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St. Luke's 'Night of Heroes'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News

St. Luke's University Health Network held its 8th annual "Night of Heroes," Sept. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Honorees included patients Johanna Pizzolo and Greg Young as well as area caregivers and public safety personnel. Above, from left: Ashley Kiefer, sister of patient honoree Greg Young; patient honoree Greg Young; his mother, Lisa Young, and father, Greg Young.

PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN

Council ready to vote on fire pits

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by DOROTHY PYLES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Fountain Hill Council's Sept. 19 work session produced several important issues to address at the Oct. 1 council meeting.

The Ordinance Committee has met and decided the future of open fire pits being used in Fountain Hill and will vote on the outcome. The last few meetings have been flooded with concerns over open fire pits, what is being burned in them and possible air pollution.

Council has decided to implement Section 5 of the Pa. State Association of Boroughs code: "No...

Bethlehem Twp: Board considers prison in farm country

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

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 an Aug. 11 letter from the LVPC's David Berryman...

Article By: Buxton-Quigney

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Buxton-Quigney in Social News

Couple plan

2013 nuptials

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Buxton of Emmaus announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn, to Brandon Quigney, son of Michael Quigney Sr. of Allentown and Mrs. Cheryl Reiss of Whitehall.

Katelyn, an Emmaus High School graduate, is a hairstylist for Carlee & Company Salon, Allentown.

Her fiance, a Whitehall High School graduate, is a driver for Cooper Electric, Bethlehem.

The couple is planning a September 2013 wedding.

VIN etching protects cars

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KATHY BYRNES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force recently held a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching event at Moravian Village Retirement Community. The Task Force serves Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Sal Aprile, detective sergeant and supervisor of the task force, explained that VIN etching deters two of the most common types of Auto theft: Chop Shop thefts and Auto Cloning Thefts. Chop Shop thefts refers to thefts that target specific vehicles, usually...

Have ID? 13 days to register

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The polls open in 40 days, and as of this minute the contentious statewide Voter ID law is a hot potato; it's effective and binding but tossed from one level of court to another as it burns partisan hands before the election.

Enacted earlier this year, the law was later upheld by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson. Two weeks ago, it was appealed before the State Supreme Court, which sent it back to Simpson with the directive of certifying the law isn't actually excluding those...