U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin awarded a large new brownfields grant to Northampton County at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks Sept. 14.
This $650,000 award is the fourth the county has received from the EPA for potential redevelopment, according to a press release.
Thursday, September 20
Bethlehem Garden Club presents "Tea, Totally Tea"; meet at 12:30 p.m.; general meeting at 1 p.m. Advent Moravian Church, 3730 Jacksonville Road. Visit Bethlehemgardenclub.org or Facebook page Bethlehem Garden Club of PA.
Friday, September 21
Holy Family Manor auxiliary's yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1200 Spring St. To make a donation or for information, call 610-865-5595, ext. 409 or ext. 522.
The Saucon Valley School Board heard a presentation Aug. 28 by President of Provident Energy Consulting Joe Solomon regarding a district-wide energy savings plan.
Solomon's proposal, which could begin as early as next summer, would replace a five-decade-old generator located at the high school and utilize natural gas at the elementary and middle schools, as well as replace aged rooftop units.
Solomon advised the school board that it is cost -effective and in the district's best interest to replace the equipment.
Fourteen local students earned master's degrees in education at Wilkes University's summer commencement Sept. 9.
The graduates, all of Bethlehem, are Anne Christiansen, Lauren Debelak (of Fountain Hill), Mary Hartnett, Amanda Holschwander, Pamela Kalamar, Erin Kittek, Maureen Leeson, Matthew Lyons, Lori Rusack, Barry Schultz Jr., Matthew Senneca, Todd Shimko, Kelly Varju and Craig Weber.
Free family clinic Sept. 22
A free clinic for uninsured Bethlehem residents will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Dec. 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St.
The program is provided with the help of Temple University and St. Luke's Hospital. Call 1-866-785-8537 for an appointment.
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Under beautiful blue skies and a cool, crisp breeze in Detwiller Square last Tuesday, the Borough of Hellertown officials commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and the lives lost on that fateful day by accepting and raising a U.S. flag during a public ceremony.
The flag, donated to the Hellertown Historical Society by an anonymous donor, was previously flown in Shanksville, Pa., at the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into an open field, killing all aboard.
Dianne Cope Borovies, of the Hellertown Historical Society, emphasized the importance of the flag.
An unusual entreaty for a typically staid group: What do we do?
The City Authority's Board of Directors faced this question uneasily Sept. 13 when, during their regular meeting, members wondered how the authority suddenly owes the city about $841,000. As the discussion lengthened, it became apparent many city funds will soon be anemic due to under-budgeting and long-deferred payments.