Three Bethlehem residents have been named to the dean's list at Alvernia University. The students, all Occupational Therapy majors, are seniors Noel Derhammer and Danielle Manini and freshman Victoria Vidumsky.
To be eligible, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.
Kathleen Foley of Bethlehem, was named to Keystone College's president's list. The list is comprised of full-time students who complete 12 credits and achieve a grade point average of 4.00.
U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent and Guto Bebb, a visiting conservative member of Parliament for Aberconwy, Wales, joined area business, economic development and education representatives at a roundtable discussion about business issues July 27 in the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's Bethlehem office.
When Hanover Township Supervisors met on July 24, they directed their solicitor to terminate their legal challenge to Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). That's where developer J.B. Reilly has plans for office buildings, a luxury hotel and housing.
But that's not all.
Supervisors also approved plans for Reilly's 55+ active adult community on Bridle Path Road, located next to the former St. Frances Academy.
Northampton Community College
Staff membered honored
With state budget cuts for the county's human services departments a reality, Northampton County Council unanimously supported applying for the commonwealth's Human Services Block Grant pilot program.
Calling major patron Marlene "Linny" Fowler "an all around wonderful person, an angel," Jeff Parks, president and CEO of ArtsQuest, thanked her and presented her with this year's Musikfest Founders Award at Musikfest opening ceremonies Friday night at the new Americaplatz at the SteelStacks campus on Bethlehem's Southside.
Bethlehem zoners have denied a use variance that would have permitted developer Abe Atiyeh to relocate his offices from Whitehall Manor to a residence at the northeast corner of Center Street and Dewberry Avenue. Following a three-hour hearing July 23, attended by approximately 40 neighborhood opponents, Atiyeh's application was denied by a 4-0 vote.