Bethlehem Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017

LVHN, VA agreement expands Veterans Choice

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many Lehigh Valley Physician Group practices.

The agreement took effect in January.

Under the agreement, the VA recognizes LVHN as a Veterans Choice Program provider to offer the full continuum of health services in partnership with the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Food and Wine Festival supports NCC culinary scholarships

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

‘Transforming the lives of students’

Emeril Lagasse, New Orleans celebrity chef and restauranteur, will be the headliner at the eighth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival at the Sands Event Center in South Bethlehem, June 2-4. The owner of three restaurants at Sands Bethlehem, Lagasse will kick off the event on Friday, June 2 at 2 p.m. with a demonstration of his world-renowned culinary skill.

SPCA seizes 48 animals from Heidelberg Twp farm

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Pennsylvania SPCA executed a search warrant May 5 removing eight dogs and puppies, 35 cats and kittens, and five horses from a farm in Heidelberg Township.

According to a affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Rod Beck’s office, Slatington, SPCA Humane Society Police Officer Kelsey Beam spoke with an informant May 4 regarding a complaint of unsanitary conditions and animals in need of veterinary care at 6587 Central Road.

Restaurant bar license for Turkey Hill?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Will you soon be able to pick up a six-pack at the Hanover Township Turkey Hill? Or stop there for one or two beers? That’s a question Hanover Township supervisors pondered at their April 25 meeting.

Attorney Mark Kozar of the Pittsburgh law firm Flaherty and O’Hara asked supervisors to approve a license transfer to the Turkey Hill at 6220 Sterners Way. He said it would basically be the same thing as already exists at Wegmans and Weiss, but “at a smaller scale.”

Council approves state training ‘A good first step’ says Callahan

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by MICHELLE MEEH in Local News

In a 6-1 vote, city council members approved mandatory state ethics training at their May 2 meeting, with council member Olga Negron voting nay.

Negron said ethics training should be part of a larger comprehensive ethics ordinance. She said Bethlehem can choose to make its ethics standards more stringent than those imposed by the state and the state training would be confusing because the standards would be different if council members adopt a city ethics ordinance.

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton - Area among the safest places in the nation for kids

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area is the 17th safest city for children in the United States, according to a detailed statistical analysis conducted by consumer research company ValuePenguin. Barnstable Town, Mass., ranked first as the safest city, followed closely by Trenton, N. J.