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Monday, October 14, 2019

YWCA Climate Change panel Oct. 16

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

YWCA Bethlehem is sponsoring “Climate Change: Lehigh Valley Strategies for Today & Tomorrow” Oct. 16, at Kirkland Village, a Bethlehem retirement community. A five-member panel, including staff from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, will address approaches Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are undertaking on climate change and answer audience questions about plans for the future. The free 90- minute program starts at 11 a.m. and includes time for audience questions.


Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

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Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for over 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the Internet, to smartphone applications and social media outlets, no other industry is as firmly rooted in the foundation of our nation, or our communities, as the free press.

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STOCKINGS Donations sought through Nov. 9

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Press, a division of Times News, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

These simple gifts mean a great deal to the very deserving men and women who sacrifice so much for us and are unable to be home for the holidays.

VALLEY Watershed event Oct. 15 at Lehigh

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Navigating Clean Water Science, the eighth Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Lehigh University’s STEPS Building, 1 W. Packer Ave. Bethlehem. Keynote speaker Ann English will present “Growing a Better Watershed: The Riparian Buffer at Happy Hollow Farm”, about multifunctional streamside buffers.

There will be two half-day workshops, a full day MS-4 track for municipal staff and consultants and other conference sessions. Continuing education credits will be available for engineers and landscaping professionals.


Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

Volunteer Center to receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail: Visit our website for a larger listing of volunteer opportunities.

Fatal accident on Route 378

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Bethlehem police, fire and EMS responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision around 11:20 p.m. Sept. 25 on Route 378, in the southbound travel lanes near the Eighth Avenue exit.

On arrival, Bethlehem officers located a 2013 Hyundai Sonata and a 2003 Toyota Corolla. Extensive damage was done to both vehicles, which had collided, and the Corolla was on fire. The operators of both vehicles succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. Both operators were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.