The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) first-ever PennDOT Innovations Challenge will run through Feb. 16.
For the competition, teams of students in ninth through 11th grade will submit problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges.
For details, visit www.penndot.gov/innovation.
Mayor Bob Donchez announced Jan. 31 that the city is embarking on a Monocacy Park Master Plan that will include major renovations to the Memorial Pool Complex. The proposed renovations will result in the closing of Memorial Pool for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In light of the closing of Memorial Pool, West Side, Clearview, Stark and Yosko pools will all be open for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Facebook is changing its news feed, and it will decrease the amount of local news that you will see on the site. But there is a way to make sure that you still see the local content from the Bethlehem Press.
The changes to the news feed started rolling out this month. According to Facebook, your news feed will prioritize posts from friends and family over businesses and pages, including local newspapers.
Vincent Paul Seaman Jr., 59, of Allentown, died Jan. 25, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. Born in Warrenton, Va., he was a son of Vincent and Barbara (Krick) Seaman Sr. of Bethlehem. He was the husband of Linda (Hottenstein) Seaman for 34 years.
He graduated from Freedom HS and earned an associates degree from Temple University.
He was an electrician for PP&L.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Aubrey Seaman Adams, and Samantha Judith; a sister, Barbara Stout; and a niece, Rebecca Frockt.
Nitchmann: MATHCOUNTS set for Feb. 10
More than 200 students from 23 middle, intermediate and junior high schools in three counties will compete in the annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® on Feb. 10, snow date Feb. 11, at Nitschmann Middle School, 1002 W. Union Boulevard. The organizers are the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers for students in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, and Monroe Counties.
Sylvia Stock, 95, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan. 11, 2018. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Mazie. She was the wife of the late Edward Stock.
She worked at J.C. Penny’s and later at Waldbaums Grocery Store in New York for many years before retiring.
She was of the Jewish faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Lydia Gelbert of Bethlehem; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Michael Stock; a brother Abe Mazie; and a sister, Reba Glassberg.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
By Dana Grubb
It is said that Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food fest after only Thanksgiving. What is your favorite menu for Super Bowl Sunday?
Marilyn “Molly” A. Bacak, 67, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 22, 2018, at Hospice House of St. Luke’s. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Gallagher) Tommor. She was the wife of Dr. Joseph F. Bacak, III M.D. for 46 years.
She was a Central Catholic HS graduate. She earned an associates degree in secretarial science from Northampton Community College.