LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Funding increased to support public defender, district attorney, coroner
The Lehigh Valley Commissioners augmented funding to the offices of public defender, district attorney and county coroner at their meeting Aug. 22. According to Commissioner Percy Dougherty, crimes including homicide are up in the Lehigh Valley.
"The number of cases the public defender handles has increased drastically," Dougherty said. "It's almost guaranteed that the public defender is going to be back to us for more funding by the end of the year."
The board unanimously...
Am Haskalah, the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of the Lehigh Valley, invites the community to join them for meaningful, spiritual, musical and creative Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
This year, the congregation is participating in the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement's Open Seats Program, which enables them to offer High Holiday Services to anyone in the Lehigh Valley who wishes to attend.
To ensure a seat, go to amhaskalah.org or call 610-435-3775.
The Steelworkers and Friends Labor Day Parade will take place in Bethlehem 11:30 a.m. Sept. 2.
The holiday procession will start at Spring and Main streets at the Union Hall and wind through downtown Bethlehem and the historic district.
For additional information or to participate call 610-867-3772.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Old Zionsville. The program will be the history of the Milford Park Bible camp by Jerald Lagler, camp past president. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 610-966-4376 for more information.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting noon in the St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave...
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The Bethlehem Veg Fest will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at 316 S. New Street, Bethlehem, along the South Side greenway.
There will be vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, educational exhibitors and kids activities. There will be free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a Lanta bus stop across the street.
For information, visit www....
Wheels of Time in Macungie
Kara Mercado, 33, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on S. 8th Street, Emmaus, 12:43 a.m. July 28. Mercado was allegedly under the influence during a traffic stop.
Alexander Smith, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:18 a.m. Aug. 10. Smith was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
A 16-year-old female, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on...