Want to become a beekeeper? Attend the eighth annual “Introduction to Beekeeping” classes presented and taught by experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, founded in 1921. There is a cost and tuition includes: all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and a field trip to the club apiary. The classes are family friendly for all ages and meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, March 13 and 27. For information, call 610-737-7676 or visit the website www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.
As part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police and Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, recently reinforced the Wolf administration’s collaborative approach toward disrupting the flow of illegal drugs into the commonwealth.
A new inpatient pediatric unit opened last week at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor of the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion on the Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cedar Crest campus.
The unit features 30 private rooms and has a number of amenities and features designed to give young patients a comforting place to get well and families space to support young patients during their hospital stay.
All Catholic high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties will make available to their students the new LANTA Student Day Pass.
The discount program, first introduced last January in the Allentown School District, enables schools to sell the $1 passes on campus for an unlimited-ride Day Pass.
The regular LANTA Day Pass is $4.
Allentown Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, and Notre Dame in Easton are all participating in the program, effective immediately.
The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners announced the approval of the volunteer service earned income tax credit at its Feb. 7 meeting.
Fire Chief David Nosal forwarded the names of all those individuals eligible for this credit as specified in Ordinance Section 24-109. Twenty seven applicants were submitted to the board of commissioners and approved for the tax credit certification.
In other business, the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code was adopted which replaces the 2012 Property Code.
The Feb. 5 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved further discussion of the drafted zoning ordinance. The discussion began with the highway enterprise zone.
The highway enterprise zone would focus on high performance specialty manufacturing. Planning commissioners talked about wanting to bring in a group of industrial properties into the zone.