Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

BETHLEHEM Earth Day fest on April 27

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Food Co-Op’s sixth annual public Craft Fair and Earth Day Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, April 27 at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road.

There will be more than 40 local artisans, food vendors, crafters and community organizations. Education Tent programs run from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be children’s activities and a raffle.

There is no admission fee. For information, visit

‘How do I get a grant for that?’

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

One of the best parts of being an administrator for the Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is being able to make positive change and that positive change is often made through grants. Grants are money that governments give to organizations to do something specific to benefit the community: install new picnic tables at a public park, preserve farmland, make a sidewalk handicapped accessible, etc.


Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for volunteers for their 8th Invitational Swim Meet from 8am-4:30pm on Saturday May 11 at Liberty High School. Many volunteers are needed to enable this to be an annual event. Full day volunteers sign up at If you can do at least a 4-hour shift, do not sign up on Sign up Genius, but contact Dana Lindsey at with your time.

Legislator contactS

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.


Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815,

An active spring

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in School

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical Students have been preparing for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Autism Walk to be hosted at the SteelStacks April 27. Students have been preparing the famous puzzle pieces made of particle board that the children customize to their own design. So far the students cut, sanded and base coated 350 pieces. Approximately e18 students have assisted in preparing the pieces and another 21 students will participate in the walk.

Presentation about ‘Earth Day’ at LV Heritage Museum

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”

Three Poems

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Walk Away Girl

Someone was rude to me today

I walked away

Their eyes were still as hard as hard clay

The Calm Girl

When someone is rude

They would not let me play

But I stay calm

Kind and Smart

I feel like

I’m perfect me

If anyone is mean I’ll walk away

Abigail Brown

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

The 21st Century

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

People on the airwaves always preach

who I should be

How to dress,

how to talk, maybe how to breathe

We could always use their limber fingers to

paint pictures on what young girls

should aspire to be

We are not Beautiful

unless we look like women in magazines

I have

no power without a man standing

next to me

Can someone tell me if this

is all an illusion or if this is how

the world is turning out to be?

It’s the 21st century

Yonaidi Rosario

Age 13, Grade 8

Broughal Middle School