Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fair queen concludes her year of promotion

Monday, July 10, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during the event’s Labor Day week run and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization that has been operating the fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Harrisburg, PA - Two parents – with the help of State Senator Pat Browne (R- Lehigh) and the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – have successfully achieved a victory for teens with Dyslexia. PennDot released an audio version of the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual April 28.

By making the driver’s manual available in an audio form, Pennsylvania will allow potential drivers with dyslexia and other reading issues to access the driver manual in a way that takes into account their learning issues.

Area residents honored for their efforts for others

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Five Bethlehem area residents are among those honored by The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging for contributing their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community. The “Outstanding Senior Awards” Program took place April 27, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.

State offers military family tax help

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.

Counties get conservation, recreation grants

Monday, January 2, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced a total of $757,000 in state grant funds for conservation/recreational projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

The projects include:

Northampton Co.

• $200,000 for Bethlehem Township to construct a hiking trail and pedestrian walkway at Housenick Memorial Park. The project will also entail landscaping, signage and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access improvements;