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Friday, July 28, 2017


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Student inducted into honor society

Joshua Friedman, an economics major in the Honors College of Fordham University, has been inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Universities international honor society, for distinguished academics, loyalty and service to others.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Ekso Bionics center of excellence

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, has been named as one of four Centers of Robotic Excellence facilities by Ekso Bionics, a leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use.

GSRH will gather clinical evidence and measurable results and create research protocols for proving standards of care for exoskeletons in rehabilitation.

The original Ekso device was first used with GSRH spinal cord patients in 2012, The facility currently has three devices in continuous use.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is in need of a training coordinator. Contact Dana Lindsay, 267-221-7740,

RED CROSS Call for donors

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors due to several thousand fewer donations during the last two months. The shortage is resulting in delays for those in need of urgent medical care.

For more information and to sign up, visit or call 1- 800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

There is also a blood donor app available at Users can schedule appointments, track total donations, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, July 26

Bethlehem Township Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, canceled.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Tuesday, August 1

City of Bethlehem Special Activities, 2 to 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St. Must R.S.V.P. to 610-865-7079.

Bethlehem City Council, 7 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

There may be costs and registration restrictions / deadlines. Visit or call the organization as listed for more information.

July 31 to August 4

“Proof Pirates” for ages three to completed grade five. Monday through Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Finding the treasure of God’s amazing grace. First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St. To register: visit or call 610-865-4600.

August 7 to 11

Kirkwood Day Camp, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Games, songs, learning about the bible. Ages four to 11.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

College named to national tech top 10

Northampton Community College was named by The Center for Digital Education as one of the top 10 large community colleges for its effective deployment of technology in a 2016-17 survey.

This is the fourth consecutive year the school was in the top 10 based on how the college used technology to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.