Bethlehem Press

Monday, July 13, 2020

BETHLEHEM PLANNERS - Lehigh expansion targets 3 buildings

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by LANI GOINS in Local News

The big item for city planners at their June 11 virtual meeting was a land development proposal for the property at 461 Webster St. Lehigh University wants to demolish three buildings and a parking lot to make way for an expansion of its College of Business and Economics. Attorney Steve Boell represented the university. He explained they were seeking preliminary final approval of their site plan. Robert Doulas and Kyle MacGeorge of Langan Engineering presented site plans, including for landscaping and ADA accessibility.

Recognizing exceptional work

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by LANI GOINS in School

On June 4, the Bridges Foundation awards were presented to 25 seniors graduating from the Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School (BAVTS). The Foundation was created in 1998, and is administered by Board of Directors. To be eligible, students were required to complete an application, including two evaluations from their instructors, and two letters for recommendation from other sources. The awards were presented virtually this year. The full video of the ceremony can be viewed on the BAVTS Facebook page.

Feeding workers; helping others

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Billy Cyr is the CEO of Freshpet. The company’s corporate office is located at 176 N. Commerce Way in Bethlehem. Freshpet produces all natural, preservative- and additive-free foods for dogs and cats, as well as dog treats.

How they are doing during the shutdown/isolation period: “Freshpet is an essential business; we are still operating at full capacity. With more people staying home, we have seen a surge in demand,” Cyr said.

Article By: Lani Goins Special to the Bethlehem Press

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by LANI GOINS in Local News

In the first appeal at the Zoning Hearing Board Feb. 26, Dominic Villani Jr. spoke for 565 West Lehigh Partners, LLC, regarding 1039 Decatur St., seeking a width variance of five feet for an existing house on the property closer to Norman Street. Villani spoke of extensive renovations having been made to the existing house, and of plans for a second house on the subdivided lot.

Article By: Lani Goins Special to the Bethlehem Press

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by LANI GOINS in Local News

On Saturday February 22, the 12th annual Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge (Freezin’ for a Reason) took place in Scott Park in Easton. The weather wasr clear, cool but not cold. Over 600 people braved the chilly water of the Delaware River to raise money for Special Olympics.

Entertainment was provided by D.J. Joe Franzo; and radio personalities Sam and Hanna from Cat Country 96. Polar Plunge gear, including “I’m too Chicken to Plunge” T-shirts were sold. Wawa provided free treats and coffee and hot cocoa.