Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Quadrant moves Historic Home #1

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The investment by Quadrant Private Wealth in the historic property at 2 West Market Street has paid off handsomely. The structure, which was constructed in the 1840s by immigrant Ernst Lehman, has been renovated to allow Quadrant to relocate its offices from One West Broad Street.

According to earlier documentation about the site’s history, trombones manufactured for the Moravian Trombone Choir were once manufactured by Ernst Lehman and his son Bernard in the clapboard building behind the residence.

Bikin’ round Bethlehem

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

City officials, representatives from the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) and bicycling enthusiasts took time May 19 to recognize Lehigh Valley Bike to Work Week 2017 (May 13-21). Gathering at Bethlehem City Hall, a group of about 30 were reminded that biking can be “fun, healthy, green and economical” by Mayor Bob Donchez’s representative Alex Karras.

Scott Slingerland, director of CAT, emphasized that biking is affordable and that Bethlehem residents are within a 15-minute bike ride of their regular destinations.

Remembering those who served

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Restored monument is back in the Rose Garden

Refurbished and stabilized, the Captain Jonathan Taylor GAR Post 182 Monument has assumed its familiar location along West Union Boulevard in the Rose Garden at a May 3 rededication ceremony.

Students and the school band at Nitschmann MS participated in the rededication with Nitschmann Principal Peter Mayes hosting the ceremony. Mayor Bob Donchez provided welcome remarks and Ed Root from the Civil War Round table of Eastern Pennsylvania provided a biography of Captain Jonathan Taylor, for whom the monument was originally dedicated on West Market Street in October 1887.

Rotarians work together to reduce hunger

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Five area Rotary Clubs joined forces March 11 to help reduce hunger in the Lehigh Valley as they set up a production line operation in Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building. Over 100 Rotarians from the Bethlehem, Morning Star, Easton, Nazareth and Saucon clubs packed rice and bean and apple cinnamon oatmeal meals for distribution to area food banks.

Packing 20,000 dry meals in several shifts, the effort marked the first time that all five clubs in Rotary District 7430 had partnered on a community service project.