Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

City EMS gets new vehicle and an award

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

For the third year in a row, Bethlehem’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award, achieving Gold Plus status after earning bronze and gold levels the prior two years.

At a recognition ceremony in city hall Oct. 11, American Heart Association Lehigh Valley and Northeast Division Executive Director Ron Rushe made the presentation to Bethlehem EMS Director Thomas Decker. In addition, representatives from Easton...


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 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 or email

CHARTER ARTS - The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, is seeking...


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

‘Suburbia’ opens Nov. 17

Northampton Community College presents “Suburbia,” by Eric Bogosian, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18, 20 and 21; and at 3 p.m. Nov.19 in the Norman R. Roberts Lab Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, Bethlehem Township. Call 610-861-5524 or e-mail

Dental Symposium Nov. 17

The 16th annual dental symposium for dental hygienists...

Board, Charter Arts at odds

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

The BASD curriculum committee discussed their second charter school renewal for the 2017-18 school year Nov. 6.

The report and recommendation for the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts (LVCHSA) were reviewed, and an intense question and answer session followed. The school, located at 321 E. Third St, is in its 15th year, and currently educates about 630 students from grades 9-12, with about 15 percent of students coming from BASD. The curriculum includes a half day of traditional...

Salute includes pleasant surprise

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by MARK KIRLIN in School

Miller Heights ES held its 17th annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10 and patriotism was on display with music, readings and special moments that honored military veterans.

The program contained musical numbers performed by the Liberty HS Brass Ensemble, Freedom HS Fife and Drum Corps and Men’s Choir. Also included was a rendition of “Taps” on trumpet by fourth grade teacher Louis Poczak.

Fifth graders sang songs and were called up in groups to read passages honoring veterans...

FEMA Hurricane victim shelter available

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico have announced that Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) is available to Puerto Ricans who are unable to return to their homes because they are displaced as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This is one of several short-term housing options being offered to meet the demand for post-storm safe housing.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance allows eligible applicants to shelter in a hotel or motel, for a limited period of time, as a bridge to...

VALLEY Puerto Rico relocation help

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Catholic Charities Relocation Assistance is offering help and support for residents of Puerto Rico who are relocating to Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties as a result of Hurricane Maria’s destruction.

Donations may be sent to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown-relocation relief, 900 S. Woodward St., Allentown, PA 18103. For information, call 610-435-1541, ext. 286.

Moravian Archives art set for Nov. 15

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Moravian Archives, the Bethlehem Area Public Library and the Moravian Historical Society, will present a viewing of 11 original illustrations from the children’s book “Snow Over Bethlehem” from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov 15 at the archives, 41 W. Locust St.

The book is a fictional story of a Bethlehem Moravian Christmas in 1755, with illustrations by the author, Katherine Milhous. 11 of the original illustrations were, in the early 1950s, given to the Bethlehem Area Public Library.