Bethlehem Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018

GIRL SCOUTS Cookie Crunch set for Feb. 25

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

The event benefits both the GSEP and AQ’s Art Education Fund which provides quality arts and education programs for area students.

Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorites. For tickets and information, visit or call 610-332-3378.

Dorothy C. Anderko, 100 years old

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy C. Anderko, 100, formerly of Bethlehem, died at her Pawleys Island, S.C. home on Feb. 8, 2018. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pauline (Bednar) Alex. She was the wife of the late Francis C. Anderko.

She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Justice of Pawleys Island, S.C. and Punta Gorda, Fla. and Sandra Kitson of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy Grimm and Tom Ahern; five great-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, Mira and Garnet Grimm; and Willa Ahern, Frankie and Danielle Kitson.

TORCH CLUB Meeting on March 1

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Torch Club will be meeting 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The lecture topic will be “Belgium-Netherlands Gardens.”

Advanced registration is required.

To inquire about the club or attending the meetings, call 484-619-3655.

Upcoming talks can be found at the Lehigh Valley Torch Club Facebook site under events.

STATE PSP issue 2017 drug seizure report

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pa. State Police announced recently that troopers confiscated $14,747,304 in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2017.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, state police seized more than 18 pounds of heroin and over 111 pounds of fentanyl. The drugs have a combined street value of $2,269,920. Troopers also removed nearly 181 pounds of cocaine and 34 pounds of methamphetamines, valued at nearly $4.7, million from the highways and communities of Pennsylvania during the same period.

Enter Student Poetry Project

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

‘Punk Rock Flea Market’

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Tape Swap Radio and the Bethlehem Area Public Library host “Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17, at the library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem.

Expected are 20 vendors from Lehigh Valley businesses, artists, and crafters, 21,000 CDs and vinyl records on sale, and music by DJ Reverbiscar in a benefit for renovation of the library’s Bob Cohen Room.



Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

If the shoe fits: “Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, plays the State Theatre Center for the Arts for two performances, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. The musical, starring, above, Leslie Jackson and Tatyana Lubov, originally written for television, debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. The show, which made its Broadway debut in 2013, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book by Hammerstein, was directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.