Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

Around Town

Monday, October 8, 2018 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: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit (main) or (south side); newsletter:

Bethlehem Farmers Market: Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farrington Square, Lehigh University. Visit (through Oct. 25).

Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, school teacher

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, 75, of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province, died Sept. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Convent, Bethlehem, where she professed her first vows in 1963. She entered from Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield, Mass.

She was a daughter of the late Raoul and Rita (Lescarbeau) Parent.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Holy Family College, Philadelphia.

LEHIGH CO. Rededication set for Oct. 19

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a free public rededication of the plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 at noon Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets. The event is sponsored by the county of Lehigh.

Originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, the plaque was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center. After it was located in the Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the Lehigh County Government Center.


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Bethlehem Area School District

Preschool programs

Freedom HS offers free preschool programs for parents who live in the Bethlehem Area School District from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, subject to space availability and eligibility requirements.

For more information, call 610-867-5843, ext. 53403 or email

Flu vaccine clinics

There will be a flu vaccine clinic for BASD students and families only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 (rain date: Nov. 11) at East Hills M, 2005 Chester Ave.

Edward J. Crocus, of Polish heritage

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward J. Crocus, 93, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 07, 2018. He was the husband of the late Helen (Press) Crocus for 68 years.

He was in the US Navy during World War II.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was a formerly a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he was a member of the pierogi team.

He was an honorary member of the Nam Knights. He was active in the coordination of Pulaski Day in Bethlehem. He was a member of the Polish American Citizen Club, Allentown.


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY is looking for energetic dog lovers (min age 18) to help large dogs get some much-needed daily exercise. Various shifts available. Contact Stephanie Skyriotis, 610-797-1205,

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for someone to prepare its monthly newsletter with articles and photos about ongoing events, news, fundraisers, etc. for the organization. Contact Patty Feninez, 484-274-8544,


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, October 10

Bethlehem Twp. Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m. 3535 Orth St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, October 11

Bethlehem Authority, 3:30 p.m., city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Public meeting, Northside 2027 residents and business owners, 6 to 8 p.m. Liberty HS.

Monday, October 15

Historic Conservation Commision, 6 p.m. Banana Factory, 25 E. Third St.


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Bethlehem Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office. We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters. Letters to the editor, written either by a candidate or members of the community in support of a candidate, must be received no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.