The WalkWorks program, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has selected Lehigh Valley Planning Commission in Lehigh County and 10 other communities to receive grants that will assist with the development of active transportation plans and policies.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college.
The annual program has awarded more than $250,000 in college scholarships since its inception.
The deadline to submit essays is Feb. 15.
Muhlenberg College recently announced its new partnership with the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law to offer qualified Muhlenberg students direct admission to law school.
The “3+3 program,” which provides qualified Muhlenberg students with direct admission to Villanova Law, is the most recent addition to the College’s dual-degree cooperative offerings.
Muhlenberg’s new 3+3 partnership with the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will provide qualified students with early access to law school.
Students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio will perform Feb. 8 in this year’s first Sanctuary Serenade, a free concert series, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Emmaus.
The 7 p.m. winter recital is the first of six Friday night concerts scheduled this year by the church and Star of the Day Event Productions, a full-scale live entertainment company that performs in venues all over the Lehigh Valley.
Other Sanctuary Serenades are scheduled 7 p.m. May 3, June 7, Aug. 2, Oct. 4 and Dec. 20.
Individuals seeking relief on this year’s school property tax bills are urged to check their status for homestead/farmstead exclusions before March 1 and apply if eligible.
If a homeowner’s application is accepted, a portion of a property’s assessed value is exempt from the property tax, thus lowering the overall tax bill.
The state is then responsible for covering the difference between the two amounts, using proceeds from gambling revenue to pay the balance.
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.
All proceeds benefit the library.
For more information about the cookbook, call the library at 610-820-2400.
Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will host hours at his district office, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg, Feb. 1 for area veterans and their families to receive help regarding programs and benefits.
A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Issues the specialist can help with include: compensation and pension claims; education benefits; enrollment in the VA health care system; burial and survivor benefits, state benefits and obtaining military and medical records.
PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY
The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the exhibit “Beyond Batiks,” featuring works by William Allen Arts Academy students, until March 23.
The Community Gallery is on the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley highlights artists in the region specifically as an outreach effort to artist groups and students.
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.
The 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. Also visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.