Bethlehem Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

‘King of Bethlehem Firemen’ opens

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Local News

Images from the time show a distinguished man with a firm brow and a magnificent handlebar mustache. S. Charles Seckelman had the look of a man who was a leader, and in the 19th century he was known as the King of the Bethlehem Firemen.

A new play about the Seckelman, premiering Saturday at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, takes a look at the renowned firefighter and his time, when volunteers relied on horse-drawn apparatus and the nearest body of water to put out fires.

Catholic High Schools in Allentown Diocese offer new student day passes

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

All Catholic high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties will make available to their students the new LANTA Student Day Pass.

The discount program, first introduced last January in the Allentown School District, enables schools to sell the one dollar passes on campus for an unlimited-ride Day Pass.

The regular LANTA Day Pass is four dollars.

Allentown Central Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, and Notre Dame in Easton are all participating in the program, effective immediately.

County retirees get COLA increase

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County’s Retirement Board voted 6-0 at its Oct. 25 meeting to grant a 1.7 percent cost of living increase (COLA) to retirees, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Voting for this increase were McClure, County Council members Ron Heckman and Bill McGee, Fiscal Affairs Director Steve Barron, employee representative Thomas Guth Jr., and retiree representative Gerald E. “Jerry” Seyfried.

It will be the first COLA granted to retirees since John Stoffa was executive.

‘Hot off the press’ at NMIH

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

As part of their “Hot Off the Press” exhibit, Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History hosted a printing and papermaking workshop in August at 602 E. Second St. The evening’s “apprentice printers” enjoyed a hands-on experience creating paper from pulp, setting type and printing from a hand-fed, foot-powered press, then binding the pieces together into a small book.

valley Heart Walk raises $83,000

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

More than 500 walkers turned out for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk at the SteelStacks complex in Bethlehem on Sept. 22, raising more than $83,000 for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The fundraising total was expected to climb as additional donations were accepted until Oct. 22.

Readers invited to participate in ‘Stickings for Soldiers’

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Borough to honor veterans Sunday

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill Council discussed the possibility of getting Hometown Heroes banners to display along Delaware Avenue. These would be pictures of the people who served in the military who resided in Fountain Hill. The decision was tabled because the price and logistics need to be discussed.

There will be a Veterans Day Memorial ceremony on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Stanley Avenue Triangle.