The water fountain located at the Water Street Park is now in operation.
"It's going. It is now a water saver fountain, meaning every drop is recycled," Hellertown resident Joe Delfoe informed members of borough council during the July 15 meeting.
Delfoe said the fountain has been running since the second week of July with no apparent loss of water.
"It is set up now that the borough can finish it," Delfoe said.
The Saucon Valley School Board has decided to refrain from hiring a full-time kindergarten teacher.
During the June 25 board meeting, school board members voted down district Superintendent Sandra Fellin's proposal to turn a part-time kindergarten teacher into a full-time position. Board member Charles Bartolet made a motion to support Fellins' recommendation, which failed 4-3. Voting in opposition were board members Susan Baxter, Bryan Eichfeld, Edward Inghrim and Michael Karabin.
The 166 newest members of the Saucon Valley High School Class of 2013 were presented with insightful and reflective words during the commencement exercise held Friday evening in the school auditorium. Welcome remarks were provided by class President Jennie Cawley who reminded the graduates the evening was owed to family, friends and teachers.
"Whether we realize it or not, our accomplishments were not in our own abilities," Cawley said.
The warm sun beamed on the faces of the 75 hopeful Moravian Academy graduates Saturday during the school's commencement held on the Jacob
Lawn of the Merle-Smith Campus.
Class of 2013 President Joshua Aurand provided the remarks. He thanked the many individuals who made graduation possible, from parents and
family to the teachers and staff of the school.
"We have come a long way," he said. "We are officially done with high school."
It was only fitting that World War II veteran Pvt. William Yawney's remains were finally laid to rest two days before Memorial Day.
Strong winds were coupled with blue skies as family and friends gathered at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery in Northampton the morning of May 25 for his funeral 69 years after his death.
Yawney, originally from Freemansburg, served at the age of 23 as a private in the U.S. Army in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division and was deployed to the Pacific theatre late in the war.
The Saucon Valley School Board wants to make it five years in a row without a tax increase.
The board at its May 14 meeting approved the 2013-14 proposed budget by a vote of 7-2, with school board members Sandra Miller and Sharon Stack voting no.
This year's $40.7 million budget was made possible by utilizing $104,511 from the district's $2.1 million undesignated fund balance to avoid a tax increase.
The board passed the budget while funding a behavioral specialist at $8,108 and not replacing two retiring teachers and funding only one bus purchase, rather than two.
Hellertown Borough Manager Cathy Kickline announced during the May 6 council meeting pool passes for the summer 2013 will be sold 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the borough municipal complex located at 685 Main Street.
Season passes, Kichline said, are only available to Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township residents, proof of residency required.
Hellertown Borough Council instructed Rob Sarnowski of Barry Isett and Associates to "play hardball" with the company contracted to manufacture a new liner for the Hellertown Pool.
"Play whatever you've got to play," said council Vice President John Bate during last month's meeting. Council further directed Sarnowski to attempt to have the liner delivered to the borough within the next month.
According to Hellertown resident Joe Delfoe, water will soon begin to flow from the fountain located in the town square.
Delfoe told borough council at the April 1 meeting he expected to begin the fountain restoration project the second week of April. The fountain is located in Detwiller Plaza.
"I do have volunteers who came forward," Delfoe said. "In three weeks we should have water flowing."
Last November, Delfoe approached council members and informed them an unnamed individual donated funds to reactivate the fountain.
The Saucon Valley School Board is no longer satisfied with the services of Berkheimer Tax Administrators Inc.
During the March 26 meeting, members of the board granted authorization to district Solicitor Mark Fitzgerald to submit termination papers that will end the contract the school district has set up with Berkheimer. The current contract expires June 30.
District Business Manager David Bonenberger told board members it has been difficult doing business with Berkheimer.