BETHLEHEM Police Academy opens Oct. 2
The 2017 interactive Citizens’ Academy classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks beginning Oct. 2 at 10 E. Church St. and at various working locations.
There will be informal presentations from all city departments. Days or times may change due to City Hall schedules, available daylight, or weather.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
It’s Pennsylvania Produce Month, which makes it an opportune time to help kids taste — and, enjoy — Pennsylvania’s fresh bounty.
It can be challenging to encourage little ones to eat healthy vegetables.
The Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program offers these five fun, easy tips to help get kids on the veggie bandwagon. Check PAVeggie.org for more detail and recipes.
1. Veggie chips
Police busted a college party among common Lehigh University off-campus housing following a noise complaint early morning Sept. 2.
Police cited 20-year-old Drew Greenberg with several charges at his East Fifth Street address, including furnishing alcohol to minors, underage drinking and disorderly house.
Fifty-five others, all underage and identified as Lehigh students, were also present and cited for participating in what must have been a memorable event.
CONSERVANCY Bike ride set for Sept. 24
The Wildlands Conservancy will host a free, easy Nor-Bath Trail bike ride for the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 at Pavillion #3, Wayne Grube Park, 302 E. Bullshead Road, Northampton.
Registration is required; visit www.wildlandspa.org of call 610-965-4397. Participants will receive an OMG smoothie after the ride is completed.
The program is underwritten by the Northampton County Parks and Recreation department.
Police arrested three men suspected in two robberies at the Center and Broad streets 7-Eleven Sept. 7.
According to police, the men stole cash and merchandise around 1 a.m. and fled. They were detained by officers a short distance away, and two were since identified as responsible for a similar incident three weeks prior.
Lawrence Smith-Tyson, Demaire Brunson, and Anthony Cahoe-Jackson, all of Philadelphia, are charged with robbery, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, theft, and other related crimes.
BGC Pooh’s Forest on Sept. 21
The Bethlehem Garden Club will hold their next meeting on Sept. 21 at Advent Moravian Church, 3730
Jacksonville Road. The general meeting is at 1 p.m.
The program starts at 1:30 p.m. with speaker Kathryn Aalto, a New York Times Bestseller author. She will present “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh. A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.” The topic explores the places that inspired the stories along with the forest’s rare flora and fauna.
For more information, visit www.bethlehemgardenclub.org.
Wednesday, September 13
Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Thursday, September 14
Bethlehem Authority, 3:30 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.
Bethlehem Planning Commission changed to September 25 this month only.
Monday, September 18
BASD Finances and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m., Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.
Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m. Municipal Building, 4225 Easton Ave.