Bethlehem Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The gift that keeps giving

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

On Monday morning, I stopped at my local Turkey Hill for a coffee. I didn’t get a lot of sleep the night before.

In the store, I noticed an older gentleman who was also getting a coffee and estimated him to be about 80-years-old. He was talking about the big game the night before to anyone who would listen.

As I was sitting in my car ready to leave, the man came out and stood on the sidewalk drinking his coffee - just looking around and smiling. He seemed to simply be taking it all in.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Motor vehicle accident

Terrance Ramnarine, 27, of Catasauqua, was pronounced dead 2:58 a.m. Jan. 31 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of East Susquehanna Street, Salisbury Township.

Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner was called to the scene of the accident. According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed Jan. 31; the cause of death is attributed to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle accident.

The manner of death was ruled an accident.

Will Social Security be there for me when I retire?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I recently printed my statement from Social Security to see my projected benefits after reading comments on Facebook that the fund has been “tapped twice” and there probably won’t be any money for me when I’m ready to retire.

The saying, “You can’t believe everything you read on Facebook” is partially true in this case.

The years 2020 and 2034 seem to be important dates in the life of Social Security. Those are the years the funds may be in question with a projected deficit.

Francisca Cruz, born in Patillas

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francisca Cruz, 92, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 27, 2018. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Meliton Pabon and Leocadia Rodriguez. She was the wife of the late Benito Cruz.

She was a sewing machine operator in the garment industry for several years and later worked with Allied Environmental Services at Lehigh University. She was a part of a union being formed for those that worked with her.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem, is seeking meal delivery volunteers (18+years). Contact Keri Young, 610-691-1030 x20,

Maria Dulce DaSilva, born in Portugal

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Maria Dulce DaSilva, 63, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 28, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Arouca, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Manuel Sousa and Angelina (Conceição). She was the wife of the late Fernando I. DaSilva for 41 years.

She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church, where she was an Eucharistic Minister, cooked for social events and was on the board of directors for the Irmandade da Nossa Senhora de Fatima.

She was a member of the Portuguese American Club and of the club’s ladies auxilliary.