Bethlehem Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Claudia M. Evans, artist

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Claudia M. Evans, 56, of Bethlehem, died April 24, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of Twila (Scholl) Evans of Bethlehem and the late Robert Evans.

She earned an associate’s degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

She was an artist.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Eric and David Evans.

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Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

BACH Festival opening is May 10

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold their 112th annual Bach Festival opens at 8 p.m. May 10 at Packer Memorial Church, 18 University Drive, and runs May 11 through 12 and 18 through19 at various Lehigh University and Moravian community locations.

There will be guest artists-in-residence, featured young musicians, lectures and chorale sings with the audience. The event’s highlight is the performance of the Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach, first premiered in America at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900.

CITY Summer programs, pools openings set

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Adventure Camp

The City of Bethlehem will hold several school-age recreational programs in various locations this summer. The Recreation Department, in conjunction with DCNR and Wildlands Conservancy, will hold the 12th year of Adventure Camp for City of Bethlehem youth, ages 15 through 15. Activities include kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, biking, white water rafting and paddle boarding.

The program runs are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 24-28. The drop off and pick up location is at the Sand Island Ice House, 56 River St. Space is limited.

VALLEY Choral concert set for May 5

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus, comprised of youth in grades three through12, will perform at 3 p.m. May 5 in Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road. The group is currently in residence at Northampton Community College.

Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information, call 610-861-4120 or email


Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Locals inducted at Kutztown

Kutztown University inducted two local students into the Tau Sigma National Transfer Honor Society at its induction ceremony on April 11.

Beth Nelson and Genaro Robles, of the Bethlehem area, have been recognized as transfer students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their first semester at Kutztown University.

Keri Appleman, of Bethlehem, was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education on April 10. To be inducted, Kutztown University student education majors must have a 3.50 GPA.


Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in School

Moravian College graduation events

Baccalaureate will be held at 5 p.m. on May 10, in Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St. Commencement 2019 will begin at 10 a.m. on May 11 on the John Makuvek Field behind the Haupert Union Building, between W. Locust, W. Laurel and Monacacy streets and Mauch Chunk Road. Please do not wear spiked or stiletto high heels; a thicker or wedge heel will work best.

Cecelia C. Hamil, Ss. Simon and Jude parishoner

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Cecelia C. Hamil, 96, of Bethlehem, died April 25, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor Marchetto and Mamie (Ganci) Bealer. She was the wife of the late Durward H. Hamil.

She was a 1940 graduate of Phillipsburg High School.

She was a homemaker and a former aide at Head Start of the Lehigh Valley.

She was a parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.