In cooperation with the Keystone Job Corp Security Training Program, the City Police Department, and the Chamber’s Downtown Committee, we are happy to offer a “CPTED” Survey to downtown merchants. This acronym stands for “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design,” which includes a nationally recognized set of strategies designed to deter crime through control of the physical environment. Please take a moment to complete this important survey. 
Art and food take center stage as we celebrate October's "First Friday" in Downtown Hazleton. This month we will delve into the rich history of Latin Arts and some of Latin America's famous artists with a special presentation by PSU instructor Dr. Beatriz Garcia Glick. Local Latino artists will also showcase their work at the Hazleton Art League with an exhibit and opening reception.  An "Octoberfest" German dinner will be offered at Carmen's Bakery & Deli (and pairing fall wines by Benigna's Creek Winery), and POWER!'s Chili Cook-off will offer up local family-favorite recipes (with you being the judge). Another "Meet the Artist" event will be held at the Dragonfly Café, which will now be serving dinners on First Fridays! The Pines Eatery and Spirits will also be celebrating their ONE YEAR anniversary with dinner specials, free giveaways, and live music. Check out the links at left for special dinner menus, and to register for the Chili Cook-off. You can also take your treasures to the Shop 2 for a free appraisal, and catch a live performance by singer/songwriter Devi Rosado at the Wiltsie, a Prowrestling Show performed by the Sanctuary Stunt Studio, or an outdoor movie in the Broad St. Pocket Park. ALSO: Join us, Hazleton POWER!, the YMCA/YWCA and the Greater Hazleton Civic Partnership and other volunteers as we CLEAN UP the Pine Street neighborhood in advance of the upcoming Town & Trail 10K/Half Marathon races. There is something for everyone, so save the date and come downtown!