Bethlehem Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

2019 Freddy nominations list

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Here’s the list of the 2019 Freddy Awards nominations:


Bangor Area, “Mamma Mia!”

Easton Area, “Oklahoma!”

Freedom, “Anything Goes”

Nazareth Area, “Curtains”

Parkland, “Curtains”

Phillipsburg, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”

Saucon Valley, “Curtains”

Southern Lehigh, “Les Misérables: School Edition”

Warren Hills Regional, “The Addams Family”


Bangor Area, “Mamma Mia!”

Dieruff, “Once on This Island”

Easton Area, “Oklahoma!”

Emmaus, “Les Misérables: School Edition”

Northampton County senior menus

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, May 15: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, au gratin cauliflower, wheat bread w/ margarine, chocolate chip cookie.

Thursday, May 16: Apricot nectar, pork barbecue on a bun, Amish potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Friday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, green peas, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled plums.

2019 Freddy Awards nominations

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Bangor, 16; Freedom, 14; Emmaus, 13;

Nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards were announced May 9 during a live broadcast of “69 News at Noon” on WFMZ-TV.

Of 155 Freddy nominatons, Bangor received the most with 16 Freddy nominations.

Freedom was next with 14 Freddy nominations, followed by Emmaus, 13 nominations; Nazareth, 13 nominations, Parkland, 12 nominations, and Easton, 12 nominations.

Rehearsals for the opening number of the live broadcast featuring four students from each of the 30 participating schools began May 9 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“The Moment” is now: Viktorija Gečytė with Gene Perla Trio is on the 11th annual tour, “In The Moment,” including 7:30 p.m. May 17, “Jazz Upstairs,” Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. In addition to Gečytė, vocals, performing will be Gene Perla, double bass; Edsel Gomez, piano, and Adam Nussbaum, drums. Gečytė, a native of Lithuania, attended Lafayette College on a scholarship, and performed at New York jazz clubs. In 2008, she moved to Paris where she performs regularly at jazz clubs and festivals. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N.

Lehigh County senior menus

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 15: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, May 16: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, May 20: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, May 21: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Eric Llewellyn Bergman, DoPW retiree, teacher’s aide

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Eric Llewellyn Bergman, formerly of Bethlehem, died May 16, 2019. He had Parkinson’s Disease and was diagnosed in 2011. He was the husband of Sylvia Sue Bergman for 52 years.

Born in Bloomington, Illinois, he was a son of the late Kathleen and Allen Bergman and was raised in Champaign, Illinois.

He graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee and earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Tennessee.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Valley: DaVinci honors students

DaVinci honors The Da Vinci Science Center 20th anniversary Hall of Fame Awards Gala was held on April 27 at the ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks. This year’s event celebrated the curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci and the modern day achievements inspired by his legacy.

Raj Kundu

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in School

Liberty HS

Grade: 12

Family members: Kaushik Kundu (father), Kwanjai Chonlapan (mother), Anita Kundu (sister)

Favorite subject: I love all of the sciences – biology, physics, chemistry – because they are each like a looking glass: through each of them, I’m able to catch a small glimpse of the amazingly complex world which we live in.

Activities: I am involved with the Robotics Team & Club, tennis team, debate team and Science Olympiad Club. Extracurricular activities really enrich the high school experience.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, May 22

Bethlehem Committee of the Whole: City pension funds. 6 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 6 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem City Council, 7 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St. Rescheduled due to primary elections.

Fountain Hill Borough Council, if needed. 7 p.m. 941 Long St. (change of date for this month)

Freemansburg Council, 7 p.m. 600 Monroe St. (change of date for this month)

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