West Coast Swing Lehigh Valley will present its Swing School’s 6-Week Progressive Beginner Series at the Hellertown American Legion beginning March 14.
Hellertown American Legion
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Volunteers are trying to bring the historic Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397 on Main Street in Hellertown back to life, Borough Council was told Oct. 15.
New life is being breathed into a beloved building that once the heart of the social scene in Hellertown, Borough Council was told Oct. 15. Joe Delfoe of Hellertown told council that a small group of volunteers is working hard to restore the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion building, which was recently listed for sale. A January 2010 article published by the Express-Times recounted some of the difficulties the Legion Post 397 faced in the preceding decade; difficulties that included the arrest of its former treasurer for embezzling funds from the organization. Mark Polinchock was later convicted and sentenced to serve time in prison for the theft, according to a February 2011 article published by the newspaper. According to the January …
Monday, May 28, 2012
A Memorial Day service sponsored by Hellertown's Edward H. Ackerman Post 397 of the American Legion was held at Hellertown Union Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
A Memorial Day service will be held at 1:30pm Sunday, May 27 at Hellertown Union Cemetery.
Hellertown American Legion Post 397 will hold its annual Memorial Day service at Hellertown Union Cemetery, at Main and Walnut streets, at 1:30pm Sunday, May 27. The service pays tribute to members of the Armed Forces, including those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to defend the United States. Mayor Richard Fluck and other local dignitaries, in addition to the officers of the American Legion post, are expected to be in attendance. The service is open to the public, and local residents are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
On the six-month anniversary of the October 2011 snowstorm, it's worth remembering that weather weirdness was experienced by our forefathers--including Jazz Age Hellertonians.
For those who have been exasperated by climate change or weird weather, especially since Oct. 29, 2011, remember that climate has been an oddity for a few years. For example, as I was reading "The Records of Service, 1917-1927, published under the auspices of Edward H. Ackerman Post, No. 397, The American Legion, Hellertown, PA," I found a report on the "Hallowe'en Dance Oct. 30, 1925," noted by Jacob C. Schaeffer, Post Historian, who wrote the book and incidentally won a national second place award in competition with all other 47 states' (at the time) Legion Posts for his compilation. I will quote his words because his language throughout is quite beautiful: "The freak snowfall on Friday, October 30, 1925, was not a sufficient deterrent …