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.
Wednesday, September 19
Fountain Hill Council work session, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.
Freemansburg budget, 7 p.m., 600 Monroe St.
Thursday, September 20
Bethlehem Planning Commission, 4 p.m., 85 W. North St. (changed from Sept. 13)
Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.
Monday, September 24
Northampton Co. Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority, 5:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.
BASD Board, 7 p.m., East Hills MS auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.
Mac's Hobby Hall has become a landmark of sorts in the community.
Within Bethlehem's ever-changing retail landscape, the mom-and-pop shop has been a steady anchor for hobbyists and fishermen alike. One could always depend on Mac's to find just the right train, paint, lure or line.
But after 66 years in business, the longtime fixture at 721 Linden St. will be closing its doors.
With the recent passing of owner Elva L. Shuck, keeping the store afloat has become an overwhelming task for son Robert Shuck, as well as daughters Lisa Ebner and Annette Frack.
As it has done for the last 11 years, Hanover Township remembered. Though Sept. 11 was a busy weekday, supervisors, Boy Scout Troop 352 and about 50 residents paused to reflect on what Supervisor Glenn Walbert called his generation's Pearl Harbor. Following a brief ceremony, scouts retired hundreds of used American flags under the supervision of Scoutmaster Michael Caffrey.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem, invites friends, families and coworkers to form a team for their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Oct. 27 in downtown Bethlehem. Contact Lyndsey Cumello, 610-921-2329, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY (ESCLV) is looking for retired and career professional management consultants to volunteer their expertise to nonprofits in the Lehigh Valley. Contact Bill Cosgrove, 610-504-6199, email@example.com.
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.