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Debt baffles water board

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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 will be missed

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by JASON REHM Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

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.

Hanover Township remembers 9/11

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

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.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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,

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,