Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

CHARTER ARTS NOTES by Mercedes Lobb - Handling the unexpected

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in School

On the first day of school, students of the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts (Charter Arts) Class of 2020 were handed a rose, an honored annual tradition at the school. This gesture marks the start of a new journey for the seniors. As with any journey, there will be ups and downs, but, if there is anything that our seniors have learned these last four months, it’s that they can overcome the prickly thorns.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, June 24

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

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Board, 6 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Township NorCo Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, June 25

Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, 5 p.m. City hall, 10 E. Church St.

Martin Luther Stein, NWLL coach, umpire

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Martin “Marty” Luther Stein, 84, died June 14, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Raymond and Marie (Sauers) Stein. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Yanek) Stein for 53 years.

He was a 1954 graduate of Allentown HS.

He was in the U.S. Navy, joining in 1956, and was aboard the U.S.S. Belle Grove while stationed in California.

CITY Yard waste facility open

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem yard waste facility, 1480 Shoenersville Road, has mulch and compost for pick-up. Hand loading is available for up to three 30 gallon containers for qualified residents of the City of Bethlehem, Hanover Township (Northampton County) and the Borough of Fountain Hill only. Loader services are available for 10 dollars cash only per bucket full. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Spigel named next president, CEO

The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Board of Trustees has named Michael Spigel, PT, MHA, as the organization’s next president and CEO as of August 3, 2020. He is currently the president and chief operating officer of Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, Fla., where he began as an outpatient division president in 2004. He led a post-acute network with a continuum of care and growth trajectory, that closely mirrors that of Good Shepherd, from mid-sized hospital to a nationally recognized large size provider.

Paul Henry Christman Sr., Just Born, BHA maintenance man

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Paul Henry Christman Sr., 78, of Bethlehem, died June 19, 2020. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Leon and Mamie (Repneck) Christman. He was the husband of Carmen Ann (Rivera) Christman for 47 years.

He was a maintenance man for Just Born and for the Bethlehem housing authority for many years before retiring.

He was a member of the Workman’s Compensation Union.

GREEN PHASE Dining, professional sports guidelines

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by The Press in Local News

As more counties move to yellow and green, Governor Tom Wolf has issued an order to elaborate on the reopening process for green phase counties and guidance on outdoor dining in yellow counties, dining in green counties, and professional sports in yellow counties.

Green Phase updated order

The governor elaborated on green phase guidelines announced on May 22 by issuing an updated order for counties in the green phase of reopening.

The orders from Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine update existing yellow phase orders with these revisions: