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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Community Schools benefit from registering store cards

Registering or reregistering Giant, Bottom Dollar and Target store cards will help local schools. With all of the cuts in school funding, this helps supplement programming, school supplies and other needs. School names and codes are available on the websites.

Register Giant cards after August 26 at; Bottom Dollar anytime at...

Home invasion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Freemansburg police responded to an alleged home invasion in the 100 block of Walnut Street around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

According to police, the victims, a married couple with two children, were forcibly detained by three men who ransacked their home.

The male victim alleged while leaving for work around 4:30 a.m. he observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a spoiler on the trunk sitting across the street with its lights on. As he made for his own car, the Impala blocked the...

The 'art of listening to each other' Northampton County opens 100-bed rehab center in West Easton

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Northampton County is famous for its cacophony and dissonance, but Aug. 22 was an unusually harmonious day. It occurred, strangely enough, during the dedication of a new, 100-bed treatment center for drunk drivers and domestic relations offenders in tiny West Easton Borough. The person who set the tone was West Easton's 73-year-old mayor, Gerry Gross.

Judges, court administrators, council members, County Executive John Stoffa, prison officials and corrections officers were among the...

Virgilio Ogando, principal, Holy Infancy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in School

QYour education/professional background?

I was born and raised in New York City. I have a B.A. in behavioral science and elementary education, and two masters, one in bilingual education special education, and an M.S. in educational leadership administration. I was principal at St. John Vianney and Holy Spirit schools in New Jersey.

QWhat led you to this career?

AI have always wanted to be an administrator. When I started teaching I always knew that someday I was going...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Civil War Roadshow will be in Bethlehem from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9. The event will take place at the Fowler Center, 511 E. Third St.

The traveling exhibition is housed in an expandable 53-foot tractor-trailer created for Pennsylvania residents and visitors of all ages. Through 2014, it will travel throughout the Commonwealth, making stops in all 67 counties. There will be programs and performances under a Civil War-era...

VBS: Bethany UCC

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by CYNTHIA UNDERHILL Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Bethany United Church of Christ held its vacation Bible school July 23 to 27. The theme for the week was "Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity." Participants chose from a selection of costumes that they could mix and match each evening.

Each evening started with singing and dancing to biblical songs. Then they broke into groups and visited various themed stations. The Fellowship Hall in the church was a biblical village. Tents were set up and decorated to be stalls in a marketplace...