Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019


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

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations and therapy dog visits. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.

ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION, Allentown, is looking for volunteers for performances at beautiful, historic Miller Symphony Hall. For dates and times, call Cheryl Haughney, 610-432-7961.

Curtis James Wallace, QSD teacher

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Curtis James Wallace, 69, died August 15, 2019, at Foxdale Village, State College, after a year and a half battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James J. Wallace and Anne Shatsky Wallace.

He was a 1968 graduate of Quakertown Community High School, and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Penn State University.

He taught for 33 years in the Quakertown Community School District, the last 31 years at the former Milford Middle School. He was a student council and a yearbook advisrr, and a spring plays and musicals director.

Patricia B. McCarty, former steel secretary

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia B. McCarty, 71, of Bethlehem, died August 12, 2019. Born in Hazelton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (McFadden) Bonner. She was the wife of Francis P. McCarty of 48 years.

She was a 1965 graduate of Notre Dame High School.

She was a secretary for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 19 years. She then worked at the Piercing Pagoda home office.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

She was a long time volunteer for the Muhlenberg Hospital gift shop.

Growing Green: Go native

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

As an individual, one might think, “What can I do to help our environment?”

There are many things to consider.

Always plant native plants and pollinator plants. Choosing plants native to the Lehigh Valley can improve gardening success since many of these plants have adapted to the region. Many native plants attract beneficial insects which help control pests, so you are creating a habitat for “good bugs.”

‘Valley Vivaldi’ closing season with concert at Wesley Church

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The fourth and final 2019 summer “Valley Vivaldi” concert is 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St. (Route 512), Bethlehem.

The program is: Vivaldi, “Concerto for Strings in E minor,” RV 134; Tartini, “Violin Concerto in G minor,” Op. 1, D 85; Albinoni, “Trumpet Concerto in B Flat,” Op. 7, No. 3; Telemann, “Concerto à 4 for Recorder, Violin, Oboe and Continuo,” and J. S. Bach, “Concerto in D minor for Two Violins,” BWV 1043.

Language classes

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College offers language classes this fall in its noncredit division at the main Schnecksville campus unless noted otherwise.

“EZ Deitsch I,” Sept. 12 - Nov. 7: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture.

“Irish (Gaelic),” Sept. 4 - Dec. 11: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sentence structure, grammar, foundation vocabulary, commonly-used verbs, fluency and vocabulary to speak, read and write.

“Italian I,” Aug. 21 - Oct. 23: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Vocabulary for working knowledge.