The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants service members across the commonwealth to know they are not alone when it comes to facing this summer’s wrath like heat waves or flooding. The DMVA oversees the Military Family Relief Assistance Program that provides financial assistance to eligible service members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.
Renting a home is often a big expense and an even bigger one when the rental is a scam.
Scammers look for easy cash by collecting first month’s rent, deposits and application and background check fees and then bolt before handing over the keys.
Numerous versions of rental frauds abound: some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.
The 42 Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, “Small on Scale,” will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville. There is a cost.
There will be a free children’s class, exhibits and door prizes. There is free parking. Food will be available. For information, call 610-760-2288, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com.
GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth, is looking for volunteers (ages 18 and over or 14-17 with adult supervision) for its annual outdoor picnic Family Fest 3:30-7 p.m. Sept. 10 (rain date Sept. 11) in the Gracedale Gardens. Volunteer duties include helping with food stands, games, handing out prizes and cleanup. All volunteers will receive complimentary food tickets. Call Jennie Repsher at 610-829-3823 or email email@example.com.
LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, needs volunteers to help at its 12th Annual Run Wild 5K/10K for animal conservation. Volunteers are needed 6:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Volunteers will be helping with stations such as registration, check-in, water/snack stands, timing and awards, course guides and trail safety and more. Call Julia Seeley at 610-799-4171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEHIGH COUNTY 4-H
Join Lehigh County 4-H at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center for a day full of excellent AG-ventures.
On Aug. 22, the Lehigh County Extension office will hold a 4-H Ag Explorers Day Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is open to youth ages 8-18.
Warm weather brings out the door-to-door solicitations.
Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking unsolicited, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or services.
To avoid door-to-door scams, refuse to do business right on the spot.
Always ask for credentials and check with an objective third party to verify someone’s identity.
Never pay for services in cash and be wary of paying upfront for a product or service that will be delivered at a later date.
A receipt is worth nothing unless the business is valid and reputable.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold two special orientation sessions for high school students who will be dual enrolled in college courses at LCCC this fall. Students and parents will learn about what to expect as a dual enrollment student and be able to ask questions about the upcoming semester.
Sessions are scheduled 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Register online at https://lehighcarbon.secure.force.com/events/#/list.
The 42 Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, “Small on Scale”, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville. The show proceeds benefit charities and educational endeavors and is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club.
There is a cost. There will be a free children’s class, exhibits and door prizes. There is free parking. Food will be available. For information, call 610-760-2288, email email@example.com or visit www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $501,500 in state funding for maintenance and improvements at the Lehigh Valley Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center.
The grant will assist covering costs at the center for personnel as well as annual software support, maintenance and development. The center, overseen by the Lehigh County District Attorney, is a regional law enforcement initiative supporting local, state and federal law enforcement partners in both Lehigh and Northampton counties.