Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Margaret A. (Lutz) Jacobson, soup kitchen volunteer

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret A. (Lutz) Jacobson, 90, of Bethlehem, died July 28, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Edna (Kistler) Lutz. She was the wife of the late Walter A. Jacobson.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and attended monthly book group meetings.

She volunteered at the Trinity Episcopal soup kitchen for more than 20 years.

Somebody please do something

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio –mass shooting in historic district, 9 dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas – mass shooting in Walmart, 20 dead, 26 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md. – domestic shooting, three dead, 1 injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va. – multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archives, include:

January – 28 mass shootings, 50 killed, 86 wounded.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Penn State Lehigh Valley

Master Gardener’s sessions offered

The Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners will hold two workshops in August which are open to the public.

Succulent Savvy will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Room 224, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. Topics include popular varieties, light and soil requirements, and avoiding common problems and pests. The cost includes a planter with succulents.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Furman University

Andrew Warner, a Bethlehem area resident, was named to the Furman University dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. To be included, he was a full-time undergraduate student who earned a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.

Kutztown University

Several Bethlehem area students have been named to the Kutztown University 2019 spring dean’s list. To be eligible for the list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

Police pact nets 3% raise

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

After a lengthy arbitration process that began in May of 2018, the City of Bethlehem police bargaining unit, represented by the Fraternal Order of Police Star Lodge #20, was awarded a 3 percent raise each year for the years 2018-22 through an arbitration award issued under the Policemen and Firemen Collective Bargaining Act (also known as Act 111).

No changes were made to their healthcare or pension benefits.


Tuesday, August 6, 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 7

HARB - Historical Architectural Review board, 4 p.m. City hall, 10 E. Church St.

Hanover Twp. LeCo Council, 7:30 p.m. 2202 Grove Road, Allentown.

Thursday, August 8

Change of date: NO City of Bethlehem Planning Commission- rescheduled for August 26.

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

Anthony F. August Sr., former assistant fire chief

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Anthony F. August Sr., 91, of Bethlehem, died July 29, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Jack and Conceicao (Nyguyen) August. He was the husband of Lois A. (Hinkel) August for 71 years.

He began working at age of 15 with Bethlehem Steel. He later started his own business which included a Texaco service station and a paving-hauling and landscaping business.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.