Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Highmark Walk

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community beginning at 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University. The 5K Walk begins at 9 a.m.; the One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.; both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team or create a team of your own, or to be a sponsor, sign up at; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email

Film screening set for May 4

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


There will be a preview screening of Tracy Wigfield’s “Great News,” featuring John Michael Higgins, at 8 p.m. May 4, at SteelStacks, Arts Quest,101 Founders Way.

Wigfield is the Emmy Award winning writer for “30 Rock” and “The Mindy Project”. The show’s pilot, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, premieres at 9 p.m. April 25 on NBC.

For information and tickets, visit or call 610-332-3378.

Youth Sunday

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Christ Lutheran Church’s annual Youth Sunday will be held April 23 at the church, 69 Main St., Hellertown.

There will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. led by the church’s youth. There will be special music by Praise Jam 2017.

Following the service, there will be a complimentary buffet breakfast/brunch in the Fellowship Hall for all service guests. Pastor Phil Spohn will conduct an orientation session for prospective members at 11:30 a.m.

Visit for more information.

Grants available for fire equipment for rural communities

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Applications are now available for federal grants to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) announced.

The program is administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and applications are due by May 18.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Cops ‘n’ Kids

Cops ‘n’ Kids will hold the 11th annual Celebration of Reading…and the Arts and Sciences 1 to 3 p.m. April 22 at the Fowler Family Center, Northampton Community Center, 511 E. Third St.

The event, which will be held rain or shine will have food, fun, family, crafts, entertainment, laughter and literacy.

For information, call 610-861-5526 or email or visit

Specifics addressed in report

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The proposed 118-mile PennEast pipeline would run from Luzerne County to Mercer County, New Jersey, passing through Carbon County.

The project also includes a 47,700 horsepower compressor station in Kidder Township.

On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement on the project.

According to FERC, any adverse environmental damage would be reduced to “less than significant” levels through mitigation actions proposed by PennEast and recommended by FERC.