Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

volunteers

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY is looking for energetic dog lovers (min age 18) to help large dogs get some much-needed daily exercise. Various shifts available. Contact Stephanie Skyriotis, 610-797-1205, steph@lehighhumane.org.

LEHIGH COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for someone to prepare its monthly newsletter with articles and photos about ongoing events, news, fundraisers, etc. for the organization. Contact Patty Feninez, 484-274-8544...

Local school safety grants announced

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola Friday announced a total of $130,902 in state grants to improve safety and security in area schools.

“These grant dollars will enable schools to fund safety programs, hire security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Boscola said. “I’m pleased with this round of funding and will continue to seek state support to help our school boards and administrators make our schools safer and more secure.”

The statewide grants were announced by the...

Halloween Hauntings

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Trick or Treat Nights

Oct. 26, 6 to 8 p.m.: Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Hanover Township (Northampton County), Upper Saucon Township.

Oct. 28, 3 to 5 p.m.: Hellertown, Lower Saucon.

Parades

Oct. 21, 2 p.m.: Saucon Valley Spirit parade.

Oct. 28, 2 p.m.; rain date: 2 p.m. Nov. 4: City of Bethlehem parade.

Fall Halloween festival

Oct. 13, 3 p.m.; Freemansburg Fall Fest, bonfire at dusk.

Ongoing events

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STUDENT PROFILE - Maddie Schaffer, Saucon Valley HS

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Ted Schaffer (father), Jill Schaffer (mother), Cayla Schaffer (sister), Elizabeth Schaffer (sister), Margaret Schaffer (sister)

Favorite subject: English, I enjoy writing and analyzing literature

Activities: Cross country, track and field, Debate Team, UNICEF club, SADD Club, Global Scholars Program, NHS

Next steps: Attend a university and major in English

Career goals: Become a high school English teacher

Heroes: My parents...

School receives bronze medal ranking

Monday, October 8, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On Sept. 25 Saucon Valley HS Principel Tamara Gary shared with the school board Saucon Valley HS’s bronze medal ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings list. Saucon Valley was ranked #151 in Pennsylvania. It’s the second year in a row Saucon Valley has attained bronze status.

Gary said they will be hanging a sign in the school to celebrate the achievement.

Every year US News releases its list after analyzing data from 20,500 public schools...

Parking ticket increase requested

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Bethlehem Parking Authority asked the Bethlehem City Council to approve increased penalties for motorists who violate the city’s parking ordinance. The requested revision to the parking ordinance, with a few exceptions, would double the penalty for most infractions.

Bethlehem Parking Authority Executive Director Kevin Livingston’s letter to the Council President Adam Waldron didn’t give a reason for the proposed price hike, except to say that the Parking Authority board...

County makes move for lead safety

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners on Sept. 26 in a first reading, or preliminary approval, voted 5 – 4 to hire the law firm Anapol Weis to serve as counsel for the county of Lehigh and “several other unnamed counties” to press the county’s goal of making much of the county’s older housing stock safe from lead poisoning..

Commissioners Dr. Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Amanda Holt and Brad Osborne, all Republicans, voted against the measure. Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, also...

Parking ticket increase requested

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Bethlehem Parking Authority asked the Bethlehem City Council to approve increased penalties for motorists who violate the city’s parking ordinance. The requested revision to the parking ordinance, with a few exceptions, would double the penalty for most infractions.

Bethlehem Parking Authority Executive Director Kevin Livingston’s letter to the Council President Adam Waldron didn’t give a reason for the proposed price hike, except to say that the Parking Authority board...