Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

TUCKER’S TOY RUN

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Great ride, great cause

Bikers came from as far away as West Virginia, New Jersey and New York to participate.

The ninth annual Tucker’s Toy Run was held Nov. 2, as sunny weather encouraged over 700 bikers to make the ride from Northampton to St. Luke’s University Hospital’s Fountain Hill campus to deliver well over a thousand toys for pediatric patients throughout the hospital’s system.

“The success we have is because of all of you,” said organizer Rick Nauman.

Boys & Girls Club fix up

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Community pitches in

Boys & Girls Club officials, community supporters and members celebrated the grand re-opening of the Northeast Boys & Girls club facility Sept. 3, as an estimated $55,000-plus sweat equity was poured into the 50-year-old facility located on Fritz Drive.

Board president Joe Madison praised the many community partners and board members who provided both financial and in-kind support.

Interior painting, new ceilings and carpeting, and a new freezer and stove were installed to upgrade the facility.

DONEGAL AND FOUNTAIN HILL ES

Monday, September 30, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

Schools host open houses

Students and their families at both Donegan and Fountain Hill elementary schools attended an open house at each school Sept. 5, meeting educators, gathering information, and relaxing afterward at a block party. At Donegan, they were welcomed by principal Erin Medina and BASD superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy while enjoying pizza and refreshments courtesy of Wind Creek Hospitality, followed by a block party on the school’s outdoor recreation area, which was sponsored by Graceway Community Church.

Community partners give away

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

500 backpacks, school supplies

Hispanic radio station La Mega 99.5, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Pennsylvania Career Link, H.G.S.K. P.C., Merge Barber School, Gateway Health, and JCS Professional Staffing, Inc. combined to provide over 500 backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and handouts to area families with school age children Aug. 17 at the Fowler Community Wellness Center.

Payrow Plaza plots place to play

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The city of Bethlehem has introduced a new play area for children at the city center. It is located on Payrow Plaza between the stairs and south wall and was installed Aug. 27. Health director Kristen Wenrich said the location was underutilized and that the play area, which is stenciled onto the existing paver surface, will provide an activity and learning circuit. Wenrich and chronic disease director Sherri Penchishen led a team of city employees in first laying out the design and then painting the stencil- based activity stations.

City EMS has advanced new wheels

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Mayor Bob Donchez and city public safety officials unveiled a new ambulance to serve the city Aug. 7. At a cost of $147,000 with a trade-in of a heavily used 2009 ambulance, the new vehicle will slide into a front line role to help handle the 12,000 EMS calls received annually.

Praising public safety responders in Bethlehem, Fire Chief Warren Achey said, “As well trained as we are, we still need the proper equipment.”

Birds, bees, cats and dogs COME TO TOWN

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Christmas City Veterinary Hospital has joined the ranks of city buildings that sport a mural to beautify city streetscapes.

“It was such a big plain white wall,” says veterinary nurse Bobbie Dumoff, who has worked with veterinarian Dr. Lisa Cawley since the former bank building at 1003 W. Broad St. was opened as a veterinary hospital eight years ago.

City EMS has advanced new wheels

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Mayor Bob Donchez and city public safety officials unveiled a new ambulance to serve the city Aug. 7. At a cost of $147,000 with a trade-in of a heavily used 2009 ambulance, the new vehicle will slide into a front line role to help handle the 12,000 EMS calls received annually.

Praising public safety responders in Bethlehem, Fire Chief Warren Achey said, “As well trained as we are, we still need the proper equipment.”

3 BASD teachers recognized Roy: ‘Love your students and make them always feel welcome’

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

For the 20th year in a row, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has presented Bethlehem Education Scholastic Trust Awards to teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District. At the BASD’s annual convocation Aug. 21, three teachers were announced as award winners in front of their teaching peers in the Liberty HS auditorium.

Recipients in 2019 are Colleen Donegan, Amy Putlock and Karen Lynn.