Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Several Bethlehem area residents were named to the Lehigh Carbon Community College

summer 2018 semester dean’s list. The students, with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50 to be included, are, from Bethlehem: Desiree Laborde, Ashley Piszek, Deandre Tillett, Mae Williams and Mary Wirth; and from Fountain Hill: Dakota Patanella.

Faculty celebrate Blue Ribbon designation

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Faculty at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) took a moment recently to celebrate the school’s recent award-- being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school was one of only 349 schools in the nation and 19 in Pennsylvania to receive the award this year.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Lehigh University

Lehigh University College of Education will hold a fall information session from 4 to 6 p.m. October 23 at Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Hall, Mountaintop.

Meet the faculty and ask questions about both campus and online college degree programs, admissions, financial aid and future career. Tuition scholarships covering the difference between Lehigh’s tuition and the state rate are available for eligible district employees.

Register to attend at


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Thursday, October 18

Bethlehem City Redevelopment, 4 p.m., 10 E. Church St.

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, October 22

Bethlehem Twp. Budget hearing, 5 p.m. Planning commission, 7 p.m. Municipal Bldg., 4225 Easton Ave.

BASD regular Board, 7 p.m. East Hills MS auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

Tuesday, October 23

Mayor’s SouthSide Task Force, 4 p.m. Forte Bldg., 1337 E. Fifth St.

Hanover Township Supervisors, 7 p.m., 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Bethlehem man honored by alma mater

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Bethlehem resident J. Leon Washington was among three people Dakota Wesleyan University recognized recently with Distinguished Alumni Awards during the annual Legacy Banquet Thursday.

The Legacy Banquet honors alumni and friends of Dakota Wesleyan who have generously supported the university. Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field and/or committed great acts of service to their community and/or humanity.

Northampton County Centenarians honored

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

On Sept. 27, Northampton County Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) Advisory Council celebrated 33 Centenarians who are residents of Northampton County and over 100 years young. State Representative Steve Samuelson, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and NCAAA’s Administrator Laurie Greco presented state and county certificates of honor to the Honorees.

LVPC Exhibit opens Oct. 24

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Photography Club will be exhibiting a juried members show, featuring nature and travel photographs, at the Bethlehem Town Hall Rotunda Gallery from Oct. 24 to Dec. 6.

There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the gallery, which is located at 10 E. Church Street. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m.

For information, visit

Donald Hillman, L.U. professor; owned STC

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Donald Hillman, 86, died recently at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in London, England, he survived the blitz on London. He was the husband of the late Susan Hillman for 58 years.

He graduated from Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Ph.D degree.

He was a professor of computer science at Lehigh University . He owned Systems Technologies Corporation. He was instrumental in the early development of artificial intelligence.

NMiH Online store now open

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The National Museum of Industrial History has launched an online store featuring Bethlehem Steel logo, museum exhibits products and handcrafted items, such as I-Beam and stainless steel designs by Lehigh University students.

All purchases benefit the museum’s mission of forging a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today. The museum offers adult and youth education programs, restores important historical artifacts and serves the community as a historical institution.