Maintaining security is of utmost importance when it comes to government buildings, which is why the Borough of Fountain Hill hopes to beef up theirs, with the help of a $400,000 grant for security improvements to Borough Hall.
Formal opposition to a proposed land rezoning on Creek Road in Bethlehem city appears to be building in the Saucon Valley, as does resident dissatisfaction with it; dissatisfaction which apparently prompted the launch of a website/petition called “Save Creek Road.”
The newest member of Lower Saucon Township Council was sworn in Wednesday night at what was supposed to be a regular council meeting. Things didn’t go as planned, however, due to the absence of three council members, which meant that the meeting couldn’t be held due to lack of a quorum.
Hellertown Police said Monday that two 13-year-old boys have been charged with felony robbery, misdemeanor simple assault and theft, and summary harassment in the wake of a beating they allegedly inflicted on another boy at his home on the evening of Feb. 4.
Richland Township Police are on the hunt for a puppy thief, after two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pups were reportedly stolen from the Willow Spring Kennel at 479 E. Cherry Road during the overnight hours of Friday, Feb. 7.
This Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m., the Bethlehem City Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a request by developer Abraham Atiyeh to have acreage he owns at 2105 Creek Road rezoned from rural residential (RR) to residential retirement complex (RRC).
John D. Gerhart, 66, of Springfield Township, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you how beautiful the Lanark area was. It’s all highway and merging interstate lanes now. It’s a place you don’t look at. It’s a place you just want to get through alive and forget.
Do you fondly remember cold, snowy winters that lasted for months? (Because winter is literally supposed to last three months.) Well… Cue the turntable scratch effect. Because if frosty memories are your thing, you probably already want to forget about the winter of 2019-2020, which has been a dud for anyone who fantasizes about fresh powder or gets misty-eyed for a mercury thermometer plunged past zero.
Saturday was a monumental and historic day for the Saucon Valley wrestling program. About fourteen hours after dropping in the 2020 PIAA state semifinals to four-time champion Reynolds, the Panthers had to regroup and face the Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders in the blood round of the consolation bracket. Even though Saucon fell to Reynolds, they still had a chance to fight for a spot on the podium and be recognized as one of the top four teams in Pennsylvania.
Lisa Giovanni, President of the St. Luke’s Visiting Nurse Association, was recently appointed president-elect of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association, a state trade association representing nearly 700 organizations that provide care and support to individuals in their homes.
It was playing out to be an old-fashioned Friday night fight inside the Hershey Giant Center when the Saucon Valley Panthers squared off against the Reynolds Raiders. Reynolds has won the past three PIAA team titles at Hershey and was surely looking for their fourth. Saucon Valley was banking on taking down the champ with a break-through moment. The Raiders were able to advance to the semis with a 47-20 whoopin’ over Forest Hills. Saucon entered the semifinals by way of beating the Burrell Buccaneers. With two powerful programs staring each other down, neither team could ill-afford to get caught peeking ahead toward tomorrow’s championship final.
Robert J. Dimmig, 86, of Hellertown, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, with his significant other Gertrude M. Bonser at his side. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
In the 2019-2020 quarterfinals of the PIAA team wrestling championships, the Saucon Valley Panthers went to war against the Burrell Buccaneers. It was a battle of the #1 seeds representing District XI and District VII. Saucon advanced into the quarterfinals by defeating Line Mountain 53-18 while Burrell punched their ticket with a 46-21 victory over Montoursville. On this day at Hershey’s Giant Center, it was tight and it was brutal. But, in the end, the Panthers busted up the Buccanneers for a 39-29 win and advanced into tonight’s semifinal.
The Saucon Valley Panthers took their first step toward the 2019-2020 PIAA state title at the Hershey’s Giant Center with a 53-18 victory over the Line Mountain Eagles on Thursday. Saucon Valley quickly took the mat and never looked back as they claimed a boat-load of bonus points along the way. Saucon picked up five pins, a tech-fall and a forfeit to stretch the score. In addition, the Panthers fought hard for four decisions that went their way. It was a great start for Saucon Valley.
Tuesday’s spring-like weather seemed to confirm what Punxsutawney Phil predicted Sunday, with highs reaching nearly 60 degrees in places. The National Weather Service, however, is attempting to throw a wet blanket on their furry rival’s prognostication with a forecast that calls for an abrupt return to winter.
Tough day at the office? Tell that to Tom Wargo, Fountain Hill borough’s new zoning and codes enforcement officer, who recently found out his department had been accounting for fewer than half of the borough’s rental units.
Opponents of a controversial rezoning decision made by Hellertown Borough Council Jan. 21 celebrated its reversal Monday night, which occurred when Mayor David Heintzelman vetoed the decision, and council failed to override the veto.
If you’re looking for a temporary job or know someone who is or will be in the near future, you might want to consider working for the 2020 U.S. Census, which is currently ramping up its hiring efforts in the Lehigh Valley.
Ruthann (Wilson) Rosenberger, 83, formerly of Hellertown, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at Old Orchard Health Care Center, Bethlehem Township. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
Imagine owning your own piece of Pennsylvania history, along with the opportunity to reimagine its place in the 21st century. That’s what you’ll get with Fieldstone Farm; a 120-acre estate property currently for sale in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County.
Jamie would love a home with a water fountain! This kitty considers herself to be a “water expert” and loves to “test” the quality of any water she sees. Visit her at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township.
It is not unheard of for girls to wrestle competitively at the high school level. In fact, nationwide more than 17,000 of them do, according to ESPN. But this season Saucon Valley High School’s wrestling team’s use of female members in its matches against area Catholic schools has caused a stir, both on and off the mat.
The use of charter buses instead of school buses by Saucon Valley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter on an upcoming Hershey trip was called into question by school board member Susan Baxter at the board’s Jan. 28 meeting.
With Saturday night’s 33-30 victory over the Notre Dame Crusaders (12-2), the Saucon Valley Panthers (17-2) have won gold. It was an improbable victory as the Crusaders and their all-star lineup are responsible for Saucon’s two losses this season. In the Colonial League opener back in December, Notre Dame took it to Saucon, 47-27. Then, even though the gap narrowed, the Crusaders defeated the Panthers 41-33 in last week’s Colonial League championship. On this night, however, the Panthers not only avenged those losses, but they secured their fifth consecutive District XI wrestling team title.