Bethlehem Press

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.

Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

All ages free family fitness half-hour classes will be held at 2 p.m. every Wednesday from Aug. 22 to Sept. 19 at the Southside branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 400 Webster St.

Bethlehem Health Bureau Community Health specialist Claudia Richan will lead classes in yoga and dancercise. There will be classes emphasizing stretching and aerobic fitness.

No registration is required, but participation is limited to residents of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

United Veterans of Bethlehem and Harry F.W. Johnson Post #379 American Legion meetings will held back to back beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, not Sept. 3, which is Labor Day. The change of date is for this month only. The meetings are held in the D.A.R. Log Cabin, Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and West Union Boulevard. Call 610-866-3835 for information.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Hanover Township (Northampton County) will hold the annual Patriot's Day on Sept. 11 with a Boy Scout flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road.

Worn or tattered flags may be dropped off at the center or the township building prior to Sept. 11 for proper disposal during the ceremony. Call 610-866-1140 for information.

Chinese educators visit ESOL

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Secondary students in the Bethlehem Area School District's ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) voluntary summer extension program were visited by a group of five Chinese educators from the East China University of Science and Technology during their vocabulary and lab classes July 9 at Northeast MS.

Yu Yuguo, Zhao Hong, Qi Yuanfang, Tong Fang and Yu Ruihua, who all teach English at the university, attended the morning sessions to observe American teaching methods in the...

New contract approved for AFSCME

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) concessions will save Gracedale Nursing Home money and reduce Northampton County's contribution to Gracedale's 2012 operating budget. Recently ratified by union members, the new four-year contract was approved by an 8-1 vote at Northampton County Council's Aug. 16 meeting.

While the county projects the savings achieved by the union's givebacks to be between $2 million and $2.5 million annually, AFSCME representative...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold marathons and a walk to benefit VIA Sept. 8 and 9 from Allentown to Easton via Bethlehem. Late registration ends Aug. 26.

There will be family fun walks and other events beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founder's Way. The race opening ceremonies and marathons begin at 6:40 a.m. at L.V. Hospital, Cedar Crest and I-78, Allentown, on Sept. 9.

For information, visit


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, August 22

The Salvation Army's Women's Ministries, "Mark Lowrey, Christian Comedian," 1 p.m. 521 Pembroke Road. Call 610-867-4681.

Saturday, August 23

Barbecue and cabbage and noodles dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. Visit or call 610-865-3603.

Friday, August 24

Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bethany U.C.C....