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Five Things to Know This Week, July 2-7

Five Things to Know for the week as summer heats up in July and fireworks fill the skies in the Lehigh Valley.

Turn that calendar, it's now July!

July is when summer is in its glory with the Fourth of July getting everyone in that holiday spirit.

When we think of July, we think of barbecues, fireworks, the beach and baseball.

We bring you our weekly feature every Monday in which we take a look at what's ahead of us for the week. Now that the weekend is in our rear-view mirror, we can get ready for news and information that might make your week a little lighter and brighter.

1. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors were supposed to hold its first meeting of the month on Monday night in the library conference room at 7 p.m. But that meeting has now been canceled. have also scrapped their meeting, which was set for Thursday.

2. With the Fourth of July, the and the Hartley Avenue Recycling Center will be closed on Wednesday. The Hartley Avenue Recycling Center will be open as usual on Friday. If your garbage collection day is on Thursday or Friday, it will be delayed one day. 

3. Wanna see a show? You won't find many left as Forks and Palmer will hold off the pyrotechnics for their own community days over the next few months. Still, there's Bethlehem SteelStacks at about 9 p.m; Dorney Park at 9:30 p.m, and Allentown, July 4 at J. Birney Crum Stadium, 9:20 p.m.

4. State Rep. Joe Emrick will hold his first of three area legislative breakfasts on Friday. The breakfast takes place at 7:30 a.m. at the Forks Diner on Sullivan Trail. For details, see Emrick's website at www.repemrick.com.

5. And, sorry to say, the construction on Sullivan Trail where it intersects with in Forks Township for the widening of the road along with traffic light work is still going to be a headache this week. But we're getting near the finish line.

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