Two Northampton Area High School students were named the winners of the Bertsch, Hokendauqua, Catasauqua Watershed Association scholarship competition.
Kennedy Bigelow was named the first-place winner, and Alex Tews won second place.
The contest was open to all college-bound high school seniors in the Northampton and Catasauqua area school districts.
State Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th; state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th; state Rep. Joe Emrick, R-137th; and state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, recently announced the approvals of Local Share Account grant funds for a number of Northampton County projects.
East Allen Township received $75,000 to purchase a new crack-sealing machine for use on public roadways. Other areas include Pen Argyl and Roseto boroughs; Plainfield, Upper Mount Bethel and Bushkill townships and Northampton County.
In order to instill confidence in our communities, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has created the Vow of the Valley campaign, encouraging business owners and employees to join together in agreeing to take extra, virus-mitigating care in their establishments to ensure staff and returning customers are confident, safe and secure.
The downtown Allentown business community — led by PPL Corporation and City Center Investment Corp. — will be lighting Allentown’s skyline in school colors nearly every night in June to honor the graduating seniors of the Lehigh Valley’s high schools.
With proms, graduations and other senior-year milestones canceled or postponed this year due to COVID-19, Allentown’s business leaders wanted to shine a light — literally — on students’ achievements.
Furthering his plan for reopening Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announced May 22 eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 will move to green, effective 12:01 a.m., May 29.
All remaining counties in red — of which Northampton and Lehigh are a part — are expected to move to yellow by 12:01 a.m. June 5.
The counties moving to yellow May 29 include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill.
With the April 1 statewide stay-at-home order set to expire midnight May 7, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine extended the orders for all counties in red until June 4.
Lehigh and Northampton counties continue to be in the red phase, and the restrictions for the stay-at-home order remain the same.
Wolf and Levine also signed new orders for 24 counties to move to yellow effective 12:01 a.m. May 8.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, sent a letter to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf May 8 requesting Northampton and Lehigh counties be moved to the yellow phase of reopening.
“This request comes on the heels of two separate conversations I had with the infectious disease doctors at both St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network,” Boscola said in the letter.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented a detailed plan April 22 for reopening the commonwealth — with a targeted May 8 start.
The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow and green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Affiliated Chambers of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is unable to host Restaurant Weeks around the area.
In an effort to support the small businesses and restaurants in the area, the GLVCC is implementing a Gift Card Grab Week May 3-9.
The Chamber is asking businesses to come up with a gift card deal to offer consumers. For example, pay $25, get a $30 gift card or pay $50 and get a $60 gift card. Once their offer is identified, each business will share how the deal can be purchased (online or call in).
Businesses throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley have begun to offer creative ways to get their products and services to customers. Inspired by the #OpenWeStand movement, the Chamber has introduced a new campaign to encourage Greater Lehigh Valley residents to support local businesses by taking advantage of these solutions.
On social media, users are asked to use the hashtag OpenWeStandLV to spread the word and encourage their friends, families and followers to get involved. Instagram posts with this hashtag are also posted on the Chamber’s website.