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Lower Saucon Council Reduces Funding for Hellertown Area Library

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Concerns about a 5-year Hellertown Area Library funding agreement were aired by  Lower Saucon Township Council members at their meeting Wednesday, with council ultimately voting 4-1 to donate $50,000 to the library less a one-month installment payment made Jan. 1 instead of approving the agreement worth nearly $500,000, while opening up the possibility of a lawsuit against the library if access is denied to residents as a result of Wednesday’s decision.

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Training Program

New St. Luke’s Training Program Prepares Low-Income Candidates for Critical Jobs

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A new on-the- job training (OJT) program jointly run by St. Luke’s and PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley places deserving candidates in paid, entry-level, hard-to-fill, high-turnover positions while giving them a chance for a growth-oriented job in the health network.

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Angry Jack Axe Throwing Club Bethlehem

Why Throw Axes? It’s ‘Cheaper Than Therapy,’ Business Owner Says.

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Angry Jack’s Axe Throwing Club owners AJ & Nikki Mitchell recently opened their fourth location in the Outlets at Wind Creek in Bethlehem; an opening that fortuitously coincided with Black Friday. The Mitchells hope more people in the area will discover the fun that comes from axe throwing.

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St Lukes Health Network Vaccination

SLUHN: COVID-Positive Patient Data ‘Contradicts Public Narrative’

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Most of the patients being treated for COVID in local hospitals aren’t there for other reasons, St. Luke’s University Health Network officials said in a news release Thursday; a statistic they said “contradicts the recent public narrative that most hospitalized COVID inpatients tested positive for the coronavirus incidentally only after being admitted to the hospital for other reasons.”

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