The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.
The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.
The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.
ArtsQuest is pleased to announce James Creedon has been re-elected chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Creedon, a Lower Saucon Township resident, will serve a second one-year term as chair of the 21-member board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization.
The Chainsmokers, Brad Paisley, Incubus, Weezer, Godsmack, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Scythian, Guster and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 36th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 2-11 in Bethlehem, will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.
Artists performing at Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage main stage this year include:
Aug. 1: Earth, Wind & Fire (Special Preview Night)
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that pursuant to his request the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, has petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant leave to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury. The supreme court has granted the petition of Dantos.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
Hundreds of active-duty and retired Pennsylvania State Police troopers from throughout the commonwealth gathered with friends, family and community members May 2 at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey to remember those who died in the line of duty.
Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will serve as a panelist during the eighth annual U.S. Private Equity Forum in New York City.
The annual forum is the leading investor-centric meeting for limited partners looking to invest in private markets. The two-day event draws over 500 investors, funds and advisers to discuss sectors and investment opportunities throughout the United States.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which is Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.
The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.
The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.
Lehigh Valley Health Network and Cetronia Ambulance Corps announced recently they will jointly operate a new mobile stroke unit, the first in Pennsylvania. The mobile stroke unit will begin evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing damage to the brain while the patient is transported to a stroke-certified facility like Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest’s comprehensive stroke center.
Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced his intention to run for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.
In announcing his candidacy, Hanna indicated that he decided to run because “I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”
This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.