Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Around Town

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 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 City Hall Rotunda: City Hall complex, 10 E. Church St. Visit http://bfac-lv.org/.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ.

Free homework help: All subjects. Drop in 4 to 6 p.m. through Dec. 7 except Nov. 23. Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St. and 400 Webster St.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Due to space constraints, for ongoing events, please email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem: www.downtownbethlehemassociation.com/events/christmas-city-village or call 610-739-1775; www.christmascity.org or call 610-332-1300.

Christkindlmarkt and Christmas City Village (Weihnachtsmarkt): www.artsquest.org/ 610-332-1300.

Christmas Trees From Around the World, round the clock. Comfort Suites, 120 W. Third St. Call 610-882-9700. Opening ceremony, 1 to 4 p.m. November 26 through Jan1.

Allentown man inducted into Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund program

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including 17 from Eastern Pennsylvania, were inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s In Memory Program in 2017.

The 2017 inductee who was added to the Honor Roll after the June ceremony from Allentown was Lee Allen Wittman, U.S. Army, Aug. 2, 1948 – Dec. 2, 2015.

The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, but are not eligible for inscription on The Wall under Department of Defense guidelines.

VALLEY Puerto Rico relocation help

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Catholic Charities Relocation Assistance is offering help and support for residents of Puerto Rico who are relocating to Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties as a result of Hurricane Maria’s destruction.

Donations may be sent to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown-relocation relief, 900 S. Woodward St., Allentown, PA 18103. For information, call 610-435-1541, ext. 286.

Joan Marie Mazar, worked for United Telephone Co.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joan Marie Mazar, 64, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 7, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of Joan F. (Castner) Turchuck of Bethlehem and the late John E. Lanning.

She worked for the former United Telephone Company, which later became Sprint and Embarq, for 40 years before retiring.

Emma LaFaver

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in School

LV Charter HS for the Arts

Grade: 12

Family members: In addition to my mom and dad, I have three younger siblings ages 15, 13, and 10, and a cat named Thelonious Monk (named after the jazz pianist). My family challenges me to be the best I can be, which has helped me to achieve numerous awards and accomplishments in life.

CONGRESS Bill protects vets from scams

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) to protect older, low-income veterans from financial scams. The bipartisan Veterans Care Financial Protection Act (H.R. 3122) would direct the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to work with other federal agencies and states to develop and implement standards that protect veterans from predatory practices.

FEMA Hurricane victim shelter available

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico have announced that Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) is available to Puerto Ricans who are unable to return to their homes because they are displaced as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This is one of several short-term housing options being offered to meet the demand for post-storm safe housing.