Bethlehem Press

Monday, December 10, 2018

HELLERTOWN - Lott leaves for NORCO Council

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

At the Nov. 5 Hellertown Borough Council meeting, the board announced the resignation of council member Kevin Lott with regret. Lott is leaving council after 10 months to become a member of Northampton County Council. Lott will be representing the 1st district of Bethlehem, Hellertown and Freemansburg. Although Lott is leaving Hellertown Council, he plans to stay on with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, which he has been a member of for five years. Lott was not present during the meeting.

South Mountain Cubs enjoy fun fall event

Monday, November 19, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Boys Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council held its annual South Mountain Fall Cub event at the Hellertown Sportsman’s Association Oct. 20. This year’s event was rain-free on a cool day with temperatures hovering in the 50s and partly cloudy skies. The event consisted of a full day of fun activities such archery, BB gun, fire building, fire hose, darts, bottle rockets, cornhole and a knock over the buckets game. In addition, some of the scouts stayed for a bonfire, night hike and overnight campout.

Candy, costumes in Hellertown

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Saucon Valley held its annual Spirit Parade in Hellertown Oct. 31. Large crowds came out and lined the streets of Hellertown despite the cool brisk conditions. Although the skies were sunny, the day had breezy conditions with highs only in the 40s. The parade participants congregated at the Saucon Valley School District campus and started the parade route on Walnut Street, then on to Main Street, Water Street, Rentzheimer Street, Durham Street and finally to Constitution Avenue.

Article By: Mark Kirlin Special to the Bethelhem Press

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The 31st annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival was held in Bethlehem Sept. 28-30. The festival is the largest free Celtic festival in North America, and year’s event benefited from sunny weather with temperatures in the low 70s on both Saturday and Sunday.

With the nice weather came large crowds that most likely allowed the event to reach its historical average of over 280,000 people during the three days.

School receives bronze medal ranking

Monday, October 8, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On Sept. 25 Saucon Valley HS Principel Tamara Gary shared with the school board Saucon Valley HS’s bronze medal ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings list. Saucon Valley was ranked #151 in Pennsylvania. It’s the second year in a row Saucon Valley has attained bronze status.

Gary said they will be hanging a sign in the school to celebrate the achievement.

School receives bronze medal ranking

Monday, October 8, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On Sept. 25 Saucon Valley HS Principel Tamara Gary shared with the school board Saucon Valley HS’s bronze medal ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings list. Saucon Valley was ranked #151 in Pennsylvania. It’s the second year in a row Saucon Valley has attained bronze status.

Gary said they will be hanging a sign in the school to celebrate the achievement.

Neighbors protest works building

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Several residents spoke out Sept. 17 against an early concept plan to build a new public works building on the site of the former Reinhard ES. The school was demolished in 2012, leaving an empty field adjacent to Magnolia Road, Northampton Street and Saucon Street.

The area is a residential neighborhood and the primary concern among neighbors is the building will turn a quiet neighborhood into an area filled with noise and traffic.

Many of the residents called the plan a “truck yard.”