Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mary Jane Lutton, PPL employee

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Jane Lutton, 68, of Bethlehem, died August 13, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Pedro and Maximina (Gonzalez) Huertas. She was the wife of the late Robert “Lutz” B. Lutton for 36 years.

She worked in the engineering department of PPL Corporation for over 35 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Jocelyn Hudson; twin grandsons, Miles and Ethan Hudson; a sister, Maximina Williams; a brother, Frank Huertas; niece; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. - Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

VETERANS Women vet expo in Wilkes-Barre

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services (GAC-VS) will host a Women Veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first interagency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.

Nine a.m.-noon at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, 1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre.

MusikFest public safety by the numbers

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Total Adults Arrested – (34)

Total Juveniles (under 18) - (4)


1 - 2004……..44 2 - 2005……...37

3 - 2006……..56 4 - 2007……...48

5 - 2008……..53 6 - 2009…..….64

7 - 2010……. 77 8 - 2011…..….81

9 - 2012……..60 10 -2013……..34

11 -2014……..41 12 -2015……..22

13 -2016……..16 14 -2017……..36

15 -2018……..20 16- 2019……..38


by Age Group:

Under 18 years (4)

18 – 22 years (3)

23 plus (31)

RADIO CLUB Licensing classes to start Sept. 3

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free public amateur ham radio (not CB) operators and general class licenses classes on Tuesdays for nine weeks from 7-9 p.m. beginning September 3. The simultaneous licensing sessions classrooms are at Gracedale, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064.

The suggested age for attendance is about eight and older. For information and to register, call 610-432-8286 or email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or visit


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, August 21

Hellertown Borough Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. 685 Main St.

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

Hanover Twp. (LeCo) Council, 7:30 p.m. 2202 Grove Road, Allentown.

Thursday, August 22

Hanover Twp. (LeCo) Zoning Hearing Board (as needed), 7:30 p.m. 2202 Grove Road, Allentown.

Hanover Twp. (NorCo) Zoning Hearing Board (as needed), time TBA. 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Monday, August 26

Bethlehem Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

TURNPIKE Route #309 detours Sept. 6 - 9

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Turnpike - North East extension and Route 309 are closing temporarily from 9 p.m. September 6 until 4 a.m. September 9 in both directions. In case the project isn’t completed that weekend, the work would be completed between September 13 and16.

Emergency service vehicles will not be allowed on the turnpike without permission from the turnpike’s traffic incident management coordinator. Traffic will be detoured onto Routes 22 and 33, and Interstate 80.

AWARD Hotel Bethlehem named to top 10

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Historic Hotel Bethlehem was selected by USA TODAY for the 2019 Annual Readers Choice Awards: 10 best Historic Hotels. One of twenty country-wide hotels nominated, it was chosen by a panel of Historic Hotels experts. The establishment affiliated with Historic Hotels of America in 2004.

It is the first time that the hotel has been nominated. Managing Partner Bruce Haines noted that the honor was the culmination of 20 years of commitment to restoring the hotel to its 1920s elegance and grandeur.

Around Town

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side- 400 Webster St.); Visit or (south side)

Bethlehem Farmer’s Market, Northampton Community College: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Laub Lounge, College Center/ Quad; 3835 Green Pond Road. Visit|farmers-market-at-ncc-wednesdays-year-round|999