Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY will be hosting a Volunteer Kick-off from 7-8PM on Feb 26 to jumpstart 2019 and help you gain an understanding of who we are, who we serve and why volunteers are so important to us. Meet other volunteers, ask questions and share ideas. Contact Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555 x39,

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, is seeking volunteers (age 13+ or 10+ with adult) to assist with their annual “Wild-at-Heart” event Feb 16. Contact Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171 x248,

Beekeepers Classes offered starting Feb. 13

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

The price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and field trip to club apiary.

For more information call 610-737-7676 or visit

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Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

L.V.I.A. and the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority hosted a two-day “FIll the Bus” donation drive in support of local federal employees at ABE who are being affected by the partial government shutdown.

Traditions of Hanover independent senior living community marketing director Megan Sedlock, and director of resident life and case management Marisa Leaser, delivered 10 bags filled with non-perishable items, toiletries, diapers, wipes and dog food to the Lehigh Valley International Airport on January 23.

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Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815,

Abraham DeJesus, orchard worker

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Abraham DeJesus, 88, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 06, 2019. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Juan DeJesus and Juanita Morales.

He worked for most of his life in orchards.

He is survived by eight children, Gilberto, Jose, Migdalia, Hilda, Ralph, David, Maria and Isabelle; and more than 90 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two children, Ada and Juan.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.


Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, February 13

Northampton County Industrial Development Authority, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton

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

BASD board (snow date), Finance and Human Resources committees meetings, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

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

Thursday, February 14

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