Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Putz displays (story of Christ’s birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes- a Moravian tradition):

Central Moravian Putz / Star and Candle Shoppe, 1 to 7 p.m. Christian Education Bldg. 73 W. Church St. Thursday, Friday: 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.; beginning Nov. 23. Closed December 24, 25. After Christmas daily: 1 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 31. Showings every half hour.

Elizabeth Mary Toth, Sacred Heart Catholic Church parishioner

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth Mary Toth, 91, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 14, 2018, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Cikel) Kovacs. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Toth for 32 years.

She worked in various jobs.

She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bethlehem Township, prior to moving to Holy Family Manor.

She is survived by nieces; nephews; and extended family.

She was predeceased by three sisters; and two brothers.

Dorothy J. Brensinger, Gebhart receptionist

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy “Dot” J. Brensinger, 76, of Walnutport, died Nov. 14, 2018. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George and Lillian (Ward) Lindenmuth. She was the wife of Donald B. Brensinger for 53 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Indianland.

She was a receptionist and assembler at Gebhardt Bowling Supply for more than 20 years.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Local man is Boston U grad

Boston University awarded an academic degree to Aidan T. Newell, a Bethlehem area resident, in September 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts-Performance.

Weber on CFA winning team

Thomas Weber of Bethlehem was part of the Bloomsburg University Forensics team that placed third at the Collegiate Forensic Association’s annual fall tournament held at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.V. on Oct. 19-20, 2018.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Printing class begins Dec. 3

Northampton Community College will hold a class in Roland Vinyl Printing at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Fab Lab, Fowler Family Southside Center.

Participants will learn how to make signs, banners, decals, artwork and more using the new Roland VG650, a large format inkjet vinyl printer/cutter.

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


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE SALVATION ARMY of the GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, needs cooking teams to prepare community meals on Sundays, serving at 1 p.m. Contact Jeff Kulls, 484-554-7992,

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, BETHLEHEM, needs volunteers to help with its Holiday Hope Chests program. Register online:

WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to help gift wrap through Dec. 14 at its 301 Broadway, 5th floor, Bethlehem location. Contact Dr. Enid Jackson, 610-202-1273,

LVHN receives huge gift, renames children’s hospital

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has received one of the largest gifts in its history from local philanthropists and business owners J.B. and Kathleen Reilly. The sizable gift – the amount of which will be kept private per the family’s wishes – will be dedicated to supporting ongoing enhancements to programs, services and facilities of the Children’s Hospital, which now will be named Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.