Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

MEETING BOARD

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, February 20

Hellertown Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. borough hall, 685 Main St.

Fountain Hill Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.

Northampton County Personnel Committee, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton County Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Canceled-Northampton County Capital Projects and Operations, Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Thursday, February 21

volunteers

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem, is looking for a committed volunteer to assist with overflow finance tasks on a weekly basis, including help with allocation calculations of invoices, invoice entry and monthly bank statements. Contact Marc Rittle, 610-297-5131, jmrittle@gmail.com.

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to read to kindergarten and grade one students in schools throughout the city. Contact Vicki Newhard, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org.

Around Town

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (South Side); Visit www.bapl.org (main-11 W. Church St.) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (South Side- 400 Webster St.); newsletter: http: / / bit.ly/2bTICeZ.

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

PROPERTY TAX March 1 exclusion deadline nears

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Individuals seeking relief on this year’s school property tax bills are urged to check their status for homestead/farmstead exclusions before March 1 and apply if eligible.

If a homeowner’s application is accepted, a portion of a property’s assessed value is exempt from the property tax, thus lowering the overall tax bill.

The state is then responsible for covering the difference between the two amounts, using proceeds from gambling revenue to pay the balance.

LEHIGH/NORCO Petition the Valley set for Feb. 23, 24

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Democratic Committee, the Lehigh Valley for All and the Northampton County Democratic Committee will host a Petition the Valley District 7 event at nine locations all day February 23 and 24.

Registered Democrats may sign petition sheets to get good candidates on the ballot for the May 21 primary election. There will be notaries at several of the locations to help make all petitions official.

volunteers

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY will be hosting a Volunteer Kick-off from 7-8PM on Feb 26 to jumpstart 2019 and help you gain an understanding of who we are, who we serve and why volunteers are so important to us. Meet other volunteers, ask questions and share ideas. Contact Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555 x39, npetiet@cancersupportglv.org.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, is seeking volunteers (age 13+ or 10+ with adult) to assist with their annual “Wild-at-Heart” event Feb 16. Contact Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171 x248, jbieski@lvzoo.org.

Beekeepers Classes offered starting Feb. 13

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

The price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and field trip to club apiary.

For more information call 610-737-7676 or visit www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.