Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Board supports farming inducements

Friday, June 7, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation is celebrating its 175th anniversary – that’s its dodransbicentennial, for readers who love obscure facts. The word had the board of commissioners stumped as they approved a resolution honoring the occasion.

Commissioners May 22 had a first reading for a bill that will authorize a lease for The Seed Farm to the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) for $1 per year. The 43-acre site at 5854 Vera Cruz Road is also known as Lehigh County’s Agricultural Incubator Program which is an educational program for future farmers.

Farmers market vouchers available for county seniors

Friday, June 7, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.

Proof of age and residency must be provided. Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.

City’s lost Vietnam servicemen honored at last Keeping their memory alive

Friday, June 7, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Bethlehem’s war dead were remembered Saturday morning in a solemn and emotional ceremony in front of Bethlehem City Hall. A new Vietnam War memorial now stands on East Church Street as a mute testimonial to the 35 men of Bethlehem who were killed in action during that war.

Some of the families of the fallen attended, several holding portraits of sons or brothers who gave their lives for their country.

City of Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez said these were neighbors and friends whose names are now graven into the black stone.

SangriaFest coming to Grange Park

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township, South Italy Imports and ArtsQuest are partnering to take SteelStacks’ popular SangriaFest on the road when SangriaFest Upper Macungie makes its debut June 8 at the township’s Grange Park, 360 Grange Road.

At SangriaFest Upper Macungie, attendees can sample 10 different sangrias all made with light and refreshing wines imported by South Italy Imports from family-owned vineyards throughout Italy.

PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS PENNSYLVANIA LEHIGH COUNTY NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BETHLEHEM BETHLEHEM SCHOOL DIST. BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP FREEMANSBURG HANOVER TOWNSHIP HELLERTOWN SAUCON VALLEY SCHOOL DIST. SCHOOL BOARD

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUDGE OF THE

SUPERIOR COURT

(Vote for not more than two)

Democrat - Beth Tarasi - 373,220 (31.17%)

Democrat - Ryan H James – Withdrew

Democrat - Daniel D McCaffery - 403,417 (40.65%)

Democrat - Amanda Green-Hawkins - 475,768 (28.18%)

Republican - Rebecca Warren - 319,206 (36.47%)

Republican - Megan McCarthy King - 367,462 (35.43%)

Republican - Christylee Peck - 345,766 (28.10%)

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

(Vote for one)

Democrat - William A Ehrlich - 1,278 (7.63%)

Lehigh’s TE Venture Fair

Friday, June 7, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Entrepreneurial ideas abound

Translating theory to practice is the framework behind Lehigh University’s Technical Entrepreneurship Venture Fair, which features some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs the school has to offer.

The fair, held May 10 at the Wilbur Powerhouse, is the culmination of the university’s technical entrepreneurship program, which helps student entrepreneurs create, refine and commercialize intellectual property. It featured 20 students who had the chance to pitch eight judges on why their invention was truly an Einstein moment.

MEMORIAL DAY 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Remembering

Hundreds of area residents turned out along the parade route and in Memorial Park Cemetery as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation were honored on Memorial Day.

The annual parade and service was sponsored by United Veterans of Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and the City of Bethlehem. United Veterans president Ken Nichols conducted the service.

In remarks delivered on behalf of Mayor Bob Donchez, city business administrator Eric Evans said, “Even in peace our soldiers stand ready to die for our country.”

Three new principals introduced

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by THERESA O’BRIEN in Local News

At their April 29 meeting, Bethlehem Area School Board members approved previously discussed measures, including the continued use of the Sapphire system to track students’ school nurse records and contracting with Blackboard Inc. to redesign the BASD website.

All agenda items passed by a vote of 8–0, except the awarding of the food service management contract to Aramark, which passed 6–2, opposed by Angela Sinkler and Tom Thomasik.