Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hotel Bethlehem to host Latino convention

Monday, July 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Bethlehem City Councilwoman Olga Negrón and other leaders in the state’s Latino community joined Norman Bristol Colón July 8 as he announced that the Pennsylvania Latino Convention will hold its annual gathering Oct. 29 – 31 at the Hotel Bethlehem.

Colón and Latino leaders from around and outside the Lehigh Valley made the announcement to a group of supporters in the lobby of the main street hotel.

Bruce Haines, managing director of the Hotel Bethlehem, welcomed the group....

45 years at the Rink

Monday, July 15, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The 2019 Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraiser was a rousing success as over $282,000 was raised to support three area agencies, Cancer Support Community, St. Luke’s Hospice and St. Luke’s Cancer Center. Co-chair Carol Jacoby reported that 303 volunteers provided 15,069 hours to set up, run and pack up the 45th annual event. Jacoby was joined by co-chair Janet Binsau to run the 2019 sale. Premiere night May 28 saw hundreds of shoppers pay $10 to enter and shop from amongst the best...

U.S. vs Netherlands

Monday, July 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

People from all over the Lehigh Valley converged on SteelStacks’ PPL parking lot in South Bethlehem to watch the United States woman’s soccer team win the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup July 7. The U.S. team won the game 2-0, defeating The Netherland’s team as local soccer enthusiasts and fans sweltered on the sun-baked pavement in front of a huge, trailer-mounted television screen. Beer and food vendors kept the crowd happy between goals by star athlete...


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There may be costs and registration restrictions / deadlines. Visit or call the organization as listed for more information.

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2.

Annual Summer Art Academy: Publishing your own book (cost). Ages five to 12. 6 to 8 p.m. To register, call: 610-866-1515; limited space. Fritz United Methodist Church, 303 W. Packer Ave.

Sunday, July 28 to Thursday, August 1

Athens (Paul’s dangerous journey), ages four to completed fifth grade, 6:15 to 9...

Vaping policy added to handbook

Monday, July 15, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The 2019-20 student handbook for the Saucon Valley MS has been approved. There was one change involving the policy on smoking, tobacco and vaping. Assistant Principal Amy Braxmeier was on hand to update the board. Per the 2018-19 handbook it states “smoking and tobacco use and possession are prohibited in school buildings, on district property, and any other jurisdiction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

School district property includes playgrounds, parking lots,...


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Health services information sessions July 25

There will be free Northampton Community College information sessions for medical secretary 1 p.m. July 25 and community health worker 3 p.m. July 25 courses; all at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.

Medical secretaries ensure that a medical practice, healthcare facility or treatment care center operate smoothly by greeting patients, maintaining schedules and accessing medical...

National Night Out set for Aug. 6

Monday, July 15, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Freemansburg Borough Council announced July 2 the police department will be hosting the fifth annual National Night Out Against Crime in August. The event aims to create a safer community by strengthening the relationships between police and residents.

All are invited for a family-friendly night of food, drinks and entertainment. Activities will include inflatables, face-painting, carnival games, raffle prizes and more.

The event will also have educational booths where families...

Freemansburg honors veteran public servant

Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

press photos by bernie o’hare

Gerald Yob, who served as Freemansburg’s mayor for 36 years and twice as a borough council member, has been honored by his neighbors and constituents. Borough council recently named its municipal park after him, where you’ll find him behind a hot grill at the annual National Night Out. Yob first got involved in government to clean out the rats. Not the two-legged kind, but honest-to-goodness rats that had infested his neighborhood. He has spent over a...