Images from the time show a distinguished man with a firm brow and a magnificent handlebar mustache. S. Charles Seckelman had the look of a man who was a leader, and in the 19th century he was known as the King of the Bethlehem Firemen.
A new play about the Seckelman, premiering Saturday at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, takes a look at the renowned firefighter and his time, when volunteers relied on horse-drawn apparatus and the nearest body of water to put out fires.
All Catholic high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties will make available to their students the new LANTA Student Day Pass.
The discount program, first introduced last January in the Allentown School District, enables schools to sell the one dollar passes on campus for an unlimited-ride Day Pass.
The regular LANTA Day Pass is four dollars.
Allentown Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, and Notre Dame in Easton are all participating in the program, effective immediately.
Northampton County’s Retirement Board voted 6-0 at its Oct. 25 meeting to grant a 1.7 percent cost of living increase (COLA) to retirees, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Voting for this increase were McClure, County Council members Ron Heckman and Bill McGee, Fiscal Affairs Director Steve Barron, employee representative Thomas Guth Jr., and retiree representative Gerald E. “Jerry” Seyfried.
It will be the first COLA granted to retirees since John Stoffa was executive.
As part of their “Hot Off the Press” exhibit, Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History hosted a printing and papermaking workshop in August at 602 E. Second St. The evening’s “apprentice printers” enjoyed a hands-on experience creating paper from pulp, setting type and printing from a hand-fed, foot-powered press, then binding the pieces together into a small book.
Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day on Oct. 27.
The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
More than 500 walkers turned out for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk at the SteelStacks complex in Bethlehem on Sept. 22, raising more than $83,000 for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The fundraising total was expected to climb as additional donations were accepted until Oct. 22.
We hear about it on the news and read about it in national papers, but sex trafficking isn’t a problem that we think is happening here, in our community. But it’s the second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world.
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.
Fountain Hill Council discussed the possibility of getting Hometown Heroes banners to display along Delaware Avenue. These would be pictures of the people who served in the military who resided in Fountain Hill. The decision was tabled because the price and logistics need to be discussed.
There will be a Veterans Day Memorial ceremony on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Stanley Avenue Triangle.