Due to the efforts of the Hellertown Police Department, borough residents who frequent the Rails to Trails may now be able to walk or ride in peace."It's definitely safer for the residents and this grandpop," said Lee Weidner. During the Sept. 17 meeting, Weidner informed borough council ATVs and motorized bikes are destroying the trails and posing a danger to community members.
Under cool breezes, low humidity and sunny skies, the Robert A. Lasso 5K Memorial Run was held Aug. 12 in Freemansburg. The run was held one day after the first anniversary of Robert Lasso's death. It began at the intersection of Cambria and Kossuth streets and ended at the Robert A. Lasso Police Center on Monroe Street.
Officer Robert A. Lasso left behind his wife Jennifer and two children, Rose and Frankie.
They coast through dark alleys in the dead of night and can race down running suspects and speeding cars. But in a city that's seen more than its fair share of automobile vs. bicycle accidents recently, are Bethlehem's bike patrol officers visible enough not to get themselves squashed?
Saucon Valley has attained Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) based on the district's performance on the 2011-12 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test.
Saucon Valley Elementary and Middle schools achieved AYP status. Saucon Valley High School, however, has been placed on "warning status."
According to released results, 68 percent of 11th-grade students were deemed proficient on the reading portion of the exam. On the math section of the exam, 56 percent of students were classified as proficient.
Nazareth Ambulance Corps (NAC) will most likely continue to provide service to Gracedale, the county-owned nursing home.
Despite recommendations from Gracedale's administration for LifeStar Response, a large 75-vehicle fleet with offices in Bethlehem, Northampton County Council at its Oct. 4 meeting opposed hiring LifeStar for Gracedale's non-emergency medical transport of residents.
By a 7-2 vote, a new resolution introduced by Councilman Tom Dietrich approved retaining the Nazareth transport service. NAC's contract is set to expire Oct. 31.
Wednesday, October 17
Lecture, "The American Election Reality-Challenges Facing the Presidential Winner" by Professor Michele Deegan of Muhlenberg College, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Kirkland Village Auditorium, 1 Kirkland Circle.
"An Apple A Day" free program for age 16 and over, 1 p.m. Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Rd.
The Gluten-Free/Celiac Sprue Support Group, 7:30 p.m., Lower level board room of St. Luke's – Warren Hospital. Call 610-865-3543 or 732-207-6666.
Thursday, October 18
At the monthly meeting of the Mayor's South Side Task Force Sept. 25, the future of Bethlehem was key. The meeting was held at Bethlehem's new welcome center cattycorner from Arts Quest SteelStacks. The building maintains the historic feel of a past generation steel town. The city tried to maintain the integrity by changing the building as little as possible. Upon walking through the entrance, visitors see a large mural on the wall of a map of the once booming Bethlehem steel industry.