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Board discusses energy savings

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Saucon Valley School Board heard a presentation Aug. 28 by President of Provident Energy Consulting Joe Solomon regarding a district-wide energy savings plan.

Solomon's proposal, which could begin as early as next summer, would replace a five-decade-old generator located at the high school and utilize natural gas at the elementary and middle schools, as well as replace aged rooftop units.

Solomon advised the school board that it is cost -effective and in the district's best...

CSC: Children's Ball set for Sept. 22

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.

Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-...

EPA awards NorCo new grant

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin awarded a large new brownfields grant to Northampton County at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks Sept. 14.

This $650,000 award is the fourth the county has received from the EPA for potential redevelopment, according to a press release.

"I'm pleased to present Northampton County this $650,000 grant to clean up contaminated sites," Garvin said. "This new funding will plant the seeds for the next round of...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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...

NCC chefs dazzle

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

Thirteen hard-working students at Northampton Community College have been given the chance to compete for a real-world professional experience with none other than Emeril Legasse.

The young men and women of the college's culinary arts program participated in morning-long cookoffs July 2 and 3 in an "Iron Chef"-like tournament, with their finished products judged by local chefs.

The students arrived at 8 a.m. to discover their surprise ingredients and spent hours chopping,...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Free family clinic Sept. 22

A free clinic for uninsured Bethlehem residents will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Dec. 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St.

The program is provided with the help of Temple University and St. Luke's Hospital. Call 1-866-785-8537 for an appointment.

To get your news item in HEALTH NOTES, send the information to George Taylor at or mail the...

Debt baffles water board

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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.

During his report, Controller John Filipos was at a loss to explain the sudden change in...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Social News

"Spirituality and the Twelve Steps," 7- 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Bahnson Center of Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, is the latest in a once per semester seminar offered by the seminary's Office of Enrollment.

The seminar highlights the role of the 12 steps in the development of spirituality for the recovering person and its impact on the family.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested: