Musikfest kicked off its 36th year Friday night with the presentation of Marcincin Awards to three local organizations for their continued support of the 10-day free festival. The recipients, Macintosh Services, the Bethlehem Area School District and the Lehigh Valley Health Network, were recognized for their various partnership activities with ArtsQuest, the nonprofit sponsor of Musikfest.
ArtsQuest President and CEO Kassie Hilgert opened the ceremonies at Wells Fargo Festplatz, and...
There is a saying about firefighters: “when everyone else is running out, they run in.”
The Bethlehem Fire Department welcomed its newest recruits who will be running into harm’s way, as five men officially joined the ranks during a swearing-in ceremony July 29 at city hall.
“It’s a great day to celebrate the new firefighters coming in,” said Bethlehem Fire Chief Warren Achey. “New blood, new hires.”
New firefighters wearing the blue are Kevin Burnett, Thomas Hart, Logan...
New Bethany Ministries announced last month that a state grant fund will enable the continuation and expansion of a successful family sheltering program.
The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) awards include $75,000 for rental assistance to families in need.
New Bethany tested rental assistance opportunities with the 2017-18 round of PHARE funds as an incentive for graduates of its transitional family shelter. Women and men with children...
A Bethlehem man has been charged with a double-murder, arson, burglary and related offenses stemming from a January fire at 2901 Stephen St. in Palmer Township.
Drew Alan Rose, 37, was charged Friday with the homicides of 97-year-old Virginia Houck and her son, Roger Houck, 61, of Seattle. The motive for these alleged actions was Rose’s need for his half of $900 in rent at a Broadway apartment he shared with his mother.
According to Palmer police, Rose’s mother had once been a...
Hanover Township supervisors opened the floor to residents with questions or concerns regarding the closure of the Hanover Community Center Pool July 24.
At the previous meeting, Township Manager John Finnigan explained how 180,000 gallons of water were lost through three broken pipes when they attempted to fill the pool at the beginning of the summer, leading to underground voids both under and beside the pool, as well as the potential danger of sinkholes.
Finnigan said the...
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Wednesday, August 7
HARB - Historical Architectural Review board, 4 p.m. City hall, 10 E. Church St.
Hanover Twp. LeCo Council, 7:30 p.m. 2202 Grove Road, Allentown.
Thursday, August 8
Change of date: NO City of Bethlehem Planning Commission- rescheduled...
The Freemansburg Borough Council gathered last month to plan for upcoming township events.
The Freemansburg Police Department hosted the fifth annual National Night Out Against Crime. The event aims to create a safer community by strengthening the relationships between the FPD and Freemansburg Borough.
Council encouraged families to come out for a night of food, drinks and entertainment. Activities included inflatables, face-painting, carnival games, raffle prizes and more. The...
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton and two young women shot in Philadelphia last night. Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.
“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those struggling....