Is Parking Behavior Out of Line at Hellertown Post Office?

A May 2 Facebook post about people who illegally park next to a fire hydrant while visiting the Hellertown post office on Delaware Avenue has gotten a lot of feedback. The original post by Liz Thompson was written on the Hellertown, Pennsylvania Facebook page, which has about 1,000 members. “You know you’re in Hellertown when it is completely acceptable to park in front of a fire hydrant because you’re ‘just running into the post office,'” Thompson wrote. “A fire can spread quicker than you may think. Have a little respect for the law and the men and women who will gladly put a fire hose through your car, to get to the hydrant you are blocking, to put out a fire. You having to walk more than five feet likely won’t kill you, while a fire most certainly could.”

50th Anniversary Christmas City Seal Released

The Citizens Christmas City Committee is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and recently released the 50th Anniversary Seal. The winner of the 2014 Christmas City Seal contest is Sergei Yaralov, a local artist who owns a gallery on Main Street in the historic Moravian downtown shopping district in Bethlehem. The image is a replication of an oil on canvas painting by Yaralov, depicting the Brethren’s House on the southern end of Main Street with the windows dotted with lights. This design reflects the theme of this year’s contest, which was “A Candle in Every Window.”

This was the original theme that the committee used to try to streamline and beautify the city’s decorations back in 1964, which harkens back to the Moravian heritage of Bethlehem. The Christmas Seal is the primary fundraiser which pays for the trees and lighting for the City of Bethlehem during the holiday season.

What are the Post Office’s Holiday Mail Deadlines?

If you’re planning to send packages containing gifts or cards via the United States Postal Service either domestically or internationally this holiday season, you should pay close attention to the USPS’s deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 24, which can sneak up fast. The deadline for many international shipments is Dec. 9, and for some parts of the world it’s as early as Dec. 2 for First-Class Package International Service or Priority Mail International.