Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

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Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Anthony Alvarado-Ortiz, 29, of Hoffert Street in Fountain Hill, on five counts of indecent assault Sept. 27.

Police say local women aged 20-27 reported a number of incidents since June of a man grabbing and touching them. These all took place around the Lehigh University area, and a number involved the man exiting a blue vehicle.

Alvarado-Ortiz was remanded to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

VALLEY Pediatric Cancer gala set for Nov. 9

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Tickets are now available for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Hearts of Gold Gala 5-11 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Centennial Event Center in Center Valley.

This sparkling evening will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, music, dancing and the much-anticipated live auction featuring artwork created by local cancer kids.

All proceeds go toward helping local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

For more information, call 610-297-7292.

Katharine Claire Schreiber Burgess, born in Allentown

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Katharine Claire Schreiber Burgess died recently. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Albert W. Schreiber. She was the wife of Lance Burgess.

She was educated in the Allentown city school system.

She was a retired employee of Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania.

She participated in and enjoyed choral presentations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, William of Waynesboro; two cousins, Lois Winkler and Robert Killian of Philadelphia; nieces; and nephews.

FIRE DEPT Housing ceremony set for Oct. 17

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem will hold a ceremony to “push” the newest City of Bethlehem Fire Department engine into the firehouse for the first time from 6 to 7 p.m. on October 17 at Lincoln Fire Company No. 5, 2412 Easton Ave. .

There will be a firefighter meet and greet after the ceremony.

The 2019 Pierce 107 foot Quint vehicle is a dual purpose engine and a ladder truck. According to the Pierce website, quint refers to the unit’s five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders.[

Around Town

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website

Wednesday, October 9

“There’s Just Something About That Name”: Pat Pla (progam), 1 p.m. Bible study for adults, 11 a.m. to noon; Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road. 521 Pembroke Road. Information, senior activities: call 610-867-4681.

Thursday, October 10

Jerome Livingston: “A man is not supposed to cry” (program), 10:45 a.m. Tai Chi, 10 a.m. Age 50 and up. Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road. Call for information and for senior activities: 610-867-4681.

Friday, October 11


Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem received recently the 2019 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award.

The AHA program recognizes the city Emergency Medical Services for their efforts to improve the treatment and care of suspected heart attack patients.

The City’s EMS Director Thomas Decker stated in a recent city newsletter, “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in medical efforts through Mission: Lifeline.”