Bethlehem Press

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Liberty BELL MUSEUM July Fourth program set for 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Liberty Bell Museum will hold the annual Independence Day program at 1:30 p.m. on July 4 in the museum level of at Zion U.C.C. “Liberty Bell” Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. At 2 p.m., there will be a national bell ringing ceremony, with Pip the Mouse leading the ringing of the Liberty Bell replica.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for age 14-15) to join the best music festival in North America – Musikfest. Sign up at or call Courtney at 610-332-1354 for a paper application.

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for an event at Eight Oaks Craft Distillers July 11. Call Kerri DiDario, 610-402-0188.

GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth, needs a volunteer to play either the piano or organ for its weekly Friday worship service from 2-3 p.m. Call Jennie Repsher, 610-829-3823.

HAWK MT. Teen volunteer weekend set

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will hold a volunteer weekend for teenagers (14 through 18 years old) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 and 30 at the sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton.

Trail maintenance, managing and clearing out some invasive species so native plants can properly flourish; and preventing spotted lantern fly infestations. Registered teenagers may be able to log their volunteer service hours.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Deegan named Fulbright finalist

Brigid Deegan ’19, of Bethlehem, was named a J. William Fulbright program finalist during a Muhlenberg College annual Honors Convocation recently. It is awarded through national competition for graduate study or teaching abroad.

Lopez in Peru

Jennifer Lopez, of Bethlehem, was one of nine Lebanon Valley College students who completed a week of service in Peru in May. She is pursuing a bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish at the college.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, June 26

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

Bethlehem City Zoning Hearing, 6 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

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

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

Thursday, June 27

Hanover Twp. NorCo Zoning Hearing Board (as needed). Time to be announced. 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Monday, July 1

Northampton County Revenue Appeals Board, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LEHIGH COUNTY Flag disposal sites created

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations of Cedarbrook county homes.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

ALLENTOWN Independence Sunday set for July 7

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a special public Independence Day morning program on July 7 at Zion U.C.C. “Liberty Bell” Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Gathering music will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the service at 10:45 a.m. The guest is Congresswoman Susan Wild. There will be a free will offering.

There will be the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by audience participants and the ringing of “Allentown’s ‘Liberty Bell’” with the costumed museum tour guide and docent Stephanie Burke. The Liberty Bell Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m.; visit