Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Around Town

Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit (main) or (south side); newsletter:

Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery, 459 Main St. Holiday Show, through until Jan. 12. Visit


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Putz displays (Jesus’ birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes- Moravian tradition):

Central Moravian Putz / Star and Candle Shoppe, 1 to 7 p.m. Christian Education Bldg. 73 W. Church St.: Putz: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed December 24, 25. After Christmas daily: 1 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 31. Showings every half hour. For information, visit

Bacchanalia clarification

Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Dear Editor:

I appreciate the coverage of Bacchanalia in your 11/28/18 edition by Tracy Rice. I have some clarifications if you could please print them in your next edition with the Fountain Hill coverage.

The Bacchanalia committee raised $11,500 at their annual event in 2018.

$2500 was donated to the Fountain Hill Little League

$9000 was donated to the Borough of Fountain Hill:

$4500 to the Recreational Improvement Fund

$4500 to the Lechauweki Restoration Fund

Our next event Bacchanalia XVI will be held on 4/6/2019.

Driving seminar raises distracted driving awareness

Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Every day roughly 38 people are killed by distracted and drunk driving in the United States. The Saucon Valley HS S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club held a Teen Driving Seminar to raise awareness of the dangers of both impaired and distracted driving. This event hosted roughly 200 underclassmen, who were introduced to the concept of distracted driving and good precedents to later apply to their lives as drivers.


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a number of heavily intoxicated people around the city in the early hours of Nov. 22.

Around 12:30 a.m. police arrested Justin Gruber, 28, of Bethlehem, when he was found allegedly yelling at random people.

Around 1 a.m. police arrested Simon Talago, 22, of Coopersburg, for allegedly urinating on the steps of the Tally Ho on Third Street.

Around 1:10 a.m. police arrested Joshua Hand, 35, of Macungie, for alleged public drunkenness on Main Street.

Phone scam

Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County detectives arrested two local residents believed to be prosecuting a long-distance telephone scam Nov. 20.

Angela Guzman, 38, and Narciso Burgos-Nunez, 45, both of Cherokee Street, were charged following an investigation instigated by the would-be victim, a man in Alabama suspicious of calls informing him his grandson was being held for bail in Lehigh County.

Christmastime arrives on tiptoes

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Not unlike a child on tiptoes taking a peak in wide-eyed wonderment at Santa’s toys, Christmastime performances of the beloved classic, “Nutcracker,” get ballet dancers en pointe.

If you haven’t seen the “Nutcracker” on stage, there are again several opportunities, including the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley’s 50th anniversary performance (for that preview, see the Dec. 12 and 13 Focus section).