Bethlehem Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs volunteers (age 25+ years) to read to kindergarten students once a week during the school year. Background checks and registration are required for this new literacy effort. Call Susan Williams, 484-765-4093,

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Allentown needs a volunteer for the gift shop from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Training and background clearances will be provided. Call Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684,

Winter cold no match for Irish spirit

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The seventh annual Parade of Shamrocks in Bethlehem, presented by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, was held despite the bitter cold March 11. Both spectators and participants were bundled up for the St. Patty’s celebration in downtown Bethlehem. The highlight of the annual procession is its march along historic Main Street where a large crowd lines the popular thoroughfare. This year’s 1 p.m. parade seemed to end early, perhaps with groups walking faster and some no-show participants. However, the pride of the Irish remained untarnished.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, March 22

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 6 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Snow date: BASD regular board meeting, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

Monday, March 27

Bethlehem Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Northampton Co. Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment meeting, 5:30 p.m., third floor, room 3116, Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Tuesday, March 28

Sierra Austin

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in School

LV Academy Regional Charter School

Grade: 12

Family members: Belinda and Matthew Austin (parents) and Donavan Austin (brother)

Favorite subject(s): Psychology is my favorite subject because I like learning about how to understand why people behave the way they do and it also helps me understand and better empathize with the people around me.

Activities: National Honor Society

Next steps (after high school): Attending a four year university and majoring in criminal justice and minoring in sociology.

Career goals: Police officer and behavior analyst

Fair set for

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kempton Fair – the one you remember from years ago, starting in 1957 – is alive and well and living in beautiful Kempton, Berks County.

Sponsored by the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, is set for June 15-17.

The refurbished event will bring new energy and new direction, but with more of the old-time feel of yesteryear.

The “Kempton Country Fair” of recent years, an organization separate from KCC, has changed its name and location.

Winifred M. Washco

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Trinity Episcopal Church member

Winifred M. Washco, 93, of Bethlehem, died March 14, 2017, at Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Col. Leonard E. Washco.

She was a registered nurse and worked for St. Luke’s Hospital and for The Bethlehem Corporation.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and was on several committees throughout the years.

She volunteered in the community for various nursing and health care needs, and participated in the Visiting Nurses Association.

Margaret E. Yankovic

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

107 years old

Margaret E. Yankovic, 107, of Bethlehem, died March 5, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Donchez) Yankovic.

She was a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital and retired as the head nurse of the IV team.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a niece, Jo-Ellen and her husband Ron Batarick; a nephew, Charles and his wife Joyce Yankovich; and a great-niece, Catherine Yankovich.

Theresa Schoenberger

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

dietary aide

Theresa Schoenberger, 76, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2017, in her home. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Mary (Zawadski) and Adolph Dalint. She was the wife of Norman Schoenberger for 49 years.

She was a dietary aide at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Christine McGary; two sisters, Josephine and her husband Albert Cech and Mary Bossard; two grandsons, Dalton and Hunter; nieces; and nephews.