The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its safety partners will join Pennsylvania State Police and local departments to hold seat belt enforcement events as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement effort through June 7.
The mobilization strives to reduce seat belt fatalities by coordinating highly visible, evening seat belt enforcement checkpoints and details in the region and throughout Pennsylvania.
Salisbury Township residents may have their unwanted papers shredded 9 to 11 a.m. June 16 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St.
Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich made the announcement at the May 24 board of commissioners’ meeting.
A shredder will be set up in the high school parking lot. Each family may bring three boxes or three garbage bags of paper goods to be shredded.
Participants may sign up the day of the event.
Additional information is to be available on the township website: salisburytownshippa.org.
LET’S PLAY BOOKS!
Lehigh Valley author Paul Acampora will launch his new book “Confusion is Nothing New” 2 p.m. June 2 at Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus.
The book is about a teenage girl who learns to cope with the death of a mother she never met.
For more information on the author, visit paulacampora.com. For more information on the event at Let’s Play Books! or to pre-order a book, visit www.letsplaybooks.com.
United Way’s 2-1-1 help line is the free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service which connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help. In 2017, over 199,000 Pennsylvanians turned to 2-1-1 for help. In our region, 2-1-1 calls for health and human services have more than doubled over the past three years, from approximately 2,800 in 2013-2014 to 7,400 in 2016-2017. Sixty percent of those calls were for homeless services and housing.
THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email email@example.com.
AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown, is seeking friendly, dedicated volunteers (age 16+) for this season. Contact Linda Merkel at 610-432-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2018 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters.
The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.
The Department of Homeland Security announced as of Jan. 22, travelers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel.
PERSIAN GULF BONUS
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.
The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.
State police Troop m
Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316.
Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.
Some of the highlighted cases are:
• Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains were never recovered.