Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Skylights, roofing proposal approved

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Historical and Architectural Review Board issued a certificate of appropriateness for the installation of a replacement roof and two new low profile skylights for 238 E. Wall St. Homeowners Patrick and Hanna Conroy were represented at the Nov. 1 meeting by contractor Bill Adams from Mark J. Fisher Roofing.

HARB had no issues with the Velux 21-inch by 27 seven-eighths inch skylights for the back of the roof. The board approved the proposal only after Adams revised the choice of...

La Borinqueña to the rescue!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“That cargo plane’s engine just failed! If it crashes, it’ll wipe out most of Luquillo!” shouts La Borinqueña as she attempts to protect the Puerto Rican coastal city from catastrophe. The newly-minted comic book superhero is the self-published creation of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a Marvel Entertainment writer and art director/owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based production studio.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez introduced Marisol Rios De La Luz, a fictional Columbia University earth...

Christkindlmarkt at 25 It just keeps growing

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

For the past quarter century, the annual holiday artisan marketplace Christkindlmarkt has been an integral part of the celebration of Christmas in the Lehigh Valley.

Through the years, it has grown in size, scope and popularity from its humble origins under the Hill to Hill Bridge in downtown Bethlehem, to its current expansive home at SteelStacks on the Southside. Today, Christkindlmarkt and its ArtsQuest sponsors can boast that it has attracted a total of more than a million...

Article By: Douglas Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Gretchen Naso, a principal officer from RKL LCC, briefed commissioners on the a five-year financial forecasting model at the Nov. 21 meeting. She analyzed the county’s finances for the last five years to give planners an idea of how financial decisions today may affect the future.

“One of our goals was to allow the commissioners to take the financial information that’s out there and kind of distill it until it becomes more manageable.”

She said the plan will allow the...

Bernstein on politics past, present

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

For many in the audience it was the proverbial “blast from the past,” the past being President Nixon, Watergate, Woodward and Bernstein. What brought it all back to the packed audience in the Moravian College gym on Oct. 24 was the presentation by this year’s Cohen Arts and Lecture speaker, Carl Bernstein. It was Bernstein and Bob Woodward, his colleague at the Washington Post, who broke the Watergate scandal that resulted in President Nixon’s resignation.

Prior to his employment at...

Red Cross Blood donations needed

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of blood for the holidays. Donations tend to decline during December, but the need for blood remains steady.

Donors who give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).