Sunday, November 4, 2012
As a community-based website, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch's continued success depends on its readers' involvement.
Do you have a yard sale planned? Are you a member of a group that holds regular meetings? Are you a member of a church that's planning an event? Are you a business owner who's planning an open house? Are you involved with planning a fundraiser somewhere nearby? Are you a member of a local volunteer fire company that holds drill nights/fundraisers? Then post an event on the calendar! With Patch, YOU are empowered to post things BY YOURSELF. There's no middleman and you don't even need to contact the editor (although he's always available to answer questions and provide assistance). To get started, all you need is a Patch account (and if you don't already have one click "Sign Up" in the upper right corner of the page). When you're logged in…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As a community-based website, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch's continued success depends on its readers' involvement. Here are some fun, easy ways for you to share your voice!
If you're reading this, you're probably already familiar with Hellertown Patch. We're almost two years old and we've developed a large and loyal following in that time! Thank you! We want you to know that your continued support is appreciated, and we hope that you will want to get involved in the Patch online community by sharing your thoughts, ideas, photos, announcements and information with your friends and neighbors--directly. In addition to commenting on stories, did you know what Patch offers you lots of ways to do that? Here are just a few of the ways you can (and we hope will) become a Patch "power-user." Post an event on the calendar! Do you have a yard sale planned? Are you a member of a group that holds regular meetings? Are you…
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The engineering classes will replace high school art electives. At its Jan. 12 meeting, the Saucon Valley School Board also approved a pre-Labor Day start to the school year in 2012.
In addition to its decision to retain full-time directorships for both band and chorus, the Saucon Valley School Board approved the addition of two engineering courses to the curriculum at Saucon Valley High School at its Jan. 12 meeting. The courses are a part of an engineering curriculum called Project Lead the Way and will replace low-enrollment art electives. “The Project Lead the Way curriculum has a total of eight courses that could be incorporated as students progress through the program,” principal Eric Kahler said in an e-mail to Patch. "Many of the courses are sequential in nature, so Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering are the first two Foundations Courses in the program. These are the two courses …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Have an event you'd like to let people know about? Here's how Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch can help.
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Friday, October 14, 2011
Are you organizing a yard sale? Maybe you’re a member of a local book club that's seeking new members. Or perhaps you're a volunteer for an organization that's planning a fundraiser. Whatever activities you participate in, you are invited to post events to the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch calendar free of charge!* When you post an event you not only have creative liberty, but you can also access it in the future if you need to make additions or changes. First things first: you’ll need to log into your Hellertown Patch account. Don’t have one yet? Create one here for free. (Or, click on "Sign Up" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.) It's easy! Once you’re logged in, navigate to the calendar. You can do this by clicking on the "…
Sunday, August 7, 2011
About 23 percent of the world’s population is Muslim, yet few outside the religion understand its holidays. Here’s a primer on Ramadan, a month-long celebration that began Aug. 1.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, and the month when it is believed that the Holy Qur’an was sent by God to man. During that month, from dawn to dusk, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, sex, smoking and anything that would distract from the observance of the faith. When does Ramadan take place? The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, which means it has 354 days a year instead of 365. Since each month begins with a crescent moon, pinpointing the exact start of Ramadan is debated even among Muslims. This year it runs from August 1 through August 29. In 2012, it is estimated the holy month will last from July 20 through August 18. Why fast during Ramadan? Muslims believe that fasting teaches …