Bethlehem Press

Monday, August 20, 2018

LEHIGH CO. Voting machines demonstrated

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12

•Dominion Voting: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Theft from

A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked along Susquehanna Street 11:56 a.m. Aug. 2. The resident reported an unknown person is using the plates because tickets have been issued and are being sent to the resident.

An unknown person removed an Samsung phone and a sweatshirt from an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of South Albert Street. The theft was reported 12:45 p.m. Aug. 2.

RED CROSS Blood drive opportunities

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. Type O is especially needed.

Individuals donating blood or platelets now through Aug. 30, 2018, will be eligible to receive an gift card via email. Restrictions apply; see Information and details are available at


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Balazs wins BGC scholarship

David Balazs, a 2018 Freedom High School graduate, was awarded the 2018 Bethlehem Garden Club scholarship.

He was a FHS honors student and participated in Project Lead the Way. He was on the Environmental Awareness team and helped to maintain the building’s courtyard. As a Boy Scout, he participated in area projects such as clearing fields, developing farms and removing invasive species.

He is entering Kutztown University this fall as an environmental science major.

Bin Wang attends national FBLA event

Mark R. Miller, Calvary Baptist Church member

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mark R. Miller, 57, of Bethlehem, died July 30, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenburg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Richard C. and Theresa (Jezick) Miller. He was the husband of Margaret (Sabo) Miller.

He was a 1979 graduate of William Allen HS.

He was a service technician with Verizon before he retired.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark R. Jr. and Michael D.; a daughter, Sarah N.; and a sister, Karen Benjamin.

VALLEY Center gets Just Born grant

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Center for Humanistic Change Inc. was awarded a $2,500 grant from Just Born Quality Confections for their “Heroin and Opioids: YES, you can have the discussion” social media campaign.

The award will aid in educating parents, students and educators and in raising awareness of the heroin and opioid epidemic. The information will encourage people to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive decisions.

For more information, visit

Stockings for Soldiers

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 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

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers to help with Apple Days at Burnside Plantation Sept. 8 and 9. Contact Kristen Walsh, 610-691-6055,