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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fundraiser for Animals in Distress July 21

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere.

Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter and love until a suitable home can be found.

Toll increase approved

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

Checkpoints scheduled

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

DUI TASK FORCE

The Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Lehigh County during weekends in July.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein police systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable signs and/or behaviors normally associated with drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

The sobriety checkpoint is intended to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes caused by impaired drivers and to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers traveling on Pennsylvania highways.

BRIEFLY

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Study shows drowsy driving crashes high

AAA

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues.

volunteer opportunities

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEHIGH VALLEY, needs volunteers (ages 18 to 84) to drive cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments. The volunteer must have a good driving record, current driver’s license, proof of adequate car insurance, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, schedule availability and desktop, laptop or tablet computer access. Call Jennifer Washney at 570-224-9570 or email jenniferwashney@cancer.org.

July programs announced

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS

CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, has a number of opportunities for children and families to participate in during the month of July.

A day camp on wildlife is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at Wayne Grube Park. There is no charge; the program is underwritten by Northampton County Parks. Campers will explore the park and learn about ornithology, herpetology, entomology or mamalogy. Live animals, games and crafts are part of the fun.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PSP investigate explosions

STATE POLICE

According to a media release from Pennsylvania State Police, at approximately 1:30 p.m. June 14 a Milford Township road crew member was operating a tractor cutting the grass along the roadside of Brick Tavern Road. The mower traveled over an object that produced a sound similar to an explosion.

Garden club presents gardens tour

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30.

The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.

A silent auction and a creative demonstration by David Shimp, greenhouse manager at Phoebe Floral Shop, will be featured.

Tickets are available at C. Leslie Smith, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Eagle Point Farm Market, Edge of the Woods Native Plants, Herbein’s Garden Center, Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, Phoebe Floral Shop and Hair Razors.

Frogs and Friends now open

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Da vinCI

Frogs and “Friends” a live animal meet-and-greet, is now open and runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to the local through international animals on a daily basis. There are live shows 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. An exhibit features up-close photography that captures the beauty of the natural world.