Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

St. Peter’s hosts community MLK luncheon

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Left: Dr. Christopher Burke, associate professor in Lehigh’s Department of Psychology, led luncheon attendees through a series of discussions. As the event ended, participants were invited to take a free copy of “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race.” The author, Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, will be the Keynote Speaker at a Martin Luther King Celebration Committee event at Lehigh University March 26 at 7 p.m. In preparation, two reading...

ALLENTOWN Pride exhibit opens at center

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, is hosting “Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festivals” this month in the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown, through Feb. 21. The display of materials from the collection features the cover images from the first 11 years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festival’s “Pride Guides” programs.

The exhibit features information about LGBT health, arts, corporate support, local...


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, January 29

Snow date: BASD regular Board meeting, 7 p.m. East Hills MS auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

Bethlehem Twp. Norco Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Monday, February 3

Board Facilities and Board Curriculum Committees meeting, 6 p.m. Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Bethlehem Twp. Norco Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Fountain Hill Council...


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Paul to retire from BFTP/NEP

President and Chief Executive Officer R. Chadwick Paul Jr. will retire after 18 years from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania effective July 1, 2020.

Between 2002 and 2018, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania created 10,590 technology-based jobs in client companies and retained 23,167 jobs. According to an independent study by the Pennsylvania Economy League, these jobs are in industries...

STUDENT PROFILE - Kenan Kanopka Jr., Freedom HS - Coordinated by Julie Swan

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: My mom is Kim Kanopka. My sister is Brittany Huber. My dad is Kenan Kanopka Sr.

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects revolve around the maths and sciences. In particular, my favorite classes are the Biomedical Science PL TW courses. These courses provide an opportunity in high school that many kids do not get until college. I also enjoy math, especially my Calculus 3 course at Lafayette, because math has rules and there is almost always an answer....

Bullying addressed, expenses OK’d

Monday, January 27, 2020 by CHRIS HARING in Local News

The first Saucon Valley School Board meeting of the new year continued in much the same vein as those held in the last few months of 2019, with yet more discussion related to the district’s much-publicized battle with its student bullying and harassment issues. The Board also voted unanimously twice to approve spending, including two new school buses at over $50,000 per bus, as well as a $3,000 increase in annual salary for Superintendent Dr. Craig Butler.

Longtime district resident...


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in School

Nursing students graduate

Penn State Lehigh Valley Practical Nursing students Jennifer A. Lawless, Tanya Marie Santly, Marie C. Sedlock and Elesandra Zayas, all Bethlehem area residents, earned a certificate in practical nursing and graduated in a December 20 program at the P.S. - L.V. campus.

The graduates, who also received their pins, have qualified to test for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.

The Most Compassionate Award winner was...