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Bethlehem: Theater group gets cold shoulder

Monday, February 11, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Gilbert family, who perform as "Sing for America," complained at the Feb. 5 Bethlehem City Council meeting that they are being prevented from performing at the Ice House by another organization.

The five Gilbert siblings, Taryn, Tasia, Teara, Jorne and Jewel started performing in 2004 to help raise money for military families in the Lehigh Valley. They said they had performed at the Ice House in the past, putting on performances of "Cinderella," "White Christmas" and "The Wiz,"...

READYPA: Web page offers safety tips

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

There is a toll-free line,1-888-9-READYPA (1-888-973-2397), as part of ReadyPA, a public outreach campaign that includes a website to educate residents about the importance of making emergency kits and family emergency plans.

Home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are at and by calling 1-888-9-READYPA.


Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

MLK commemoration FEB. 20

Dr. James Braxton Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, will speak at NCC's annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Faces of the Dream: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King", will be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus.

Pa. Superior Court Feb. 26, 27

For the first time in its history, the...

STUDENT PROFILE: Emily Nichols, LV Charter HS for the Arts

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Parents, Barbara and James Nichols; younger sister Christy

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects include dance and finance. Having my favorite activity, dance, also as my major at LVPA makes it enjoyable to come to school each day. And for finance, it is a class I can relate directly to life and is taught in a way that cuts to the point while still in a fun environment.

Activities: Dance

Next steps: I plan on going to college with a...

YWCA: TechGYRLS get donation

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The YWCA of Bethlehem received a for $3,000 educational improvement tax credit donation from Embassy Bank to support the YWCA's TechGYRLS Program. TechGYRLS is an after-school technology education program staffed by all females for elementary and middle school girls. It provides hands-on experience with graphic arts, animation, video game design and robotics. For information, call 610- 867-4669 or visit


Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Free clinics begin Feb. 23

H.E.A.R.T.S. free monthly health and wellness clinics will be held Feb. 23, March 23, April 20 and June 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St. These services are provided to the uninsured residents of South Bethlehem and Fountain Hill through the Broughal Community School Initiative.

For information or to schedule and appointment, call 1-866-785-8537 (1-866-STLUKES).

Mann elected to St. Luke's board

Former State legislator...


Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Bethlehem Water Authority, 3 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Planning Commission, 4 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Monday, Feb. 18

Bethlehem Township Commissioners, 7 p.m., municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Fountain Hill council and zoning, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.


Megan's law : National helpline now available

Monday, February 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The National Megan's Law Helpline, 1-888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.

Certified rape crisis counselors are available to support all victims of violent crime and to provide geographically appropriate referrals. The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an...