Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

LHS announces HOF inductions for 2019 class

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

On behalf of the Hall of Fame Committee, Liberty High School is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame inductions for 2019. The induction will take place in Memorial Gymnasium on May 4t, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m.

All interested parties may contact Tanya Hood for ticket purchase and event information. She can be reached via email at

Congratulations to the class of 2019.

Gino Capuano: 1985 Wrestling (State Champion-138)

Oran Correll: 1946 Track (State Champion-Pole Vault)

Joe Craig: Coach, Liberty Athletic Director

Rivalry series will honor local teams at Coca-Cola Park

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be celebrating local school districts and communities in the all-new St. Luke’s Rivalry Series.

Multiple schools will be celebrating their pride with classmates, alumni and friends throughout the opening month at Coca-Cola Park.

These communities will be able to show off their school pride as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play each of their scheduled games.

Tickets start at $8 and the first 250 purchasers from each school will receive a T-shirt in their school’s colors.

Here is a list of the remaining rivalry series:

IronPigs announce packages for 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced more exciting promotional packages for the upcoming 2019 season. Princess Tea Party, Fortnite, Star Wars Jedi Training and Harry Potter Quidditch Training packages will each be available for $35. Fans can purchase packages by going online to

Fortnite Day

On Saturday, May 11 at 6:35 p.m., the IronPigs will host Star Wars Night that features Star Wars Fireworks! The Jedi package will include a field level ticket, light saber and on-the-field Jedi training from 5:35-6:15 p.m.

Princess Tea Party

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Steel win

Led by Philadelphia Union players Kacper Przybylko and Fabinho, Bethlehem Steel FC handed Charleston Battery their first loss of 2019 with a 3-1 victory at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday evening.

The home side made their presence known at the beginning of the first half when midfielder Michee Ngalina played in Zach Zandi who had his shot blocked by a Battery defender.

Liberty well-represented on top performance list

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference released its top track and field performances late last week.

Liberty athletes are well-represented on the list with a number of top spots.

The Hurricanes Javonte Haynes is tied for the top spot in the 100 with a time of 10.80.

Darlyn Fermin, also of Liberty, is tops in the 1600 with a 4:35.7 while teammate Cole Frank leads the way in the 3200 with a 9:58.40.

BFC Earth Day fest on April 27

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Food Co-Op’s public sixth annual Craft Fair and Earth Day Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on April 27 at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road.

There will be more than 40 local artisans, food vendors, crafters and community organizations. Education Tent programs run from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be children’s activities and a raffle.

There is no admission fee. For information, visit

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News



April 22

With the deadline to register to vote for the May 21 municipal primary fast approaching on April 22, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is reminding Pennsylvanians the Online Voter Registration (OVR) is the quickest and easiest way to register.

On May 21, voters who are registered as Republican or Democrat will choose their parties’ nominees for judicial and local government positions.

Around Town

Tuesday, April 16, 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:Visit (main library, 610-867-3761, 11 W. Church St.) or (south side, 610-867-7852, 400 Webster St.); newsletter:

Tech Support Saturdays: 1 to 3 p.m. 15 minute one on one sessions. Register by phone, online or in person: 610-867-7852;; South Side Branch, 400 Webster St.

Kay A. Altemus, special needs caregiver

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Kay A. Altemus, 83, formerly of Lutheran Manor, died April 2, 2019, while in the care of Cedarbrook Fountain Hill. Born in Sweet Valley, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Smith) Shaw.

She devoted most of her life to the care of adults and children with special needs. She opened her home to many through a life sharing program, worked for 2 group homes and also worked as an Intermediate Instructor at Colonial Intermediate Unit 20.