Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lawrence M. Wilson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

SCCC member

Lawrence M. Wilson, 59, of Bethlehem, died unexpectedly on March 5, 2017. Born in Sellersville, he was a son of the late David and Genevieve Wilson. He was the husband of Susan J. (Ott) Wilson for 35 years.

He worked in sales for more than 25 years, most recently with Electronic Security Solutions.

He was a member of Silver Creek Country Club and Hartefeld National Golf Club.

Gerald C. Snyder

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1957 LHS graduate

Gerald C. Snyder, 67, of Bethlehem, died March 3, 2017. He was a son of the late Beatrice (Keller) and Charles “Jack” Snyder. He was a 1957 graduate of Liberty HS. He earned both bachelor and master degrees from Allegheny College.

He worked for the Social Security Administration for many years in Los Angeles, Calif.

He sang in choral groups and choirs.

Charity game

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Salisbury Youth Association will play against the Salisbury Police Department in the first annual charity basketball game and fundraiser.

The event will be held 1 to 6 p.m. March 25 in the Salisbury High School gymnasium.

Net proceeds will go to the Salisbury Police Department to support “Project Life Saver” and “National Night Out.”

Unsung Heroes being sought

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


To celebrate Older Americans Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes county residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community. The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony at 1 p.m. May 17.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

Forms are also available at on the Aging and Adult Services home page.

LV Press Student Poetry Project deadline March 17

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The deadline for submissions for the 12th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project is March 17.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 26 and 27 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Movie Review: ‘The Salesman’

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“The Salesman,” the 2017 Foreign Language Film Oscar recipient, is a must-see.

The gripping, powerful drama gives you a view of life in Tehran, Iran. Guess what? Despite the foreign language, and once you get accustomed to the English subtitles, “The Salesman” seems not too unlike a domestic drama and suspense thriller that might take place in the United States.

Allentown Symphony presents world premiere

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Celebrating the “Symphonic Organ Festival” at the conclusion of the March 11 Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Classical Series” concert program at Miller Symphony Hall are, from left, Sheila Evans, Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director; Eric Ewazen, composer, “Concertino for Organ and Orchestra”; Diane Wittry, Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director-Conductor; Hector Olivera, organist for the program, and Barry Holben, Vice President, Sales, Allen Organ Company, which commissioned the Allentown concerts’ world premiere of the Ewazen “Concertino” and provided the 58-stop, three-

YWCA to honor 9 area women

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4

YWCA Bethlehem will celebrate the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 42nd annual Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center at blue.

The YWCA will present four special awards; the Golden Laurel, the Women of the Year Award, the Mission Award and the Teens of the Year Award.

The Women & Teens of the Year Awards ceremony began in 1975 to empower women and celebrate their achievements in the community. Past recipients of the Women of the Year award include Esther Lee and Marion Horton.