Bethlehem Press

Friday, August 17, 2018

VALLEY: Cartwright announces safety grants

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-17) announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the City of Bethlehem Fire Department a $15,734 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Funds will be used to purchase 700 smoke alarms as well as 5,000 handouts and 4,000 door hangers, in Spanish and English, with instructions on how obtain smoke alarm installation. Their goal is to reduce the incidence of residential fire-related injuries and deaths.

Around Town

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit (main) or (south side); newsletter:

Bethlehem Farmers Market: Thursdays weekly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farrington Square, New and Morton, Lehigh University. Visit

BETHLEHEM Free school supplies Aug. 18

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Members of the W. Broad Street Business Association will distribute free school supplies for Bethlehem area school students between 9 a.m. and noon on Aug. 18 at the Bethlehem Rose Garden Farmer’s Market, along Eighth Avenue between Union Boulevard and West Broad Street.

Each business in attendance will offer a separate school supply, so students or friends of Calypso ES and other students can meet the business owners and collect the school supplies in bags that will be provided while as long as supplies last.

NUTRITION More families may qualify

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Maternal and Family Health Services - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program expanded the services income guidelines as of July 1, 2018. For example, a family of four could earn a maximum of $46,435 annually; a family of three, $38,443; and a family of two, $30,451, to qualify for nutrition assistance. The changes allow more families to participate in the plan.

WICNP provides participants with supplemental nutritious foods essential for healthy development during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood and other critical growth periods.

LEHIGH CO. Voting machines demonstrated

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12

•Dominion Voting: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13

RED CROSS Blood drive opportunities

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. Type O is especially needed.

Individuals donating blood or platelets now through Aug. 30, 2018, will be eligible to receive an gift card via email. Restrictions apply; see Information and details are available at


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Balazs wins BGC scholarship

David Balazs, a 2018 Freedom High School graduate, was awarded the 2018 Bethlehem Garden Club scholarship.

He was a FHS honors student and participated in Project Lead the Way. He was on the Environmental Awareness team and helped to maintain the building’s courtyard. As a Boy Scout, he participated in area projects such as clearing fields, developing farms and removing invasive species.

He is entering Kutztown University this fall as an environmental science major.

Bin Wang attends national FBLA event

VALLEY Center gets Just Born grant

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Center for Humanistic Change Inc. was awarded a $2,500 grant from Just Born Quality Confections for their “Heroin and Opioids: YES, you can have the discussion” social media campaign.

The award will aid in educating parents, students and educators and in raising awareness of the heroin and opioid epidemic. The information will encourage people to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive decisions.

For more information, visit


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 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

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers to help with Apple Days at Burnside Plantation Sept. 8 and 9. Contact Kristen Walsh, 610-691-6055,