Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Zoners act on Camel’s Hump Farm

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

The Zoning Hearing Board held a special meeting to finish out the Camel’s Hump Farm decision Oct. 15. Only about a dozen people were in the audience, including Victoria Bastidas.

Bastitdas is owner of 3.2 acres of Camel’s Hump farm and the old Johnston House. She is also caretaker of the larger 44 property that Friends of Johnston owns. Planners and lawyers had been arguing for months on whether to allow a variance for an environmental education/childcare center

Bus stops, electronic signs a go

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

The long-awaited zoning decision regarding Camel’s Hump Farm’s request for a variance for an environmental education/childcare center was delayed again Sept. 25, as some board members couldn’t be present.

The board did, however, grant a number of other requests, beginning with a request by Lehigh University for a variance to place bus shelters at 5 E. Packer Ave. and at 1 W. Packer Ave.

Proposed office causes endless debate

Monday, September 30, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Morningstar Financial Services and city zoners have been on a carousel regarding a financial services office at 2 W. Market St. for more than a year, and it was up for discussion once again Sept. 11.

It was another slog, as planners and attorneys spent more than two hours arguing about procedure and whether to accept testimony from previous meeting minutes.

After more back-and-forth and private conferring, directors decided not to allow the minutes and to table all motions for subpoenas until they heard testimony from City Planning Director Darlene Heller.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by LANI GOINS in School

On their way to school

Five Crossing Guards serve the neighborhood around Thomas Jefferson ES. The crossing guards are employees of the Bethlehem City Police Department. Many of Thomas Jefferson’s students walk to and from school, and the crossing guards keep them safe at some of North Bethlehem’s busiest intersections. Some of the guards also cross students from Northeast MS and other local schools. They know many of the students by name, and with almost 95 years of combined experience, they know some of the students’ parents and grandparents too.

S’more than meets the eye NCC, Factory host culinary dessert challenge

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Six students from the Northampton Community College Culinary Program participated in a cooking challenge Aug. 12 at The Factory in Southside Bethlehem. The challenge was to produce dishes incorporating the ingredients used in making in a s’more.

There was a unique ingredient, Stuff Puffed chocolate filled marshmallows to be used in each dish. The other ingredient – graham crackers. Stuff puff marshmallows are produced in partnership with the Factory, and are available exclusively at Walmart this summer.