Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Future Grenadiers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Gould family members are devoted fans of the Liberty HS Grenadier Band. It’s little wonder, given that Katie DeLong Gould and her sisters-in-law Amy Gould Swanson and Alyson Gould Brader, were all majorettes in the band.

Katie Delong Gould even made a trip to England and Scotland with the Grenadiers in her freshman year at Liberty during the 1995-96 school year. So, it follows that her twins, Evelyn and Bradyn, have made the Grenadiers their favorite marching band as well.

Mounted Unit welcomes friends

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Residents of Bethlehem and throughout the region had an opportunity to learn more about the Bethlehem Police Department’s Mounted Patrol in early September. The second annual open house at the Quadrant Private Wealth Stable on East Langhorne Avenue had hundreds of visitors throughout the day, with activities for all ages. The day ended with a sold-out western barbecue.

‘Thank you’ veterans

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Miller Heights ES Principal Deborah Roeder welcomed dozens of veterans to the school’s 18th annual Veterans Day program Nov. 8, noting the importance of honoring and recognizing their service and sacrifices.

Students sang patriotic songs, read inspirational messages and were joined by the Freedom HS Women’s Choir and Patriot Band Fife and Drum Corps.

Fifth grade students in Boy Scout Troop 346 and Girl Scout Troop 8373 presented the colors during a procession into the gymnasium, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Foiano di Val Fortore Bethlehem has another sister (city)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The City of Bethlehem has a new Sister City, its fifth, as Mayor Bob Donchez and Italian Mayor Dr. Michelantonio Maffeo consummated a Sister City agreement between Bethlehem and Foiano di Val Fortore on Oct. 1.

The Sister City relationship culminates a roughly 18-month process to connect the two communities, which was headed by Bethlehem area residents Maria DelGrosso, Frank Facchiano and Mark Iampietro.

“We went from zero to 60 very quickly,” said Iampietro, who expressed deep appreciation for the support given by Donchez.

Charter Arts Presents ‘The Crucible’

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts presented Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ at three performances Oct. 19, 20 and 21 in the Charter Arts theater. Director Christopher Morris said that the classic play’s “concept of the idea of otherness” influenced its selection. Morris was assisted by Peter Wrenn-Meleck on the set and lighting design, Cheryl Vlasak on costume, hair and make-up design, Mike Lorenz on music composition and David Jerry on sound effects.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in School

Helping students feel special

For the third year in a row, students at a Bethlehem Area School District elementary school benefited from the kindness of both ArtSkills and the Kids in Need Foundation receiving backpacks filled with school supplies. This year students at Lincoln ES were the recipients. ArtSkills manufactures arts and crafts supplies and ArtSkills creative director and partner Michele Demsky said it’s all about “passing it down, paying it forward and giving back.” “All kids deserve the same chances and this levels the playing field,” Demsky added..

Happy Halloween

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Kaiser House of Horrors marks 17th year

On the last weekend of September, Jeff Kaiser is spotted mowing in between all of the displays at his family’s annual Halloween ‘Kaiser’s House of Horror’s’ at the corner of North Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue in northeast Bethlehem. All that remains to ready the exhibit before it opens Oct. 1 are the electrical connections.

Kaiser, his mother Janet, sister Jennifer Yeakel and a few friends had been working since before Labor Day to get everything ready for what has become an October and Halloween tradition now in its 17th year.

Liberty/Freedom Class of 1968

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Memories made at reunion

Nearly 300 graduates and their guests gathered on the weekend of Sept. 15 to mark 50 years since their class graduated from Liberty and Freedom high schools in 1968. Their senior class had been divided with the opening of Freedom HS for the 1967-68 school year, with over 500 remaining at Liberty and the rest transferred to the then brand new high school campus in Bethlehem Township.

Hispanic Center hosts backpack event

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley opened its doors to hundreds of area students and their families for a back to school backpack giveaway Aug. 25.

Several community partners and sponsors combined their resources to present the event with each student receiving a new backpack filled with tablets, pencils and pens. Families lined the 500 block of East Fourth Street in Bethlehem patiently waiting for the 10 a.m. entry to start.