On April 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong had yet to walk on the moon, the hippie counterculture that would soon reach its zenith at Woodstock was in full bloom, and something important happened in Hellertown. That something was the opening of the borough’s new post office at 660 Delaware Avenue.
A little more than 48 hours after their big victory over previously unbeaten Southern Lehigh, the undefeated Saucon Valley girls lacrosse team travelled across town to Freedom for a Thursday night turf field fight against the Lady Patriots. The Pates were to be a formidable foe sporting a 9-2 record with their only losses coming at the hands of the powerful Easton and Parkland programs. In addition, the Lady Patriots had the highly-skilled services of junior Katie Flynn who, with her 83 goals last season, is on pace to become one of the Lehigh Valley’s top scorers in girls lacrosse history. It was to be a challenge that would need to bring out the best in the Panthers.
“Residents with local ties are more likely to settle where they train,” said Program Director Thomas McGinley, MD. “The goal is to develop a new generation of physicians to serve Coal Country and other rural areas facing doctor shortages.”
Wednesday was a big day for Saucon Valley boys varsity tennis. In the Colonial League championship junior Michael Andres and senior Tej Laliwala both won gold medals for first and second tennis singles, each by defeating a Moravian Academy player.
Did you know that the radiation levels for dental X-ray examinations are considered very safe? You are more at risk from the radon in your basement than from the radiation from a dental X-ray examination, according to S. Clarke Woodruff, DMD.
You may have recently noticed changes occurring to a front section of the Giant supermarket in Hellertown; changes that have transformed the area that once housed an outpost of a local bank into a walk-in pantry of sorts.
On Tuesday, it wasn’t just a rivalry matchup between the Saucon Valley Panthers and Southern Lehigh Spartans. It was also a lacrosse battle of the unbeaten involving two of the top teams from the Lehigh Valley area. The Spartans are #4 while the Panthers are listed as #1 according to the most recent rankings provided by lehighvalleylive.com. The Spartans made the quick trip into Hellertown with a 6-0 record, while the Panthers aimed to defend their home turf at 5-0. Competition between these two girls lacrosse programs is usually tight and this game was no different.
The Saucon Valley Lions’ 49th annual Lehigh Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show was held Saturday and Sunday at Saucon Valley High School and a highlight of this year’s show was a new event: a Hellertown Rocks Kindness Project rock-painting contest.
It was a cold and windy Monday as most of the Panther runners, jumpers and throwers hosted the Notre Dame Crusaders and Northern Lehigh Bulldogs on their Senior Night in a Colonial League Track & Field competition. Because of the gusting winds, PIAA officials cancelled the pole vault and javelin events. Nonetheless, the other events went on as scheduled in this competitive affair that saw Notre Dame sweep the meet.