Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

History - Rose Garden’s memorial explained

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by JASON REHM in Local News

One of several monument standing in Bethlehem’s Rose Garden honors the young men and women of the Westside who served in World War II. You can find it along Eighth Avenue facing Nitschmann MS.

The movement to erect this particular memorial was started by the West Side Republican Club and the work was carried out by the Bethlehem West Side Plaque Committee, chaired by Frank A. Bilheimer.

Throughout 1944, the committee was active in developing interest in the project. They...


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Joint statement issued

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office have completed their antitrust reviews of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) proposal to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, allowing the transaction to move forward.

We anticipate that the transaction documents will be completed in the coming weeks. Until such time, we will continue to operate as separate entities.



Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Putz displays: (Moravian traditional retelling of the story of Christ’s birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes).

Saturdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

Christkindlmarkt’s Breakfast with St. Nicholas in the Tannenbaum Café. Doors open at 8 a.m.; breakfast served from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Photos with St. Nicholas begin at 8:30 a.m. Hot breakfast buffet, fruit, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and milk; St. Nick photo opportunities (ticket includes one free 5×7...

Thomasik, Patrick honored; Stein contract renewed

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by THERESA O’BRIEN in Local News

BASD thanked board member Tom Thomasik for his service at its Nov. 25 meeting, which was Thomasik’s last. He did not run at the Nov. 5 election, at which Dr. Karen Beck Pooley and Dr. Dean Donaher were re-elected, and newcomer Emily Schenkel will replace him in the third at-large seat.

The board also honored board member Shannon Patrick, whose eight years of service to the district earned her recognition from the Pa. School Boards Association (PSBA).

The board voted unanimously...

STUDENT PROFILE - Abigail Brown, Bethlehem Catholic HS

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Maria Brown (mom), Keith Brown (dad), Aaron Brown (brother), Caleb Brown (brother), Josh Brown (brother), Hope Brown (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is chemistry because I love learning about the complexity of matter all around us.

Activities: I am part of the varsity girls basketball team and the varsity Scholastic Scrimmage team.

Next steps: I am continuing my education at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.


Raising domestic violence awareness

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County law enforcement and human services professionals gathered in the Lehigh County courthouse recently to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Lehigh County.

“As a public-school teacher for 40 years, anyone who thinks domestic violence is not a problem has got their eyes closed,” said Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong.

“It makes me proud,” said Armstrong, “that our court system, and our District Attorney, and our two local hospitals are working...

SOUTH BETHLEHEM Hispanic Center seeks coats for distribution

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley is holding a coat distribution for families in Southside Bethlehem Saturday, Dec 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Last year over 100 residents came through to select a coat to get through the cold weather season.

Area residents are asked to please consider donating gently used coats if they are outgrown or no longer needed. Both child and adult coats are needed.

Gloves, scarves, and blankets and new socks are also being accepted.


SOUTHSIDE GIving Trees gifts through Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The SouthSide Arts District’s Giving Trees program began on December 2. Fifteen Arts District shops and restaurants will have a Christmas Giving Tree with paper ornaments on display. Written on each ornament is the name of a specific gift for a SouthSide child in need.

Shoppers and anyone interested should take ornaments off the tree, and return with the gifts and place them under the store’s tree by December 20. Donated presents and the trees will be delivered on December 21.