Over 70 people attended a recent clean water forum held in south Bethlehem’s Fowler Center to hear a panel of stakeholders discuss the threats to the area’s drinking water Feb. 28. ‘The Water We Share: Protecting Water Quality in the Lehigh Valley’ was hosted by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, PennFuture and the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network.
Area environmental organizations provided outreach materials prior to the panel presentation.
Educators, students, and Lehigh Valley Community members gathered in POacker Auditorium on Lehigh University’s campus March 5 to talk about a horrific issue: school shootings.
The Wolf Administration today announced that approved doctors have issued more than 100,000 patient certifications to allow patients with serious medical conditions access to the state’s medical marijuana program.
“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.
photos courtesy of ArtsQuest
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman brought his 67-county recreational marijuana legalization tour to Bethlehem April 7, drawing about 150 to the ArtsQuest Center.
Fetterman has been soliciting feedback from Pennsylvania residents.
“It’s an issue people feel very passionate about for and against,” Fetterman said as he established ground rules for the 90-minute session in which residents could state their case, and nearly two dozen did.
Fetterman was joined on stage by Pa. Senator Lisa Boscola (D-18) and Easton Mayor Sal Panto.
The growing presence of music and arts in Bethlehem took another step forward as the Bethlehem Area Public Library opened its new recording studio for tours Feb. 23. Studio 11 is located in the basement floor of BAPL’s Main Library and during the Saturday open house the studio was filled with eager musicians ready to start learning and collaborating.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced state funding totaling over $4.22 million for seven projects in Northampton County.
“I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite important projects that will improve the quality of life, increase community safety and enhance our environment,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state funding and resources for local efforts aimed at making our community a better place to live and work. All seven of these grants will help fund and advance worthwhile local projects.”