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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CIVIL WAR Roundtable event May 3

The Civil War Roundtable will unveil the refurbished Post 182 G.A.R. monument at 2 p.m. May 3 at Bethlehem’s Rose Garden, Eighth Ave. between Raspberry St. and Union Blvd.

The keynote speaker will be Bethlehem native Peter Maugle, a National Park Service ranger at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. Expected guests included Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez as well as city and BASD officials. The Nitschmann middle school band will play.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

ARTSQUEST ‘Great News’ screening May 4

There will be a preview screening of Tracy Wigfield’s “Great News,” featuring John Michael Higgins, at 8 p.m. May 4, at SteelStacks, Arts Quest,101 Founders Way.

Wigfield is the Emmy Award winning writer for “30 Rock” and “The Mindy Project”. The show’s pilot, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, premieres at 9 p.m. April 25 on NBC.

For information and tickets, visit or call 610-332-3378.

Richard J. Green, sheet metal mechanic

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard J. Green, 98, of Bethlehem, died April 14, 2017, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Adam A. and Margaret (Schipke) Green. He was the husband of Doris Green for 63 years.

He was in the Army Air Corps, 441st P-38 fighter squadron, during World War II.

He was an inspector leader in the #4 machine shop at Bethlehem Steel prior to World War II. He was a sheet metal mechanic for 32 years until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #19 from 1948 until his death.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LVCIL Gala set for May 4

The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living will hold a Galactic Gala Star Wars-theme event at 5:30 p.m. with a sponsor’s reception and at 6:30 p.m. for the public, on May 4 in the Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, 18078. All proceeds will benefit LVCIL’s programs and services for people with disabilities living in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SENIORS Health Expo set for April 27

There will be a free Senior Health and Wellness expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Old York Road Senior Center at Moravian House II, 720 Old York Road. Representatives from Golds Gym, Senior Life, Moravian and DeSales colleges, as well as Bethlehem Area Vo-tech will be present.

20 plus vendors will offer educational information, including what services are available for seniors. Presentations include health screenings, reflexology, aromatherapy, blood pressure, blood sugar checks, massages and fitness demonstrations.

William A. Bosak, BASD bus driver

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

William A. Bosak, 85, of Bethlehem, died in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, on April 17, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Erma (Shifter) Bosak. He was the husband of Anna Marie (Olay) Bosak for 58 years.

He was a 1949 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for Bethlehem Iron Works. He was later a bus driver for the Bethlehem Area School District.

He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

He was the financial secretary for more than 50 years for the Bethlehem Panthers A.A.

CHAMBER Italian fest set for June 17

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Italian Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on June 17 in downtown HIstoric Bethlehem.

There will be a wine trail with 14 wines curated by South Italy Imports. The Italian Food Trail will include The Brick, Tapas on Main, Twisted Olive, Colony Meadery and more. Music will be provided by Trouble City All-Stars, Cunningham & Associates, Sunshine Symphony and street musicians.