Bethlehem Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown, needs volunteers for one-on-one friendship matches. Compeer matches volunteers from the community with members who are in stable, mental health recovery. Call 610-774-1450 or email

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, needs volunteers to be an integral part of the zoo family by providing Smart fun for over 200,000 visitors annually. Contact Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171,

Around Town

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Moravian Book Shop: 428 Main St. Call 610-866-5481or visit

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Salvation Army: Call 610-867-4681 for schedule.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: daily. Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610 867-7852 (south side) or visit (main) or (south side); for the newsletter, visit Call 610-867-3761, ext.499 or visit for information. 11 W. Church St. (main location) and 400 Webster St. (south side branch).


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, May 24

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

Bethlehem City Zoning Hearing Board, 7 p.m., city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Wednesday, May 31

Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

MORAVIAN Festival, lovefeast June 17, 25

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a free Moravian Day festival, “Get On the Moravian Trail”, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17, on the lawn at Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church St. (Main Street side).

There will be displays, music, food and entertainment. The Bethlehem Municipal Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. The “trails” will feature meeting with historical Moravians, tour venues and children’s activities.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Hellertown resident is a Who’s Who

Kelsey Payung of Hellertown, a bachelor of science in health science major at Lebanon Valley College, received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award.

The national program honors outstanding senior campus leaders for their academic, leadership, volunteerism and other co-curricular achievements.

Bethlehem man is new Eagle Scout

BETHLEHEM City park rules updated

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem has released the 2017 update of the city park rules. The following are prohibited / banned: swimming, alcohol (permitted in pavilions by permit), portable grills or open fires, tents or temporary structures and generators.

The Saucon Park and Monocacy Park Recreation Areas have special parking regulations. Parking fines in these areas are doubled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

BETHLEHEM Boscola announces blight grants

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

State Senator Lisa Boscola announced that the City of Bethlehem has received $25, 000 out of a total of $75,000 for state Keystone Communities grants aimed at curbing blight and improving a community’s downtown business district.

The remainder of the grant monies have been given to the Greater Easton Development Partnership for its Keystone Main Street project.

CCA Scholarships; baking contest set

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Celtic Cultural Alliance announced that more than $9,000 in Celtic dance and music scholarships will be awarded during the 30th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in downtown historic Bethlehem. The categories are 8-12 and 13-18 years of age for both the dance and music categories. The application deadline is July 15.

There will be a free shortbread baking contest from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23. For information, registration and entry forms, visit