Bethlehem Press

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AARP scam alerts

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Door-to-door solicitations

Be cautious any time a stranger comes knocking unsolicited, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or services.

To avoid door-to-door scams, refuse to do business right on the spot.

Always ask for credentials and check with an objective third party to verify someone’s identity.

Never pay for services in cash and be wary of paying up front for a product or service that will be delivered at a later date.

A receipt is worth nothing unless the business is valid and reputable.

Religions unite, learn in Bethlehem

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by NICHOLAS ROLLAND in Local News

On a warm Sunday afternoon in Bethlehem, a tradition was born. The first annual Faith Crawl occurred Sept. 15. An event that brought members from 12 different congregations together to see how different faiths practiced, highlighting the similarities and differences that exists among different religions. The Faith Crawl, dubbed the B.I.G. (Bethlehem Interfaith Group) Faith Crawl included nearly 150 participants who toured five Lehigh Valley houses of worship. There were a variety of reasons that brought members out to the event.

4th St. CBD store to get new signage

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Business owner Sandra Freeman was granted a certificate of appropriateness from the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission for signage for Your CBD Store at 14 W. Fourth St. at the Oct. 21 meeting held in the Rotunda. Her 101-inch by 22-inch refaced sign above the entrance features a colorful mandala-like cannabis bud logo adjacent to the name of her establishment in gold serif lettering and a gold double pinstripe over black. A smaller version of the bud logo over the store name in vinyl are in the shop windows flanking the entrance.

Dept. of Health alerts public of possible measles exposure

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine Oct. 14 alerted residents who visited several locations in the Allentown area between Oct.7-12 they may have been exposed to measles.

The locations and times when residents may have been exposed include:

• 7350 office building, 7350 Tilghman St., 9:30-11:45 a.m. on Oct. 7;

• 1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Office building, main lobby of the building, 2:30-4:35 p.m. on Oct. 7;

• Quest Diagnostics, 1608 W. Allen St., 8-10:30 a.m. on Oct. 8;

Council allows a contested fence

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The fence between two feuding neighbors got the green light Oct. 15 when city council voted to allow one of the neighbors to build their fence, over the objection of the other.

It’s an age-old problem, one that Robert Frost tried to address in his poem, “Mending Wall,” of which the most famous (and often misinterpreted) line goes: “Good fences make good neighbors.”

However, in the poem, Frost is actually challenging the wisdom of building fences as he and his neighbor are mending a stone wall between their properties. Here is an excerpt: