Bethlehem Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017

BETHLEHEM New medical app available

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

EMS Week, which begins May 21, will be recognized by a local funeral home which is offering a free community mobile application to assist local first responders. Vitalboards, whose address locations will be identified to emergency personnel via the app, are write-on-wipe-off two-sided magnetic memo boards with a wet erase marker with mounting clip. One side is specifically for medical information entries.

Elizabeth Zapotocki, known as ‘Mom Zap’

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” “Mom Zap” Zapotocki, 84, of Bethlehem, died May 14, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of Elizabeth (Kaminsky) and John Aleba. She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Zapotocki.

She is survived by four children, Liz of Hummelstown, Stanley II and his wife Nancy of Hellertown, Kathie and her husband Timothy Reilly of Zionsville and Nancy and her husband Matt Graves of Shepherdstown, W.V.; four grandchildren, Beth, Jennifer, Becky and Michele; and three great-grandchildren, Liam, Oliver and Liza.

She was predeceased by seven brothers.


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Dae Kim is Linny award winner

ArtsQuest Foundation’s Pinnacle of the Arts award will be presented to actor Daniel Dae Kim at the second annual Linny Awards ceremony on Nov. 9 at SteelStacks. The 1986 Freedom HS graduate was chosen as he is a former Lehigh Valley resident who is known in the visual, literary or performing arts.

The Hawaii resident plays detective Chin Ho Kelly in the series “Hawaii Five-0” and was a cast member of the show “Lost” on television. He starred in both the London and Broadway productions of “The King and I.”

Another View Firearms do not belong in the hands of teachers, school personnel

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee recently approved Senate Bill 383, sponsored by Sen. Don White, R-41st, of Indiana County.

This bill, which would allow school directors to establish a policy for allowing personnel access to firearms in school buildings or on school grounds, would amend the Public School Code of 1949.

Senate Bill 383, which passed the committee with a 9-3 vote, will now go to the full Senate for final approval.

Around Town

Thursday, May 18, 2017 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:

Salvation Army: Call 610-867-4681 for schedule.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: daily. Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610 867-7852 (south side) or visit (main) or (south side); for the newsletter, visit 11 W. Church St. (main location) and 400 Webster St. (south side branch).

Article By: The Press

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM City park rules updated

The City of Bethlehem has released the 2017 update of the city park rules. The following are prohibited / banned: swimming, alcohol (permitted in pavilions by permit), portable grills or open fires, tents or temporary structures and generators.

The Saucon Park and Monocacy Park Recreation Areas have special parking regulations. Parking fines in these areas are doubled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Catherine A. Weaver, Christ Church U.C.C. member

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catherine A. Weaver, 93, of Bethlehem, died May 4, 2017, at Westminster Village. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stanley O. and Anna M. (DeLong) Solt. She was the wife of the late Carlton S. Weaver.

She was a member of Christ Church U.C.C., where she sang with the choir under the director and organist (her late husband).

She was a peanut maker at the church.

She is survived by four nieces and nephews, Rick Steely, Barbara Powell and Debra and Tim Steely.

Sally Brewster Lynch, customer service representative

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sally Brewster Lynch, of Whitehall and formerly of Cranford, N.J., died on May 7, 2017. She was a daughter of Richard Wyatt Brewster and a stepdaughter of Dory Brewster. She was the wife of the late Donald Michael Lynch.

She attended Cranford HS and graduated from Stockton State College.

She worked in the insurance industry and then was a customer service representative for Just Born, Inc.