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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for veterans

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will hold veterans assistance appointment hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at his district office in the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to meet with veterans to discuss benefits and services.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include: assistance with compensation, pension, burial and survivor benefits, education, health care, obtaining military personnel and medical records as well as state benefits.

Accepting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

Record-breaking travel this holiday season

Thursday, January 2, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

AAA

More Americans than ever on record – 115.6 million – were expected to travel this holiday season, Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan. 1. That is the most since AAA began tracking in 2000, and represents an increase of 3.9 percent over last year, or 4.3 million more people packing up their sleighs for a holiday getaway. More than 104 million of those holiday travelers will drive to their destinations and, INRIX, in collaboration with AAA, expected delays to be the worst Dec. 26, 2019 with afternoon delays reaching nearly double congestion-free drive times in major U.S. cities.

State funding received locally

Thursday, January 2, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

REGIONAL

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 Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Gift cards top target for scammers

Thursday, January 2, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

Gift cards are a great idea for gift giving, but do you know how to spot one that’s been compromised?

Check the back of the card to make sure the strip over the activation code is intact.

Don’t buy the first card on the rack as they are the top target for impatient scammers.

Lastly, register your gift card with the retailer if it is an option. This will make it easier to report misuse if it occurs. Your safest bet is to buy gift cards that are stored safely behind the counter or purchase them online directly from the retailer.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, January 2, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for veterans

131ST DISTRICT

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will hold veterans assistance appointment hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at his district office 21 N. Main St., Coopersburg.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to meet with veterans to discuss benefits and services they have earned.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include: assistance with compensation, pension, burial and survivor benefits, education, health care, obtaining military personnel and medical records as well as state benefits.

Season’s Cheatings: Avoid These Holiday Scams

Monday, December 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The holiday season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil your celebrations. But with a little preparation and vigilance, you can cut down on the threat of becoming a victim.

How It Works

Scammers know a few things about us during the holiday season: we’re busy and maybe a little stressed and we tend to be in a charitable frame of mind. So they’ll take advantage of our lack of focus as well as our desire to help those in need to steal our money or our personal information.

What You Should Know