Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tree toss benefit

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

TURNING POINT

The Bethlehem Christmas Toss for Charity to benefit Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley will be held at noon Dec. 15 at More Miles Automotive, 1458 Stefko Blvd., in conjunction with Lehigh Valley with Love Media. There will be appearances by the Bethlehem Mounted Police, local dignitaries and Santa. The public is invited.

The original event was first held in 2002 when the then Meineke Car Care owner, the late Peter Kearns, challenged Mike DeCrosta, currently of More Miles Automotive, to a contest.

RED CROSS

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood donations often decline during the holidays. Anyone who donates blood now through Dec. 19 could receive an Amazon.com Gift Card (restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal) via email. Information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

Peace Pilgrimage

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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The open to the public, free annual Peace Pilgrimage walk with the Lehigh County Conference of Churches will be held Dec. 8. The pilgrimage route follows Pennsylvania Route 191 (Nazareth Pike to Linden Street).

Participants will meet at the parking lot, 529 E. Broad St., in plenty of time to board the 10:45 a.m. bus to Nazareth Moravian Church. The approximate arrival time at Christ United Church of Christ, Market and Center Streets, is 5:30 p.m. There will be a light meal and talk by J. Jondhi Harrell.

VALLEY

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County and VALOR will be collecting clothing and critical necessities through Jan. 11, 2019, for homeless veterans. Drop-off locations are located in the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., and in the County Courthouse lobby, 455 Hamilton St., both Allentown, 18101.

The Lehigh County Veterans Affairs Office have partnered with Valor to distribute the donated new items to local homeless veterans.

Donations needed of new men’s and women’s hats, beanies, mittens, gloves, scarfs, sweatshirts,

Donors needed

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

RED CROSS

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood donations often decline during the holidays. Anyone who donates blood now through Dec. 19 could receive an Amazon.com Gift Card (restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal) via email. Information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

COLLEGE NOTES

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

NCC Dance Showcase Dec. 6, 7

There will be a dance showcase at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Lipkin Theatre, main campus. It showcases student performances with choreography by NCC dance faculty, guest choreographers and students. Sponsored by NCC Theatre Department. For information, visit the website.

Holiday Bazaar opens Dec. 6

Barbara F. Peabody

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in labor relations

Barbara F. Peabody, 87, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 24, 2018. Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late C. Leonard and Muriel (Sutcliffe) Fisher. She was the wife of the late Jack Peabody.

She worked for 30 years in the labor relations division of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. until she retired in 1982.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth and husband Powers Smith of Lexington, N.C.; a son, John E. of Bethlehem; five grandchildren, David and Joanna, Ben and Ashley, and Becky; and three great-grandchildren, Anna and Asia and Lily, on the way.

Road closures

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

BETHLEHEM

A contractor will be installing a waterline on Fourth Street at Adams Street and will be restricting traffic to one lane in this area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6.

A tree contractor will be working on a tree on Pinehurst Road and will need to close one lane of traffic between Pennsylvania Ave and Robin Way from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5.