Although many governmental agencies will be closed Monday in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, local government offices will be open. If you know of an opening or closure we've missed, please post a comment.
Hellertown Borough offices - OPEN* Lower Saucon Township offices - OPEN Saucon Valley School District - CLOSED United States Postal Service (USPS) - CLOSED. No mail will be delivered. Federal offices - CLOSED State offices - CLOSED Northampton County offices - CLOSED Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) stores - CLOSED Banks - Most will be CLOSED. Call your local branch for confirmation of hours. Retail stores - Most will be OPEN. *However, the regularly scheduled Hellertown Borough Council meeting will instead be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7pm.
How much do you know about the civil rights leader?
On Jan. 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He was a man who would eventually become the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a renowned leader in the advancement of civil rights around the world. Today, Jan. 16, we celebrate the birth of King as a day to promote equality among all people, regardless of background or ethnicity. Among his best-known accomplishments, King was a chief motivator in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He was the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and his beliefs in nonviolent activism reflected the work of Mahatma Gandhi. Here’s a few lesser-known facts: 1. King is one of three people to have a federal holiday in his honor, the other two being George Washington and …