Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes PSU-LV RISE club hosts men’s strut for awareness

Monday, April 29, 2019 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicked off on April 16th. This was the 5th annual walk hosted by the campus’s RISE club, a national organization with the mission to “rise up against sexual violence, abuse, trafficking, and exploitation in the community, through awareness prevention, action and aftercare.”

‘Loud at the library’

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

BAPL open house showcases new recording studio

The growing presence of music and arts in Bethlehem took another step forward as the Bethlehem Area Public Library opened its new recording studio for tours Feb. 23. Studio 11 is located in the basement floor of BAPL’s Main Library and during the Saturday open house the studio was filled with eager musicians ready to start learning and collaborating.

Women’s Veterans Empowered and Thriving Steelstacks hosts nonprofit panel

Monday, January 7, 2019 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

Nov. 11 is a day we spend honoring our current and former Armed Service members in many different ways. This past Veterans Day, Jenny Pacanowski, U.S. Army, founder and director of the nonprofit Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving, did so by hosting a featured panel of women veterans sharing stories, experiences, and challenges faced during deployment and after returning home.

Christmas house tour a delight

Monday, December 31, 2018 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

This holiday season the Bethlehem Garden Club and it’s 25 dedicated members organized a cheerful Christmas House Tour throughout the City of Bethlehem. Six gorgeous homes were showcased during the December event.

The tour started at the Kemerer Museum, where tickets could be purchased and guests got their first taste of Christmas. Eleven trees, each inspired by a different piece of art at the museum, were all decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club. Trees featured themes such as Bethlehem Steel, circus, abstract art, Bethlehem Star, and paperweights.

Women’s Veterans Empowered and Thriving Steelstacks hosts nonprofit panel

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

Nov. 11 is a day we spend honoring our current and former Armed Service members in many different ways. This past Veterans Day, Jenny Pacanowski, U.S. Army, founder and director of the nonprofit Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving, did so by hosting a featured panel of women veterans sharing stories, experiences, and challenges faced during deployment and after returning home.

50th anniversary ‘sparks’ new project

Monday, February 19, 2018 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation recdently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a public charity. Wanting to commemorate the past 50 years in a special way, the foundation created the “Be the Spark” grant-making project. Its success was observed by the community during a 50th Anniversary Capstone Event Jan. 24 in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at the ArtsQuest Center.

Cops ‘n’ Kids reaches Lincoln

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by ALLI POCZAK in School

Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program completed yet another fantastic event of giving, this time for the children of Lincoln ES. Students packed the auditorium on the morning of March 31, anticipating a day filled with reading and fun. During the assembly, students learned how the Liberty HS National Honor Society raised over $800 to be used to purchase brand new books for each student at Lincoln.

Tree tossing for a cause ... and a memory

Monday, January 2, 2017 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

For years, Mike DeCrosta and his good friend Peter Kearns have been hosting a Christmas tree toss event at Mike’s More Miles Automotive on Stefko Boulevard. Sadly, this year’s event on Dec. 24 was missing one of its important founders with the passing of Peter Kearns.

DeCrosta and the Kearns family dedicated this year’s toss as the “First Memorial Peter Kearns Christmas Tree Toss.” Before the tossing began, DeCrosta spoke about his beloved friend.

“(Peter) did great things for his family and the community,” he said, “and we want to continue his legacy.”