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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 Save Our Stages Act provides Small Business Administration grants for independent venues, promoters, and festivals affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. These grants offer at least six months of financial support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector and our ecosystem for communities across America.  The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.   Click here for Save our Stages. 

 

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

 

Allentown, Pennsylvania (23 November 2020) – The holidays are fast approaching and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are giving guests a festive reason to come visit Coca-Cola Park as they will be hosting two fun events on Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12. Guests will be able to take photos with the family at Coca-Cola Park plus get a chance to visit Santa Claus!

The IronPigs will be hosting ‘Family Holiday Photos’ on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park. Guests will be able to take their own selfies on the warning track (weather permitting), on the concourse or at the Majestic Clubhouse Store. Guests must bring their own camera or phone to take their photos. FeRROUS and FeFe will be available for pictures! Guests will be six feet away and socially distant when taking photos with FeRROUS and FeFe.

Guests will also be able to visit the Majestic Clubhouse Store for special discounts and deals throughout the store on Saturday, December 5. Free hot cocoa and holiday treats will be available while supplies last.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be making a visit to Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. They will be in the Majestic Clubhouse Store! Guests will be able to take selfies with Santa Claus and must bring their own camera or phone. Guests will be six feet away and socially distant when taking photos with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

10% off all purchases at the Majestic Clubhouse Store will be available only on Saturday, December 12. Guests will also be able to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa (while supplies last).

All events will be facilitated using all up-to-date guidance from the State of PA and the Allentown Health Bureau. Guests will be instructed to adhere to proper social distancing policies. Masks are required of patrons as they enter and exit Coca-Cola Park and as they utilize restrooms. Guests can also email info@ironpigsbaseball.com with any questions.

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity. On GivingTuesday, I invite you to join with me in supporting the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley. The Ballet Guild’s mission is to foster a greater understanding of classical ballet, live orchestral music and the arts through education and performances. Central to the mission is a dedication to reducing the barriers to participation in cultural enrichment activities by all children, regardless of socioeconomic background. With your help, I know we can reach our goal of $3,000.

  • Give.Your contribution will help students pursue their dreams and bring the beauty of ballet and The Nutcracker to fans of all ages. 
  • Share.Share our Facebook posts on GivingTuesday to spread the word. Are you a graduate of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley? Is The Nutcracker part of your holiday traditions? Share your story and connect with friends who love ballet as much as you do.
  • Challenge.Challenge your friends and family members to support the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley. Our students and fans of all ages thank you!

The Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley is grateful for your support. You can donate through our website  

https://www.bglv.org or by sending a check to: Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, 556 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Your gift today will count toward GivingTuesday. 

Friday, December 11, 2020:

Volunteer Center Of The Lehigh Valley is gearing up for the 2020 Holiday Hope Chest Season! Help bring extra smiles to children this holiday season by pledging how many shoeboxes you will collect, wrap, and fill with toys and gifts. You can participate as an individual, a family, or coordinate with your church, club, or co-workers.  Go to volunteerlv.org/holiday-hope-chests# for more details. 

Monday, December 7, 2020:

The 35th ANNUAL DREAM COME TRUE TELETHON will take place on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. RCN customers in the Lehigh Valley (Channel 4 |1004 in HD), and Delaware County (Channel 8 |608 in HD), can watch live on RCN TV. The goal of the telethon is to increase awareness of Dream Come True, an organization that raises funds to grant the dreams of children who are terminally, chronically, and severely ill.

The online auction will begin Monday, November 23 and will close Monday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. Please click here to check the auction site frequently, new auction items will continue to be added!

100% of the proceeds raised from the auctions go directly to Dream Come True.  We encourage you to visit www.dreamcometrue.org, to learn more about this heart-warming organization.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support! Your donation will help make a child’s dream come true!

Founded in 1984 by local businessman Kostas Kalogeropoulos, Dream Come True fulfills the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill and reside in the Greater Lehigh Valley PA area. Dream Come True is unique in that it is a local organization that fulfill dreams for serious and chronic illnesses, not just terminal ones. Dream Come True also offer dream recipients college scholarships and assists families with funeral expenses when needed.

Visit Dream Come True’s website, www.dreamcometrue.org, to learn more about this wonderful  organization, some of the recent dreams granted, other events held throughout the year, and much more!

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”.

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.