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TAXES: Free help begins Feb. 1

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Volunteers of the L.V

Volunteers of Lehigh Valley, part of the AARP, will provide free tax help to senior citizens and other residents Feb. 1 through April 16. Participants should bring 2011 tax returns as well as documents showing 2012 income, real estate taxes, and other relevant information. Residents aged 60 and older and low to middle income taxpayers may receive help. Locations, times and dates are: Senior Citizens Center, 720 Old York Road, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays;...

ACS: Daffodil Days fundraiser

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Anne Baum has been named as the L.V. honorary chair and Sally Kocis as the Daffodil Day committee chair for the 40th annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. The sponsor is Easton Hospital.

The first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope for cancer patients and others. Ray O. Hope, the ninth of an exclusive ACS Daffodil Days Boyd Bear collection, will be available for a Project Care donation. The bear will be given to a local child in need.

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Student Profile: Charlene Netterman, Saucon Valley HS

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Parents, Ted and Donna Netterman; older brother, Chris Netterman

Favorite subject: Art, I can express myself; math, it's like a puzzle in my mind. I enjoy the challenge and process.

Activities: Colorguard (Saucon Valley marching band); dance (Diane Medeiros Academy of Dance)

Next steps: College

Career goals: Studio art major or art teacher

Heroes: Friends and family; always supportive and bring me the joy and hope I need...

ADF: Free trees for joining

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Residents of Pennsylvania can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees.

"These beautiful trees will give your home in Pennsylvania lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors," John Rosenow, founder...

BHA: Berrios Award winner named

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Gloria Mitchell has been named Bethlehem Housing Authority's 12th annual Josefina Berrios Award recipient. The 90 year-old has been and continues to be a key volunteer at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Bethlehem.

The honor is given to a public housing resident who demonstrates the spirit of community involvement through volunteer efforts. The public is invited to attend the award ceremony at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 in the Fred B. Rooney community room, Monocacy Tower, 645 Main St.

Freedom HS news: Keystone exams and the French Revolution

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in School

The first semester has come to a close. All students have been cramming in bonus assignments and last-minute studying while the make-or-break moment of the semester draws upon them. Keystones have also been an extra burden for all the freshman, sophomores and juniors. The Keystone exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in various subjects. If students are not proficient in a certain subject, they will be required to take a specific class in order to improve...

Lehigh County: PA 2-1-1 now available

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such...

LEHIGH VALLEY: Habitat store now open

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley's ReStore held its grand opening on Jan. 19 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the shop, the former Circuit City building at 1053 Grape St., Whitehall.

The 19,000 square feet home-improvement store sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, tools, lighting, hardware and more. Store hours for the general public are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday...

IRS: Tips offered for year-end giving

Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.

To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be in good used condition or better. A clothing or household item for which a taxpayer claims a deduction of over $500 does not have to meet this standard if the taxpayer...


Monday, January 21, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

A Cherokee Street resident notified police he'd been suckered by an email scam Jan. 11.

According to police, the man recieved an official-looking email from NetFlix requesting he follow a link to verify accound information. Once he did so - using sensitive personal data - his credit card was used without his permission, possibly outside the country.

The victim's bank put a hold on his card and contacted him to make him aware of the transactions.

NetFlix company told...