Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meals on Wheels delivers message to legislators

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Effort part of nationwide campaign to protect program’s vital funding

Meals on Wheels of Lehigh and Northampton counties joined local Meals on Wheels programs from across the country in a coordinated paper plate delivery designed to send a powerful message to Congress about the impact of Meals on Wheels. Throughout the week of August 14, home-delivered and congregate meal programs have been delivering stacks of paper plates bearing handwritten notes directly to their Members of Congress, calling for the protection and increase of critical federal funding sources for Meals on Wheels.

Earth, the moon, the sun and the eclipse

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time travels to sixth century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.

Bethlehem’s reaction to Charlottesville: Holding hands, prayer

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Over the weekend, as the 34th Musikfest came to an end, Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio had just one word to describe it - “Great!” Over the 10-day festival, over 1.2 million people visited the Christmas City. Only 36 people were arrested, mostly for public drunkenness. But 309 miles away in Charlottesville, Va., a “Unite the Right” rally ended in tragedy. Three people are dead. Dozens more are injured. A president first said “both sides” are to blame, then blamed white supremacists and the KKK, and finally returned to saying that “both sides” are responsible.

Convicted murderer blames lawyer, ex-wife

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton area man Gregory Graf, 56, is currently serving a life sentence on charges that he lured his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, to his home in November 2014 so he could kill her and then film himself having sexual relations with her dead body. For five days after this murder, he even participated in a search for her, knowing all along that he had buried her body behind the shed of his Allen Township home.

Fab Lab: ‘Fabulous Fabrication’

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Northampton Community College’s Fab Lab in South Bethlehem will double its space and learning opportunities when NCC’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship opens in May 2018.

The initiative is being made possible by a $7 million grant to renovate the first floor of the Fowler Family Southside Center on East Third Street, where the Fab Lab will expand to half of the new space for innovation, and the remaining space will be devoted to entrepreneurship.