Bethlehem Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Radio club Accepting radio class applications

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is offering free classes to prepare interested individuals for the short entry-level FCC Amateur Radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.

Participants will learn how radios and antennas work, how to set up and operate a station at home, in their vehicle, and while they walk using a small hand-held radio, and more.

If you are within the age range of about 8 to 80 plus, and have an interest in amateur radio, you qualify for enrollment.

LEHIGH CO. Phone scam warning issued

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul has issued a warning regarding reports of individuals receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be an attorney with the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Office.

The caller claims that the individual’s child/grandchild has been charged with a crime and that bail money must be sent to the attorney immediately. The caller then directs the person to wire the money, often through Walmart, to a third person.

DLARC Radio classes to start March 6

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free, open to the public, classes for both entry-level Amateur Radio license and the General Class license from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning March 6, and run for 10 Tuesday evenings (the FCC license test will be offered on the last evening) at the Gracedale Complex, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064. Amateur (Ham) radio is used for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations with other users anywhere in the world.

Around Town

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda: Marianne Knipe, pastel paintings; through March 1. City Hall complex, 10 E. Church St. Visit http://bfac-lv.org/.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ.

ANIMAL CENTER Bowl-a-thon set for March 10

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, will hold the annual Pins for Pets Bowl-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 10 at Jordan Lanes, 731 Jordan Parkway, Whitehall. Bobby Gunther Walsh and WAEB 790 radio will be live broadcasting from 9 a.m. to noon.

Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar on air between March 1 and 10 by the listeners of WAEB 790 Radio.

Visit http://healthyanimalcenter.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1639415676124698/ for information.

LVMTA Play-A-Thon set for Feb, 24, 25

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association will hold the 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at three locations in the Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall.

Several hundred local piano, other instrumental and vocal students will perform a variety of music during the free and open to the public LVMTA benefit. Miss Pennsylvania 2018 Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and a current member of the Penn State Blue Band, will appear at noon on Feb. 25.

Radio Club Meeting on March 1

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its meeting 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Common Mode Noise Problems and Solutions” presented by Ken/KB3MDT.

Hams and others interested in the radio club are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to www.dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.

MEETING BOARD

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, February 21

Bethlehem Council, 7 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

Monday, February 26

BASD regular board, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road. (snow date: Feb. 28)

Tuesday, February 27

Hanover Twp. Supervisors, 7 p.m. 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Saucon Valley School Board, 7 p.m., Audion building, 2097 Polk Valley Road.

Wednesday, February 28

Snow date: BASD regular board, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.