Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Wreaths Across America Veteran’s wreaths set for Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The fourth National Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at noon on December 14 at Fountain Hill Cemetery, 1121 Graham St.

Wreaths Across America is a national non-profit organization that partners with over 1,500 locations in the United States and beyond with placing a wreath on every one of our veteran’s graves at Christmas.

To volunteer and/or make a donation, email Ron at craftybelts@gmail.com or call 610-867-0244.

LUMINARIA Benefit set for Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The 22nd annual Luminaria Night to benefit New Bethany Ministries will be held at dusk (about 4:30 p.m.) Dec. 14. The inclement weather dates are December 15 and, if necessary, Dec. 21. Team captains will notify all block captains of any changes by 2 p.m. on the date of the scheduled event.

Kits may be ordered by visiting www.newbethanyministries.org/events/luminaria-night/luminaria-online-ord... may be picked up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 4 to 7 p.m. December 9 and December 10 at Suite 180, 1510 Valley Center Parkway.

BETHLEHEM Advent breakfast set for Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The 54th annual Community Advent Breakfast, a nondenominational Bethlehem tradition, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7 in Moravian Village, 526 Wood St.

The will be a guest speaker, holiday music, candle lighting and a served breakfast. The event is presented by the Citizens Christmas City Committee.

Information/tickets: call 610-739-3385 or visit christmascity.org/events/54th-annual-community-advent-breakfast/.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Barbara B. Caldwell, Central Moravian Church member

Barbara B. Caldwell, 76, of Hanover Township, died November 22, 2019. Born in Puerta Cabezas, Nicaragua, she was a daughter of the late Neil and Marie (Hodgson) Brautigam. She was the wife of the late Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Caldwell.

She was a graduate of Colegio Moravo, Bluefields, Nicaragua; and of the class of 1965 of Moravian College. She was a 1989 graduate of Leadership Lehigh Valley.

Carol A. (Wunderler) Strohe, phys ed teacher

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Carol A. (Wunderler) Strohe, 54, of Bethlehem, died November 30, 2019, at her residence. She was a daughter of Carl Wunderler Jr. and Hilda (Kollar) Wunderler. She was the wife of David Faust.

She graduated from Northampton High School where she excelled in athletics. She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Stroudsburg University.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Louise E. (Beier) Siegfried, Emmanuel E.C. Church member

Louise E. (Beier) Siegfried, 95, died November 24, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Emil and Mabel (Behney) Beier. She was the wife of the late Sterling E. Siegfried.

She worked for Blough Nursing Home, Bethlehem. She was a cleaning lady at the former Lantern Restaurant.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Bethlehem.

Domestic violence by the numbers

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Over 10 million men and women are the victims of domestic violence in the United States every year.

In Pennsylvania alone, there were:

2015

37,993 - New protection orders from domestic abuse cases

2016

39,056 - New protection orders from domestic abuse cases

2017

39,083 - New protection orders from domestic abuse cases

In Lehigh County, there were:

2015

1,359 - New protection from abuse cases and 883 domestic violence cases

2016

1,346 - New protection from abuse cases and 919 domestic violence cases

2017