What Would Hurricane Harvey’s Rain Do to Saucon Valley Area?

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It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Harvey dumped a record-setting amount of rain on the Houston area, resulting in an epic flood and numerous deaths. And as eyes turn toward another strengthening storm in the Atlantic–Hurricane Irma–the dangers of flooding remain foremost in many people’s minds.

Salisbury-Bound Tractor-Trailers Misguided to Steel City, Council Told

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Tractor-trailers bound for Riverside Drive in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, are being misguided to Riverside Drive in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, because of a pin on a Google map, Lower Saucon Township Council learned Wednesday night. According to Steel City resident Donna Louder, at least five tractor-trailers loaded with steel have ended up in her neighborhood over the past few weeks because they followed the map to a point that’s actually miles from their intended destination. Township manager Jack Cahalan said the problem is known to the township and has been addressed without success in the past. “The problem is on Google Maps,” he said. “We did make a request to Google Maps to change that pin and that’s been about two years and nothing happened.”

Small Business Saturday Will Be Celebrated With Savings in Hellertown (With Map)

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Small Business Saturday was originally conceived by American Express as a way to help promote consumer recognition of independently-owned businesses during the busy holiday shopping season. Today, thousands of Main Street businesses across the country participate in Small Business Saturday by offering their customers special deals and savings on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year SBS will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 28, and in Hellertown several businesses will be participating in the celebration as they have in recent years. In addition to a coupon for 25 percent off any non-sale item of one’s choice*, Frey’s Better Foods will host demonstrators from Garden of Life and Nordic Naturals/Immune Basics.

90 Listings on Hellertown Community Yard Sale Map

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The annual Hellertown Community Yard Sale this Saturday, June 6 will include dozens of individual yard sales throughout the borough between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Maps issued Wednesday by the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce–which hosts the annual event–include listings for approximately 90 yard sales. There are so many sales that the map is divided into two pages: one for north Hellertown, and the other for south Hellertown. For additional sales not listed on the maps, be sure to search the garage sale category on the Lehigh Valley Craigslist page using the term “Hellertown,” since many families hosting sales will likely be advertising them there. Another tool to utilize to find yard sales taking place in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township this Saturday is the website YardSaleSearch.com. There is no rain date for the event.

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Tick, Tock… May 20 is Deadline to Be on Community Yard Sale Map

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Hellertown’s popular annual Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, the deadline to register and guarantee that your sale will be included on a map of all the sales is Wednesday, May 20. Registering early also guarantees that the $5 permit fee Hellertown yard sale holders normally have to pay will be waived. A registration form for the Community Yard Sale is available online as well as at Hellertown Borough Hall, 685 Main St., and Coldwell Banker Hearthside, Realtors, 186 Main St., Hellertown, during regular business hours. Drop boxes are available for those who’ve already filled out the form. Borough Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Coldwell Banker is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as on weekends.