Lehigh County commissioners have given preliminary approval for the 2019-23 Capital Plan, which calls for a five-year expenditure of $129,107,334.
The first reading of the plan passed 8-0. Commissioner Brad Osborne was absent from the July 25 meeting.
Some big-ticket expenses being funded in 2019 include replacement of the voting system at $3,500,000; the Coplay to Northampton Bridge at $5,000,000; and courthouse upgrades at $1,060,000.
The fledgling Pennsylvania Music...
A 91-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife were found dead late in the afternoon of July 31 from a murder-suicide in their home in the 3400 block of Hickory Circle, South Whitehall Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, the man was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender at 6:41 p.m. He pronounced the woman dead at 6:43 p.m.
An autopsy on the woman was scheduled for Aug. 1. The autopsy on her husband is scheduled for Aug. 2, Grim said....
The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will present concerts 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Kutztown Park, 439 E. Main St., Kutztown, Berks County.
This will be the band’s 73rd performance at the park.
The band will also give a concert 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at West Park, 16th and Turner Sts., Allentown.
Oppressive heat defines these days
Plants parched by lack of rain
Suffer dehydration unto death
While we humans succumb
to a malaise of sloth
What we face in our world:
Rampant corporate greed at high levels
Unemployed workers as Labor Day nears
Farmers whose crops are a loss
Floods in other lands
Wars and rumors of wars
All of this produces for us
Not the cooler air of September
Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration Office is inviting the public to attend demonstrations of next generation voting machines.
The event will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:
•Election Systems and Software: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 11
•Clear Ballot: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 11
•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-4 p.m. Sept....
Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Church Road, New Tripoli, will have a movie night and camp out in the grove at 7 p.m. Aug. 10.
Campers and tents are welcome. Refreshments will be served at the pavilion.
Movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. A light breakfast will be served on Saturday morning.
Camping is optional but come for a summer night of fun and watch a movie under the stars.
If there is rain, the movie will be...
Jordan Lutheran Church, Snowdrift Road, Orefield, helped Christian children learn more about their faith and the role of friendship in their lives.
More than 30 children attended this year’s Vacation Bible School from July 9-13 at the church.
Children from 3 years old to fifth grade were invited to attend and volunteers were encouraged to sign up as well.
The age minimum for a volunteer was they had to be in sixth grade and it ranged all the way up to 99 years old.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, will take its message and music to the streets of Bethlehem at Musikfest 10 a.m. Aug. 5.
The church will be hosting a special outdoor service featuring its Open Door Band at the IBEW Local 375 Volksplatz tent, on the North Side of Bethlehem, off Main Street, not far from Hotel Bethlehem. All are welcome to attend.
For directions and information on parking, visit musikfest.org.