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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AARP Public Wi-Fi scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Are you using public Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi is a great convenience, but it can be risky. Scammers can set up a Wi-Fi network with a name similar to the one you’re intending to use, hoping you’ll connect to it, or they can hijack your information between you and the Wi-Fi access point.

Do no more than checking the weather or browsing sports scores; otherwise, hackers can steal your passwords, see your email or intercept financial transactions.

Make sure your device isn’t set...

AARP Free trial offer scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee. However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up on both the...

National Night Out – Freemansburg

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Freemansburg’s National Night Out was well attended, with a solid crowd of families coming for the children’s attractions, free food and drinks, interactive displays by the Freemansburg Fire Company, displays from local groups, identi-kits for children by the Freemansburg police, a raffle, face painting, and a burning car. Justine Rossi, one of the organizers, explained the entire event is paid for by sponsors, both corporations and local business, who together provide $10,000 for the event...

HEALTH NEWS

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Luke’s Health Network

Next Step target new moms

St. Luke’s Next Step program, currently in its fourth session, targets new mothers and pregnant women ages 17 to 24 who live in Lehigh and Northampton counties, have a high school diploma or GED and are economically disadvantaged. The goal is to break the cycle of poverty with two six-month Next Step sessions per year for a total of up to 20 women training for entry-level health care careers.

Participants use assessment...

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Press calendar listings are, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of printing. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of information submitted by external parties.

Wednesday, August 14

Northampton Co. Industrial Development Authority meeting, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Personnel Committee meeting, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

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Volunteers complete firefighting course

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from Upper and Lower Saucon townships were among those honored when 24 volunteers from 12 area fire companies were recognized for completion of a 192-hour Bucks County Fire Academy basic firefighting course at a June ceremony at Lower Macungie Community Center.

The local firefighters are Adam Diomedo and Akim King of Upper Suacon Township and Marisa Mowrer of Lower Saucon.

This was the 10th year that Lower Macungie Fire Department has sponsored the course in Lehigh...