Bethlehem Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

MEETING BOARD

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, March 6

CANCELED - HARB-Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, March 7

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

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

Northampton County Economic Development, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton County Council, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Asa Packer students learn

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in School

The importance of helping others

Asa Packer ES students received a visit from Cathy Heimsoth, executive director at Traditions of Hanover, Feb. 7, to learn about the importance of volunteering within their community.

In 2019, the school initiated a goal for their students to perform acts of kindness every day. Heimsoth was there to help the students with their goal and to share information about an organization called The CHEMO Bag Inc.

Lending a hand on President’s Day

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

On Feb. 18, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) hosted its first Senior Day of Action at multiple locations across the Lehigh Valley.

Thirty-one multigenerational volunteers and AmeriCorps VISTAs spent President’s Day morning lending a hand at Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley, Valley Youth House Maternity Group Home and Lehigh Valley Children’s Center. The event is one of several planned for the year with the goal of engaging older adults in the community.

volunteers

Monday, March 4, 2019 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 cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs a volunteer coordinator to be responsible for the recruitment, retention, and recognition of local program volunteers. Contact Dana Lindsey, 610-264-3616, volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.

Geraldine N. DiGiacinto, worked at AT&T

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Geraldine N. DiGiacinto, 92, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 22, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Farris) Nemchik. She was the wife of the late Attilio “Fats” DiGiacinto for 56 years.

She worked at AT&T for 38 years until she retired in 1986.

She was a parishioner of the former Our Lady of Pompeii of the Most Holy Rosary Church.

Judge petitions for additional grand jury power

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that pursuant to his request the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, has petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant leave to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury. The supreme court has granted the petition of Judge Dantos.

Author gives some storytelling tips

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Despite snow and freezing rain, author Alan St. Jean, of Columbus, Ohio, visited Holy Family School during Catholic Schools Week and shared with the students storytelling tips that can turn a predictable story into one with twists and turns.

St. Jean is the author of “Aidan of Oren” and “Chronicles of Oren” trilogies, and the picture books: “Big Fella,” “Spooky Mooky,” “Alyssa and the Spider,” “OinkADoodleMoo” and “OinkADoodleTwo.

Around Town

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Area Public Library:

Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http: / / bit.ly/2bTICeZ. As of March 4, Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Main Library, 11 W. Church St., opening hours: 9 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. Saturday hours remain the same, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.