Four years after open and frank discussions regarding the deteriorating Nitschmann MS, Bethlehem Area School District directors are planning similar events in the hope of finally determining a plan for the aging structure.
Friday, September 28
Celtic Classic, 5 to 11 p.m. Spring, Main, Conestoga and Lehigh streets. Call 610-868-9599 or visit www.cca.us.com.
Saturday, September 29
Celtic Classic, 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Spring, Main, Conestoga and Lehigh streets. Call 610-868-9599 or visit www.cca.us.com.
In April, a three-judge Commonwealth Court panel told Bethlehem Township that its zoning ordinance needed an overhaul. A failure to provide for prisons made the ordinance unconstitutionally exclusionary. Township commissioners, at their Sept. 4 meeting, decided unanimously to advertise an ordinance that will allow for prisons in agricultural zones. They are doing so over the objections of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC).
In 1908, a group of Fountain Hill citizens met in the basement of the old Electric Laundry building, located at Bishopthorpe and Cherokee streets, to organize a new Evangelical and Reformed church. This would be the third church to organize in Fountain Hill. With the help of the Tohickon Reformed Church of Bucks County, the group was able to build their church within the year. In 1925, the congregation expanded the church with an addition. The congregation was renamed Grace Community United Church of Christ in 1965. Due to dwindling membership, the church was closed in 2003.
Bethlehem Area Public Library was the venue for a Sept. 19 hearing in the latest round of Abe Atiyeh zoning hearings. But instead of a librarian, Solicitor Erich Schock and Zoning Chairman Gus Loupos both had to ask the 50 or so people to be silent. For the most part, they were, as Attorney Mark Malkames made the case for drug and alcohol treatment centers at 2110 Center St. and 2349 Linden St.