Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Alan D. Raber - sportscaster; court crier

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Alan D. Raber, 93, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 2, 2019, in the Phoebe Home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Van Buren H. and Mary (Geiser) Raber. He was the husband of the late Edith Jane (Morgan) Raber for 47 years.

He was a 1943 graduate of Allentown HS and longtime class reunion committee member. He attended Union College, where he majored in electrical engineering and was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

A veteran of World War II, he was an aviation electronics mate with a carrier aircraft service unit of the Atlantic Fleet in the U.S. Navy.

Around Town

Monday, February 18, 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) or 610-867-7852 (South Side); Visit www.bapl.org (main-11 W. Church St.) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (South Side- 400 Webster St.); newsletter: http: / / bit.ly/2bTICeZ.

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

Article By: The Press

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senate

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.

State House

Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

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

Gabriel M. Scala from Berwick

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Gabriel “Fat” M. Scala, 97, of Berwick, died Feb. 9, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He had been residing with his son Gabe and his wife Gina, of Bethlehem, since May 2018. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Sebastiano and Maria Lucia (Cavaliere) Scala.

He was a 1938 graduate of Berwick HS.

He was a seaman first class in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942, during World War II, in the Asiatic-Pacific area for 14 months.

PROPERTY TAX March 1 exclusion deadline nears

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Individuals seeking relief on this year’s school property tax bills are urged to check their status for homestead/farmstead exclusions before March 1 and apply if eligible.

If a homeowner’s application is accepted, a portion of a property’s assessed value is exempt from the property tax, thus lowering the overall tax bill.

The state is then responsible for covering the difference between the two amounts, using proceeds from gambling revenue to pay the balance.

SCHOOL NEWS

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Free student financial literacy classes

Unity Bank is holding free financial literacy programs for schools and community organizations throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties for the eighth year. The bank’s Start Smart Financial Education Program is a comprehensive financial literacy program designed for grades Pre-K through 12 by up to 10 certified Unity Bank Start Smart Financial Education Instructors who are Unity employees, including branch and administrative staff.

LEHIGH/NORCO Petition the Valley set for Feb. 23, 24

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Democratic Committee, the Lehigh Valley for All and the Northampton County Democratic Committee will host a Petition the Valley District 7 event at nine locations all day February 23 and 24.

Registered Democrats may sign petition sheets to get good candidates on the ballot for the May 21 primary election. There will be notaries at several of the locations to help make all petitions official.

Charles F. Krenos Sr. - city firefighter

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles F. Krenos Sr., 93, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 9, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Ostrich) Krenos. He was the husband of the late Irene K. (Favinger) Krenos.

He was a gunner’s mate 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was involved in the invasion of Normandy.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Fire Department. Upon his retirement after 25 years, he was a courier for First Valley Bank for more than 12 years.

He was a former life member of N.E. Wanderers and Height’s A.A.