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St. Andrew's : Cookie sale set for Dec. 22, 23

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church food pantry and homeless programs benefit baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23. The event will be held at the church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave. There will be kiffles, Italian cookies, chocolate babka, chocolate covered cherries, Moravian sugar cake, pumpkin pie and more. Call 610-865-3603 or visit for information.

Supt. ditches grad requirement change

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Saucon Valley School District Superintendent Sandra Fellin announced during the board's Nov. 13 meeting she is abandoning a plan that would have changed the graduation requirements for Saucon Valley HS students.

Under Fellin's original proposal, which was proposed last month, graduation requirements would have been reduced from 28 credits to 26 credits and students would have been offered more choices in earning credits. If approved, students would take 13 credits, including four in...

Chanukah : Area events set for Dec. 8, 15

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Messianic Jewish Congregation Beth El Gabor's public Chanukah Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., Dec. 8 (25 Kislev) at the synagogue, 1555 Linwood St. Bring a menorah to light if so inclined.

There will be a 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 Shabbat service and luncheon. The annual Chanukah party will be held after sunset. There will be Havdalah and Menorah lighting, followed by a concert featuring the congregation's worship team. Call 610-419-1464 or visit...

PUTZ: Area displays set to start

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Several area Moravian Churches will display putzes to the general public again this year. The term putz is from the German word putzen, which has various meanings, including to decorate, to place or to make beautiful. At one time, putzing was a Bethlehem holiday tradition during which people visited private homes to see their versions of the Nativity story.

Central Moravian Church's 75th annual putz will be held in the Christian Education Building, 73 W. Church St. Edgeboro Moravian's...

BEthelehm historic district assoc.: House tour set for Dec. 8

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Historic District Association (BHDA)Holiday House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

The walking tour includes nine professionally decorated houses plus Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Salem Lutheran Church and Heckewelder Place, now home of the Bach Choir. Tickets are available at Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St.; Visitor Center, 505 Main St.; ArtsQuest Gift Shop. 101 Founders Way or online at

City water: Dept. gets fourth DEP award

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethlehem's Department of Water and Sewer Resources was awarded its fourth consecutive state Area Wide Optimization Program award at City Hall Oct. 22.

Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the AWOP recognizes the state's top performing top performing treatment plants that voluntarily optimize treatments beyond legal requirements.

The city's plant was built in 1994 and serves more than 113,000 local customers in 11 municipalities.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Thursday, December 6

Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International meeting, 5:30 p.m. board meeting followed by social and dinner; Blue Grill House & Wine Bar, 4431 Easton Ave. Bring a wrapped gift (fun gifts are acceptable) not to exceed $10 in value for a gift exchange.

Friday, December 7

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance, United Veterans of Bethlehem and Harry F.W. Johnson Post #379 American Legion, 1 p.m., D.A.R. Log Cabin in the Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and...

'Tis a very busy season

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in School

The holiday season at LVPA is always the busiest. Between rehearsals, performances and schoolwork, there's little time for anything else.

The dance department's production of Dance Soup concluded Nov. 19. Now, the seniors are already beginning to work toward Young Choreographers in Concert, which will be debuting in May.

The visual art department will be holding their annual winter art exhibit Dec. 7 in the Fowler Art Gallery at LVPA between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. There will be...

Ice rink: Hours, events scheduled

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating. Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

Season passes are available for residents and non-residents. Group skating lessons begin Nov. 26; hockey clinics from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. Call 610-865-7081 or visit...