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Friday, November 15, 2019

Bethlehem Area School District High School Honor Roll Report 2020 School Year - Marking Period 1 Freedom Liberty

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade 09: Patience Asikuor Adodoadji, Asaf Necip Akbas, Anas Ahmed Altayeb, Jamell Alvarez, Jonas Tobit

Lima Alves De Almeida, Sophie D Amatore, Emily Claire Amend, Olivia Glen Anders, Angelica Rose

Freanila Aquino, John A Assad, Ami Badman, Rachel Baffour, Amal Usman Bajwa, Zoha Usman Bajwa,

Victoria Lynn Balboni, Prisha Banerjee, Mark Anthony-Meade Barger, Jenna M Barton, Sarah Angela Bataille,

Joseph Bauer, Juliana Catherine Beck, Mohamed Mouaad Berziz, Adam L...

Bethlehem Area School District Middle School Honor Roll Report 2020 School Year - Marking Period 1 Broughal East Hills Nitschmann Northeast

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade 06: Angel Yadiel Acosta Chavez, Sharleen Juleisy Acosta Cruz, Adriana Lynn Batiz, Rafael Bonilla,

Emma Rose Cameron, Michael Lee Chinchilla JR, Julia Cho, Naiya Lynn Christman, Jayden Luis Cintron,

Yaidelis Collazo Santiago, Melanie Colon Santiago, Jansarie Colon-Vicens, Jose Antonio Cruz III, Alexandra

Isabel Cuenca, Asad George Dayoub, Xavier Stallone De Jesus, Rayssa Cristina Dos Santos, Ethan William

Estojak, Geanna Marie Figueroa, Hazel Desteen Fonseca...

Bethlehem Public Library

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Adriana Santos brought the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) traditions of Mexico alive Oct 31 at the Bethlehem Public Library’s South Side Branch. She explained the annual three-day observation has its origins in the blending of the cultures and religions of the indigenous people of the Americas and the Spanish who conquered them.

Santos said the festivities were dedicated to the goddess La Calavera Catrina also known as “Lady of the Dead.” Santos walked through the steps of...


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Bikers came from as far away as West Virginia, New Jersey and New York to participate.

The ninth annual Tucker’s Toy Run was held Nov. 2, as sunny weather encouraged over 700 bikers to make the ride from Northampton to St. Luke’s University Hospital’s Fountain Hill campus to deliver well over a thousand toys for pediatric patients throughout the hospital’s system.

“The success we have is because of all of you,” said organizer Rick Nauman.

The event is run through the...

Voting issues Murphy’s Law, not the election code, dominates election

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Provisions of the Elections Code are strictly followed in every Pennsylvania election. Unfortunately for Northampton County elections officials, another law raised its ugly head in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Murphy’s Law, the epigram that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, was in full force during the County’s roll out of a brand new voting system called The Express Vote XL.

In addition to hypersensitive screens, the touch screen improperly computed results in the judicial...

STUDENT PROFILE - Neha Skandan , Moravian Academy - Coordinated by Julie Swan

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 11

Family members: Ganesh Skandan, father; Savitri Skandan, mother; Nikhil Skandan, brother

Favorite subject(s): My favorite subjects are math and science because I enjoy solving complicated problems, wrapping my head around advanced principles, and having a heightened awareness about the natural world. I also appreciate learning Spanish because I get to connect with more people through language.

Activities: Co-president of Debate Club; participant of Lehigh and...

Panel talks small-city food challenges

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

On Monday, September 23, an author and a panel of food experts gathered in the Commons at the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts for a book talk and panel discussion of the food success and issues in the city of Bethlehem and beyond.

Mark Winne, author of Food Town USA: Seven Unlikely Cities Changing the Way We Eat, started off the evening by introducing himself and reading some of his book to the audience. Of the cities profiled in the book, Bethlehem has the honor of the first...

Auto theft task force earns award

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force has been awarded the George J. Acker Memorial Award. This award was established in 1999 in memory of George J. Acker, a charter member of the Northeast Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators and a former member of the New York State Police, who was a past president and active member of the organization until his death in 1997.

The recipients of this award are selected...

Economic development investments will benefit Northampton County, others

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Governor Tom Wolf has announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for eight businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and will help create and retain thousands of jobs across the commonwealth.

“By making continued investments in projects across the commonwealth, we’re creating jobs, supporting businesses, and making Pennsylvania a better place to live and...