The Hellertown area used to have many more entertainment options--among them The Movies, a roller-skating rink (where the American Family Thrift Shop is located today), a bowling alley (where CVS is located today) and an eatery known as Guro's.
Guro's was located at the corner of Main Street and Thomas Avenue--where Saylor's & Co. is located today--and was a popular after-school meeting place for young people in the 1950s.
Sixty years ago, residents also had the ability to travel outside the borough via train and trolley car.
The Hellertown trolley line ran north-south along Main Street, and riders changed cars near the current location of the I-78 interchange in order to reach Bethlehem and beyond.
According to a photo recently displayed by the Hellertown Historical Society, the streetcar line ended service in 1952, and since that time many local entertainment-oriented businesses have disappeared from the Saucon Valley's retail landscape.
Today, recreational opportunities within the Saucon Valley, for both young and old, are largely limited to public parks and the Hellertown Pool (in season).
So tell us: Do you think more recreational venues are needed, especially for those who are unable to drive outside town? Is LANTA bus service sufficient to meet the public transportation needs of local residents? What businesses or amenities would make life in the Saucon Valley more fun?