Bethlehem Press

Monday, February 19, 2018

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

Soup kitchen seeks new stove - Serving up to 150 people a day, the heavily used 25-year-old stove and ovens are in dire need of replacement and the Trinity Soup Kitchen

Monday, February 13, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Trinity Episcopal Church of Bethlehem has operated its soup kitchen for 35 years and today provides a nutritious hot lunches for 150 people Monday through Friday.

Unfortunately, the heavily used 25-year-old stove and ovens are in dire need of replacement, and the Trinity Soup Kitchen has undertaken a campaign to raise the $16,000 necessary to replace them with a modern Vulcan stove and several convection ovens. That effort has been bolstered by an anonymous matching pledge of $8,000.