Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WGPA Celebrates 70 Years on the Air

Monday, February 20, 2017 by KAREN SAMUELS in Local News

The owner of the Bethlehem Globe-Times newspaper, Rolland J. Adams, founded WGPA, in 1947. He owned the Globe times from 1933 until he retired in 1970.

As a gift to the city of Bethlehem, the Globe Times erected a star on South Mountain for the Christmas season of 1938. Adams had difficulty finding local radio coverage to publicize the star. That convinced him that Bethlehem needed its own radio station. Adams made several visits to the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) in...

LHS Robotics Team qualifies for National competition, seeks community support

Monday, February 20, 2017 by LIZ KEMMERER in School

While some students spend hours after school mastering a sport or an art, the nine students on the 2016 Robotics Team at Liberty HS spend their time designing, building and programming award-winning mechanical robots.

The LHS Robotics Team recently won the Parkland Starstruck HS Division Qualifier, a tournament at Springhouse MS against 36 other high schools Jan. 7 sponsored by VEX Robotics. The win earned them a spot at VEX’s national competition April 6-8 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and...

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Penn State Lehigh Valley

10 new faculty and staff hires named

PSU- Lehigh Valley has named 10 new members to the college staff. The professionals and their new posistions are : Heather S. Amatore, administrative assistant, was previously a part-time evening receptionist at Penn State Lehigh Valley and a teacher’s assistant at Farmersville Elementary School.

Jessica Dow, career services coordinator, was a senior academic and career advisor at Miami Dade College, Florida...

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Swain School Open House set for March 7

The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, welcomes visitors to an Open House, to encourage interested families to learn more about its educational experience for children entering Preschool, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten.

Visitors are invited to attend the program, 9 a.m. March 7.

Head of School Dr. Shannan Schuster, as well as current Swain families, faculty and students, will meet with prospective families to explore the...

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lily’s Hope Benefit fundraiser on March 4

Lily’s Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Coopersburg, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party for Preemies benefit March 4 at McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Quakertown.

The organization provides resources, aid and hope to preemies and their families.

Tickets include cocktails at 5 p.m., program, dinner and dancing at 6 p.m.

Attire is semi-formal.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 267...

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, February 22

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, meeting canceled.

Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Monday, February 27

BASD regular board (meeting snow date: March 1), 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

Bethlehem Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Northampton Co. Gaming Revenue and...

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in School

The College of Saint Rose

Nicole Foster, of Bethlehem, was named to the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

She completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grades of D, F, incomplete or pass/fail, to be included.

Grove City College

Three Bethlehem area residents were named to the Grove City College fall 2016 semester dean’s list, the dean’s list with...