Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

AARP Door-to-door scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Warm weather brings out the door-to-door solicitations.

Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking unsolicited, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or services.

To avoid door-to-door scams, refuse to do business right on the spot.

Always ask for credentials and check with an objective third party to verify someone’s identity.

Never pay for services in cash and be wary of paying upfront for a product or service that will be delivered at a later date.

A receipt is worth nothing unless the business is valid and reputable.

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Press calendar listings are, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of printing. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of information submitted by external parties.

Wednesday, August 14

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

Northampton Co. Personnel Committee meeting, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Finance Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Around Town

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 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:

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side- 400 Webster St.); Visit www.bapl.org or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side)

Bethlehem Farmer’s Market, Northampton Community College: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Laub Lounge, College Center/ Quad; 3835 Green Pond Road. Visit www.northampton.edu/news/ncc-events-calendar.htm#event|farmers-market-at-ncc-wednesdays-year-round|999

Elizabeth Lillian Harrison, 40-year Hotel Bethlehem waitress

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth “Lillian” Harrison, 96, of Bethlehem, died August 8, 2019, while in the care of Alexandria Manor, Nazareth. Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Susan (Matzura) Kosh. She was the wife of the late Richard Harrison and the companion of the late William Bier.

She was a 1941Hellertown High School graduate.

She a well known waitress, along with her sister Irene, at the Hotel Bethlehem for 40 years.

She was a member of the Fountain Hill Senior Center.

She is survived by nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by nine siblings.

VETERANS Services help on August 19

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 19 at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits and to provide information on services available to veterans and their families.

Legion membership is not required. To schedule an appointment, call 610-266-1273.

Fun at the zoo with superheroes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Families visited the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently with activities geared to dads and families.

“Avengers” Captain Marvel and Captain America also attended to keep the families safe from unwanted aliens as well as join families for photos. Despite the threat of rain, most of the day remained dry and the zoo filled with families wanting to enjoy time with the residents of the zoo.

AARP Peer-to-peer payment apps

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

With new technologies come new ways scammers are trying to steal our money.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) money sending apps – Zelle, Venmo, PayPal and the like – are popular ways for friends to send money back and forth.

Unfortunately, scammers are using the same technology to receive payment from individuals they deceive into believing they owe money. These platforms have fewer consumer protections than other forms of payment. Use caution when sending money to people you do not know and watch out if a stranger insists on paying you via P2P apps.

AARP Rental property scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Renting a home is often a big expense and an even bigger one when the rental is a scam.

Scammers look for easy cash by collecting first month’s rent, deposits and application and background check fees and then bolt before handing over the keys.

Numerous versions of rental frauds abound: some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.

36th annual Musikfest continues in Bethlehem

Friday, August 9, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 36th annual Musikifest continues through Aug. 11 in Bethlehem’s Historic District on the city’s northside and SteelStacks on the city’s southside.

There is music at 16 of Musikfest’s 18 venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during the 10-day event.

Also, there are 40-plus food vendors, 45 artisans, street performers and art attractions.

Musikfest hours are noon-11 p.m. through Aug. 11.