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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Local News

State premier at City Hall rotunda

A show of presidential woodcuts, never before seen in Pennsylvania, is on display weekdays through Sept. 21 at the Rotunda, City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

The works, by artist Joe Illick, include all the presidents of the United States.

Raised near Coopersburg, he graduated from Bethlehem High School and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. He studied art and taught at San Francisco State University. He also taught at both Lehigh and Lafayette Universities.

For information, visit www.joeillick.com.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Emmaus, Whitehall funding withdrawn

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Daniel McCarthy withdrew a bill he sponsored to put forth funding from the community revitalization grant program at the Sept. 12 commissioners meeting.

The bill would have granted the Borough of Emmaus and Whitehall Township $15,000 each to establish a revolving loan program for new businesses.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Required sidewalks, curbs will happen after Centennial celebration

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council discussed curbs and sidewalks on Church Street at length with Bill Erdman of Keystone Engineering at their meeting Sept. 12. This will affect property owned by the county, at the ball field, Camp Fire Girls (owned by the Dad and Daughter Association), and residents of Church Street.

Council discussed repairing what is there, putting in curbs only or requiring curbs and sidewalks on one or both sides of the street.

Emmaus Main Street Partners ask council to consider LERTA

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

At the request of the Emmaus Main Street Partners, Emmaus council members are researching Pennsylvania's local economic revitalization tax assistance law and its possible application in the borough.

LERTA is a tax abatement program and allows local taxing authorities to exempt businesses from immediate property tax increases for improvements to property if a municipal governing body determines it is located in a deteriorating area.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Boy Scouts with Troop 86 have questions for council

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council had special guests at their meeting Aug. 29 eight Boy Scouts from Alburtis Troup 86 and their Scoutmaster Steve Mehl.

Twice a year, the Scouts visit government functions to earn their First Class Communications Merit Badge. As the meeting opened, the boys saluted the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance and requested anyone not in uniform to put their right hand over their heart during the pledge. President Steve Hill welcomed the boys and invited them to ask questions of council.