Southside resident Rogelio Ortiz announced his candidacy for a seat on the Bethlehem School Board in a press release last week.
A vision visited Hanover Township Supervisors at their Feb. 12 meeting. It appeared in the form of Holly Edinger, director of Sustainable Development at Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC).
What will the Lehigh Valley be like 20 years from now? Will there still be working farms? Will housing be affordable? How long will it take to get to work? What kind of jobs will be available? These and other questions are being asked by Edinger for Envision Lehigh Valley, a public outreach effort designed to engage the citizens to create a truly sustainable Lehigh Valley.
By CYNTHIA UNDERHILL
Special to the Bethlehem Press
All aboard the S.S. American when "Anything Goes" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 2 and 2 p.m. March 3 in the auditorium at Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.
In 1948 at age 10, Madeleine Albright and her parents immigrated to the United States from her birthplace in Prague when the Communist Party took over the government of Czechoslovakia. In 1993, President Clinton appointed her Ambassador to the United Nations. Four years later she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the nation's first female Secretary of State and the highest ranking woman in the United States government.
Despite pleas from the recently-formed Friends of Johnston, Bethlehem Township Commissioners said "No" at their Feb. 18 meeting to an offer of help in restoring a 22-room mansion that was once home to Bethlehem's first mayor, Archibald Johnston.
After much deliberation and many questions, Fountain Hill Zoning Board unanimously approved plans for a new daycare at its Feb. 19 meeting.
Applicant Sonia Bourgeois may continue renovations and planning for her childcare establishment. Bourgeois currently owns a family daycare located at 626 West Tilghman St., Allentown, but would like to expand her existing services.
Location. Location. Location. And an impressive PowerPoint presentation made by Governor Wolf Building employees helped Northampton County Council approve a lease-agreement for a centralized human services building.
By an 8-1 vote, a previously divided council gave the Stoffa administration the go-ahead to move forward with a lease-purchase agreement for a 66,375-square-foot, three-story building with 256 parking spaces at 2801 Emrick Boulevard between Freemansburg Avenue and William Penn Highway. The lease, with an option to purchase in five years, would cost $1 million a year.
For Lower Saucon Township residents who use the Hellertown Library, it is a question of fairness.
However, supporters of the Bethlehem Area Public Library say, any move by Lower Saucon to change the formula by which it supports libraries would negatively impact the Bethlehem library, and potentially deprive township residents of that library's assets.
Former Bethlehem Mayor Gordon Mowrer received his just due as a monument commemorating his legacy, the 1970s revitalization of Main Street, was unveiled and dedicated in his honor Feb. 19.
Nearly 100 family members and friends braved the rainy and chilly weather to honor Mowrer, whom Mayor John Callahan said has "a servant heart." Among those in attendance were former Bethlehem Mayor Ken Smith, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and state representatives Steve Samuelson and Dan McNeill.