Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lady bug, lady bug fly away home

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Students at the Chesterbrook Academy Preschool have been learning about the important roles that bugs play in the environment, so it made sense that on Earth Day they would participate in a ladybug release for the fifth year in a row.

Noting that the overcast misty weather was perfect for the release, Principal Michele Somishka did the honors as she cut open a shipping bag containing 1,500 ladybugs.

She said that it was important to have the youngsters be active participants in their learning.

BIG DREAM ‘Something higher to aspire to’

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in School

ArtsQuest and the Lehigh Valley Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (LVASCE) celebrated national Engineers Week by premiering ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’, a film produced by award – winning McGillivray Freeman Films. The American Society of Engineers partnered on the project, which was presented by the Bechtel Corporation.

LV Charter Arts HS presents ‘Hair’

Monday, April 24, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Theatre will present “Hair” at four evening performances from Wednesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 29 at 7 PM, and a matinee performance at 2 PM on Sunday, April 30. “Hair” is a rock musical about the 1960s hippie movement based on the book and lyrics of James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music by Galt McDermot. The Charter Arts cast of “Hair” are directed by Ashley Tait-Weller, and Neil Chaban is director of music with Peter Wrenn-Meleck in charge of technical direction.

AAUW’s book sale opens April 20

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is currently hard at work making preparations for its 55th annual used book sale. Over 50 volunteers and area high school students seeking to meet community service requirements have been collecting, sorting and pricing donations at the Memorial Pool House located at 359 Illick’s Mill Road.

Women stand up for equal pay

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Further complicating the economic issues for women, Oakley pointed out that 47 percent of women in college graduate into the workforce with at least $30,000 in student loan debt, needing six more years than their male counterparts to pay off the debt, thus incurring higher interest costs. This sets them back when it comes to investing in 401Ks, affects credit scores, and delays purchasing homes and financing cars. Essentially, said Oakley, this puts them behind males facing the same economic and life issues.

Bethlehem Catholic presents

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in School

Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma’

Bethlehem Catholic Theatre presents the Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II collaboration “Oklahoma” as its spring musical. Set in early 20th century Oklahoma, the musical tells the story of a cowboy and a farm girl who fall in love. The over 50-member cast and stage crew is directed by Debbie Acampora, who doubles as choreographer. “Oklahoma” is produced by Diana Tice and Joseph Fink is music director. Performances continue April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at or by calling 610-866-0791