The Gilbert family, who perform as "Sing for America," complained at the Feb. 5 Bethlehem City Council meeting that they are being prevented from performing at the Ice House by another organization.
Northampton Community College's dentistry program, long acting as a learning tool and community service program, has partnered with St. Luke's University Health Network for improved opportunities for students, health care givers and local residents.
The Jan. 28 opening ceremony for the new community dental center in the Fowler Family Southside Center on East Fourth Street packed the building's third floor with staff, faculty, supporters, media and students.
Golden View Diner, located at the Hanoverville Road and Bath Pike intersection, is getting a makeover. Owner Peter Tsirigotis, represented by A E Drafting Solutions' Tarek Shehab, presented plans to Hanover supervisors at their Jan. 22 meeting. They took no action because no planning or zoning approvals were required.
In addition to the makeover, Tsirigotis will give his diner a new name – Hanover Eatery. Over the years, he's owned numerous local restaurants, from the Tic Toc to City View Diner.
Bethlehem School directors quickly ran through its agenda items Jan. 28, eschewing discussion of upcoming major items for February, such as the final decision on the fate of Nitschmann MS.
For concerned parents, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy said safety and security issues continue to be of high importance. He said administrators have been talking to and met with all the local police chiefs regarding to discuss and analyze options for swifter, more streamlined operations. Feedback has mostly revolved around improving coordination, he said.
The YWCA of Bethlehem showed it knows how to throw a birthday bash with nearly 200 people celebrating its 85th anniversary. "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Gala" was held at the event center at Blue and included dinner and dancing, along with awards to local businesses, and keynote speaker Terry Gross, of NPR's Fresh Air.
Planning the first-ever such event began last spring, when Stacey Zaremba was still board president.
Plans for a new, centralized Human Services building in Bethlehem Township are on hold. At its Jan. 24 meeting, County Council tabled Executive John Stoffa's proposal for a "one stop" human services shopping center that would replace two aging county-owned buildings in Easton and Bethlehem.
The Lehigh County Commissioners finally approved the Green Future Fund at their Jan. 23 meeting, after tabling it on three previous occasions.
The full $1.06 million will be funded and paid for by money received through impact drilling fees for natural gas. The bill will fund the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown, the Saucon Rail Trail in Upper Saucon Township, Camp Olympic renovations in Lower Macungie Township, the Lindberg Park connection trail in Salisbury Township, community park improvements in Emmaus and restoration projects on Sand Island in Bethlehem.