Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

GRADUATION

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s President Ann D. Bieber announced the August 2019 graduates, including those with honors, which included three Bethlehem area residents. They are Amy Dresh (Cum Laude), Destiny Soto and Karen Strohl.

West Chester University

Dana E. Pollock, of Bethlehem, graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a minor in Spanish.

Wilkes University

Boscola announces $600K-plus in local crime prevention grants

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that Northampton and Lehigh counties along with three local nonprofits have been approved by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for grants totaling $662,691 to enhance efforts to assist crime victims and improve county governments efficiencies in dealing with crime issues.

PEOPLE

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Students complete summer program

She has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a child and saw newborns in a neonatal unit. So every weekday this summer, the Freedom HS student has risen early so she can make the 30-minute walk from her home to St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bethlehem campus.

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Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Major Thomas Bernard Carroll, Air Force career officer

Major Thomas Bernard Carroll, 79, of Valley Forge and formerly of Bethlehem, died August 25, 2019, in Phoenixville. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of late Arthur P. and Bernadette (Gibbons) Carroll; and stepson of John E. Kinney. He was the husband of Marie Ann (Pursell) Carroll for 59 years.

He was a 1957 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School. He was a graduate of Penn State where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Research Development.

Chocolate Lab celebrates its 17th anniversary

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Chocolate Lab on Main Street in Bethlehem celebrated it’s 17th anniversary with an Alien Invasion party Sept. 21. A spaceship hovered over the sales counter, probably hoping to beam up some delicious chocolate. Two large Alien cutouts watched over the store and customers. Owner Arlene Brockel and her staff wore black t-shirts proclaiming “straight outta area 51”. The festivities began with face painting, story time with Miss Dana from the Bethlehem Area Public Library, and free samples of chocolate and baked goods. Outside, two local artists, Chris P.

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Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Madeline A. Jablonski, Synthetic Thread retiree

Madeline A. Jablonski, 82, of Bethlehem Township, died September 27, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Irene Bair. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Jablonski for 60 years.

She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.

She was a seamstress in various mills; retiring from Synthetic Thread.

YWCA Climate Change panel Oct. 16

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

YWCA Bethlehem is sponsoring “Climate Change: Lehigh Valley Strategies for Today & Tomorrow” Oct. 16, at Kirkland Village, a Bethlehem retirement community. A five-member panel, including staff from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, will address approaches Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton are undertaking on climate change and answer audience questions about plans for the future. The free 90- minute program starts at 11 a.m. and includes time for audience questions.

MEETING BOARD

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, October 2

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. City hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, October 3

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

Northampton Co. Human Services Committee, 3:30 p.m. Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

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

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

HELLERTOWN - Apple Festival set for Oct. 19

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be an apple festival from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on October 19 at the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse, 4216 Countryside Lane, Hellertown, 18055.

Admission is free for all activities except pony rides (cost). There will be a story hour, crafts, schoolhouse tours, meet / greet Johnny Appleseed, face painting, cakewalks. Live music by Rhythm Road and Rickman Blues Band. Refreshments (cost) include apple baked goods, hot dogs and apple cider.

For more information, call 610-625-8771; email lshistorical@gmail.com; or visit https://lutzfranklin.wordpress.com.