Bethlehem Press

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cleanup set for Sept. 30

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The SouthSide and the SouthSide Arts District clean up will be held rain or shine at 10 a.m. on September 30 beginning at Farrington Square, 8 W. Morton St.

Breakfast for the volunteers will be provided at 9:30 a.m. Cleanup supplies will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Mayor’s SouthSide Task Force, Lehigh University Community Affairs, Alpha Phi Omega, Community Service Office, Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem and Lehigh University.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

Named to ‘Top College’ list

For the seventh year in a row, Cedar Crest College has been named among the top colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report’s Best College Rankings, 2018.

Among colleges in the northern region, Cedar Crest is ranked the sixth Best Regional College, the second Best Value School, the second Best College for Veterans, a Top Regional College and Best Value College every year since 2012.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, September 20

Bethlehem Twp. Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m. 3535 Orth St.

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

Thursday, September 21

Bethlehem City Redevelopment, 4 p.m., 10 E. Church St.

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, September 25

Northampton County Gaming and Economic Redevelopment, NO meeting.

Bethlehem Planning Commission (changed from Sept. 14 this month only), 4 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

Joseph F. Delker, millwright

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph F. Delker, 75, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eva (Skomitz) Delker. He was the husband of the late Madelyn (Zahurak) Delker for 45 years.

He served with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War.

He was a millwright for the Bethlehem Steel and then for Atlantic States Pipe.

He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Repnyek of Hamburg; and a son, Joseph V. Delker and his girlfriend Justine Tafolla of Bethlehem.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

LVHN consolidates cancer care at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the opening of the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at the Children’s Specialty Center, 1210 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, the entire building is devoted to pediatric specialties, as part of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center child-friendly amenities in an attempt to put children and their families at ease in often difficult circumstances.

LV LaunchBox deadline Oct. 18

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.

Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of university and community stakeholders. Applications are available online.

The number of projects selected depends on the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. More than 30 portfolio projects are already active as part of LVLB.

Phoebe Ministries appoints three

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced the following changes in staffing:

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed Executive Director, Regional Operations for Phoebe Ministries.

Prior to the appointment, Staska-Pier was Executive Director of the Allentown Campus. She was Director of Nursing Services for Allentown when she joined the organization in 2004.

A resident of Barto, Berks County, Staska-Pier received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University.