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‘We’ve never experienced the demand like we are experiencing today.’ Why rentals are hard to find in the Lehigh Valley

Alyssa Keyser was eager to start a new chapter in her life, which required finding a place to live. She found it in a new complex in Allentown, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for her and her children. It was a short commute to her job and the complex featured a gym and a washer and dryer in each unit. Like many in the Lehigh Valley seeking a rental these days, it wasn’t the easiest of ...
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Fisherman found dead in Monroe County

STROUD TOWNSHIP, PA — A death investigation is underway in the Poconos after the body of a man was found in a stream Saturday afternoon. According to the coroner, an 81-year-old man from Philadelphia was found dead near the area of Paradise Trail and Stites Mountain Road near Stroudsburg around noon.
MONROE COUNTY, PA

Latin Nights Heat Up Rainbow Mountain This Summer

In honor of the upcoming Pride Month, we want to recognize an establishment in the Poconos that caters to the LGBTQ community and share more about Rainbow Mountain Resort. I have been to Rainbow Mountain Resort, and it is a gem. We had a sit down with Manager Jenny Urena, as she told us about Rainbow Mountain:
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Three-vehicle crash closes Bethlehem thoroughfare

Three vehicles were involved in a crash on Elizabeth Avenue in Bethlehem on Saturday. The crash occurred in the afternoon and shut down an area of Elizabeth Avenue near its intersection with Mauch Chunk Road. Officers were still at the scene as of 1:30 p.m. A dispatcher told The Morning Call that people involved in the crash were injured and transported to local hospitals, but did not know the ...
BETHLEHEM, PA
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Get to Know Winston Alozie, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem

CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem, Winston Alozie says his ascent to the director’s office of the club began more than 20 years ago, when he was a member. “As a young person, I enjoyed my time there with my other siblings and school friends. I eventually did my high school community service there,” he shares. “Through those interactions in the game room and assisting with homework help, I knew that I wanted to work with kids in a meaningful capacity.”
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First-round pairings for the District 11 baseball and softball tournaments unveiled

Unfinished business. That’s how baseball teams such as Emmaus and Southern Lehigh felt even after winning league championships on Thursday night. Ditto for Parkland and Bangor, the newly crowned softball champs in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and Colonial League. Winning league crowns was exciting for those who got the gold. The Slaters softball team was even given a first ...
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59-year-old man in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Holland Township (Holland Township, MI)

59-year-old man in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Holland Township (Holland Township, MI)Nationwide Report. On Friday, a 59-year-old man, from West Olive, suffered injuries following a two-vehicle accident in Holland Township. As per the initial information, the motorcycle crash was reported at about 2:30 p.m. on James Street east of 120th Avenue. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 GMC Sierra, driven by a 22-year-old Holland man, was pulling out of a private drive onto James Street [...]
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Bethlehem triplets will be the first set to graduate from Lehigh University

Not long after giving birth to triplets in 2000, Mary Jo McNulty returned to her human resources job at Lehigh University and brought her infants with her to the child care center on campus. Now, more than 20 years later, the McNulty triplets — Kevin, Katie and Shaun — will graduate Monday as the first set of triplets to do so in Lehigh University history. “They’ve done such incredible ...
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Wind Creek waited too long to address issue of unattended kids at casino | Turkeys & Trophies

Enacting a plan to ensure children aren’t left unattended on a casino property is a great idea, but it’s astonishing that it took 147 incidents involving 268 children over four years at one site for the plan to be developed. That’s our takeaway from the announcement this week that Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem is putting new measures in place to not only deter parents or guardians from leaving kids alone, but detecting incidents as well. To be fair to Wind Creek, Las Vegas Sands owned the casino for part of the four years assessed and deserves some criticism. Blame for the delay in not only enacting the plan, but publicly acknowledging the severity of the problem, also falls on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which has regulatory oversight of the casino and should have been pressing this issue much sooner. Even the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, which has jurisdiction over prosecution of criminal activity at the casino, seemed caught off guard by the announcement. The assistant district attorney who handles child abuse cases said neither Wind Creek nor the liquor control board contacted the office about the issue. This was a major oversight considering the role law enforcement could have as a deterrent. As for what’s in Wind Creek’s plan, there will be more signage in and around the casino, increased training for staff, and mobile patrols in parking areas and foot patrols inside by outside security. This is a good start. It would have been better had it happened long before the number of unattended children surpassed 100.
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May 22, 2022 | Current Volunteer Opportunities from Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

Help turn tongues blue for the 35th Annual Blueberry Festival on July 16th and 17th, hosted by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Two shifts per day are available and volunteers get a t-shirt and free piece of pie or ice cream scoop. Spots also available for set up during the week before and market- to-go/clean up during the week after. Minimum age 16 or 15 with adult. Contact Tavia Minnich, 610- 6916055, tminnich@historicbethlehem.org. Website link- www.volunteerlv.org/opportunity/a0C4z00000QypXiEAJ.
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