Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Women’s Veterans Day panel at Steelstacks

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The stories of Women in the Armed Forces are the focus of a special Veterans Day presentation at SteelStacks Nov. 11 as the community comes together to honor our nation’s veterans, as well as hear about some of the unique challenges and issues that women veterans face. The 2018 event, “Women Veterans: Reflections of their time in the Armed Forces,” features first-hand accounts of veterans’ experiences while protecting and serving our nation, as well as a screening of the feature film “Blood Stripe.”

Meals on Wheels merger Organization will expand care to people in need, says CEO

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Meals on Wheels organizations in Lehigh and Northampton counties have officially merged to become Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

CEO Vicki Coyle made the announcement today at a special event held at Meals on Wheels’ Bethlehem facility that was attended by donors, volunteers, Board members, partner agencies, staff and more. In addition to announcing the merger, Coyle also unveiled the organization’s new logo and new Web site,, both of which were designed by Bethlehem-based Imagevolution.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Three forums remain

The three Congressional candidates for Pa-7 (Lehigh Valley) are Republican Marty Nothstein, Democrat Susan Wild and Libertarian Tim Silfies. If you’d like to meet them, there are three forums left.

Thursday, Oct 18

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Forum

Coca-Cola Park (club level) 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109

4-5:30 p.m.

Live, tickets may be reserved

Tuesday, Oct. 23

PBS 39 Debate

County gang task force lauded for teamwork

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin is pleased to announce that members of the Lehigh County Gang Task Force received an award from the East Coast Gang Investigators Association. The Association assists members of law enforcement in sharing gang-related information between their departments and agencies and offers training and education to members of the community in street gang awareness and identification.

Single vs.dual stream recycling

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

What is “Single Stream” versus “Dual Stream” recycling?

Single Stream Recycling

Single Stream refers to the process of recycling materials that are all mixed together, including glass, paper, plastic and metal. In this process, everything is “commingled” in a slurry of recyclables and will need to be extensively sorted and processed before the materials eventually end up in the correct categories. For consumers, this means that when you are sorting your recycling from your trash you will toss all recycling into one big bin for pick-up with less pick-up time, to boot!

Bethlehem man honored by alma mater

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Bethlehem resident J. Leon Washington was among three people Dakota Wesleyan University recognized recently with Distinguished Alumni Awards during the annual Legacy Banquet Thursday.

The Legacy Banquet honors alumni and friends of Dakota Wesleyan who have generously supported the university. Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field and/or committed great acts of service to their community and/or humanity.

Peddling, soliciting ordinance proposed

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

At their Sept. 25 meeting, Hanover Township Supervisors voted unanimously to advertise a new peddling and soliciting ordinance. This one will contain provisions under which residents can request that no door-to-door salesman visits them.

Manager Jay Finnigan said that, if the changes are adopted, residents can subscribe to a “Do Not Knock” list, similar to a “Do Not Call” list in place against telephone solicitors.

“That works well,” said Supervisor Steve Salvesen, in a touch of sarcasm.

Northampton County Centenarians honored

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

On Sept. 27, Northampton County Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) Advisory Council celebrated 33 Centenarians who are residents of Northampton County and over 100 years young. State Representative Steve Samuelson, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and NCAAA’s Administrator Laurie Greco presented state and county certificates of honor to the Honorees.

Unexpected beagle invasion brings community together

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon Township.

When members of the team from the shelter arrived at the residence with two trucks, they were not allowed in. When they looked through the window, they saw beagles everywhere, and heard barking and howling.

The resident brought the dogs out of the home one at a time, and after 25 dogs, Lehigh County Humane Society officials knew there were many more than they first suspected.