Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Hellertown Police Department's first-ever Lifesaving Award was presented to Investigator Michael Dattilio and Officer Mike Scicutella during the department's annual awards ceremony.
A number of Hellertown police officers were honored for their contributions to keeping residents safe at Borough Council's Monday meeting. Police Chief Robert Shupp presented his department's annual awards to officers he said went "above and beyond" in performing their duties over the past year. Among the awards presented were the following: Excellence in DUI Enforcement: Cpl. Matt Andree, Ofc. Carl Fischer, Ofc. Tim Piotrowski, Ofc. John Donato Excellence in Narcotics Enforcement: Ofc. John Donato, Ofc. Kevin McCartney, Ofc. Tim Piotrowski, Cpl. Matt Andree, Ofc. Dominick Fragano, Inv. Michael Dattilio, Ofc. Michael Twerdi, Ofc. Mike Scicutella Officer of the Year: Ofc. Michael Twerdi Shupp explained that the winner of the Officer of the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Saucon Valley Jaycees held their annual ceremony Jan. 26 in Hellertown.
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Saturday, February 16
The Saucon Valley Jaycees held their annual Inductions and Awards Ceremony on Jan. 26 at Hellertown's Wagner Grist Mill. The 2013 club officers inducted were: Lori Jardel -- President Cassandra Fotta -- Internal Vice President Chris Reilly -- External Vice President Beth Gaston -- Secretary Jillian Mancuso -- Director The Presidential Award was presented to Chris Reilly and Beth Gaston. The Jaycee Of The Year Award was presented to Beth Gaston. Three new members inducted were: Joe Lucas Camille Moreno Jillian Mancuso -Information provided by the Saucon Valley Jaycees
Monday, July 11, 2011
The following eighth grade students recently graduated from St. Theresa School in Hellertown. Many of the students also received special awards.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Congratulations to St. Theresa School's Class of 2011, members of whom said farewell to their school earlier this summer. This year's graduates included Lilla Feher, Ronan Fitzgerald, Anna French, Jeremy Kuba, Justin Lee, Domenic Lopes, David Palumbo, Anthony Papageorgiou, Ji Park, Kelsey Rosa, Dakota Rowe and Kayleigh Sprague. The following graduates received special awards: First Honors - Anna French Second Honors - Lilla Feher, Kelsey Rosa, Ronan Fitzgerald, Ji Park Highest Average - Ji Park Effort - Lilla Feher Christian Principals - Ronan Fitzgerald Presidential Academic Achievement Award - Gold Certificate: Lilla Feher, Anna French, Ji Park, Ronan Fitzgerald - Silver Certificate: Jeremy Kuba, Kayleigh Sprague, Kelsey Rosa Pastor's …
Students in kindergarten through seventh grade were recognized for outstanding achievement in the second semester at an awards ceremony at St. Theresa School in Hellertown.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Congratulations to the following St. Theresa School students, who were recently recognized for outstanding achievement in the second semester of the 2010-2011 school year! Fleet Reserve Association Patriotic Essay Contest (presented by Mrs. Verna Wambold) - Branch 115 Division, 1st Place, Angelica Roger; 3rd Place, Isabel Joyner - Regional Division, 2nd Place, Angelica Roger American Legion Patriotic Essay Contest - Grade 6, 1st Place, Malia Bartek; 2nd Place, Brendan Zimmerli - Grade 7, 1st Place, Isabel Joyner; 2nd Place, Madelyn Mondschein MathCounts (Grade 7) - Outstanding Achievement: Sean Ryder, Eamon Fitzgerald - Notable Effort: Madelyn Mondschein, Angelica Roger, William Thompson, Breanne Toolan I.H.M. Math-A-Lon (Grade 7) - 1st …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
This year's Hellertown Police Department Officer of the Year award was presented to Investigator Matthew Andree at Borough Council's May 2 meeting.
Monday night's Hellertown Borough Council meeting was a special occasion for some of the borough's men in blue and their families. Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp and Mayor Richard Fluck began the meeting with a presentation of the police department's annual officer awards, which Shupp explained were first presented last year. The awards are a way of thanking "officers who showed a true commitment to the borough of Hellertown and keeping the residents safe," Shupp said before presenting awards to a total of five officers. The first award presented was the department's Narcotics Award, which is given to any officer who makes at least 12 narcotics-related arrests during the course of a year, he said. The four recipients of the 2010 …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Cub Scout-sponsored event featured a wide variety of creative, custom-made cakes made by local fathers and sons.
Would you eat a cake baked to look like a cat's litter box...after the cat has, ahem, visited the litter box? Such a cake was just one of many unusual--even fantastical--tortes on display at Cub Scout Pack 319's annual Father-Son Cake Bake at First U.C.C. in Hellertown April 15. There were big cakes, little cakes, chocolate cakes, colorful cakes and altogether amazing cakes at the event, which has become a springtime tradition for Hellertown area Cub Scouts. This year's competition's judges included Magisterial District Judge David Tidd, Saucon Valley Farmers' Market Chairperson Shelley Goldberg, Curves owner Vera Tidd, Curves owner Patty Johnson and former Pack 319 Cubmaster Kristie Pinczok. The evening also included cupcake decorating …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Police chief says meetings will be held the last Wednesday of the month, every other month at Borough Hall.
Beginning later this month, public safety concerns will once again be addressed at regular block watch meetings in Hellertown. At Borough Council's April 4 meeting, Police Chief Robert Shupp announced that the block watch program is being resuscitated, after dwindling numbers of attendees led to its discontinuation last year. Shupp said the first meeting this year will be held at Borough Hall April 27 at 7pm. Regular meetings will be held the last Wednesday of the month on a bimonthly basis after that, meaning the following meeting will be held Wednesday, June 29. "Hopefully this will keep the interest of the people," Shupp said. Although he has yet to choose an officer to lead the block watch program, Shupp said he has been considering …
Friday, February 18, 2011
A new full-time Lower Saucon police officer, Robert Winters, was also sworn in at Wednesday night's township council meeting.
Wednesday night's Lower Saucon Township Council meeting was a very special one for some of the township's men in blue. Lower Saucon Police Chief Guy Lesser presented a number of the department's officers with awards for distinguished service in 2010. Lesser also oversaw the swearing in of Robert Winters as a full-time police officer, after presenting him with an award for making 11 DUI arrests. Sergeant Thomas Barndt, a 20-year department veteran, also received an award for making 19 DUI arrests, and Lesser noted that he has "been a major factor in elevating our department over the years." "Your efforts continue to make traveling the roadways of Lower Saucon Township safer for all of us," Lesser said to both Barndt and Winters. Officer …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Hero Electric, The Cat Doctor, Trendz of Saucon Valley and a residential property on Main Street are the recipients of grants for facade improvements.
Some venerable downtown Hellertown properties are about to get a makeover, thanks to some help from the Lehigh Valley Borough Business Revitalization Program. The Hellertown arm of the revitalization program announced Feb. 7 that Hero Electric, The Cat Doctor, Trendz of Saucon Valley and a residential property at 1190 Main St. have been chosen to receive grants for facade improvements ranging in scope from a new paint job to exposing an original transom and soffit. The combined total amount of grant funding being awarded to the businesses is $11,450 and will supplement approximately $14,100 in private investment funding, according to a news release issued by Mary Himmelberger, Borough Business Revitalization Coordinator for Hellertown. At …