Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Birds, bees, cats and dogs COME TO TOWN

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Christmas City Veterinary Hospital has joined the ranks of city buildings that sport a mural to beautify city streetscapes.

“It was such a big plain white wall,” says veterinary nurse Bobbie Dumoff, who has worked with veterinarian Dr. Lisa Cawley since the former bank building at 1003 W. Broad St. was opened as a veterinary hospital eight years ago.

Donegan holds first school opening meet and greet

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by NICHOLAS ROLLAND in Local News

Donegan ES teachers met at the school AUg. 11, but they didn’t stay there long. They left the school to host students, families and community members at Yosko Park in South Bethlehem. Along the way, staff and faculty met students and parents at their homes to introduce themselves and to get the students and parents excited for the upcoming school year by inviting them to Yosko Park.

NorCo bench going Mediterranean?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Next year, all but one of Northampton County’s nine judges will be either Italian or Lebanese. John Morganelli has already been picked by both parties for Judge Giordano’s vacancy. The executive committees of both Democratic and Republican parties decided to keep the Mediterranean influence Aug. 29 when they chose the party nominees to succeed retiring Judge F.P.Kimberly McFadden.

City EMS has advanced new wheels

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Mayor Bob Donchez and city public safety officials unveiled a new ambulance to serve the city Aug. 7. At a cost of $147,000 with a trade-in of a heavily used 2009 ambulance, the new vehicle will slide into a front line role to help handle the 12,000 EMS calls received annually.

Praising public safety responders in Bethlehem, Fire Chief Warren Achey said, “As well trained as we are, we still need the proper equipment.”

Local man wins on JEOPARDY!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ryan Bilger, of Macungie, is bringing pride to the area with his recent run of wins on JEOPARDY!.

The 21-year-old Eagle Scout graduated from Emmaus High School in 2015, Gettysburg College this past spring and will attend West Virginia University in the two-year graduate program to study public history. Bilger is the son of Cathy and Kurt and older brother of Kaitlin.

For five days, starting July 4, viewers got to see the Lehigh Valley native compete on JEOPARDY!.

The audition process began with an online test.

Sen. Casey: ‘America doesn’t surrender to a problem’

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre Aug. 21 for a town hall attended by a friendly but small audience of about 100 people, including Democratic area elected officials. Over the course of an hour, the usually soft-spoken legislator responded to a host of questions on topics extending from the electoral college to infrastructure.

Member rant ends meeting Zoning issue questioned

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Bethlehem City Council meeting went off the rails Aug. 23. Fortunately, it was at the end of the agenda, after the council’s business had been already accomplished.

Councilman Bryan Callahan started out challenging some comments that he alleged were made by another councilperson to one of Mayor Robert Donchez’s nominees for the Zoning Hearing Board.

At the heart of Callahan’s indignation was the idea that campaign contributions would somehow influence a politician’s vote and thus call into question the civil servant’s integrity.

S’more than meets the eye NCC, Factory host culinary dessert challenge

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Six students from the Northampton Community College Culinary Program participated in a cooking challenge Aug. 12 at The Factory in Southside Bethlehem. The challenge was to produce dishes incorporating the ingredients used in making in a s’more.

There was a unique ingredient, Stuff Puffed chocolate filled marshmallows to be used in each dish. The other ingredient – graham crackers. Stuff puff marshmallows are produced in partnership with the Factory, and are available exclusively at Walmart this summer.