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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce’s annual Walla Gazoo golf tournament Aug. 19 brought a scheduled 144 golfers to the Bethlehem Golf Club. Players representing scores of area business entities enjoyed a round of golf and backyard BBQ in what is considered the oldest tournament in the Lehigh Valley, according to Bethlehem Chamber senior vice president Angela DelGrosso. DelGrosso said proceeds from the event benefit the Bethlehem Chamber specifically, providing member support, networking and...

Something for young and older

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Small wonder that the sixth annual Apple Days Sept. 6 and 7 at Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation was teeming with children. There were so many fun and interesting things to see and do.

In one tent, Jennifer Purcell invited children (and adults) not just to see, but to pet, if they wished, a skunk named Cabbage, a corn snake named Carolina, and a barn owl named Tyto. At another venue, Pat Belliel introduced Harley, her 5-year-old pet pig. At yet another venue there were sheep, alpacas...

Community partners give away

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

Hispanic radio station La Mega 99.5, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Pennsylvania Career Link, H.G.S.K. P.C., Merge Barber School, Gateway Health, and JCS Professional Staffing, Inc. combined to provide over 500 backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and handouts to area families with school age children Aug. 17 at the Fowler Community Wellness Center.

La Mega 99.5 owner and morning show host Victor Martinez said each student would receive the...

Two charged in Parkhurst trash fire homicide

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

Police Chief Mark DiLuzio announced in a release Friday that two M.R.E. gang members are now charged in the stabbing and burning death of a young man in a trash bin at the Parkhurst apartment buildings at Nicholas and Barbara streets in April 2018.

Money Rules Everything members Miles Harper, 20, or Allentown, and Yzire Jenkins-Rowe, 22, of Bethlehem, are facing charges of kidnapping, possessing instruments of crime, criminal conspiracy and homicide in the death of 18-year-old Tyrell...

CRPD Oct. 12 police position tests

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Colonial Regional Police Department will conduct a test for the position of police officer Oct. 12. Applications are available from the Colonial Regional Police Department, 248 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, PA, 18017, by calling 610 861-4820 or online at

Completed applications must be returned no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age on test date, High School Graduate /GED, U.S....

DEAN’s List

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College has announced the students with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50, who were named to the summer 2019 semester Dean’s List. They are, from Bethlehem, Jonathan Fitzmaurice, Jennifer Gross, Stephenie Mathis, Ashley Sabol, Rebecca Siegfried, Destiny Soto, Kate Taylor, Katey Vandergrift and Joanna Vazquez; from Fountain Hill: Mark Crimaldi; and from Hellertown: Jillian Beck.

Camel Hump Farm issue resumes Sept. 25

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Three hours was not enough time to resolve a zoning decicion appeal at the Aug. 28 meeting.

Victoria Bastidas, president of the Friends of Johnston Inc. and caretaker of the property at 1311 Santee Mill Road, was appealing a denial of a use permit for Camel’s Hump Farm on the Johnson Estate.

The appeal, continued from May, contained two issues: Whether the appeal should be granted because the proposed use of the property falls within its already defined use, or otherwise,...

ROADS Center Street west road now closed

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

In conjunction with the current bridge construction, Illick’s Mill Road has been closed to westbound traffic at Center Street. Local traffic will be able to access the Main Street extension and driveways, but no westbound traffic will be allowed beyond that until after the bridge.

Eastbound traffic from Schoenersville Road will remain open. This configuration will be kept in effect 24 hours a day until the end of the month, when traffic will be flipped.

Emergency services will...

HELLERTOWN - Apple Festival set for Oct. 19

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be an apple festival from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on October 19 at the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse, 4216 Countryside Lane, Hellertown, 18055.

Admission is free for all activities except pony rides (cost). There will be a story hour, crafts, schoolhouse tours, meet / greet Johnny Appleseed, face painting, cakewalks. Live music by Rhythm Road and Rickman Blues Band. Refreshments (cost) include apple baked goods, hot dogs and apple cider.

For more information, call 610-625-...