Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, the first day of class for most students (all but those in Kindergarten) at the Lehigh Valley Academy Charter School in Hanover Township.
The first day of class for Bethlehem Area public schools and Allentown Diocese Catholic schools is six days away.
Today is orientation day if you are going to be a new student at Governor Wolf Elementary School.
- If your daytime errands take you out along Wyandotte Street/Route 378, be warned that milling and paving from Broadway to Black River Road in Lower Saucon Township was scheduled to continue today. Lane closures and flagging will mean the trip will take extra time.
- The Moravian Archives, 41 W. Locust St., celebrates the completion of the first phase of a renovation project with Summer Soiree from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments, vault tours and live music by the Moravian Trombone Choir.
- There will be classic stories with musical interpretation during Family Fun Night at the main branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy "Where the Wild Things Are" and "The Princess and the Pig" read and put to music. Try some of the instruments and meet the musicians after the presentation. All ages are welcome.
- Bethlehem City Council meets tonight at Town Hall. The Finance Committee meets first at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are requests for budget adjustments to accommodate police overtime expenses and fire department operating supplies. The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. with two public hearings on proposed changes to the city zoning law, one of which would set new rules on regulating demolition of historic buildings outside of the city’s historic districts. Council is also set to vote on a proposed change to the zoning map at 2344 Center St.—property owned by controversial developer Abraham Atiyeh—who has tried but failed to get approvals to build a mental health facility there. The proposal would eliminate the institutional zoning classification on the property and limit development to residential retirement communities.