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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Further resources for those struggling with addiction:

National Addiction Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Online Treatment Locator –

Northeast Treatment Centers, Bethlehem (610) 868-0435

PACCO, Northampton (610) 262-6999

Allentown Comprehensive Treatment Center, Allentown (610) 481-0444

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Resources for families and friends:

Loving Someone Who Is In Recovery: The Answers You Need When Your Partner is Recovering From Addiction – by Beverly Berg, MFT, PhD

Business signage changes approved

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Golazo House at 123 W. Fourth St. was the first of three small businesses to be granted certificates of appropriateness for signage by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission during the Aug. 21 Banana Factory meeting. Represented by co-owner Javier Alvarado, approval received to install a solid or cutout metal sign featuring the name and logo. The building owned by Jose and Rafaela Nunez was the former home of Horns Restaurant. Alvarado was also given the option to repaint the windowless front door red or to replace it with one having a three-quarter window.

Memorial Day 2018 Celebrating state’s musical roots

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Washington, D.C., has its National Memorial Day Parade, Philadelphia marks the occasion with Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day, and in 2018 for the first time, Northeast Pennsylvania will observe the holiday with the “The Great Allentown Memorial Day Celebration” on May 27 and 28 at the historic Allentown Fairgrounds.

A home run for health care

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by JARRAD HEDES in Local News

Blue Mountain president says St. Luke’s merger secures future for local treatment

Steven Serfass is an avid baseball fan.

It’s no surprise then that the president of the Blue Mountain Health System’s board of directors called a merger with St. Luke’s University Health Network a “home run for the future of health care in Carbon County.”

“It’s a home run for the communities we serve and it’s a home run for our dedicated workforce,” Serfass added.

Standing up for ‘sensible center’

Monday, September 11, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

On Sunday, Congressman Charlie Dent (R - Pa.15) hosted what was supposed to be a “formal announcement” concerning his intentions next year. But news of his retirement leaked out on Thursday. Dent revealed his intentions to a few of his congressional colleagues, and they spilled the beans.

“They’re wonderful friends, but they have big mouths,” Dent joked Sunday at the swanky Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown.

“I just wanted to say thank you to everybody in this room,” said Dent, who apologized for interrupting one of the biggest sports weekends of the year.

Annual tourney benefits Chamber

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The annual Walla Gazoo Golf tournament and Clambake, organized by the Bethlehem office of the greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was held Aug. 21 at the Bethlehem Golf Club. Lynn Collins Cunningham, senior vice president of the GLVCC’s Bethlehem office, reported that 136 golfers participated in the event, enjoying a round of golf on the well-maintained course and a clambake afterward in the evening. Cunningham said the decades-old event remains one of the major fundraisers for the Chamber of Commerce in Bethlehem and that proceeds support both staffing and various initiatives.