Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

RADIO CLUB Licensing classes to start Sept. 3

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free public amateur ham radio (not CB) operators and general class licenses classes on Tuesdays for nine weeks from 7-9 p.m. beginning September 3. The simultaneous licensing sessions classrooms are at Gracedale, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064.

The suggested age for attendance is about eight and older. For information and to register, call 610-432-8286 or email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or visit


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, August 21

Hellertown Borough Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. 685 Main St.

Fountain Hill Borough Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.

Hanover Twp. (LeCo) Council, 7:30 p.m. 2202 Grove Road, Allentown.

Thursday, August 22

Hanover Twp. (LeCo) Zoning Hearing Board (as needed), 7:30 p.m. 2202 Grove Road, Allentown.

Hanover Twp. (NorCo) Zoning Hearing Board (as needed), time TBA. 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Monday, August 26

Bethlehem Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

TURNPIKE Route #309 detours Sept. 6 - 9

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Turnpike - North East extension and Route 309 are closing temporarily from 9 p.m. September 6 until 4 a.m. September 9 in both directions. In case the project isn’t completed that weekend, the work would be completed between September 13 and16.

Emergency service vehicles will not be allowed on the turnpike without permission from the turnpike’s traffic incident management coordinator. Traffic will be detoured onto Routes 22 and 33, and Interstate 80.

AWARD Hotel Bethlehem named to top 10

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Historic Hotel Bethlehem was selected by USA TODAY for the 2019 Annual Readers Choice Awards: 10 best Historic Hotels. One of twenty country-wide hotels nominated, it was chosen by a panel of Historic Hotels experts. The establishment affiliated with Historic Hotels of America in 2004.

It is the first time that the hotel has been nominated. Managing Partner Bruce Haines noted that the honor was the culmination of 20 years of commitment to restoring the hotel to its 1920s elegance and grandeur.

Around Town

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 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-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side- 400 Webster St.); Visit or (south side)

Bethlehem Farmer’s Market, Northampton Community College: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Laub Lounge, College Center/ Quad; 3835 Green Pond Road. Visit|farmers-market-at-ncc-wednesdays-year-round|999


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations and therapy dog visits. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.

ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION, Allentown, is looking for volunteers for performances at beautiful, historic Miller Symphony Hall. For dates and times, call Cheryl Haughney, 610-432-7961.

Curtis James Wallace, QSD teacher

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Curtis James Wallace, 69, died August 15, 2019, at Foxdale Village, State College, after a year and a half battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James J. Wallace and Anne Shatsky Wallace.

He was a 1968 graduate of Quakertown Community High School, and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Penn State University.

He taught for 33 years in the Quakertown Community School District, the last 31 years at the former Milford Middle School. He was a student council and a yearbook advisrr, and a spring plays and musicals director.

Patricia B. McCarty, former steel secretary

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia B. McCarty, 71, of Bethlehem, died August 12, 2019. Born in Hazelton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (McFadden) Bonner. She was the wife of Francis P. McCarty of 48 years.

She was a 1965 graduate of Notre Dame High School.

She was a secretary for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 19 years. She then worked at the Piercing Pagoda home office.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

She was a long time volunteer for the Muhlenberg Hospital gift shop.