Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018


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.

Article By: The Press

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Saucon Valley HS’s UNICEF Club held a Walk for Water event Sept. 26 to raise awareness of the obstacles that many individuals around the world face as they simply try to get water for themselves and their families. UNICEF President Sarah Duffy, a high school senior, and club adviser Jennifer Screnci mapped out a 200-meter obstacle course for seventh grade students at Saucon Valley MS to travel through as they carried jugs filled with water.

Halloween Hauntings

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

Trick or Treat Nights

Oct. 26, 6 to 8 p.m.: Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Hanover Township (Northampton County), Upper Saucon Township.

Oct. 28, 3 to 5 p.m.: Hellertown, Lower Saucon.


Oct. 21, 2 p.m.: Saucon Valley Spirit parade.

Oct. 28, 2 p.m.; rain date: 2 p.m. Nov. 4: City of Bethlehem parade.

Fall Halloween festival

Oct. 13, 3 p.m.; Freemansburg Fall Fest, bonfire at dusk.

Ongoing events

Pennsylvania Sinfonia launches 2018-19 season at Christ Lutheran

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, the local chamber orchestra founded in 1982 by its Music Conductor Allan Birney, begin its 2018-2019 season with a program of “Pomp and Passion,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

With an orchestra that is deliberately small in size to play classical chamber music, the sound is agile and intimate. Listeners can easily distinguish the different instruments in the musical mix. Birney programs works that showcase the capabilities of the chamber orchestra.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Cranberry juice, marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, roasted butternut squash, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Thursday, Oct. 4 - Octoberfest menu: Grilled bratwurst, potato pancake, Bavarian cole slaw, rye bread with margarine, apple turnover.

Friday, Oct. 5: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, Romaine salad w/ Ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, fresh watermelon.


Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Early Elton”: The “Stage on Stage” series continues at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 with “Early Elton: A Tribute to the Trio Tours of ’70-’72,” State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The main stage is transformed into a “club” atmosphere, with band and audience on stage. A cash bar is available on stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Early Elton” is a tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours.

Parker Quartet

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

chamber music:

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem begins its 2018-19 season with the Parker Quartet, 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The program is: Debussy, Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Paul Wiancko, “Strange Beloved Land,” 2013, and Beethoven, “Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “The Harp.”

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been in residence at Harvard University, performs in the United States and Europe, and has made numerous recordings.