Bethlehem Press

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Area residents honored for their efforts for others

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Five Bethlehem area residents are among those honored by The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging for contributing their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community. The “Outstanding Senior Awards” Program took place April 27, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem.

LEHIGH COUNTY DA’S OFFICE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.

State offers military family tax help

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.

Counties get conservation, recreation grants

Monday, January 2, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced a total of $757,000 in state grant funds for conservation/recreational projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

The projects include:

Northampton Co.

• $200,000 for Bethlehem Township to construct a hiking trail and pedestrian walkway at Housenick Memorial Park. The project will also entail landscaping, signage and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access improvements;

Counties get conservation, recreation project grants

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced a total of $757,000 in state grant funds for conservation/recreational projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

“I am pleased to see these state dollars supplementing local community and recreational development efforts,” Boscola said. “Expanding and improving these parks and recreational areas will make our communities more appealing and economically viable to families seeking a good place to live and raise a family.”

The projects include:

Northampton County

Event benefits Alzheimer’s Assoc.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Traditions of Hanover residents, staff, friends and family came together, decked out in their purple attire, to raise over $7,100 for “The Longest Day,” an Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser.

The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers (thelongestday.alz.org).