Bethlehem Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

‘We’re all in this together’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

The Bethlehem NAACP held its 73rd annual Freedom Fund Banquet Feb. 18 at The Meadows in Hellertown. The banquet featured songs, speeches and awards celebrating the arts, all with the theme “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice” in mind.

In his welcome, Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio stressed the importance of communication in today’s society, a belief also fundamental to Mayor Bob Donchez, who could not be present at the banquet.

Traveling Resource & Information Fair

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

‘Showing … evacuees what Pennsylvania is made of’

Tables full of informational pamphlets and the sound of conversation filled the Fifth Street Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) Community Room at the traveling resource and information fair Jan. 23. The fair, assembled by the Pa. Department of State, was designed to assist those relocating to the area due to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.

Humans of Liberty HS

Monday, January 15, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in School

‘Our stories … make us who we are’

When Liberty HS social studies teacher Adam Reitz noticed how many different types of students walked Liberty’s halls, he knew he wanted to find a way to highlight this diversity. Inspired by the Humans of New York Instagram account that features interviews collected on the streets of New York, he decided to create his own: Humans of Liberty High School.

‘A story wanting to be told’

Monday, January 8, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

“Once upon a time, there was a story that wanted to be told. This story was new, this story was old. This story was alive, this story was true, this story was about me, this story was about you.”

Such began the talk given by award-winning author Crescent Dragonwagon in the Bob Cohen Room of the Bethlehem Area Public Library Dec. 12. The talk, whose title matched its opening line, focused on the power of literature and storytelling.

Tree toss for charity

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

The parking lot at More Miles Automotive on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem was alive with Christmas spirit Dec. 16 during the annual Christmas Tree Toss for Charity. Holiday music played in the background as participants competed to see who could throw the tree the furthest, all while raising money for Turning Point, a place that offers safety and services to victims of domestic abuse.

Holiday House Tours return Dec. 9

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

The Bethlehem Historic District Association (BHDA) Holiday House Tour 2017 offers tour participants a unique opportunity to celebrate the holiday season while becoming better acquainted with Bethlehem’s history. The Dec. 9 tour will explore nine homes in Bethlehem’s Historic District, enlightening visitors with historically-appropriate decorations and information about each home’s specific history.