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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.

July 31 – August 10, 2020: 1 Million ‘festers Matching Gift Campaign. Since its inception in 1984, Musikfest has grown from roughly 180,000 attendees to more than 1 Million ‘festers! Our community depends on Musikfest and ArtsQuest for cultural and artistic experiences. And now more than ever, Musikfest depends on you. The ArtsQuest Foundation Board of Trustees realize the importance of this festival to our community and our region. That is why the Foundation’s Board Members have joined together to ensure ArtsQuest’s tomorrow with a 1 Million Dollar matching gift campaign! For each new donation given through Aug. 10, ArtsQuest will receive a dollar for dollar match from the ArtsQuest Foundation up to $500,000. So, double your impact today!

The Sempher Fi Fest 8th Annual PIG Roast hosted by the Belleau Wood Chapter of the Leathernecks Nation takes place on Saturday, August 15 from 12:30 to 6:30pm at Schnecksville Fire Company Pavilion on Old Packhouse Road in Schnecksville.  Entertainment by DJ Hammer, Smith Compound Band and the Bryant Brothers Band. Plus food, beverages, vendors, tricky tray and more with proceeds benefiting Combat Wounded Veterans.  For more information, go to www.Sempterfifest.com.

 

 

August 22, 2020: West Penn Fire Company is hosting a Festival Fundraiser from 10am-4pm. All proceeds benefit the fire house. There will be retail and food vendors, a D.J., games, rides, petting zoo, pony rides and hay rides. The event is on three separate sites spanning a 1/4 mile distance in accordance with social distancing guidelines. 

August 22, 2020: LVWFR was created to not only bring the first yearly recovery walk to the area but also to provide a space for the community to come together and celebrate recovery and advocate for recovery as well. Much of the focus has been of the overdose epidemic but the Lehigh Valley has a thriving recovery community. The walk committee has partnered with Easton and Phillipsburg to put this event on.

You can find us on facebook @ Lehigh Valley Walk for Recovery

August 29, 2020: Lehigh Valley Zoo announced it will be hosting its second annual Zoocoustic Night on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fundraising event features a variety of live musical performances throughout the Zoo as well as wine tasting from local wineries. A variety of food, beer, wines, seltzers and ciders will also be available for purchase. Guests will be able to tour the zoo afterhours, when the animals are most active and enjoying their dinner meals. Ticket and event information is available at www.lvzoo.org/zoocoustic. Early-bird pricing is $25/adult and $15/child when purchased by Aug. 21. Afterwards, tickets cost $35/adult and $20/child up to the event date. For LV Zoo Members, tickets prices are $20/adult and $10/child. All proceeds of the event go towards the Zoo’s conservation mission of saving species and creating a greener future.

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.

Blogs

Ancestry RICKY! -8/11/20

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After hearing Joel gloat about Ancesty.com for WEEKS, Rick finally decided to sign up and do some digging! Are Rick and Joel distantly related? That’s a scary thought! Who’s that hunk???? Posted by The Hawk Morning Show with Rick Michaels on Tuesday, 11 August 2020    

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JUMP the SHARK WEEK! -8/10/20

JUMP the SHARK WEEK! -8/10/20

SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Is it me or has Shark Week actually jumped the shark? All week the big hype was Mike Tyson going head to head in an underwater bout with a killer shark. In all actuality it wasn’t that at all. First, the best part of the whole segment was before Tyson even entered the…