Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

CINEMAS Sensory friendly movies start Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s free standard and sensory friendly Second Saturday Kids Movie Series will open with “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Red (standard film) and Blue (sensory friendly) Cinemas, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, Arts Quest, 101 Founders Way. The series continues with Cinderella (1950) on Nov. 10 and Polar Express on Dec. 8; free reserved tickets are required.

State police start body camera pilot program

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick has announced the department has deployed its first body-worn cameras in three troops as part of a pilot program.

Select patrol troopers in Troop B, Uniontown; Troop J, Avondale; and Troop T, Somerset; have received the appropriate training and will wear the cameras while on duty through the end of 2018.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem Oktoberfest (Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14) is a free festival that features brew samples, authentic German food and beer, live music and schuhplattlers. Volunteer opportunities include: Beer pourers, ID checkers, retail assistants, mug sellers and more! Sign up at or call Courtney Angle, 610-332-1354,

ITNLEHIGHVALLEY - Help a senior age in place and remain independent by volunteering to drive to medical appointments, grocery stores, church services. Contact Lois Favier, 610-419-1645,

Moravian Archives, music conference dates set

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Moravian Archives will be open to the public for research and for visiting the Building Bethlehem exhibit and the gift shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the archives, 41 W. Locust St.

Building Bethlehem features some of the earliest building plans, drawings, and maps showing the development of Bethlehem during the colonial period. The drawings are combined with artifacts, paintings, and nineteenth-century photographs of the buildings.

Thomas J. Kovacs, served aboard USS Saratoga

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Thomas J. Kovacs, 79, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Bridget (Wayne) Kovacs. He was the husband of Elaine (Mihaljow) Kovacs for 55 years.

He was a 1957 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Saratoga.

He worked in the sales department of the Bethlehem Steel for 38 years.

He was a life member of the USS Saratoga Association and attended many of the reunions.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LVHN: Purcell marketing development VP

Terrence Purcell, president of St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton hospitals, after a merger with St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been named Lehigh Valley Health Network‘s vice president of market development. The Mahanoy City native will guide growth and development initiatives for LVHN in Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties.