Monday, May 20, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a boy was cited for trespassing for allegedly being on Norfolk Southern property in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive.
Lower Saucon Township Police issued a reminder to local residents in a news release about a recent citation for trespassing: stay off railroad property. In the release, police said a boy was cited for trespassing the evening of May 7, after he was allegedly observed picking up railroad bolts and spikes from along the train tracks in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive. That is in the Steel City section of the township. The tracks are Norfolk Southern property, and the metal pieces were returned to the Norfolk Southern Corporation, police said.
Here's what you need to know about Tuesday's primary election in Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township and the Saucon Valley School District.
Tuesday, May 21 is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poll problems? Contact the Northampton County Office of Voter Registration at (610) 559-3055. Not sure where to vote? You can find your local polling place by entering your street address in a form on the Pennsylvania Department of State's website. Hellertown Borough Races Lower Saucon Township Race Saucon Valley School District Race Northampton County Race Useful link:
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sherleen A. Hahn-Maines died Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Sherleen A. Hahn-Maines, 62, of Lower Saucon Township died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Inpatient Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert W. Maines. She was born in Fountain Hill on Oct. 30, 1950 to Shirley L. (Jamicky) Hahn of Coopersburg and the late Lloyd D. Hahn. She was a warehouse manager for Alice Kay and Charming Shops for many years, and a bookkeeper for real estate companies until retiring. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 16 years; mother; siblings: Deborah J. wife of Arthur A. Haug of Coopersburg, Allen L. Hahn of Emmaus, Trevor J. and his wife Kathryne R. of Dunkirk, N.Y.; stepchildren, nieces and nephews. SERVICE Family and friends are invited to call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, May …
An alleged assault on a garbage man in Lower Saucon Township and the Saucon Valley School Board race topped the local headlines this week.
Woman Hit Garbage Man, Told Him 'I Drive a Range Rover,' Police Say Lower Saucon Township Police say Sarah Hart, of the 3500 block of North Drive, ordered a garbageman to pick up her trash with his teeth before pulling him from his truck and hitting him. 11 Candidates Running for 4 Saucon Valley School Board Seats The Saucon Valley School Board primary features 11 cross-filed candidates running for four seats. Man Was Drunk, Had Heroin on Rail Trail, Police Say A Lower Saucon Township man has been charged with public drunkenness, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tell Us: Are Traffic Police Needed on Rt. 412? Many Hellertown Patch readers say police or flagger forces are needed to help direct traffic on Route 412 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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An expanded and upgraded Reading Drive Trailhead is expected to reopen along the popular Saucon Rail Trail in mid-May, according to the Lower Saucon Township website.
The Lower Saucon Township Public Works Department is making swift work of a project to upgrade the Reading Drive trailhead along the Saucon Rail Trail, according to an update posted on the township's website last week. According to the update, since it was closed last month public works crews have been "busy constructing and paving the trailhead parking lot, which is expected to be re-opened to the public in mid-May." When completed, the new trailhead will provide restroom facilities and a picnic area. "The Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission is currently conducting a fundraising campaign for a water fountain to be located at the trailhead, and it is hoped that an information kiosk similar to the ones located at the Hellertown and Upper…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Hellertown Community Pool will open for its 2013 season on Saturday, June 15.
Season passes for the Hellertown Community Pool are now on sale at Hellertown Borough Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to an update posted on the Lower Saucon Township website, passes will also be sold at Borough Hall on Wednesday, June 5 and June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 8 and June 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Season passes are only being sold at Borough Hall, and are only available for Hellertown or Lower Saucon Township residents (proof of residency is required). At Hellertown Borough Council's May 6 meeting, Borough Manager Cathy Kichline said season passholders from last year would be receiving a direct mailing letting them know that passes are now only available at …
Monday, May 13, 2013
If you're a resident, the Lower Saucon Township Police Department will help you install a car seat or double check one that's already installed, to make sure it's correctly adjusted.
It's perhaps a little-known fact that—as part of their sworn oath to protect and serve—Lower Saucon Township police provide free assistance to residents who need help with installing child safety seats in vehicles, township councilman David Willard said at council's May 1 meeting. Willard said he recently installed a car seat in his vehicle for his grandson, but later decided to have a Lower Saucon police officer check to make sure it had been installed properly and according to specifications. Officer Kyle Haggerty checked the child safety seat and made several adjustments to it, in order to maximize its safety, Willard said. The councilman said he was grateful for the assistance and recommended that other township residents be made aware…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hellertown's Sagra Bistro and Lower Saucon's Yianni's Taverna will be two of the participating restaurants in the 2013 Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival's 'Grand Tasting,' which will be held May 31 to June 2 in Bethlehem.
Two well-known Saucon Valley restaurants will be part of this year's Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival, which will be held at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, which runs from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Sagra Bistro of Hellertown and Yianni's Taverna of Lower Saucon Township will join more than two dozen other Lehigh Valley restaurants for the event's "Grand Tasting," which benefits the Northampton Community College Foundation. The Grand Tasting—which will also feature 47 wines—will run from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Live music will be provided by the Billy Bauer Band, and each attendee will receive a souvenir wine glass. Tickets for each day of the Grand Tasting are $75 each, and advance purchase is recommended at www.…
A marker describing the Ehrhart's Mill Historic District in Lower Saucon Township will be installed near the Saucon Rail Trail. The district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is along Old Mill Road and the Saucon Creek.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Lower Saucon Township is the Ehrhart's Mill Historic District, which straddles the Saucon Creek at the end of Old Mill Road. To help highlight the district—which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places—the township plans to install an informational historic marker near the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township Council was told May 1. The rail trail intersects with Old Mill Road in the vicinity of the district's identifying properties, such as the recently restored Old Mill Road bridge, which was built in 1867. Township Manager Jack Cahalan explained to council members that the bridge is significant, as one of the earliest extant iron truss "pony" bridges in Pennsylvania. Ehrhart's Mill …