Bethlehem Press

Monday, February 19, 2018

Celebrating community diversity

Monday, July 3, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

A mural currently being produced on the north facing wall of 414 Hayes Street is one part of the neighborhood improvement project currently underway under the auspices of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) and Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust, with financial support from Wells Fargo Bank, according to CACLV associate executive director of community development Ellen Larmer.

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.