Old Hellertown Home Movies to Be Shown at Grist Mill

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A free screening of old Hellertown home movies by author and local historian Dan Ruth will take place at the Heller-Wagner Grist Mill’s Tavern Room, 150 W. Walnut St., Hellertown, on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

The screening of “Hellertown Memories: Water, Fire and Ice” is sponsored by the Hellertown Historical Society. A book-signing for the recently-released Images of America: Saucon Valley by Ruth, Karen M. Samuels and Lee A. Weidner will accompany it. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Tours of the historic mill will also be available.

Movies in the Park Announced

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The Saucon Valley Business & Friends Association will again sponsor free movies in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park in August. This year’s family-friendly films will be Paddington (2014) on Friday, Aug. 21 and Big Hero 6 (2014) on Friday, Aug. 28. The movies will begin shortly after sunset, which is around 7:45 p.m. in late August.

New Car Wash Preparing to Open

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A new car wash will soon open in the 1100 block of Main Street, Hellertown, at a location where several car washes–under names such as Tippy’s and Auto Lovers Car Wash–have briefly operated in recent years. On Thursday, workers were busy making improvements to the newly-christened “Hellertown Auto Wash,” which is located at 1120 Main Street next to the borough’s former movie theater. The 75-year-old theater building will soon be home to a dentist and a salon/day spa. In an email to Saucon Source, Hellertown zoning and codes enforcement officer Kris Russo said the new life being breathed into the car wash is coming from property owner Paul Zullo. Zullo, who also owns Rocco’s Pizza and Rita’s Italian Ice in the same block, “is now reopening the car wash under his own management and has installed a brushless auto wash system in the last bay,” Russo said.