Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The bad news: The flu has arrived

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

If you’re feeling feverish, your nose is stuffy, your body aches and your throat is sore, it’s not just you.

The flu season is underway, and according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s spreading fast.

Symptoms include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea.

According to the CDC’s weekly influenza report, high influenza activity...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Area students had a sweet start to the New Year when their marshmallow masterpieces were chosen as winners in the 2018 PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition during PEEPSFEST®, the free family festival presented by Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest Dec. 30-31. More than 130 dioramas incorporating PEEPS® candy were created by local school children and were on display during the event, which took place at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

1st: Monocacy...

Celebrating 50 years

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After the curtain closed on the final 2018 season matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Zoellner Arts Center Dec. 16, cast, crew and supporters gathered for a special cast party hosted at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Nearly 250 guests celebrated 50 years of consecutive Lehigh Valley performances of the seasonal ballet scored by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

In 1968, the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley (BGLV) and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) brought “The...

Boscola nets student employment skills grant

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senator Lisa Boscola announced recently that the Workforce Investment Board of the Lehigh Valley (WIB) has been approved for a $136,144 grant from the Department of Labor and Industry through the Business Education Partnership program for the WIB’s for its Career Linking Class.

“As we focus on linking our students with career paths, business education partnerships are absolutely critical in that process,” Boscola said. “The Lehigh Valley’s Workforce Investment Board has taken a...

Stabler Assc. grants $22K to CEnter for Humanistic Change

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $22,200 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. These funds will support the Project SUCCESS/Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Lehigh Valley. Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, is designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse and help young people who are most in danger of failure in school or other high-risk behaviors develop resiliency and coping skills so they can make healthy, positive...

The business of music ‘Keep yourself in their thoughts’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Pear Duo, husband and wife musicians Curtis Brengle and Julie Ragins, presented their workshop, “The Business of Music” to Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts students and parents at the Charter Arts campus Nov. 27.

Brengle and Ragins have nearly 30 years of experience in the music industry, recording, performing and touring with artists like The Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sergio Mendes, the Pointer Sisters and others. Since forming...

State audits special ed programs

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by HANNAH MCMULLEN in Local News

Chief Pupil Services Officer Clair Hogan detailed the results of a districtwide special education audit for the school board at the Jan. 7 curriculum meeting.

She said that of the approximate 2,400 special needs students in the district, recent efforts in expanded services have resulted in about 73 percent of them participating in mainstream general education courses much of every school day during the 2017-18 academic year.

Some of these services included co-teaching models...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Some meeting dates have changed for January due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Wednesday, January 16

BASD finance committee preliminary budget presentation (snow date), 6 p.m., Edgeboro Room, 1516 Sycamore St.

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King Junior Day

Some government and other offices may be closed.

Historic Conservation Commission, 6 p.m. Banana Factory, 25 E. Third St.

Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m. Municipal building,...