The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during the event’s Labor Day week run and in the community throughout the year.
The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization that has been operating the fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.
Harrisburg, PA - Two parents – with the help of State Senator Pat Browne (R- Lehigh) and the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – have successfully achieved a victory for teens with Dyslexia. PennDot released an audio version of the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual April 28.
By making the driver’s manual available in an audio form, Pennsylvania will allow potential drivers with dyslexia and other reading issues to access the driver manual in a way that takes into account their learning issues.
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.
YWCA Bethlehem and Title Sponsor Capital BlueCross celebrated the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 42nd annual Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4 at the event center at Blue.
YWCA Bethlehem and Title Sponsor Capital BlueCross celebrated the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 42nd Annual Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4 at the event center at blue.
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.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites has announced the appointment of five new board members to its board of trustees: Mark Connar, Judith Dougherty, Carla Kevitch, Erica Miller and Suzanne Mason.
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.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced recently Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center (RIIC) has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) in the amount of $148,050.00. The funds will be used to create an Illicit Drug Identification and Tracking System.
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:
• $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;