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West Fest: Merchant group hosts first event

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The new West Broad Street Business Association is holding a free festival at the Rose Garden Oct. 20 from noon to 5 p.m.

The event will include food, children's activities, live music and samplings of members' products and services.

Association representative Shannon Patrick, owner of The Puppy Palace Doggie Day Care, said a number of West Broad Street businesses came together in March to promote the Westside and improve the business environment, because it lacks the money,...

Bethlehem: Coffee shop should be able to fry an egg

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

When Bethlehem City Council adopted a new, 168-page zoning ordinance in August, council members warned they would fine tune it. Their first set of changes was reviewed at the Planning Commission's Oct. 11 meeting, with mixed results.

Planners first considered changes that would tighten the parking of recreational and commercial vehicles in residential districts to include any vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds, as well as box trucks, cargo trucks and container trucks.



Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, October 17

Lecture, "The American Election Reality-Challenges Facing the Presidential Winner" by Professor Michele Deegan of Muhlenberg College, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Kirkland Village Auditorium, 1 Kirkland Circle.

"An Apple A Day" free program for age 16 and over, 1 p.m. Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Rd.

The Gluten-Free/Celiac Sprue Support Group, 7:30 p.m., Lower level board room of St. Luke's – Warren Hospital. Call 610-865-3543 or 732-207-6666.


Garbage on your cell phone?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

If you own a smartphone or an iPad, you can now download a Hanover Township app that puts Residential Waste and Recycling, special waste collection details and more at your fingertips, anytime you want them.

"We've just launched a mobile app that contains all of the information people need to know, tailored specifically to their neighborhoods, about our residential waste and recycling services," said Township Manager Jay Finnigan.

Called 'my-waste'™, the app lets mobile device...

Article By: Mrowka

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Mrowka in Social News

Couple celebrates 60 years

Edward and Catherine Mrowka of Northampton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

The couple was married in Shamokin June 14, 1952.

They are the proud parents of Cindy Miles and her husband, David, and Edward Mrowka Jr. and his wife, Carol.

They have four grandchildren: Marcy Miles Tremblay, and her husband, James; Kristy Miles Valladares, and her husband, Bryan; Eddie Mrowka III, and his wife, Mindy; and Danny Mrowka. They...

Library: 'Love Me Or Else' talk Oct. 23

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Husband and wife journalists Colin McEvoy and Lynn Olanoff will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St. At the free event, they will discuss their book, "Love Me Or Else," about the murder of Bucks County Lutheran Church employee Rhonda Smith by church member Mary Jane Fonder. The book will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing.

Register online at or call 610-867-3761, ext. 224...

STEELWORKERS: Art of Steel now to Oct. 26

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Art of Steel, presented by the Steelworkers' Archives, opened Oct. 7 in the City Hall Rotunda, 10 E. Church St. The free exhibit is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 26.

Collections and individual works being shown are by the Steelworkers' Archives, Theo Anderson, Scott Krycia, Edward A. Leskin, Michael F. Vetrosky and Bruce J. Ward. Call 610-861-0600 or visit

Hellertown: Resident defends public works dept.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Hellertown resident Anne Henshaw, wife of borough Public Works Director Tom Henshaw, publicly spoke in support of the public works department Oct. 1.

Her appearance was prompted by a short exchange between Tom Henshaw and councilpersons Gail Nolf and Tom Rieger during the Sept. 17 meeting.

During that meeting, Nolf informed Henshaw the Dimmick Park bathrooms were dirty and asked him if they are cleaned each morning.

When Henshaw told Nolf his staff ensures the restroom...

AAUW -BAPL: Libraries talk set for Oct. 20

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor "Don't Judge a Library By its Cover" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20. The talk about the future of Pennsylvania's public libraries will be held at the Bethlehem Area Public Library's (BAPL) main branch, 11 W. Church St.

Kathy Silks of PaLA will discuss the "PA Forward" project and the ways libraries are uniquely positioned to meet their community needs. Janet Fricker, BAPL executive director, will...