Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is in need of a training coordinator. Contact Dana Lindsay, 267-221-7740,

Raul Sandoval, Holy Infancy Church member

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Raul Sandoval, 83, of Whitehall and formerly Bethlehem, died July 16, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Ayutla, Mexico, he was a son of the late Daniel Sandoval and Maria L. Martinez. He was the husband of Margaret (Ramos) Sandoval for 59 years.

He worked for and was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem.

YWCA Bethlehem to celebrate 90 years

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

YWCA Bethlehem’s 90th anniversary celebration will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Saucon Valley Country Club. The luncheon will highlight the agency’s accomplishments through nine decades of social change for civil rights and women’s empowerment. YWCA Bethlehem will present three community awards and welcome four new members to its board of directors. Jordyn Kenzie, the 16-year-old singer songwriter who was named Outstanding Female Artist at the 2017 Lehigh Valley Music Awards, will share her unique, soulful sound. Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Digg will deliver a keynote address.

Zoners approve new UGI LGN tank

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

By a 4-0 vote, Bethlehem’s Zoning Hearing Board granted dimensional variances and a special exception to UGI on July 12 for a 98 foot high, 78 foot wide liquefied natural gas facility. This tank, which has a 2 million gallon capacity, will be located in Bethlehem at 2470 Ringhoffer Road. That is an 84-acre tract of former Bethlehem Steel land, and is now part of Lehigh Valley Industrial Park.

Ann M. Heselwood, information technician

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Ann M. Heselwood, 104, of New Tripoli, formerly of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2017, in her home.

She was the wife of the late James Heselwood.

Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie (Schar) Mayer.

After graduating from finishing school, she became a governess for a family in Switzerland and then moved to the United States and became a citizen in 1953.

Later, she worked for 22 years as an information technician in the Bethlehem Steel Research Department until retiring in 1978.

RED CROSS Call for donors

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors due to several thousand fewer donations during the last two months. The shortage is resulting in delays for those in need of urgent medical care.

For more information and to sign up, visit or call 1- 800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

There is also a blood donor app available at Users can schedule appointments, track total donations, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team.

Bud H. Cole

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Outdoor educator and journalist

Bernard H. “Bud” Cole, of Northampton, died July 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, after a long illness. He was the husband of Beverly L. (Cole) Cole for 24 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard G. Cole and Alvona (Sterner) Cole.

He graduated from Whitehall HS in 1962 and East Stroudsburg University in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with a specialty in health and physical education. He was certified in driver education and outdoor education.