Bethlehem Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

ArtsQuest’s 2019 festivals and events announced

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The inaugural S.T.E.A.M. Fest, new pierogi and Woodstock-themed events, and the return of the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest for the Women’s World Cup highlight ArtsQuest’s schedule of major events and festivals in 2019.

With its focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Makers (STEAM), the free PA S.T.E.A.M. Fest, presented by WeDiscoverGeeks and IMAGINE Event Concepts, will include a variety of science, engineering and technology-based attractions; maker programs and activities; video game workshops; cosplay and more at SteelStacks Aug. 31.

Council races through brief agenda

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In a short meeting Jan. 9 Lehigh County Supervisors appointed Dennis Nemes to serve on the Lehigh County Election and Registration Commission. He replaces Gail Coffin. Nemes is a former principal at Northwestern HS; he later served as the principal at Allentown Catholic HS.

Commissioner Percy Dougherty was back in his seat after a hospital stay resulting from a fall at his home; he had missed two previous meetings. He thanked his fellow commissioners and members of the public who had visited him while he was in the hospital.

Local election candidates update

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

In this years municipal races, more candidates are stepping forward.

NorCo District Attorney: Bethlehem Attorney Nuria DiLuzio, announced her candidacy recently. She has served as both a full-time and part-time public defender, and is currently Chief Public Defender. She has maintained a private practice since 2001, focusing on criminal defense and family law. She is married to Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio. She is a Democrat.

The only other candidate at this stage is Republican Tom Carroll.

Protecting your most valuable asset

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“You need to be careful if you have an idea, to not give it away,“ said attorney Jack Gross of Gross McGinley, LLP at a one-hour seminar on “Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset” held Oct. 16. The Small Business Development Center sponsored the session at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus.

Gross explained what is considered intellectual property (IP) and what steps are necessary in establishing and protecting ownership of it. Trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents are all considered intellectual property.

Celebrating 50 years

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Keeping on their toes!

After the curtain closed on the final 2018 season matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Zoellner Arts Center Dec. 16, cast, crew and supporters gathered for a special cast party hosted at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Nearly 250 guests celebrated 50 years of consecutive Lehigh Valley performances of the seasonal ballet scored by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Bethlehem start-ups get $405K in KIZ grants

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Seven Bethlehem start-up companies have been awarded $405,567 in tax credits through the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Tax Credit Program by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

These companies are all located within the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (SBKIZ), which is administered by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation.

Companies that received tax credits include:

The bad news: The flu has arrived

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

But the good news is you can still get the vaccine

If you’re feeling feverish, your nose is stuffy, your body aches and your throat is sore, it’s not just you.

The flu season is underway, and according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s spreading fast.

Symptoms include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea.

According to the CDC’s weekly influenza report, high influenza activity levels are widespread across 14 states, including Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.