Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

ALLENTOWN Pride exhibit opens at center

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, is hosting “Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festivals” this month in the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown, through Feb. 21. The display of materials from the collection features the cover images from the first 11 years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festival’s “Pride Guides” programs.

Alexandra Osuji Liberty HS

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Mother, Lucille Johnson

Favorite subject: My favorite classes are AP language and composition as well as psychology. These courses are relevant in my everyday life and allow me to be a better version of myself.

Activities: Social Justice Club, Mini-THON, Student Government, Cops ‘n’ Kids and FBLA

Next steps: After high school I plan to pursue a degree in psychology.

Career goals: FBI forensic psychologist

Heroes: My mom because she’s extremely hard working and considerate of others.

Article By: The Press

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I almost didn’t write this column. Sharing my opinions is fine. Sharing my personal experiences much more difficult.

For a long time, since the separation, I have suffered panic attacks. The attacks are often triggered by sounds. At their worst, they lasted as long as 10 minutes. Fear would overwhelm my system, and I would be shaking, rocking ball on the floor.

Over the past three years, the attacks have lessened in severity and occur less often. Part of this healing has come from time. More has come from understanding the traumas at the root of the attacks.


Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Northampton Campus tour January 28

Northampton Community College Bethlehem Campus tours will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 beginning in Room 220, College Center.

Participants will learn about majors, financial aid, clubs, organizations, career services, and more. All questions will be answered by the experts, and tour-goers will have an opportunity to meet faculty and current students.

For information or to register, call 610-861-5500 or go to

Irene C. Sikora, 540 Democratic Club member

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Irene C. Sikora, 96, of Bethlehem, died January 15, 2020, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was a daughter of the late Helen (Mikosky) and Walter Valovage. She was the wife of the late John D. Sikora for 42 years.

She worked at Woolworth’s and Orr’s department stores in Bethlehem.

She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

She was a member of the church’s senior citizens group. She was a life member at the 540 Democratic Club, Bethlehem.