Several dozen law enforcement officers from communities throughout Lehigh County gathered at a Lehigh County DUI Task Force command trailer late on the evening of Aug. 4 along Broadway, for a combination citizen education and drunk driving enforcement detail that coincides every year with the first night of Musikfest activities in Bethlehem.
The message was simple. Enjoy the festival. Have fun. But don’t get behind the wheel if you are impaired.
The first total eclipse to span coast to coast across the U.S. mainland in almost a century will be visible on Monday, Aug. 21. For people in Pennsylvania, the eclipse coverage will reach over 75 percent.
This rare celestial event is a spectacular occurrence; however, there are precautions people should take to help maintain their eye health while witnessing the spectacle in its full glory. Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can cause serious eye damage, including blurry vision that can last months, or even permanent problems.
The Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Task Force has been recognized for effectively ending veteran homelessness across the Lehigh Valley.
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski accepted the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, announced in June 2014 by then-First Lady Michelle Obama, in the fall of 2014.
Pawlowski approached Director of Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs Thomas Applebach, to spearhead the challenge.
Applebach organized the first meeting of the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Task Force in February 2015.
It seems the number of people listening to performers at the Sands Steel Stage who are seated along First Street just outside the venue is growing each year. It kind of reminds me of the earlier days when headline concerts were held at the Community Arts Pavilion and admission on the large lawn was free. It also doesn’t hurt when a concert like Carlos Santana’s is a sell-out.
Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 2540 Center St. in Bethlehem, is gearing up for its 2017 Backpack Festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. School supplies for elementary school-aged children, along with new socks and underwear, can be dropped off at the church.
It was a lightning-fast meeting Aug. 1, three-fourths of which were innocuous public comments. In only 20 minutes city council adjourned, having mostly set a handful of minor agenda items for an Aug. 15 vote.
The proposal to erect a seven-story residential over retail building on a vacant lot at 13 W. Morton St. was tabled by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission at the July 17 hearing in the Banana Factory. Andrew Twiggar and Ryan Dunn, partners in DunnTwigger Real Estate Co. represented Lehigh Properties, LLC, the owners of the property, that is flanked by a one and one half story garage and a two and one half story commercial building.