Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

INDEPENDENT SENIOR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK LV, Bethlehem, has a rewarding volunteer opportunity as a driver. Contact Lois Favier, 610-419-1645,

Carol-Anne Muller, administrative assistant

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Carol-Anne Muller, 73, of Bethlehem Township, died June 8, 2018, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Queens, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Walter E. and the late Anna L. (Rath) Gray Sr. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Muller Sr. for 41 years.

She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She was, for many years, an administrative assistant in New York.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Brown named First Presbyterian Pastor Emeritus

There will be a service of celebration at 9:45 a.m. June 24, to honor The Reverend Keith Brown with the title of Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem. Following the combination traditional and contemporary service, there will be a celebratory brunch in the Kirk Center. Both events will be held at 2344 Center St.

Pastor Brown served the Presbyterian Church USA congregation from 1969-2000. He is being recognized for his exceptional service and faithfulness.

Barton Jack Grimm machine shop operator

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Barton Jack Grimm, 84, of Bethlehem and formerly of Catasauqua, died June 5, 2018, at home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Walter and Ellen (Strunk) Grimm.

He was a machine shop operator for the Fuller Company for many years before retiring.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy and his wife Rebecca and Thomas and his wife Sharon Ferrucci; a sister, Sarah Jane Hedgecock; four grandchildren, Megan, Heather, Julia and Marisa; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Elli.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Info Session on Home Health Aide Careers June 20

Northampton Community College will hold home health aide career and education information sessions at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 20 at the Easton Educational Outreach Center, 25 S. Third St., Easton.

Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or cognitive impairments by assisting in their daily living activities, and older adults who need assistance.

The Home Health Aide program starts July 30 at the Easton Educational Outreach Center.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, June 13

Bethlehem Twp. Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Thursday, June 14

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

Monday, June 18

BASD, Special Board, Finance Committee and Human Resources, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 6 p.m., 10 E. Church St.

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

Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Valor Advisor ribbon-cutting

Saturday, June 9, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

An outdoor ribbon-cutting for Valor The Advisor Network will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 7 at 123 S. Third St., Easton.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, members of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, and staff of the Valor Network are expected to attend.

Tours of Valor’s newly-renovated offices, Suites 4 and 5, will be given as part of a networking event that will include music. There will be food and refreshments provided by Blue Ridge Winery, Mojo Hill, Chocodiem, and Bank Street Creamery.

The event is free and open to the public.


Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Real-life drama: Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) presents the world premiere of “A Softening of Her Eyes,” opening June 8, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Behlehem. The play, written and directed by CKP co-founder Ara Barlieb, is based on the true story. A black man on trial tells his story on a radio show. Will Alexander, above left, plays the lead, Emmanuel Thorogood Morris. Trish Cipoletti, above right, plays Leslie Grant, the radio show host. Tickets: The Charles A. Brown IceHouse box office, Sand Island, 56 River St., Bethlehem;;; 610-395-7176