Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

12th ‘Celebration of Reading’ April 28

Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Explore a police car and fire engine . . . participate in a science experiment . . . work with the folks from the Northampton Community College’s “fabulous” Fab Lab . . . get fingerprinted . . . build with Lego’s . . . create a craft . . . be entertained by storytellers . . . work out with local student-athletes . . . enjoy the performances of more than 600 young people from throughout the community . . . visit one of more than 15 reading stations . . . have your face painted . . . visit the Northampton Community College demo kitchen to learn how to make “Crepes Around the World” . . .

BETHLEHEM FOM awards, concert set for April 29

Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem will host a free outstanding young artist awards and recital program at 3 p.m. on April 29 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St.

Performing will be this year’s outstanding young artists are flautist Micaela Azzati, a student of Robin Kani, first place; and clarinetist Madeleine Baker, a student of Dr. Deborah Andrus, second place. The Rising Star award will be presented by Friends of Music chair Lynnie Godfrey to pianist Muxue “Snow” Du.

A reception and a meet and greet will follow the recital.


Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Luke’s University Health Network

School of Nursing state ranks 5th in state

St. Luke’s School of Nursing ranks fifth out of 76 programs in Pennsylvania and first of all the nursing programs in the Lehigh Valley, according to

The rankings are based on results from the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse board exam.

Established in 1884, St. Luke’s School of Nursing was the fourth nursing school in the United States. It remains the oldest, continuously operating school of nursing in the country.


Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, April 25

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

Bethlehem Township Zoning Board. 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Monday, April 30

BASD, board workshop, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Tuesday, May 1

Freemansburg Council, 7 p.m. 600 Monroe St.

Wednesday, May 2

Historical Architectural Review Board. 4 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

BFA Arts show opens April 22-May 31

Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission will hold “Putting It Together,” a curated invitational mixed media exhibition, from April 22 to May 31. The exhibit explores how artists begin with a single idea and follows that concept to fruition. Each small piece adds up to a final work of art.

There will be approximately 40 works by James A. DePietro, mixed media paintings; Will Hübscher, monotypes and assemblages; Douglas Ihlenfeld, metal sculptures; Julie Miller, photographic collages; Cathy Christy O’Connor, mosaics; Judith Shevell, quilts; and Nancy E. Steffy, ceramic sculptures.

Article By: The Press

Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in School

PREPARE YE THE WAY… for Bethlehem Catholic’s production of “Godspell.” The Becahi Theater Department, led by director Debbie Acampora, performed Stephen Schwartz’s musical “Godspell” on April 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21.

Becahi students tirelessly rehearsed to present the parables from the Gospel of Matthew in a 70s twist. Although Schwartz’s original production featured only 10 actors, the Becahi cast and crew included over 50 talented students.

County-wide drug take-back event

Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites across the county. County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.