Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saucon Valley Youth Lacrosse will sponsor the event at Polk Valley Park in Lower Saucon Township.
This Saturday, May 4, Polk Valley Park in Lower Saucon Township will be filled with the sights and sounds of youth lacrosse. Saucon Valley Youth Lacrosse LAX Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 6p.m. in the park, at fields #4 and #5. According to a press release about the event, Saucon Valley Youth Lacrosse originated as a club program in 2006. More than 250 boys and girls ages 7 to 15 participate in the youth program, which was "instrumental in the origination and development of (the) S.V. High School lacrosse program," the release said. SVYL is now part of the newly-formed Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League, which is comprised of youth teams in Lehigh and Northampton counties. On Saturday, 14 boys and girls games will be played throughout …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Even on a chilly day, there's lots of fun to be had at the Lower Saucon Township dog park.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
In spite of a chilly wind, dogs and their humans had a blast at Polk Valley Dog Park in Lower Saucon Township Saturday morning.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say two men were cited for disorderly conduct after they were allegedly observed urinating outside their truck in the lower lot at Polk Valley Park.
Although they were within sight of an unoccupied portable toilet, Lower Saucon Township Police say two men decided to urinate outside their truck, which police said was parked in the lower lot at Polk Valley Park at the time. In a news release, police said Tim Reppert, of Whitehall, and James Rex, of North Catasauqua, "were observed urinating outside their utility truck in the open parking lot of the public park" on Feb. 7 at approximately 8:50 a.m. Police said the truck was parked "just feet away" from the portable toilet. Both Reppert and Rex were issued citations for disorderly conduct, police said.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The high-tech composting toilet will be purchased and installed at Kingston Park in Lower Saucon Township.
Lower Saucon Township Council voted 3-0 Sept. 4 to authorize the purchase of a $63,000 composting toilet that township manager Jack Cahalan said will save the township money over the long run. The bathroom facility--which will be made by Modern Concrete--will be installed at Kingston Park, near the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse on Countryside Lane. The restroom will be used by many of the school groups that visit the historic one-room schoolhouse throughout the year and at special events, officials said. Cahalan said the composting toilet will be more cost-efficient than a traditional Port-a-Potty, and noted that plans are to install similar toilets at Steel City and Polk Valley parks. He contrasted the Modern Concrete model the township will …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say wooden signs, a trash can, a portable restroom and a bulletin board in the park were recently found to have been vandalized.
Lower Saucon Township Police announced Wednesday that they are investigating criminal mischief at Polk Valley Park. Police said in a press release that "graffiti was observed on various surfaces throughout the park" early on the morning of June 19. The graffiti was found on two wooden soccer field signs, a trash can, a portable restroom and a Plexiglas bulletin board, police said. "The damage is believed to have occurred the night before and includes the word 'FALT' as well as another unknown signature," authorities added. Anyone with information regarding the vandalism is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A new connector trail between Polk Valley Park and the Saucon Valley School District campus will improve pedestrian access along the Polk Valley Road corridor in Lower Saucon Township.
Students and staff from the Saucon Valley School District and Hellertown residents will have an easier time reaching Lower Saucon's Polk Valley Park, thanks to a new connector trail that was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 20. The paved, winding trail parallels Polk Valley Road and includes a picturesque pedestrian bridge that spans Polk Valley Run. "It's...a symbol of the unity between the school district, the township and Hellertown borough," Lower Saucon Township Parks and Recreation Committee chairman Dave Spirk said at the ceremony. "It's just another symbol of what can be done when we work together," he added. The 1,000-foot-long trail has been planned since the relatively new Polk Valley Park was just an idea…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
On April 4, Lower Saucon Township Manager Jack Cahalan announced that the new connector trail between Polk Valley Park and the Saucon Valley School District campus is nearing completion.
A pedestrian trail that will link the Saucon Valley School District campus with Polk Valley Park in Lower Saucon Township is nearing completion, township manager Jack Cahalan announced at township council's April 4 meeting. The connector trail parallels Polk Valley Road, and crosses a township-owned property where the Herman House formerly stood. Cahalan told council that he plans to schedule a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the trail's opening later this month. He suggested scheduling the ceremony for April 20, to coincide with the school district's official launch ceremony for the planned Saucon Valley Environmental Education Center. The education center will abut the school district campus, in between the middle and …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday's snowstorm dusted the Saucon Valley with one to two inches of fresh powder and made for some beautiful scenery that was enjoyed Thursday morning.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Lower Saucon Township-owned house would come with one catch for a potential buyer: it needs to be moved to another location.
Lower Saucon Township Council voted at its Sept. 21 council meeting to put a township-owned house at 2038 Polk Valley Road up for bid for six months. However, there is a catch for anyone interested in buying the house: the house must be moved off the property. “If someone wants to do this, they need to investigate how,” said Council Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell. The idea of demolishing the house was discussed, but that would cost the township money. Council Vice President Thomas Maxfield noted that the house does need some work, calling it a “fixer-upper.” He mentioned that there is some damage to the brick exterior due to weather, and plants growing on the brick. If the house is removed from the land, the township could possibly use the …