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Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Boutique runs May 28 to June 1

BETHLEHEM

The Boutique at the Rink 45th annual fund raiser to benefit the Cancer Support Community, St. Luke’s Cancer Center and St. Luke’s Hospice, will be held May 28 to June 1

The rink event will be held at Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road.

Approximately 5,000 community members participate in the Boutique at the Rink each year by shopping, donating, volunteering or sponsoring.

Martin Tower:

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

nMIH

The National Museum of Industrial History is honoring the nearly 50 years since the groundbreaking of Martin Tower prior to its implosion this month with a 2 p.m. May 11 lecture. The “Unique Birth of Martin Tower” with retired licensed professional engineer Gordon Baker.

He helped develop and implement a computerized system that produced the drawings needed to fabricate Martin Tower’s beams and columns, and later supervised the fabrication of the tower’s steel.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Annual festival opens May 10

BACH CHOIR

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will host the 112th annual Bach Festival May 10 to 18.

The festival opens 8 p.m. May 10 at Packer Memorial Church, 18 University Drive and continues May 11 and 12 and May 18 and 19 at various Lehigh University and Moravian community locations.

There will be guest artists-in-residence, featured young musicians, lectures and chorale sings with the audience.

The highlight of the event is the performance of the Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach, first premiered in America at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Shredding event May 18

131st DISTRICT

Salisbury Township residents are invited to attend a free document shredding event hosted by Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg.

The event is open to Salisbury Township residents doing residential shredding only. Residents may bring up to five copy boxes of documents.

For more information, call Simmons’ office at 610-282-0160

APV pension program

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

DMVA

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans to receive a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities as a result of performance of duties connected with the military service, with a VA rating of 40 percent or more for each extremity.

Sands fined by gaming control board

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which is Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.

The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.

Concerts planned

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Music club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs national music week, May 5 to 12.

A free public spring recital, the “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held at 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp award recipient.

The Young Musicians of the club will close their season with a program at 10 a.m. on May 11 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.

Workshop on

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Country Meadows

Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 460 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is hosting a lunch and lesson session “Finding Joy is Age-less” workshop May 30.

There will be a free complimentary lunch 11 a.m., followed by the workshop at noon.

Learn how changing your mindset can bring you more joy at any age and in any circumstance.

Understand the Power of a Pivot philosophy and its benefits.

Seating is limited.

R.S.V.P. by May 17 to 610-395-7160 or Allentown@CountryMeadows.com.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Licenses no longer

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, is now in effect to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions in Pennsylvania moving forward.

The law amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to reflect a driving privilege suspension will no longer be imposed for certain non-highway safety violations, including substance use violations.