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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

HELLERTOWN Day of service set for Sept. 10

There will be an open to the public “God’s Work, Our Hands” day of service and fellowship beginning at noon Sept. 10 at Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Main St., Hellertown.

There will be service opportunities, entertainment for children and a 3 p.m. ice cream social for volunteers.

To volunteer, call 610-838-0400 or email or visit

Around Town

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 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 City Hall Rotunda: Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley exhibit: ”Fourth Year Anniversary Impressions” Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September 5 to October 13. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. September 10. City Hall complex, 10 E. Church St. Visit

The power of the T-Tex--Lutheran Manor residents gather signatures, community support for a safer crosswalk

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

While school crossing guards were mobilized recently for the opening of Bethlehem schools to protect community children, no crossing guards have been available to make sure senior citizens and the disabled can safely cross Westgate Drive.

That is until now.

Passing motorists couldn’t help but notice the T-Rex accompanying Lutheran Manor residents last week as they continue their safety walk at the intersection of Westgate and Bathgate drives where they have asked for a lighted crosswalk and a lower speed limit.

Adam E. Chickey Jr., city water controller

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Adam E. Chickey Jr., 71, of Bethlehem, died at home on August 24, 2017. He was a son of the late Esther (Cope) and Adam E. Chickey Sr. He was the husband of Marianne P. (Fidmik) Chickey for 49 years.

He was a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He was a senior water controller for the City of Bethlehem Water and Sewer Resources Department from which he retired after 35 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brian and his wife Francesca; a daughter, Meg; a brother, Joseph Chickey; and a sister, Tina Chickey.

The Reverend Monsignor Richard J. Loeper, Pastor Emeritus of Holy Ghost, Bethlehem

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Loeper, 92, Pastor Emeritus of Holy Ghost Parish, Bethlehem, died Aug. 26, 2017, at Holy Family Villa for Priests, Bethlehem. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Mary A. (Voelker) Loeper.

He attended Saint Paul Grammar School, Reading, and Reading Central Catholic HS. He attended Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Millersville State College and Villanova University, from which he earned a master’s segree in education administration, and from The Institute for Continuing Theological Education at North American College, Rome, Italy.