On Thursday, Oct. 11, the City of Bethlehem, with their consultants, held a planning meeting in Liberty HS to gather ideas for a vision entitled North Side 2027, defined as the area bounded by Elizabeth Avenue, and Main, Broad, and Maple streets. One of the announced goals was to create a greater sense of neighborhood identity and unity.
St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Miners Campus has been awarded $200,000 by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to create a Rural Communities Opioid Response Plan.
Several local residents were named to the DeSales University summer 2018 dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.25 GPA.
They are, from Bethlehem: Rachel L. Bianco, Jennifer M. Cruz, Heather N. Cunningham, Jeffrey Garrison, Ariana R. Jacoby, Alyssa C. Kocher, Joseph W. Nicolello, Danielle N. Pfleghaar, Cayla A. Schaffer, Ashley E. Wakeling and Vicki J. Yeh.
DeSales University’s main campus is located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. For information, call at 610-282-1100 or visit www.desales.edu.
The Colonial Regional Police Department received numerous reports of thefts from vehicles in the middle and northern end of the Hanover Township Oct. 12. Two of the common factors were that the vehicles were unlocked, and that items of value, such as wallet, purses and cell phones, were in view inside the vehicle.
There are pictures of suspected individuals on the Colonial Regional Police Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ColonialRegionalPD/.
As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Bethlehem Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office. We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters. Letters to the editor, written either by a candidate or members of the community in support of a candidate, must be received no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stockings for Soldiers program.
Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.
Police report a teenage boy was the victim of a hit-and-run accident around 8:07 p.m. Oct. 9 in center city.
According to police, while crossing the intersection at Broadway and Fiot Avenue, the young man was struck by a gray sedan with tinted windows. The vehicle continued west without stopping, and suffered damage to its passenger door.
The victim was transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hit and Run Investigative Officer Schlegel at 610-997-7666.
There will be a free neighborhood /city forum regarding stormwater solutions for emerging weather patterns from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 18 in room 101, STEPS building, Lehigh University, 1 W. Packer Ave.
There will be a keynote address by Evan Endres of The Nature Conservancy at 7:10 p.m., followed by speakers Geoff Reese, L.V. Planning Commission and Martha Christine, Citizen Climate Lobby Lehigh Valley. There will be a question and answer time. Visit http://ei.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/stormwater-solutions-emerging-weather-....
Family members: Alex (dad), Alicia (stepmom), Caleb (little brother (8), Lola (little sister(7), Haley (baby sister(6)
Favorite subject(s): English and history are my favorite subjects. English allows me to write stories and history allows me to remember the stories of the past.
Activities: SkillsUSA, SkillsUSA Web Design classroom representative, member of the National Technical Honor Society
Next steps (after high school): I want to further my education to major in web development.
Career goals: Become a web developer and/or a writer.
The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.
Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.
The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.