The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services will host a women veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24
Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first inter-agency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.
Enjoy a relaxing day experiencing the sights and sounds of various gardens at Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 rain or shine.
This self-guided event features eight residential gardens, which can be seen in any order.
“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour, explained.
Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in July.
The following groups and DJs will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.
·July 3: KATO
·July 13, 17: King Henry Duo
·July 20: WE3 Band
·July 27: DJ Jerry Deane
Saturday dances are 7-10 p.m. Wednesday dances are 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.
With the warmer weather and longer summer days bringing increased travel, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs suggests an Honoring Our Veterans or the new Honoring our Women Veterans license plates for your vehicles as a great way to show patriotism and to support veterans in need.
Lehigh County DA
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced his office’s victim/witness unit has received a $700,000 grant.
The Rights and Service Act grant, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, covers a period of two years and must be used for victim services.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation will hold its fifth annual brick installation to honor police officers, firefighters or ambulance corps members 5 p.m. Sept. 5. The deadline for ordering bricks is July 14. Bricks can be ordered and purchased at the Remembrance Garden website www.emmausremembers.org or by calling Mike Waddell at 484-274-2089.
The public is invited to attend a Founders Day dinner planned in celebration of Emmaus’ heritage. The dinner will be the debut of an annual Founders Day celebration in the borough.
The dinner will be held 6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion of the Emmaus Moravian Church, Keystone and Main streets, weather permitting. The dinner will be catered by Licensed to Grill and will include typical fare for a dinner of the late 1700s.
According to AAA, nearly 49 million Americans are making plans to honor the red, white, and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year.
This is the highest figure on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will hold a volunteer weekend for teenagers (14 through 18 years old) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 and 30 at the sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton.
Trail maintenance, managing and clearing out some invasive species so native plants can properly flourish and preventing spotted lantern fly infestations. Registered teenagers may be able to log their volunteer service hours.
The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, the Department of Revenue announced June 10.
Each year the Department of Revenue evaluates the program as the statutory June 30 application deadline approaches to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline.
To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program.
As of June 1, the department had received 432,411 rebate applications.