Bethlehem Press

Monday, April 23, 2018

State Police seek help on cold cases

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website,

Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.

Some of the highlighted cases are:

•Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains were never recovered.

United Way’s Celebration of Caring April 18

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) has announced the award recipients for this year’s 2017-18 campaign awards, recognizing individuals and corporations who excelled in their contribution to the community through giving, volunteering and advocating. UWGLV will present awards April 18 at DeSales University in Center Valley.

United Way’s Celebration of Caring honors and recognizes the generous contributors who support children, families and seniors in the Lehigh Valley through education, healthy aging, food access, and emergency services.

STUDENT PROFILE by Julie Swan - Emma LaFaver, Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: In addition to my mom and dad, I have three siblings ages 15, 13 and 10, and a cat named Thelonious Monk (after the jazz pianist). My family challenges me to be the best I can be, which has helped me achieve numerous awards and accomplishments.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Jumbars chef wins award

Paul Hoffert, chef-owner of Jumbars, Bethlehem, has been named a Combray Creative Chefs LLC / Combray Award winner. The breakfast and lunch only restaurant, which uses local suppliers and seasonal ingredients, was recognized for “Excellence of a Chef-owned restaurant.”

The monetary award is meant to ease the financial pressures of maintaining the excellence of a small restaurant and to provide flexibility to a creative chef.

Ruth Addie Kunsman, pediatric nurse

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ruth Addie Kunsman, 86, of Bethlehem Township, died in her home on April 6, 2018. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Semple and Evelyn (Messinger) Rush. She was the wife of George M. Kunsman for 66 years.

She was a 1952 graduate of Easton Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and was a pediatric nurse at Easton Hospital for several years and later at Warren Hospital, New Jersey.

She was a former member of Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville, N.J.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is right around the corner (4/30-6/4) and many volunteers are needed to make this annual fundraiser successful. Contact Jen Gibbs, 610-861-7556,

GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Allentown, needs volunteers to help with registration, activities, refreshments and event set-up / clean-up for their free community event, Healthy Kids Day April 21. Contact Maribel Tandazo, 610-351-9622,

Around Town

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Pinochle, 1 p.m. Lower Saucon Township Senior Center, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike. Call 610-625-8744 for senior schedules and activities.

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

Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda: Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission curated invitational mixed media exhibition, “Putting It Together,” April 22 to May 31. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Rotunda,10 E. Church St. Visit

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