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Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Community Action Development Corporation ( CADC) of Bethlehem will hold entrepreneurial training classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Thursdays for 18 weeks beginning Sept. 6. THe program will be held at Broughal Community School, 114 W. Morton St.

There will be one-on-one assistance and guest presenters. Topics cover starting and operating a business, including marketing, finance, insurance, legal and real estate considerations. Graduates will have a written business plan complete with...

Hanover Township Smile! An orthodontist is coming to Wegmans

Friday, August 10, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Wegmans thinks of everything. Though customers love those oatmeal raisin cookies and Chuckles candy bars, they can still have perfect smiles. That's because Dr. Luis J. Alvarez will be moving his orthodontist offices to Stoke Park Road and Wegmans Drive, right across the street from the upscale grocer. Following a July 26 hearing, Hanover zoners unanimously granted dimensional variances from setback requirements.

Representing Alvarez, Attorney Christine Durso argued that the irregular...

Weeping for victims, university and Joe Paterno

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

To the editor:

One of the first things you learn in college is how to do many things at the same time. It wasn't called multi-tasking when I was a Penn State student, but like most Penn Staters, I mastered it early.

Therefore, as a person who can handle many things at once, I would like to say to all of those who accuse Penn State supporters of not caring about Jerry Sandusky's victims, that I can, at the same moment in time, feel terrible for the monster's victims and want to...

HanoverTownship Reilly's 55+ community gets approval

Friday, August 10, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

When Hanover Township Supervisors met on July 24, they directed their solicitor to terminate their legal challenge to Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). That's where developer J.B. Reilly has plans for office buildings, a luxury hotel and housing.

But that's not all.

Supervisors also approved plans for Reilly's 55+ active adult community on Bridle Path Road, located next to the former St. Frances Academy.

Reilly already has one active 55+ community on...

ILLICK'S 'Canines, cocktails' benefit Aug. 16

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

"Canines, Cocktails, and Rockin' Like a Robin." The first annual Co-Fund Raiser for the Fox Environmental Center and The Center for Animal Health and Welfare will be held Aug. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road in Bethlehem.

The dinner-dance event will feature a silent auction, live music, great food, a cash bar and multiple contests such as "Best Original Pet Pic" and "Finest Photo of Nature."

In addition to the party atmosphere, the mix of nature...

Lehigh County Commissioners may ax health department at next meeting

Friday, August 10, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners discussed a bill that would withdraw Lehigh County from the joint department of health it shares with Northampton County at its July 25 meeting in Allentown.

It was the first reading and discussion of the bill, which is co-sponsored by commissioners Michael Schware, Thomas Creighton III, Vic Mazziotti, Brad Osborne, Scott Ott and Lisa Scheller. The bill will be voted on at the next board of commissioners meeting scheduled for this evening....

Hellertown Council increases pool rates

Friday, August 10, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Due to recent incidents at the Hellertown pool, Hellertown Borough Council July 16 unanimously approved increasing pool rates from $5 to $10 for adults and from $4 to $8 for children.

Rate changes resulted from discussions July 2 regarding reports of recent thefts, parents leaving children unattended at the pool, the use of inappropriate language and failure to follow pool rules.

Councilwoman Gail Nolf said the rate increases are necessary to help reduce the influx of non-...