Bethlehem Press

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ministering to the soul and body

Monday, November 19, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

The Holy Ghost Church in South Bethlehem has a heritage of ministering to both the spiritual and the physical needs of its parishioners. So the second annual polka Mass and halupki (stuffed cabbage) dinner this fall provided a perfect example of the blending of those two ministries.

The Mass and dinner also reflected the cultural mix of the local Roman Catholic church, which was founded in 1871 as a German-ethnic parish. In 1888, due to increased membership, a new church was built at...

New Bethany Souper Day

Monday, November 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News


by Dianne Elliot

Executive director

Choice Food Pantry

We are opening our new choice food pantry at 308 Shawnee St. in Bethlehem at the end of the month. It is around the corner in the alley behind the detached four-bedroom home we just completed renovating. A family moved in last month. The new pantry is a welcoming, bright and cheerful place where people will feel that they matter. Visitors to the pantry will no longer have to stand in line, as we...

Stone Soup Compassion Trinity program receives honors

Monday, November 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Deacon Elizabeth Miller, coordinator, Trinity Soup Kitchen, Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem, is the recipient of the 2018 Wallenberg Honors from the Institute for Jewish and Christian Understanding of Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

“The honor belongs to so many people,” Miller said in accepting the award at the annual Wallenberg tribute dinner attended by 100 people Oct. 14 in Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College.

Miller was honored as “a local figure who embodies the...

A beautiful day at Burnside

Monday, November 19, 2018 by LESLIE REGAN SPEIAL TO THE BETHLEHEM PRESS in Local News

The Burnside Plantation was filled with families, little ones, couples and others on Sept. 30 for farm tours. The Burnside plantation was established in 1748, by Bethlehem Moravians James and Mary Burnside. The plantation is now owned and operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites. Burnside Plantation opened its doors to the public to show off beautiful gardens, the preserved farm household cooking presentations, and engage young community members in crafts and various games.



Monday, November 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Putz displays (story of Christ’s birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes- Moravian tradition):

Central Moravian Putz / Star and Candle Shoppe, 1 to 7 p.m. Christian Education Bldg. 73 W. Church St. Thursday, Friday: 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.; beginning Nov. 23. Closed December 24, 25. After Christmas daily: 1 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 31. Showings every half hour....

Academic achievements recognized

Monday, November 19, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

Nine BASD students were recognized at the October board meeting for excellent academic achievements. Every year, approximately 1.5 million students take the Preliminary SATs (PSAT) and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, in hopes of being recognized as a high scorer. The test results yield 34,000 students who are recognized as Commended Students for their high scores, and Bethlehem was proud to have seven students who met those criteria this year.

The board was joined by...


Monday, November 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Local man is Boston U. grad

Boston University awarded an academic degree to Aidan T. Newell, a Bethlehem area resident, in September 2018. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in theatre arts-performance.

PSU-LV names staff additions

Penn State University - Lehigh Valley has named four area residents to the school’s staff. They are Jessica Kemmerer of Schnecksville, community outreach associate; Pam Kiser of Breinigsville, administrative support assistant for Academic...

PPL gives $600K in community grants

Monday, November 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

An ambulance bus that will allow emergency response teams to better serve rural communities, the transformation of a blighted property into a social services hub, an early learning center in the heart of downtown Allentown and an environmental workforce development program are a few of the innovative programs the PPL Foundation is supporting through major grants in 2018.

The PPL Foundation Nov. 12 announced a combined $585,000 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations.