High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.
Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships. Representative Justin Simmons, R-131, said the program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors. He said no tax or other public funds are used.
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students in the Salisbury School District.
The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering a variety of noncredit fitness classes this semester.
The following classes will take place at LCCC's main campus, unless noted otherwise.
·Ballroom Sampler I: 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 1 to 22;
·Ballroom Sampler II: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 to March 18;
·Ballroom Latin III: from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 9 to 30;
·Couch Potato: 7 to 7:45 p.m. March 21 to April 25;
·Dance at Your Wedding: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13;
Western Salisbury Elementary School will hold registration 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 for students enrolling in kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration will be held in the gymnasium at Western Salisbury Elementary, 3201 Devonshire Road, Allentown. The registration process will take approximately 1 1/2 hours and children are not required to attend.
Eligible candidates must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31.
Bring a copy of the child's immunizations, two proofs of residency and an original birth certificate.
The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania, VFW Post 12099, General Charles C. Curtis National Guard Armory, 1501 Allen Street, Allentown, is welcoming female and male veterans with service in overseas conflicts. Current members have served in every conflict from World War II to active status in the Global War on Terror.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. For information, call 610-298-3254.
Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden will be having its sixth annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, 7 a.m. Feb. 2.
They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.
Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.
Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.
For additional information, call Dave Adam at 484-547-9387.
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley's ReStore held its grand opening Jan. 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the shop, the former Circuit City building at 1053 Grape St., Whitehall.
The 19,000-square-foot home-improvement store sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, tools, lighting, hardware and more. Store hours for the general public are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Donations are accepted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Anne Baum has been named as the Lehigh Valley honorary chair and Sally Kocis as the Daffodil Day committee chair for the 40th annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. The sponsor is Easton Hospital.
The first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope for cancer patients and others. Ray O. Hope, the ninth of an exclusive ACS Daffodil Days Boyd Bear collection, will be available for a Project Care donation. The bear will be given to a local child in need.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for 2013 summer employment for students and government services interns, State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, said Jan. 18.
To qualify, candidates must be 18 years of age and enrolled in college for the fall 2013 semester. Applicants must also have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
The summer employment program runs May through August to supplement the permanent workforce. Government services interns will not be hired in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties.
Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.
The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.
More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.
Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.