Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Former coroner Grim honored

Monday, April 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former County Coroner Scott Grim will be remembered long after he has left office because Lehigh County Commissioners voted April 10 on a resolution to name the conference room in the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensic Center in his honor.

According to the resolution approved by the Commissioners, Grim served in the Coroner’s Office of Lehigh County for 26 years, 22 of which he was the coroner of Lehigh County. Under his leadership, the Lehigh County Coroner’s office was...

Cops ‘n’ Kids annual celebration Saturday

Monday, April 22, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The March to the Millionth,”-themed Cops ‘n’ Kids family day Saturday offers fun, food, community, entertainment at the Children’s Literacy Program’s 13th annual “Celebration of Reading . . . and the Arts and Sciences,” at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center at 511 East Third Street from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thanks to its many community partners, for the Celebration offers local families an opportunity to enjoy an all-expense-paid afternoon filled with food,...

Candidates’ responses requested

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Candidates for county, municipal and school district positions are encourage to send us information by May 3 for our voters’ guide which will be published May 15.

Candidates for judge and district magistrate office are asked to provide a photo and respond to this question in 100 words or less: What is the most important characteristic of a judge/magistrate?

Municipal and county candidates are asked to provide a photo and respond to this question in 100 words or less: What do...

VALLEY Choral concert set for May 5

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus, comprised of youth in grades three through12, will perform at 3 p.m. May 5 in Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road. The group is currently in residence at Northampton Community College.

Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information, call 610-861-4120 or email

BETHLEHEM Earth Day fest on April 27

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Food Co-Op’s sixth annual public Craft Fair and Earth Day Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, April 27 at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road.

There will be more than 40 local artisans, food vendors, crafters and community organizations. Education Tent programs run from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be children’s activities and a raffle.

There is no admission fee. For information, visit...

Student accomplishments recognized

Monday, April 22, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

A large contingent of parents and students attended the recent Saucon Valley school board meeting. On the agenda was the recognition of efforts and awards received for numerous students who participated in the Lehigh Valley MathCounts Competition, Robotics Club, iTeam and a wrestling athlete.

The Robotics Club participated in a competition at Temple University on March 8th. They competed against schools from lower Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Saucon Valley Middle...

Hotel tax grants now available

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Executive Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce that applications for the Northampton County Hotel Tax Grant Program are now being accepted.

Applicants must either be a federally registered non-profit entity, 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), or a municipal entity located within Northampton County. Eligible projects will enhance tourism and/or promote community development within Northampton County and must be completed

within the 2020...

Record fundraising to boost community support

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is poised to make the most significant community investment in the organization’s 101-year history, following a recording-breaking $16.659 million annual campaign. With an additional $3.5 million raised to support specific programs through sources such as grants and sponsorships, UWGLV’s total annual support tops $20 million for the first time.

“We are thankful to each and every person who joined us to make this historic impact in the...