Bethlehem Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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).

Community event benefits Alzheimer’s Assoc.

Monday, August 29, 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).

Couple charged with theft from Ott Consulting

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 27, charges are to be filed against an Allentown couple who allegedly stole over a million dollars from the wife’s employer.

Pamela J. Kern, 43, and Gary W. Kern, 49, of 2522 South Sixth St., Allentown, allegedly conspired to deal in the proceeds of unlawful activities by using electronic ACH Internet transfers to make payments in the amount of $1,436,037 on their credit card accounts between 2006 and February.

Caterpillars to be treated this spring in Northampton County

Monday, May 2, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Northampton County is cooperating with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of Forestry and USDA Forest Service in a joint effort to spray gypsy moth caterpillars this spring in certain residential and public high-use areas within the county. The areas scheduled for treatment are located in or near the townships or municipalities of Forks, Upper Mt. Bethel, Pen Argyl, Plainfield, Bushkill, Upper Nazareth, Chapman, Moore, Danielsville, Lehigh, Stockertown, Bath, Walnutport and Cherryville.

April event to honor 8 women

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem’s YWCA will celebrate the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 41st Annual Women and Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center at blue.

The YWCA will present four special awards; the Golden Laurel, the Women of the Year Award, Outstanding Public Servant and the Teens of the Year Award.

Golden Laurel Award