Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

LV fraud examiners on mission to educate seniors of scam tactics

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

“Hello, grandma, this is your favorite granddaughter. I got into a little accident and I need $800 to get my car back on the road. Could you send me the money so I can get home? Don’t tell mom and dad, they’ll get really mad.”

That’s a message that would tug at the heart-strings of any grandparent – but it’s also a fraudulent scam that more than one senior citizen at a recent fraud-spotting seminar at DevonHouse Senior Living said they have run into.

32nd annual festival

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Everything Blueberry

The 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival July 20and 21 offered something for everyone. Visitors could have their faces painted, watch a well-trained dog doing tricks on command, be entertained by band and orchestral music, watch demonstrations of colonial brewing and blacksmithing, and play lawn games, to mention a few of the activities.

One of the most popular attractions is the pie-eating contest.

For those who enjoy shopping, there was the Burnside Crafters Handmade Items on sale. Another very popular activity is sampling the blueberry treats among other culinary items on sale.

New murals approved for Southside

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Representing The Southside Arts District, Missy Hartney and Mike DeCrosta were provided with positive input and a certificate of appropriateness from the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission regarding three mural proposals at the July 15 meeting in the Rotunda. Although it had been listed as “for discussion” and not as an “agenda item,” the commissioners decided that it still fell under their purview. As a “recommending board,” they recommended the project.

ArtsQuest announces 2019 Marcincin Awards

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MacIntosh Services, Bethlehem Area School District and Lehigh Valley Health Network will be honored for their longtime support of Musikfest and the community when they are presented with Marcincin Awards at Musikfest 2019 in early August. The Awards will be handed out during the opening ceremony Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Festplatz. All recipients will receive a glass Marcincin Award, hand-blown by the artists of ArtsQuest’s glass studio at the Banana Factory.

100-year Laros legacy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Reception salutes longtime company employee

The R. K. Laros Foundation and the Industrial Archives & Library hosted a reception in May at the National Museum of Industrial History to salute Marge Tarola, a longtime Laros Silk Company employee and recent interviewee for the R. K. Laros Oral History Project and to reflect on and to celebrate the 100year Laros legacy in the Bethlehem community.

McNeill responds to B. Braun gas emissions concerns

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, responded July 19 to recent media reports over ethylene oxide emissions at the B. Braun plant in Lehigh County.

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns about elevated cancer risks for residents who live near the B. Braun facility, which produces medical and pharmaceutical devices.

Friendship Park gets a facelift

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Bethlehem officials, council members and residents gathered at Northside’s Friendship Park recently to witness the reveal of new playground equipment. The opening was part of the Northside 2027 Neighborhood Plan aimed to strengthen residential areas north of downtown Bethlehem.

“Of all the recreational opportunities across the city, our neighborhood parks are, in my opinion, the most important,” said Recreation Director Jodi Evans. “They are a place for play, for exercise and for community gathering. For many children, friendships and even life-long bonds are formed at our parks.”