Members of the Hellertown Planning Commission heard plans from Greystone Capital Inc. to build a 142-unit apartment complex at the former site of Neighbors Home & Garden, located at 42 Main Street in Hellertown, at their Tuesday night meeting.
The Saucon Valley Spirit Parade is scheduled to make its comeback on Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. in Hellertown. The parade was last held in 2018, after inclement weather and the COVID pandemic cancelled the event in 2019 and 2020.
Friday night the Saucon Valley Panthers packed their bags and traveled to Pottsville to take on the Crimson Tide. This game stems from an agreement between the Colonial League and Schuylkill League to create a level playing field by scheduling matchups between the bigger and smaller schools in each league. The Panthers will now play the bigger programs from the Schuylkill League like Pottsville, Blue Mountain and Lehighton while giving up the smaller Colonial League schools like Catasauqua, Northern Lehigh and Pen Argyl. The agreement which was finally brokered in January, 2019 was meant to go into effect last season, but due to COVID-19 the inaugural plan had to quarantine until this season.
For those who are old enough to remember 9/11, it was one of those times in life where you likely have a clear recollection of what you were doing and where you were when you heard the news that terrorists had conducted a coordinated attack against America.
If you’re looking forward to getting out and enjoying nature this fall and you’re unvaccinated against COVID-19, state officials hope you’ll consider getting a jab before or after you walk, jog, hike or kayak through one of five state parks where free vaccination clinics are now scheduled.
While first responders excel at preventing harm, they rarely seek help to combat the emotional toll their occupation can have on their own mental health. St. Luke’s University Health Network is addressing this issue by launching a program that provides support and therapy for first responders who suffer on-the-job post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related side effects.
If you regularly travel Old Bethlehem Road in Springfield Township, you may need to use a detour for some time. Springfield Township Police announced Tuesday that a portion of the two-lane road “will be closed for an extended length of time due to storm water damage.”