Bethlehem Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Kunkletown man honored for volunteerism

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

He has volunteered for more than 40 years, and gives selflessly to all causes he holds dear.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Nick Hawkey recently received the Distinguished Citizen Award.

Hawkey, a retired corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, recently received the distinction from the Bethlehem Detachment Marine Corps League during the 43rd Annual Mess Night.

“I was totally honored,” Hawkey said. “I was thrilled with the fact that I knew a lot of the people that had...

Article By: Carole Gorney Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

The Greco-Roman wine god Bacchus had his very own Bacchanalia festival in his honor,

where sumptuous food and tantalizing wines were the order of the day. Fast forward more than 2,200 years, and some of the finest aspects of the festival have been preserved at Fountain Hills’ annual wine and food tasting fundraiser that brings together the local community to benefit the borough’s Playground and Recreation Improvement Fund.

More than 250 people attended this year’s 15th annual...

TECHNOLOGY - Is it progress?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

How implementations are impacting the Lehigh Valley

While self-driving vehicles, cashier-less grocery stores and unmanned delivery systems were once a concept deeply rooted in the future, today these technologies along with many others are not far off. The question now becomes not whether or not they are possible, but what impact they will have on society once broadly accepted and widely instituted.

According to Lehigh Valley economist Kamran Afshar, Ph.D., the only remaining...


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4,

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs additional mentors for their athletes. A mentor needs to be a supporter,...

SOUTHSIDE Rocked by arts and music festival

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

ArtsQuest held its second annual Southside Arts & Music Festival presented by Capital BLUE April 20 and 21, featuring live music, visual arts and family programming. There were approximately 10 wristband shows per day at multiple locations such as Godfrey Daniels, National Museum of Industrial History, Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts, Banana Factory and Musikfest Café at Steelstacks. The headline performers were 2018 Grammy winners The Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae and Dar...

SOUTH BETHLEHEM Task Force talks spring cleaning

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Mayor’s South Side Task Force Chairman Roger Hudak declared “The cleanup was a phenomenal success, as usual,” at the April 24 SSTF meeting. He then turned it over to Adrienne Washington from the Lehigh University Community & Regional Affairs to comment on April 14’s Spring Southside Cleanup event. She said “There was a great student turnout,” including Donegan ES students taking part earlier.

Washington said that volunteers will begin sorting donated items for the upcoming Great...

Actor visits Boutique at the Rink

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Hollywood actor, producer and writer Dan Roebuck paid a visit to the Boutique at the Rink May 11 to help promote the 2018 cancer fundraiser. Roebuck, a Bethlehem native, filmed a promotional piece with co-chairs Karen Hein and Sharon Kunsman, visited with volunteers, posed for photos and he recounted his visits to the Boutique as a teenager when he would purchase tuxedos to wear as an aspiring young magician.

Donations will continue to be accepted at the City’s municipal ice rink on...

Around Town

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

111th Bethlehem Bach Festival and 120th birthday of the Bethlehem Bach Choir: May 11, 12, 18 and 19. Tickets and information: visit or call 610-866-4302.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit...

BAVTS NOTES by Nikki Ochoa - Bridges Scholarships presented

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in School

Twenty-one senior students were recognized on May 4 with the prestigious Bridges Scholarships. The awards are based on academic and extracurricular accomplishments. The awards can be used to pursue post-secondary education or to purchase tools for a student to continue their path of study. The foundation has awarded over $800,000 since its inauguration by Walter Dealtrey in 1999.

In conjunction with Miller Keystone Blood Center, BAVTS held three blood drives this school year,...