State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a total of $638,200 in Recreation and Conservation grants in the 18th Senatorial District through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) specifically for Community Parks (Development, Planning, Small Community) and Partnerships projects.
Commissioner (4 yrs. 4 seats)
Hartzell, Dan (D) 30,010 14.7%
Smalls, Zakiya (D) 24,953 12.2%
Harrington, Dave (D) 26,255 12.9%
Elbich, Bob (D) 25,407 12.5%
Nothstein, Marty (R) 24,456 12.0%
Osborne, Brad (R) 24,455 12.0%
Pineda, Antonio A. (R) 22,190 10.9%
Nemes, Dennis (R) 22,363 11.0%
Schutter, Matthew (L) 3,870 1.9%
Controller (4 yrs. 1 seat)
Pinsley, Mark (D) 28,697 51.0%
Eckhart, Glenn (R) 27,624 49.0%
Judge of the Superior Court (10 yrs. 2 seats)
With the help of Traditions of Hanover resident, Edith Schwartz, the independent senior living community is working together to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis, more commonly known as MS.
During Family Day held on Sunday, Sept. 8, residents, their families, and staff came together for the cause, which helped to raise over $400 from the sale of 50/50 and basket raffle tickets.
Bethlehem welcomed its newest fire engine with a housing ceremony held at the Lincoln Fire Company at 2412 Easton Road, Oct. 17, with the ceremonial pushing of the new truck into the firehouse by firefighters and community members.
Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced that Michael Detwiler of Bayada Health Care was honored Nov. 1 with a Patriot Award in recognition of his exceptional support of employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserves.
In June, BASD selected Broughal MS for a Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI) plan, based on the school’s three-year average of math and English Language Arts (ELA) scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests administered annually to eighth-graders. Broughal’s CSI plan, using $545,000 of Title I federal funds, encompasses three main areas: culture and mindset; instruction and assessment; and professional development.
The Factory in the arts district of South Bethlehem hosted a Pet Innovation Challenge Oct. 2 and 3. One hundred innovative pet companies had applied. Ten were selected to compete. Each was allotted a short timed period to present their product. Audience members were able to ask questions at the end of each presentation.
The event began with a evening reception Oct. 2, during which guests could enjoy food prepared in the Factory’s test kitchen, and browse displays for all ten contestants, and meet them.
Students and staff welcomed and honored several dozen veterans at the Miller Heights Elementary School’s 19th annual Veterans Day program Nov. 12.
“Thank you veterans for coming. Your attendance helps our students understand how important this day is,” Principal Deborah Roeder said.
Miller Heights fifth grade students performed a number of patriotic readings and songs to honor veterans who were present and elsewhere. Students from each grade delivered hand-written letters which are forwarded to veterans and active service members.
Lehigh University Police patrol officer Lora Martin described the department’s “Shop with a Lehigh Cop” program for financially disadvantaged families at the Mayor’s South Side Task Force meeting Oct. 29. Lehigh University Police Department receives referrals from Southside schools and other stakeholders in the area to help select families of kids age 10 or younger to participate in the annual program.
Northampton County has completed a state-mandated audit of the paper ballots from the Nov. 5 election and verified the statistical sample to be 100 percent accurate.