STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS
The Press, a division of Times New, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.
The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.
The stewardship mission team of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, is sponsoring a pumpkin walking labyrinth in the upper field. This is open to the community.
Oct. 6 – after each church service – 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., stewardship mission team members will be at the upper field to hand out pumpkins and direct individuals to place them on the labyrinth pattern.
Oct. 6-12 – walk the labyrinth anytime from dawn to dusk with a group from church, family or friends or alone.
KIDS CLOSET SALE
The Kids Closet Sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, is holding its fall-winter sale.
The sale will take place through Sept. 26 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The public sale will begin 9 a.m. Sept. 25 and the half price sale on most items 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26.
“It’s going to be a big sale,” Jennifer Benninger, advertising director at the Times News, said. “There will be plenty of items for all sizes, lots of toys and other items.”
The Center for Humanistic Change will give a presentation on heroin and opioid prevention education for parents and guardians 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.
Participants will learn about heroin and opioids and how they are used, be able to recognize signs and symptoms of use, understand addiction as a brain disease, learn about the effects of use on health, relationships and life and be able to identify local resources, including how and where to find help.
The program is open to the public.
The health risks of vaping and e-cigarettes will be discussed Sept. 26 in a program at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St.
The event will be held 7-8 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Hear from experts about the risks and dangers of using e-cigarettes including the recent outbreak of severe injuries linked with vaping.
James A. Ritter, Esquire has returned to private practice, providing his clients with personalized service in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration and real estate.
His office remains in Emmaus, at 111 E. Harrison St., where he has practiced for over 17 years.
Attorney Robert (Bob) B. Roth, of The Roth Law Firm, has joined Ritter in the Emmaus office.
Historic Hotel Bethlehem recently was selected by USA TODAY for the 2019 annual Readers Choice Awards: 10 best Historic Hotels.
One of 20 country-wide hotels nominated, Hotel Bethlehem was chosen by a panel of historic hotel experts.
Hotel Bethlehem affiliated with Historic Hotels of America in 2004.
It is the first time the hotel has been nominated.
Hotel Bethlehem is ranked third on the list.
For information, visit www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-hotel-2019.
Ranking first is The Peabody Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.
The Emmaus High School Class of 1974 will hold its 45th class reunion Oct. 5 at Iron Lakes Country Club. Contact Deb at Emmaus1974@gmail.com for more information.
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Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in September.
The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.
Sept. 4 – Kato
Sept. 7, 18 – The Henry King Duo
Sept. 21 – Country Dance Band
Sept. 28 – DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deane
Saturday dances will be held 7-10 p.m. and the Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m.
Cost per person includes light refreshments.