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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

National Night Out – Freemansburg

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Face paint and a burning suv

Freemansburg’s National Night Out was well attended, with a solid crowd of families coming for the children’s attractions, free food and drinks, interactive displays by the Freemansburg Fire Company, displays from local groups, identi-kits for children by the Freemansburg police, a raffle, face painting, and a burning car. Justine Rossi, one of the organizers, explained the entire event is paid for by sponsors, both corporations and local business, who together provide $10,000 for the event.

Zoning officer needed ASAP

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by AMIT KAR in Local News

Mayor Carolee Gifford began the Aug. 5 council meeting by thanking all who participated in the big Community Day celebration July 28, singling out the police for bringing additional joy along with the security.

Board President Leo Atkinson echoed her thanks and said it was encouraging to see the turnout of 200-300 people.

TCouncil announced the Donegan and Fountain Hill elementary schools will celebrate their recent major face-lifts with an open house block party for students and families Sept. 5, immediately after an open house.

What you need to know to fight the bite

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

For most people, insects are a pest. For others, they are a business.

The latter category, represented by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, staged a presentation July 30 at Bethlehem City Hall on how to get them out of your life.

One bug on the “least wanted list” is mosquitos. Jeffrey Carroll, Pa. DEP regional program coordinator, noted that mosquitos, besides being major pests, can also carry various diseases. Carroll focused much of his presentation on one - West Nile Virus.

Volunteers complete firefighting course

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from Upper and Lower Saucon townships were among those honored when 24 volunteers from 12 area fire companies were recognized for completion of a 192-hour Bucks County Fire Academy basic firefighting course at a June ceremony at Lower Macungie Community Center.

The local firefighters are Adam Diomedo and Akim King of Upper Suacon Township and Marisa Mowrer of Lower Saucon.

Fun at the zoo with superheroes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Families visited the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently with activities geared to dads and families.

“Avengers” Captain Marvel and Captain America also attended to keep the families safe from unwanted aliens as well as join families for photos. Despite the threat of rain, most of the day remained dry and the zoo filled with families wanting to enjoy time with the residents of the zoo.

Focus on community members, efforts

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by KRISTEN KEEGAN in Local News

The Aug. 5 Hellertown meeting began with Mayor David Heintzelman recognizing Jeff Kleibscheidel for his 29 years as a postal worker. Jeff said he looks forward to moving to South Carolina to be closer to his children. Borough council and community members expressed their gratitude to Kleibscheidel for his dedication and service to Saucon Valley for nearly three decades.

National Night Out – Hellertown

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Increasing safety awareness

Hellertown and Lower Saucon held their annual National Night Out Aug. 6 at Dimmick Park in Hellertown. It was an opportunity for the community and first responders to come together in an effort to build relationships and increase awareness of crime and safety.

The family friendly event included free food, music, demonstrations, activities and games for kids. Members of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Police departments along with Dewey, Lower Saucon Fire & Rescue and Steel City Fire Departments were on hand with the various vehicles they use.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered in Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met.

The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.