Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

MEETING BOARD

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, February 20

Hellertown Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. borough hall, 685 Main St.

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

Northampton County Personnel Committee, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton County Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Canceled-Northampton County Capital Projects and Operations, Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Thursday, February 21

Camelot for Children announces capital campaign

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Goal of phase one to raise $200,000

The Board of Directors of Camelot for Children announced Jan. 28 the commencement of their Capital Campaign, with a goal of raising $500,000 over the next two years.

Phase one of the Capital Campaign will occur throughout 2019 and will be focused on raising funds for improvements to their campus located in Allentown.

The first phase of the Capital Campaign is concentrated on improving the safety and accessibility of Camelot’s 11-acre campus.

Laurent Weintraub Saucon Valley HS

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Keri Weintraub (mom), Matthew Weintraub (dad), Cindy Weintraub (stepmom), David Weintraub (brother), Alexa Weintraub (sister), Molly Nicholas (stepsister)

Favorite subject: Any classes in the sciences, particularly topics involving medicine. I have a true passion for learning how the body works and how to help others feel well and be their best!

Activities: Medical Sciences Club, Special Needs Sports Club assistant, SADD

Next steps: I plan to attend college and major in nursing.

Couple renew vows for 70th anniversary

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The fireside lounge at Traditions of Hanover was overflowing with friends, as Franklin and Edna Graver and other residents said “I do,” again.

The casually dressed Gravers shared the spotlight with two other couples during a vow renewal ceremony at the senior community on Feb. 7, officiated by Pastor Marnie Crumpler from Grace Church Bethlehem.

Married for almost 70 years, the Gravers had never renewed their vows. “It sounded good,” said Edna, smiling.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Because the boys watching today will be the men of tomorrow’

Have you seen the new Gillette commercial geared toward men that addresses bullying, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement?

The commercial, which debuted Jan. 14 on social media, shows boys fighting while adults look on, saying “boys will be boys,” instances of bullying, clips of sexual harassment and more while the narrator asks, “Is this the best a man can get?”

The narrator continues by saying, “Something has changed and there is no going back,” while showing news clips of current events of sexual harassment and more.

volunteers

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem, is looking for a committed volunteer to assist with overflow finance tasks on a weekly basis, including help with allocation calculations of invoices, invoice entry and monthly bank statements. Contact Marc Rittle, 610-297-5131, jmrittle@gmail.com.

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION is looking for volunteers to read to kindergarten and grade one students in schools throughout the city. Contact Vicki Newhard, 484-765-4121, newhardv@allentownsd.org.