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Homeowners beware of post-storm scam artists

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by JIM PALMQUIST Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

In the aftermath of Sandy come "storm chasers," aka rip-off repair people, who descend on areas after a natural disaster looking to scam those in need of home repairs.

Homeowners facing major repairs following Hurricane Sandy should be on alert for scam artists hoping to prey on older adults. AARP Pennsylvania wants to alert people about common contractor scams during a time when members may be most vulnerable.

First, check with your insurance company to see what your policy...

Storm: A.R.C. lists help centers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross has received numerous phone calls asking about financial assistance for food or replacement of groceries lost during the recent power outages.

For Lehigh and Northampton counties residents only, disaster boxes filled with nonperishable food are being distributed. Residents must pick up the boxes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 2045 Harvest Way, Allentown.

Call Second Harvest Food Bank at 610- 434-0875 or visit...

Gov. Wolf: Holiday house tour Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Governor Wolf Historical Society's 32nd annual Christmas House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The patrons' tour will be held Nov. 30.

It features six homes from the 18th to 20th century decorated for Christmas by local florists, garden clubs and designers. Included on the tour this year will be an 1892 frame home in Bethlehem Township, the Adam Zerfas 1790 home in Whitehall Township, an 1833 stucco-over-stone home in Lehigh Township, Rising Sun Inn, circa 1806, an...

Bethel : Organ dedication set for Nov. 18

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethel Memorial Baptist Church's Rodgers 940 organ dedication will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the sanctuary, 715 Chesnut Lane, Easton.

The concert will feature J.S. Bach's "Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor" with guest organist Doug Wimer and a piano and organ duet, "Let US Give Thanks." The choir will sing "It Is Well" by Mark Hayes, with both piano and organ accompaniment. "Highland Cathedral," often performed by bagpipe players, will feature the Kurzweil K2600R sound module in the...

SteelStacks : Holiday events begin Nov. 15

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

ArtsQuest will celebrate the second annual "Christmas at SteelStacks" from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, at 101 Founders Way. The free Christmas City Trolley will be available every Thursday through Sunday starting Nov. 23.

There will be a music and light show at the blast furnaces, a special holiday menu at the Arts Quest Center, performances by artists such as Clay Aiken, von Trapp Children, Second City comedy troupe and The Celtic Tenors, holiday lighted walkways and 1930s-era...


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Jimmy Ortiz, 38, of East Sixth Street, after he broke into a home and threatened its residents.

Police said Ortiz entered the Second Avenue home of his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend around 7 a.m. Nov. 4. Ortiz allegedly threatened both with physical harm and declared the woman couldn't hide from him no matter where she went.

Ortiz then stole her wallet and cellular phone before leaving.

Ortiz is charged with criminal...