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Stoketoberfest – Oct 22-23 Ice House

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Are you sick of summer heat! Are you ready for a change? Then get ready to celebrate winter with us at Stoketoberfest 2010, a ski film spectacular at the Ice House October 22-23. We will feature 5 of this year’s hottest ski and ride films from the top film companies in the business. Afterparties at the Bethlehem BrewWorks and more. For $15 bucks you get to watch 2 ski films, a copy of Powder Magazine and a lift ticket voucher for Elk Mountain. There will be swag and chances for prizes in our raffles. Don’t miss it, tickets are available now online.

The gang from Meathead films will be there for Meet the Meats and the crew from Level 1 will be in the House! Keep checking the movie website for developments and tell all your friends. Even if you don’t ski or ride, you gotta come see the superheroes of winter in these films!

NbNW Crew at Hotel B 10/7 BrewWorks 10/14

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Hey stop out and have a beverage with the crew from the NbNW Neighborhood Initiative from 7-9pm on the 7th and 14th at the Hotel Bethlehem and the Bethlehem BrewWorks. Get to know us, and what we have done and let us know what you would like to do.

We are always looking for more people who want to get involved in the neighborhood. We will shortly be unveiling our Home History program with some walks, we want to plant more trees, we have a facade loan program, we do the movies in the park etc. Come on out and jump in.

Tickets for Stoketoberfest will also be available both nights. Ullr is rumored to be attending.

PA State Budget Update

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

As of 3:30 PM today, June 29, 2010, House Bill 2279, PN 3227, the operative legislation for the 2010-2011 fiscal year budget, still had the New Communities Program showing $10,000,000. New Communities funds 3 programs. Main Street, Elm Street and Enterprise Zone. The $10 million in funding keeps these programs alive and on life support.

While things look good for essentially holding the line in this tight fiscal year, you may want to give your State Senator and Representative a quick call to remind them that you would like her or him to insure that The New Communities stays at the $10,000,000 level.

Census – get those forms in!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The City’s overall average response rate to the Census is 69% (range of 85% to 59%). To look at the different Census Tracts in Bethlehem, you can go to: , select Participation Rates, and type in Bethlehem, PA. Click on “Local View”.

As you know, grant money and federal aid is provided to Cities based on their population, so we need to have everyone send in their Census forms. It only costs the government 42 cents for MAILED IN CENSUS FORMS, but $60 if a census worker has to come knocking on your door.

Only Three Days Left To Mail Back Your 2010 Census Form There’s still time to fill out and mail back your 2010 Census form and help our community get the funding it needs. Please fill out and mail back your census form TODAY! If you mail back your form by April 21, you can avoid a visit from a census worker. For each one percent increase in the mail back response rate, we help save $85 million in taxpayer funds for the expensive follow up work load. So not only is it safe, easy, and important, but mailing back the census form can help all of us in the tough fiscal times.

Information provided on Census forms is completely confidential, and it takes between 4 and 7 minutes to complete the 10 questions. The Spanish Council at 520 E. 4th Street is a Census Assistance Center, and anyone can go there to get help filling out the form. A staff from the Census Bureau will be there Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Census staff is bilingual! Let’s make sure everyone is counted.

Thanks to all for your help!

Christine Bartleson, AICP

Community Planner

City of Bethlehem

(w) 610-997-7640

Lux Salon Celebrates Earth Day w NbNW

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Our friends at Lux, the Eco-Friendly Salon have a deal for you! To celebrate Earth Day, they are donating 10% of sales for the week of April 20th to the North by Northwest Neighborhood Initiative to plant trees and clean up local parks!

That’s fantastic news! I know I need to be “manscaped”. How about you? Getting a little long in the tooth hiding out all winter? Come get beautiful for spring and get outdoors! Get those nails done, cut and color that hair, check out the products AND help us green up the neighborhood with some new trees on New Street!

Check it out RIGHT NOW at Lux’s website! Call 610-625-4600 RIGHT NOW for an appointment!