Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Board approves new math program

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The Saucon Valley School Board has approved the “Math in Focus” program for kindergarten through fourth grade students at the Saucon Valley ES at an initial cost of $227,946.

According to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Math in Focus was built under a framework by Singapore’s Ministry of Education that draws on best practices from around the world through hands on learning, visualization and pictorial representations. Singapore has ranked as one of the top countries in math education in international assessments over the last several years.

Event notes service, professionalism

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

“I am very proud of your high level of service and professionalism,” said Mayor Bob Donchez as he kicked off an EMS week celebration May 21 by reading a proclamation declaring it EMS week in Bethlehem. The ceremony was held at the Bethlehem EMS facility on Dewberry Avenue, with paramedics, St. Luke’s and Lehigh Valley hospitals officials in attendance.

Mystery cooking competition

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by JOANNA IRELAND in Local News

Transforming a basket of ingredients into a tasty meal

Eight culinary students competed May 18 in the annual mystery basket cooking competition at Northampton Community College’s Hampton Winds Restaurant for a chance to win a scholarship to attend a weeklong externship at one of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans restaurants.

Six judges evaluated the contestants in seven categories: texture/doneness, taste/balance of flavors, proper cooking techniques, plating, sanitation/organization, overall technique/ portion size, and creativity with using the mystery basket ingredients.

Council considers more recycling options

Monday, June 4, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

One of the most frequent requests the borough receives from residents is the option to recycle items such as electronics, hazardous waste and paper shredding.

Since residents can’t dispose of electronics such as TVs and hazardous waste through the normal trash pickup, the only option is to travel a distance to other areas that do allow recycling for these types of items.

Borough Council President Thomas Rieger and Borough Manager Cathy Hartranft brought up the topic for discussion at the most recent council meeting.