Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Free Museum Day on Sept. 23

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History will have free admission Sept. 23 at MNIH, 511 E. Third St., as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live! initiative. The program is a tribute to the Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, which offers free admission every day to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The free entrance for two, one ticket per email address, Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at

Heart Walk set for Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Heart Walk will be held at 1:30 p.m. at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. The walk, lead by six-year-old congenital heart defect survivor Ryder Hoffman of Emmaus, steps off at 3 p.m. The event will host health screenings, CPR demonstration, games and fitness demos.

Lehigh Valley Heart Walk sponsors include Lehigh Valley Health Network, Coordinated Health, PSECU, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Lutron Electronics Inc., Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on...

Memorial Day 2018 Celebrating state’s musical roots

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Washington, D.C., has its National Memorial Day Parade, Philadelphia marks the occasion with Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day, and in 2018 for the first time, Northeast Pennsylvania will observe the holiday with the “The Great Allentown Memorial Day Celebration” on May 27 and 28 at the historic Allentown Fairgrounds.

The plans for the annual event were announced at a news conference Aug. 21 by Jeffrey Tapler, president of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Music Preservation...

Mural dedication set for Sept. 23

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


There will be a public dedication ceremony for ‘Lotus Pond’, a new garden mural, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at Café The Lodge, 427 E. Fourth St. The artwork, hashtag: #educationisnotacrime, is a reproduction of one of Lehigh Valley resident Hong Tatt Foo’s paintings.

The artist and Ian Panyko, director of CTL, will speak about the importance of education and to increase awareness of the many places in the world where people are denied access to education for any...


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

So now we have a gift ban ordinance in the City of Bethlehem that doesn’t ban all gifts, because of a number of exemptions. Perhaps the biggest of the loopholes is the one that allows an unlimited number of gifts of tickets to public events. Tickets to the public events at the Sands Casino cost from $38 to $225, with the street value of tickets to sold-out events ranging up to $600. At an average of $105 per ticket, one ticket per month or two tickets every other month would amount to over $...

2017 State of the Child County Profiles

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Total children (less than 18 years): 13,540

Children receiving in-home service: 1,326

Children in foster care system: 60


Total children: 82,680

Children receiving in-home service: 10,361

Children in foster care system: 355


Total children: 40,574

Children receiving in-home service: 4,232

Children in foster care system: 354


Total children: 65,177

Children receiving...

Business signage changes approved

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Golazo House at 123 W. Fourth St. was the first of three small businesses to be granted certificates of appropriateness for signage by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission during the Aug. 21 Banana Factory meeting. Represented by co-owner Javier Alvarado, approval received to install a solid or cutout metal sign featuring the name and logo. The building owned by Jose and Rafaela Nunez was the former home of Horns Restaurant. Alvarado was also given the option to repaint the...

Freedom’s 50th anniversary Oct. 15

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

Tentative details about the Freedom HS 50th anniversary rededication event were released at the school board curriculum committee meeting Sept. 11. The event will be held at Freedom Oct. 15, from noon until 5 p.m. Plans for the outdoor event will include a large selection of food trucks, outdoor sports activities for kids, as well as guided tours and a slide show presentation inside the building.

A formal rededication ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. sharp, to include a formal procession...


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in School


District-wide hurricane fundraiser

The Bethlehem Area School District is holding a district wide fundraiser at all BASD schools.The event has been organized by Freedom and Liberty HS students.

The “BASD Helps Heal Houston” bracelets will be available for purchase at all BASD schools and at the high schools atheletic offices on weekdays and at football games at the BASD stadium.

Donations are welcome; checks are payable to Freedom HS Student Council with “...