Bethlehem Press

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

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION needs volunteers to staff its online Virtual Thrift Store from 9 a.m.-noon on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Contact Deirdre Federico Snyder, 610-740-5500, ext. 322,

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATL. HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton, needs volunteers for D & L’s Opening Day for Trails Clean Up in Hugh Moore Park April 8. Sign up on line or contact Brian Green, 610-923-3548 x234,

Eloi Rodrigues

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Infancy Catholic Church member

Eloi Rodrigues, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 2, 2017. Born in Portugal, he was a son of the late Alexandre and Ana (DeJesus) Rodrigues. He was the husband of Raquel (Fontura) Rodrigues for 63 years.

He was a mason in the CSL department of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

He was a retired member of the Portugese Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 10 children and their spouses; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister; and a brother.


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

Liberty grad in comedy show

Bethlehem native and Liberty HS graduate Kevin Shea will present a stand-up comedy show at 8 p.m. on March 16 at The Broadway Social, 217 Broadway.

He is a stand-up comic who has performed in San Francisco; Los Angeles, including two different sets on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show; the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Kims of Comedy; the Arsenio Hall Show and HBO’s Down n Dirty. He has appeared on Tosh.O and Dr. Ken.

For tickets, visit

Hellertown: Rieger seeks 3rd council term

Great Decisions

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


Luther Crest will host a “Great Decisions” discussion program opening with a video session from 3 to 5 p.m. March 22 at Crest Hall, Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown.

The follow-up discussion, led by Dr. Andrew Essig of DeSales University, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. March 29.

Future sessions will focus on the future of Europe and other topics. For more information, call 610-391-8229.

Volunteer training being offered

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

Crime Victims

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley Inc. needs volunteers to help provide support services for victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

The next volunteer training program will be in March.

This 10-session training will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Crime Victims Council office, 801 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Topics include child abuse, the emotional aftermath of crime, crisis intervention, the criminal justice system, homicide and counseling skills.

Brooke Piazza

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Notre Dame HS

Grade: 12

Family members: Carol Piazza (mother), Mark Piazza (father) and Kristen Piazza (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject to study is my business classes because I intend to study in the business field once I reach the college level.

Activities: I am involved in Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Friends Peer Listeners, Retreat Team, Kairos leader fall 2016, MiniTHON participant, MiniTHON committee, Future Business Leaders of America, a member of the softball team and student body president.

MiniTHON, spring sports, colleges

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in School

The Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) will be hosting its fifth annual MiniTHON, modeled after Pennsylvania State University’s event held to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Liberty and Freedom, typically rival schools, come together as one in this unique 12-hour dance marathon. MiniTHON will be held at Liberty HS March 25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Exchange student

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


EF High School Exchange Year, operated by EF Educational Foundation for Foreign Study, Inc., is now accepting host applicants for the upcoming year. The nonprofit corporation is designated by the U.S. Department of State to operate a J-1 student.

Exchange program students, who are between 15 and 18 years old and arrive from one of 13 countries, will live in the U.S. for one or two semesters and attend a local high school.

Interested Pennsylvania families should visit or email