BASD: Weather emergency closures notice
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires public school districts to be in session for 180 school days each year. A State of Emergency, declared by the Governor, does not automatically waive this requirement.
Police arrested a 76-year-old woman Nov. 9 after discovering she was allegedly stealing electricity from the local provider.
PPL reported a theft via jury-rigged device in the 1600 block of West Broad Street, where officers observed an electric meter had been tampered with to steal power. Police said, along with approximately $90 to replace the meter, Ana Rivera is responsible for more than $1,312 in stolen utilities.
Rivera is charged with criminal mischief and theft of services.
Police arrested a driver and passenger in a car at the Wyandotte McDonald's drive-through for intoxication around 12:40 a.m. Nov. 11.
According to police, 27-year-old Elizabeth Guzman was asleep at the wheel and drunk while in the lane. Her passenger, Pedro Ortiz, 31, was in a similar condition.
Guzman and Ortiz, both of the 400 block of Wyandotte Street, are charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Guzman is additionally charged with driving without a license, driving under suspension and DUI.
Helen Skulteti, 95, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 17, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Anna (Felker) Huesz. She was the wife of the late John Skulteti.
In the 1960s, she and her husband owned and operated the Colonial Bar and Grill, Bethlehem.
She was a member of St. John's Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, and was on the Altar Society.
She was a steward at the former St. John's Windish Club.
Friday, November 23
Annual Christmas City Tree Lighting at 4:30 p.m., Payrow Plaza.
Borough of Hellertown Light Up The Night and Santa Claus, 6 to 9 p.m., 685 Main St., Hellertown.610-841-5800.
Monday, November 26
First Presbyterian Church Hi Neighbors, 10 (Washington's Crossing and the American Revolution) and 11:15 (Cruise the Nile) a.m., 2344 Center St.
Amnesty International U.S.A., group 347, 7:30 p.m., Christian Education Building, 40 W. Church St. Call 610-866-2655
Thursday, November 29
Several area Moravian Churches will display putzes to the general public again this year. The term putz is from the German word putzen, which has various meanings, including to decorate, to place or to make beautiful. At one time, putzing was a Bethlehem holiday tradition during which people visited private homes to see their versions of the Nativity story.
Richard R. Levan, 77, of Bethlehem Township, died Nov. 5, 2012. He was the husband of Anne (Nemith) Levan.
He was a U. S. Army veteran.
He worked for Neuweiler's Brewing Company and later for Steel Stone Manufacturing as an office manager.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly and her husband Richard Maderic and their sons, Jonathan and Matthew.
Arrangements were made by Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Free family health clinic
H.E.A.R.T.S., a free family health clinic for uninsured Bethlehem residents, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St.
The program is provided with the help of Temple University and St. Luke's Hospital. Call 1-866-785-8537 for an appointment.
L.V. Hospital given certification