Bethlehem Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

‘Those left behind’ - Candidates for 7th Congressional District to speak at the Sept. 26 CACLV annual meeting

Friday, September 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The three candidates for the new Congressional seat representing Lehigh and Northampton counties and a small piece of southern Monroe County, will present their views on how the federal government should tackle poverty at a forum as part of the Sept. 26 Annual Meeting of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. The CACLV luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in the ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel at Seventh and Hamilton streets in Allentown.=

The program begins at approximately...

Annual Knights’ sale a great success

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The sky was overcast at 8 a.m. Aug. 18, when the Knights of Columbus yard sale began at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. As time went on, however, the skies brightened, and there was a steady stream of customers hunting for bargains until the sale ended at 3 p.m.

Bargains there were on such items as toys, books, vases, tools, furniture, computer equipment, luggage and decorative objects. Many of the shoppers were St. Anne’s parishioners; others spotted the sale as they drove down...

‘Real Men Wear Pink’

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by LESLIE REGAN in Local News

Family, friends, supporters, and of course the 20 candidates of the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign, gathered in the Lehigh Iacocca dining room Sept. 6 to celebrate the big reveal of the faces of nominees behind the campaign, and everything they are contributing to the fight against breast cancer.

These men are supporting the American Cancer Society by vowing to wear pink every day of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Men in local businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley...

Article By: Carina Stoves Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by CARINA STOVES in Opinion

Oki! When I moved to Montana, people here asked me if I was used to snow. Was I ready for the winters? I responded that I was from the Poconos in Pennsylvania, a part of the Appalachian mountain range. Sure, I was ready for winter and snow.

Yes, it is true: I am used to snow – snow that comes from the sky and stays put. But in January, I learned about what locals here call a ground blizzard. I knew what a blizzard is. I was living in Allentown in 1996 when a blizzard hit, and we had...

Board approves rec swim membership

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The school board Aug. 28 announced and approved the Saucon Valley Recreational Swim Membership program for the 2018-19 school year. District residents and non-residents can purchase season passes for individuals or families to swim at the Saucon Valley High School pool. New for this year is a 10-swim membership at $60 for those who don’t want to purchase a season membership. The 10-swim membership allows for 10 swims and does not have to be designated exclusively for a specific person, but...

Hispanic Center hosts backpack event

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley opened its doors to hundreds of area students and their families for a back to school backpack giveaway Aug. 25.

Several community partners and sponsors combined their resources to present the event with each student receiving a new backpack filled with tablets, pencils and pens. Families lined the 500 block of East Fourth Street in Bethlehem patiently waiting for the 10 a.m. entry to start.

Upon entering students and their families were...


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

Peace Paper Project Sept. 26

The director and co-founder of Peace Paper Project, Drew Matott, will be the artist-in-residence from Sept. 24 through 28 for the Cedar Crest College art department.

He will lead daily hands-on open to the public paper making and other interactive workshops and hold artist talks at noon on Sept. 24 in the Skillman Library, Lafayette College and at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26 at CCC’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Cultural...