Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Business, home to get upgrades

Saturday, May 18, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Historical and Architectural Review Board quickly approved signage for 512 Main St. at the May 1 meeting held in the Rotunda. Representing Knobs ’N Knockers, Matthew Mantz was accompanied by Brian Rodenbach from Valley Wide Signs. They were granted a certificate of appropriateness for an 18-inch by 24-inch oval two-sided sign with the serif font company logo in brown on an off-white background to hang from an existing decorative bracket. Also approved was a 19-inch by 144.25-inch storefront sign spelling out “Knobs ’N Knockers” in black.

‘Project Wildflower’ Southside wall mural meant to brighten the neighborhood and provide comfort

Saturday, May 18, 2019 by LESLIE REGAN in Local News

Pau Quintanajornet, an extremely talented international artist, has come to the Lehigh Valley to bring some art and color to Bethlehem’s southside. She travels all over the world looking for communities in need of her art and loves getting to know the community where she paints.

He’s biking to raise awareness

Saturday, May 18, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

After his friend Gina Kosmas died of breast cancer in 2004, Brent Bundy decided that he needed to raise awareness about the disease through cross country cycling treks. He was 36 years old and today at 51 is currently on his sixth awareness journey. The Keizer, Ore., resident stopped at the city’s Earl E. Schaffer Ice Rink May 2 as preparations for the 45th Annual Boutique at the Rink cancer support fundraiser had moved into full gear.


Saturday, May 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

COUNCIL (4-year term)

Vote for no more than 4

Democrat – Justin LaBar

“The big problem is Main Street – parking and driving – because it’s a state road. We’re trying to slow traffic down for safety. We added a four-way stop at Cambria and the cops are out giving citations. We want to keep taxes down and fix Main Street.”

Democrat – Homer G. Lorrah


Saturday, May 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Four-year term (Vote for no more than three)

Democrat - Michael McKenna

Democrat - Philip Weber

Democrat - Earl Hill

Democrat - Bill Broun

“I’ve spoken to dozens of residents, one-on-one, and by far the most frequent issues mentioned are pedestrian safety on Main Street and a strong perception of not being listened to as ordinary citizens. There is a lack of creative thinking on the borough council, and a weird, hyper-defensiveness.”

Republican - Andrew Hughes