sheriff of Lehigh County.
He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.
Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34 year career with the Allentown Police, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.
Allentown Public Library is offering an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”
The centennial cookbook is priced to sell.
The spiral-bound book contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.
There also is an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes, modern dishes and tried-and-true favorites, including German potato salad, chicken divan, pork barbecue and Moravian sugar cake.
All proceeds benefit the library.
PBS39 recently announced the winners of its Artist of the Month Contest for 2019.
This annual contest, gives young artists in kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to be featured by PBS39 on air, on Facebook and on the station’s website.
This year’s student submissions included music, fine art, writing, digital media and performing arts.
Friends of the epl
Thanks to the expansion of the Emmaus Public Library, the EPL Friends can now offer quality books at affordable prices year-round at the Book Nook, located between the DVD section and the door of the Margaret Knoll Garden Community Room.
The price dot guide on display indicates most books are specially priced.
Books are sorted by category including recent fiction, biographies, general fiction, history/government/law and humor. There is a good selection of children’s books. Purchases can be made at the circulation desk.
Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.
Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.
Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.
Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.