Civilians and First Responders Recognized for Burn Heroism at 12th Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration
The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.
By a 5-3 vote, Northampton County Council approved a LERTA program in North Bethlehem at its Sept. 21 meeting. Ken Kraft, Seth Vaughn, Mat Benol and Bob Werner voted yes. Hayden Phillips, Matt Dietz and President John Cusick cast no votes. Peg Ferraro, who did support the LERTA, missed the meeting. This left everything in the hands of Glenn Geissinger, the sole council member who has said nothing about this subject.
He voted yes.
LERTA is an acronym for Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance.
Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.
The community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15.
For the most up-to-date information, visit extension.psu.edu and search for “Open Gate.”
·Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.
Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour during a planned closure, 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.
Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.
The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.
The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80.
With an overwhelming endorsement by Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.
The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs.
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The group Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual fundraiser, “Rally Through the Valley” Sept. 17.
Motorcyclists from all over the area, attended to show their support by starting the 60-mile road-ride at Nazareth Borough Park and ending the trip at Emmaus Community Park.