Bethlehem Press

Monday, February 17, 2020

Disney Co-Op

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a cooperative work experience for LCCC students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., during the fall 2020 semester.

The co-op program allows students to earn six college credits as they spend one semester working, learning and living at Disney World or Disneyland. Since the program began in September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.

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Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in School

BaSD: School Guidance Counselor Week

The Bethlehem Area School District is celebrating School Guidance Counselor Week School Counselor Week. The BASDistrict thank all the district guidance counselors for all they do for the school district, the students and the community. BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy’s thank you message may be viewed by visiting

Barry L. Decker, worked in print shop

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Barry L. Decker, 78, of Allentown, died January 24, 2020 at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Frederick and Rose (Pumm) Decker. He was the husband of Anita L. (Bloch) Decker for 57 years.

Before he retired, he held various truck driving positions and also worked 18 years in the print shop at Bethlehem Steel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Jeffrey M. and his wife Mary of Emmaus; a sister, Beverly Sweitzer of Berlin, Maryland; three grandchildren, Zachary, Kerstin and Paige; and a great-granddaughter, Zayyan.

STUDENT PROFILE Jenna Grochowski Liberty HS (coordinated by Julia Swan)

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Teri Grochowski (Mom), Joseph Grochowski III (Dad), Joseph Grochowski IIII (brother)

Favorite subject: English and history. They are both so intriguing to learn and it’s very easy for me. I like learning new words and their meanings, and history I like knowing what happened before I was born and before my parents were born.

Activities: Community service at Cedarbrook Nursing, Lincoln Elementary and BAVTS.

Next steps: I plan on becoming an RN. I just applied to Alvernia University for their nursing program.

Around Town

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website. 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 (main) or (south side); newsletter: Homework help through April 30 (visit website).


Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, February 5

HARB - Historical Architectural Review board, 5 p.m. (note time change), City hall, 10 E. Church St.

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

Thursday, February 6

Rep. Bob Freeman, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Council chambers, 685 Main St., Hellertown.

Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting, 7 p.m. Illick’s Mill – second floor, 100 Illick’s Mill Road.

Northampton County Special Finance Committee meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Why it’s important to support Governor Wolf’s Charter reforms.

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

The reason I sought a school board position is because, in my opinion, public schools are one of the most (if not the most) important thing we as a community collectively do. Over 90 percent of us learn to read and write, tackle math and science, find our passion and purpose, in public schools. They’re a springboard to opportunities of all kind. They anchor our neighborhoods. They train our future local leaders.


Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Allentown is looking for volunteers to help Sound the Alarm on Saturday, April 25, 2020 as they work alongside local fire department personnel, community leaders, and members of the public distributing and installing free smoke alarms, sharing critical fire-safety tips, and helping to save lives! Equipment, supplies & training provided along with breakfast and lunch. For details, call Ned Bloom at 484-403-4721,

John V. Reynolds, Moravian College professor

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

John V. Reynolds, 68, died Jan. 27, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem, from cancer. He was the husband of Rachel Reynolds for 46 years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and a doctorate of philosophy degree from Rutgers University, both in political science.

He was a professor of political science at Moravian College, using the study of American politics to show students how to question, analyze and trust the power of institutions to preserve democracy, from 1979 until his death.