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Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an Emergency Appeal for blood and platelet donations, as our community blood supply has reached critical levels.  Approximately 450 donations are needed every day for lifesaving transfusions to those in need, including cancer patients, accident victims & premature infants.  Be the one to make a difference, because JUST ONE MORE donation truly does matter. To schedule your donation, call 800-B-A-DONOR or visit giveapint.org today.

The State Theatre needs your help! COVID closures lead to 100% loss of ticket revenue which doesn’t expect to return until 2021. We urgently need the community’s help to sustain our beautiful theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, until the curtain can rise again.  As one of the leading cultural organizations in the Lehigh Valley, the non-profit State Theatre is a proven driver of economic vitality in the region. The State also produces the FREDDY Awards, known as a treasured annual event in the community.  Please help keep this iconic Lehigh Valley institution alive with your tax-deductible donation at www.statetheatre.org

 

Did you take a shower today? Did you brush your teeth?  Well the Brodhead Watershed Association hopes so.  Most people take clean water for granted every day.  But clean water can’t take care of itself.  We need to protect this precious shared resource.  Brodhead Watershed Association works with elected officials, residents, businesses, groups, and people like you to protect and improve our water and environment.  You can help safeguard this vital and abundant resource.

Learn more at www.brodheadwatershed.org“Pocono Waters…now streaming”.

January 26, 2021: The virtual Jan. 26 event will take place at the Hilton Harrisburg ballroom and will benefit the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Hospitality Assistance Response of PA (HARP) fund.

“This event not only showcases the amazing talent of some of Pennsylvania’s most noteworthy chefs, it, more importantly supports personally our peers who have been so negatively affected by the pandemic-induced shutdown of our industry,” said Joe Massaro, general manager of the Hilton Harrisburg, in a statement.

Chefs from various regions of Pennsylvania will provide cooking demonstrations in front of a live audience assembled in the Hilton Harrisburg ballroom. Choi will share his talent from California and will participate in a question-and-answer session during the show.

“The hospitality industry is hurting desperately and financial support from the government is lacking, leaving hundreds of businesses and thousands of employees without a safety net,” said John Longstreet, president and CEO of the PRLA. “We are grateful to the organizers of ‘Just a Taste’ for contributing event proceeds to HARP so we can continue providing relief to frontline hospitality workers who have been impacted by COVID-19, through no fault of their own.”

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. Viewers can tune in and donate through the HU Presents website and Facebook page.

February 5, 2021: National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day for Women is a massive national public awareness day the first Friday each February urging women, people from all walks of life, businesses, towns, schools, media, buildings and landmarks to “go red” and “glow red” to bring attention to the fact that heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women.

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is proud to announce a new suite of services for individuals with disabilities over the age of 21.  These Adult Programs and Services form a natural extension to the Bucks IU’s existing, high-quality services for children with disabilities from birth through age 21.  Person-centered and growth-oriented, these Adult Programs and Services offer an exceptional opportunity for this more mature population as they transition to adulthood.  Many may find an extra level of comfort working with the Bucks IU, having previously received services from them. 

The Bucks IU’s Adult Employment Services provide individuals with the ability to meet the goal of obtaining and sustaining competitive, integrated employment.  Provided by the Bucks IU’s knowledgeable, qualified, and highly experienced staff, these new Adult Employment Services offer a variety of supports tailored to each individual’s unique needs. These services features job skills training, access to our established partnerships with a wide variety of community businesses located throughout Bucks County, and job search and development supports.  Provided as an itinerant service, these Adult Employment Services also offer:

  • Career Assessment: Service used to identify career options based on the skills and interest of the participant
  • Job Finding or Development: Variety of activities and services to match the participant with a potential employer
  • Job Coaching and Support: Training the participant on specific job assignments and providing periodic or ongoing support as needed

Persons with disabilities, aged 21 and older, may be eligible for these new Adult Programs and Services from the Bucks IU.  If you are unsure of eligibility or who to contact for information, the Bucks IU is happy to assist you.  Contact the Bucks IU Adult Programs and Services team at 215-348-2940 Ext. 1330, or email AdultPrograms@BucksIU.org.  As additional Bucks IU Adult Program and Services updates and details become available, they will be posted on the Bucks IU’s website at https://www.BucksIU.org/AdultPrograms

The Bucks IU’s Adult Programs and Services are offered in accordance with the Office of Development Programs (ODP).

Do you ever lose your balance, or feel dizzy for no apparent reason? Do you hear ringing in your ears, or have migraines? One in five Americans will experience these symptoms, which could be signs you have a problem with your inner ear, or vestibular system. Because these symptoms are invisible and hard to describe, they are often overlooked by doctors and dismissed by family and friends.

Call the Vestibular Disorders helpline at (800) 837-8428. Or visit www.liferebalanced.org. Sponsored by the Vestibular Disorders Association.