Bethlehem Press

Monday, April 23, 2018

McClure: ‘Gaming Board’s time has come and gone’

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

When he was a member of Northampton County Council, Lamont McClure drafted the legislation creating the county’s nine-member Gaming Board. As executive, he wants to abolish it. “The Gaming Board’s time has come and gone,” he told council last week. “I brought the Gaming Authority into the world; it’s time to take it out.”

Forever eggs

Monday, April 2, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

‘A slow, painstaking process’

Master Pysanky artist Donna Yob has been creating intricately designed pysanky eggs for nearly 50 years. Pysanky, meaning “to write,” is an egg decorating process that uses a wax-resistant process called batik.

She demonstrated her artistry at the Moravian Book Shop March 30 and 31, drawing many inquisitive shoppers to her work station.

Bacchanalia event marks 15th year

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

It will be an afternoon for tantalizing the taste buds with fine food and wine for a great cause on Saturday, April 7, at Fountain Hill Bacchanalia XV. The event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Comfort Suites Bethlehem, 120 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

The Bacchanalia, named for the ancient festivals held in honor of the Greco-Roman wine god Bacchus, is an opportunity to bring together the local community to raise funds for the Fountain Hill Playground and Recreation Improvement Fund.

Pittsburgh artist to bring 2,000 lb. bronze sculpture to Arts & Music Festival

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Aiming to educate through art, Pittsburgh-based sculptor James West wants to challenge the public to step outside its comfort zone and explore science and physics with his large cast bronze sculpture of Einstein. Weighing in at more than 2,000 pounds, Split Infinity will be on display at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, from April 19-June 23 in the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons.

Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers welcome new advertising director

Monday, April 2, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Terry Plinke has been named the new advertising director for the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

Plinke started her career in medical laboratory sales in 1976.

She and her husband, Richard, worked together in Outdoor Marketing Systems, creating transit advertising for bus shelters and on buses.

Born and raised in Reading, Berks County, the mother of three adult sons and her husband live in the West End of Allentown.

Event brings celebrity volunteers

Monday, April 2, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

A number of local celebrities and organizations joined Meals on Wheels to act as Community Champions to help with deliveries during its annual March for Meals celebration March 24.

Racing legend Mario Andretti, Lehigh Valley Rollergirls, political leaders, staff members and committed volunteers gathered briefly at the Northampton County distribution site on Fritch Drive and dispersed in a caravan to deliver about 2,200 nutritious and medically tailored meals to seniors and adults with disabilities.