Bethlehem Press

Friday, September 22, 2017

State senators say school property taxes #1 complaint

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Special to the Bethlehem Press

Mark Twain once observed that the only difference between a tax man and taxidermist is that “the taxidermist leaves the skin.” That was the sentiment of most of the over 200 people who crammed into Bethlehem Township’s meeting room Wednesday night for a town hall on property taxes.

Sale benefits

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Liberty and Freedom high school students have organized a district-wide fundraiser to benefit the Houston Independent School District.

Bracelets with the message, “BASD Helps Heal Houston” will be available for sale beginning Sept. 11 at all BASD schools. For members of the general public, bracelets will be available at both high schools’ athletic offices during weekdays and for sale at football games at BASD Stadium starting Sept. 8.

Sheila I. Beslanovits, worked for Weiss Markets

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sheila I. Beslanovits, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred Tonn. She was the wife Thomas Beslanovits.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended Northampton Community College.

She worked for Weis Markets and Creative Graphics.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St. -Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18103; or to an animal charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.

Donations benefit

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


St. Paul Baptist Church in Bethlehem has begun collecting donations to support families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey

The collection will continue throughout the month of September, according to Esther Lee, missionaries servant leader of the church.

Those wishing to contribute can send their donations to St. Paul Baptist Church, 925 East Goepp St., Bethlehem, PA 18107

Checks and money orders can be made payable to St. Paul Church. Include “Texas Disaster” in the memo line.

For more information, contact the church at 610-691-9810.

Senior produce

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Northampton County residents age 60 and over are eligible to receive $20 dollars worth of coupons (once for the season) for use at state-registered farmers markets (not for supermarkets or grocery stores). To be eligible, residents must have an income of $22, 311 per year or less or be a married couple (both may receive coupons) with an income of $30,044 per year or less. Proof of age and residence must be presented by all applicants.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Thursday, September 21

International Day of Peace, United Nations: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

Lehigh Valley Veterans For Peace -International Day of Peace from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public one and a half mile loop walk starting at Zion’s Reformed U.C.C. Church, 620 Hamilton St., Allentown. Moment of silent meditation / prayer at noon.

Celebrating Victories/Keeping Vigilance, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 610-861-7555 to register. 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

Friday, September 22

2017 State of the Child County Profiles

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Total children (less than 18 years): 13,540

Children receiving in-home service: 1,326

Children in foster care system: 60


Total children: 82,680

Children receiving in-home service: 10,361

Children in foster care system: 355


Total children: 40,574

Children receiving in-home service: 4,232

Children in foster care system: 354


Total children: 65,177

Children receiving in-home service: 4,085

Children in foster care system: 434


Total children: 29,738