Saturday, January 5, 2013
Celebrate your accomplishments, weddings, promotions and more on Hellertown Patch.
Saturday, January 5
Are you the proud parent, sibling, grandparent, friend or admirer of a student who's made the honor roll? Did you earn an awesome promotion or get engaged? Do you have a press release with news you want our readers to see? Share the good news on Hellertown Patch! Whether your kid got straight A's for the first time, you've become a black belt, your company is looking for interns or you have a volunteer opportunity, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch is the place to let it be known. Go to the new announcement page. We have a category for almost everything (births, deaths, sports awards, religious occasions, thank you, etc.), so feel free to post an announcement for just about anything. Make sure you're a registered user on Patch (all you need is…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Many local dignitaries were on hand for the July 14 ceremony, in which the mini-grant recipients of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor's Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape Initiative were formally announced.
Excitement was in the air July 14, when representatives from the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and many local dignitaties--including Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham and Northampton County Executive John Stoffa--were on hand for a mini-grant presentation ceremony in Hellertown's Water Street Park. The ceremony was the culmination of the Heritage Corridor's 2011 Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape Initiative, which awarded 17 mini-grants to local municipalities and non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental preservation. The grant money came from a Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape Initiative Implementation Block …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The volunteer organization's popular Second Sunday Music in Dimmick Park concert series will return this summer, with free concerts scheduled for separate Sundays in June, July and August.
Music lovers can rejoice, now that the Hellertown Enhancement Project (HEP) has confirmed that its annual Second Sunday Music in Dimmick Park concert series will once again enliven the borough with symphonious sounds this summer. The free concert series that typically attracts hundreds of local residents to the park will return in June, July and August, with separate shows featuring a variety of main acts and pre-performances. On June 12, the Quakertown Municipal Band will be the main act, with a preshow performance by the Saucon Valley High School Jazz Ensemble. On July 10, the Bethlehem Municipal Band will perform the concert preshow and The Royalaires will be the main act. And on Aug. 14, the main act will be the popular Philadelphia …
The Lehigh Valley Greenways grant will help fund improvements to the Tumminello property in Hellertown.
Hellertown Borough Manager Cathy Kichline was the bearer of good news for those who hope to see the Tumminello property along Main Street become a functioning borough park in the not-so-distant future. Kichline announced at Borough Council's April 18 meeting that Hellertown has recently received a $15,000 grant to fund "site improvements" to the 2.2 acre property at 30 S. Main Street. The once privately-owned tract borders both the Saucon Creek and Polk Valley Run, and was approved for use as a park by borough zoners in 2009. In other business, Kichline won council's permission to submit a grant application for funds to help cover the cost of a downtown streetscape improvement. Kichline requested council's permission to use $3,000 from the…
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp announced Monday that his department will begin a "borough wide enforcement" of the junked and abandoned vehicle ordinance April 15.
Has a vehicle been parked on your property so long that it's begun to look more like part of the landscape than a means of transportation? If so, you may want to rethink your storage options for that car. That's because Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp announced to Borough Council Monday that his department will begin a "borough-wide enforcement" of Hellertown's junked and abandoned vehicle ordinance April 15. According to an information sheet Shupp distributed at the meeting, physical defects that can lead a vehicle to be classified as junked or abandoned include: a broken windshield or glass; flat or missing tires; missing doors or parts that would allow animals to make the vehicle a home; leaking fluids; an exposed battery; a …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The landmark local supermarket is on a list of 10 stores its bankrupt parent company says it will close in the next 2 months.
A landmark supermarket in Lower Saucon Township is on a list of stores its parent company says it will close as part of a bankruptcy restructuring effort announced Tuesday, according to published reports. The Pathmark store is one of the anchor businesses in the Saucon Valley Square shopping center on Route 378 and one of 32 stores in six states A&P says it will close over the next two months. A&P, which is based in Montvale, N.J., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December. Originally opened as a Super Fresh store, the Lower Saucon supermarket was renovated and rebranded a Pathmark less than two years ago. In addition to a store in Walnutport, it is one of only two Pathmarks A&P operates in the Lehigh Valley. Many of Pathmark…
Monday, February 7, 2011
Money was taken as part of an alleged check fraud scheme.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Northampton County's controller's office says it has recovered more than $18,000 in money stolen from the county in a check fraud scheme. Controller Stephen Barron said Monday that police are still investigating the case, which involved someone taking a county checking account number and presenting checks at local businesses to be cashed. “This was an outside job that our internal controls caught and brought to the authorities,” Barron said in a news release. “Archie Disadore, Brandon Dunstane, Leigh Ann Fisher and the administration worked tirelessly to implement these new controls and they worked.” Barron said the account number came from a county bail account and was then likely transferred from a real check onto a fraudulent one.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Bethlehem police say trio hit 20 homes to score money for heroin addictions.
Bethlehem police said today that the arrest of three people has likely brought an end to a three-month string of burglaries that primarily targeted off-campus housing units occupied by Lehigh University students in South Bethlehem. Ultimately, the team was caught in the act during a burglary attempt in Forks Township, police said during a news conference at Bethlehem City Hall. Charged were Elias Amaro, 32, of 526 Broadway, Bethlehem; Philip Trout, 28, of 2640 Chester Lane, Forks Township; and Vanessa Elaine Capozzi, 27, of 27 E. Seventh St., Easton. Police said the trio is allegedly responsible for stealing at least $36,000 worth of merchandise, primarily electronics, such as big screen televisions, video game systems, laptop computers …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Next borough council meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The next regularly scheduled Hellertown Borough Council meeting will be held a day later than normal, due to the borough's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The council meeting which would have been held Monday, Jan. 17, will instead be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, according to an announcement posted on the Hellertown municipal website. The meeting will begin at 7pm and will be held in the meeting room at Hellertown Borough Hall.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Honor bestowed on bank for its long-time commitment to ArtsQuest.
A large festival plaza to be opened this spring that will host the headline acts at Musikfest--as well as a number of other festivals, Christkindlmarkt, a farmers market and an arts and antiques market--has a name. PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, a 155,000-square foot open air plaza at First Street and Founders Way, is scheduled to open with a celebration on May 1, said ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks, who announced the plaza-naming at a reception and news conference at the Banana Factory Thursday. “There were a lot of doubters out there when we said we were going to build an arts campus on 10 acres around an old blast furnace,” Parks said. “Over three years ago, PNC became one of our original partners in the SteelStacks project. They did not …