Backed by a strong presence from Nazareth Ambulance Corps (NAC) employees, a paramedic's well-delivered speech convinced Northampton County Council to delay its decision to award a contract for Gracedale residents to LifeStar Response, a non-emergency medical transport service.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
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.