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South Bethlehem

Fall clean up set for Oct. 15

Lehigh University Community Affair is sponsoring a community clean-up Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning with breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Participants should meet at Farrington Square, rain or shine.

Northampton County

Document shredding event Oct. 8

The Department of Public Works will hold a household document shredding event for Northampton County residents only Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Department of Human Services building at 2801 Emrick Blvd.

Participants are requested not to arrive before the 10 a.m. starting time to avoid causing traffic problems.

Document shredding will be first come, first served. Residents are limited to three boxes or bags per vehicle with a 25-pound weight limit per box or bag. Accepted items include accounting records, canceled checks, pay stubs, financial statements, investment transactions, legal documents, medical records, tax forms, etc.

Unacceptable materials include junk mail, magazines, catalogs, photographs, negatives and X-rays. Staples, paper clips, rubber bands and folders are okay. Ring binders, metal strips, and plastic sheet protectors or coverings will be refused.

COVID case reported at county prison

The Director of Corrections reports that, as of Sept. 26, there is one case of COVID-19 among inmates at Northampton County Prison. One NCP staff member is currently in quarantine after testing positive for the virus.

Since the start of the pandemic, 478 inmates have tested positive; 477 have finished their quarantine periods or are no longer at NCP.

There are currently 583 inmates in residence at NCP.

Testing, shot site still open

A COVID-19 drive-through vaccination clinic and testing site is open at 3100 Emrick Blvd. Bethlehem Township. Hours of operation are Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The drive-through testing center is located in the parking area to the rear of the Coordinated Health building and is separate from patient parking and routine patient care.

A physician’s order is not required to be tested. The drive-through site is open to everyone, but only residents of Northampton County will receive a free test if they do not have health coverage.

To make an appointment for a vaccine at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site call 833-584-6283


Indiantown Gap veterans’ memorial closed for repair

The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial, located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Lebanon County, is temporarily closed to the public for much needed structural repairs. The memorial, which was dedicated in 2001, is nationally recognized as the largest veterans’ memorial located in any of the national cemeteries. Renovations are expected to take until June 2023.

Funded by the state as a public improvement project, the renovations will cost $3.6 million. Tax-deductible donations to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund can be made online at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov or by sending a check made payable to the “Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund” and mailed to: DMVA Office for Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002. Donations can be made “In Honor Of,” “In Memory Of” or “On Behalf Of.”