April was a busy month for Fountain Hill Borough Council. At the April 3 meeting, council received an update on the MS4 project from Jason Smith, of Hanover Engineering. Hanover had submitted the suggested proposal to the DEP and received the comments back. There were approximately five comments to address from the DEP.
Some issues to address are portions of the borough that were not previously covered by the storm water drain-off, the border along South Bethlehem and land use data (...
The Lehigh County Historical Society hosted a presentation and exhibit commemorating the 153rd anniversary of former President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 at J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.
The focus of the event was about the train that transported Lincoln’s remains to his final resting place in Springfield, Ill.
Artifacts such as a replica of Lincoln’s casket were on display.
Guests dined on gingerbread cake, Lincoln’s favorite dessert and...
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will hold its Writers Café Craft Discussion with Read & Critique from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 10 at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.
The meeting is free and open to persons 18 years of age or older.
Participants are invited to bring about 500 words to read to the group. Any genre, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs, are welcome.
Northampton County’s Retirement Board, which manages the pensions of roughly 2,000 county retirees, has voted to end a practice that was chipping away at pension checks. To be specific, the board has directed the county to stop deducting medical contributions from retiree benefits after determining that the practice is illegal. The board made this decision May 3.
The practice of deducting medical contributions from pensions started under former Executive Bill Brackbill in the early...
State Senator Lisa M. Boscola (D-Northampton) said she is encouraged by emerging bipartisan support for her proposal that would allow independent and third-party voters to cast a ballot in the Republican or Democratic primary elections.
“Being an independent voter shouldn’t disqualify someone from having a say in who the candidates will be in the November general election ballot,” Boscola said. “I am pleased to see Republican leaders supporting this growing call for inclusion.”...
While the abrupt weather changes have caught many of us (occasionally uncomfortable) off-guard, those waiting patiently to participate in the area’s numerous weekly farmers markets are ready and eager to begin. The weekly market at Farrington Square, at the Center Street entrance to Lehigh University’s main campus, was ablaze with energy and heat on opening day May 3. The summertime market is even every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Mindfulness Course begins Aug. 29
Lehigh Carbon Community College is offering a one-credit class entitled Mindfulness for Academic Success (IDS 297H) to new or current LCCC students. The class will meet once a week, from 2:20 to 3:41 p.m., on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 29 for 10 weeks. The instructor is Wendy Barron, professor of media communications and certified mindfulness instructor.
The course is designed to address the specific stress...
Converting to a wholesome, locally sourced diet is something many fantasize about, but don’t necessarily act on. Laura Marsiglio, data and metrics reporting assistant for the Office of Sustainability, ’21, is not one of those people.
After reading Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” and recognizing the harmful impacts of intensive agriculture, she altered her diet to reduce her carbon footprint, benefitting the environment and her health.
Lehigh University is making these...