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Monday, March 18, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Thursday, March 21

AAUW Used Book Sale donations drop off, 9 a.m. to noon. Memorial Pool Building, 307 Illick's Mill Road. Visit

Benefits of Laughter with C.J. Eppeihimer, Salvation Army drop in center, 10:45 a.m., 521 Pembroke Road. Meal available at a nominal cost; reservation required. Call 610-867-4681.

Bethlehem Garden Club, "In A Glass By Itself", noon lunch, 1 p.m. meeting at Advent Moravian...

HELLERTOWN : Chamber honors set for May 31

Monday, March 18, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Hellertown /Lower Saucon (H/LS) Chamber of Commerce will honor several locals at the 91st annual awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. May 31 at Silver Creek Country Club. The honorees are Lost River Caverns, business award ; Dr. Sandra Fellin, Saucon Valley School District, Good Samaritan award; and Josh Popichak of Fountain Hill, Community Commitment Award.

The chamber is accepting applications for the annual Phyllis M. Schnaible Merit award until April 1. The $1,000 scholarship will be...

Liberty, Freedom students take ACT-SO academic honors

Monday, March 18, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to the Bethlehem Press in School

About 15 local high school students competed recently for medals in the ACT - SO fifth annual academic competition sponsored by the Bethlehem Chapter of the NAACP. Liberty HS was the venue for the event.

Ka'yon Ross won a gold medal for poetry while Immani Gaye took home a silver medal for poetry.

Rachel Anson received a bronze medal for poetry.

Gaye also took a bronze medal for dramatics and Anson got a silver medal in contemporary vocal music.

Jamid Knight won a...

Half-million books given

Monday, March 18, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Five hundred thousand is a pretty hefty number, especially when it signifies a landmark donation by a grassroots program advocating childhood reading.

It's a mark Lehigh Valley Cops 'n' Kids Reading Room made in November, giving away its half-millionth free book to children at Sheridan ES in Allentown. It's a remarkable milestone for this local branch of the nonprofit which, under the direction of retired teacher Beverly Bradley, had an original goal of only 1,000 books.


Muhlenberg survey: Most residents like living in Bethlehem

Monday, March 18, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Bethlehem residents love its downtown and parks, but they'd like to see improvements in street repairs and snow plowing. That's according to a citizen satisfaction survey of 1573 residents completed last year by Muhlenberg College's Institute of Public Opinion.

Quality of Life

Over 8 out of 10 residents rate the quality of life in Bethlehem positively, with 32 percent calling the Christmas City an "excellent" place to live; 3 out of 4 rate their own neighborhoods as either "...

Article By: Gawlas-Walsh

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Gawlas-Walsh in Social News

Couple to wed

on July 6

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Gawlas of Hanover Township, Luzerne County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Gawlas, to Colin James Walsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Walsh of Northampton.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and King's College.

She is a first-grade teacher in Loudoun County, Va.

Her fiance is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and King's College.


Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in Social News



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Three veterans promoted; six new ones sworn in during City Hall ceremony

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem Fire Department recognized the promotions of three long-time veterans and six new hires at a ceremony in Town Hall Feb. 20. Receiving promotions were 21-year veteran Kenneth Jones Jr. to Assistant Chief 'C' Shift; 17-year veteran Craig Hoffert to Training Captain; and 13-year veteran Michael Reich to Lieutenant 'A' Shift.

Fire Chief George Barkanic performed double duty, welcoming the new hires to "a good and honorable and rewarding career," as well as pinning a...