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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.”

Board approves rec swim membership

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The school board Aug. 28 announced and approved the Saucon Valley Recreational Swim Membership program for the 2018-19 school year. District residents and non-residents can purchase season passes for individuals or families to swim at the Saucon Valley High School pool. New for this year is a 10-swim membership at $60 for those who don’t want to purchase a season membership. The 10-swim membership allows for 10 swims and does not have to be designated exclusively for a specific person, but rather can be used by up to 10 different people with the pass.

Hero Electric honored after closure

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Fifty-four-year-old Hellertown business Hero Electric has closed its doors after owners Robert and Victoria Hero decided to retire.

Over the years, Hero Electric has provided the community with electronics such as appliances, hobby items and accessories.

The closure was not ignored by Hellertown Borough Council. Hero Electric was honored with a proclamation from the borough, with Sept. 4 named Hero Electric day in Hellertown.

Mayor David Heintzelman read aloud the proclamation and addressed the Heros as “dedicated” and “giving your heart and soul to this community.”