Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hanna O’Connor

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in School

Moravian Academy

Grade: 12

Family members: Wendy (mom), Michael (dad), Caitlin and Allison (sisters)

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects are probably chemistry and world history. I’m fascinated with archaeology and anthropology and these classes give me a good opportunity to learn about them.

Activities: I took martial arts for four years. I am the soundboard operator/sound designer for my school’s theater department. I often hike with my school’s outdoor education program.

Next steps: I plan to go to a college which I have yet to choose.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in School

Rochester Institute of TechnologyNathan Bracalente, of Bethlehem, was named to the RIT dean’s list for the fall 2016-2017 semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for the list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is located at 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. Visit

University of Hartford


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Thursday, March 9

Bethlehem Authority, 4 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Planning Commission, 3:30 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Monday, March 13

Mayor’s Open Door, special event Q&A to answer questions or address any issues about upcoming special events for the public, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St. Must reserve: RSVP to 610-865-7079.

Bethlehem Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m. Monocacy Towers, 645 Main St.

ALLENTOWN Great Decisions series opens

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Luther Crest will host a “Great Decisions” discussion program opening with a video session from 3 to 5 p.m. March 22 at Crest Hall, Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown.

The follow-up discussion, led by Dr. Andrew Essig of DeSales University, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. March 29.

Future sessions will focus on the future of Europe and other topics. For more information, call 610-391-8229.

William W. Wolfe Sr., born in Freemansburg

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

William W. Wolfe Sr., 80, died Feb. 20, 2017, at Lehigh Valley-Muhlenberg Hospital. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Harry and Marion (Searfoss) Wolfe. He was the husband of the late Nancylee M. (Hahn) Wolfe for 25 years.

He was a paratrooper in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by two sons, William Jr. and Daniel; four daughters, Sondralee and April Wolfe, Rachel Rasley and Darlene Shannon; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, David Wolfe.

Karey A. Roberts, box office manager

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Karey A. Roberts, 62, of Bethlehem and formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 26, 2017. Born in Hershey, she was a daughter of the late Joseph V. and Nedra L. (Sponaugle) Fry.

She was a box office manager at the State Theatre. She was previously a PPL customer service supervisor.

She is survived by two daughters, Arden Leyden and her husband Justin Frankenfield and Teal Payonk and her husband Andrew; two grandsons, Shane and Ryder; four siblings, Vaughn R. Fry, Mitchell R. Fry, Melissa L. Tiefenbach and Kyle K. Fry; and her friend, Deborah Thiel.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

VALLEY Exchange student hosts sought

EF High School Exchange Year, operated by EF Educational Foundation for Foreign Study, Inc.,is now accepting host applicants for the upcoming year. The non-profit corporation is designated by the U.S. Department of State to operate a J-1 student.

Exchange program students, who are between 15 and 18 years old and arrive from one of 13 countries, will live in the U.S. for one or two semesters and attend a local high school.

Interested Pennsylvania families should visit or email

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM Parade of Shamrocks March 11

The Celtic Cultural Alliance’s Best Legs in a Kilt contest will be held at 11 a.m. at Donegal Square, 534 Main St. Contestants must pre-register by calling 610-866-3244.

The CCA’s free seventh annual Parade of Shamrocks will begin at 1 p.m. at 10th Ave. and W. Broad streets. The participants proceed east on Broad St., turn right on to Main St., head south on Main St. and end under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge.