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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

In light of recent tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, as well as the many that have come before, I found it a little more comforting when I noticed on Aug. 5 on Main Street a Bethlehem police officer carrying more than just his normal service revolver as he patrolled Main Street with a second officer.

Dana Grubb

Penn State offers 2 gardening courses

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Join the Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners for these exciting workshops Succulent Savvy, Today’s Hydrangeas and Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden.

Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden, A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Burnside Plantation Pollinator Demonstration Garden, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Did you know many of your flowering vegetable plants produce pollen and nectar that help feed our pollinators?

National Night Out – Freemansburg

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Face paint and a burning suv

Freemansburg’s National Night Out was well attended, with a solid crowd of families coming for the children’s attractions, free food and drinks, interactive displays by the Freemansburg Fire Company, displays from local groups, identi-kits for children by the Freemansburg police, a raffle, face painting, and a burning car. Justine Rossi, one of the organizers, explained the entire event is paid for by sponsors, both corporations and local business, who together provide $10,000 for the event.

AARP Public Wi-Fi scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Are you using public Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi is a great convenience, but it can be risky. Scammers can set up a Wi-Fi network with a name similar to the one you’re intending to use, hoping you’ll connect to it, or they can hijack your information between you and the Wi-Fi access point.

Do no more than checking the weather or browsing sports scores; otherwise, hackers can steal your passwords, see your email or intercept financial transactions.

Make sure your device isn’t set to connect to Wi-Fi automatically.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Make a ladderback chair Aug.19

There will be a building ladderback chairs classes from 9 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to 23 at Northampton Community College’s Fab Lab, 511 E. Third St.

Members will create a traditional post-and-rung chair using time-tested green woodworking methods to create a sturdy chair while learning principles of differential wood shrinkage.

There is a cost. For information or to register, visit or call 610-332-8665.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem, is accepting volunteer applications for their Teacher Store where teachers from Title I school districts can shop for free school supplies four days a month. Call Beth Baier, 610-419-9356.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations, and therapy dog visits. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.