Bethlehem Press

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Cub Scout day camp adventures

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The occasional cloudbursts couldn’t dampen spirits at the Cub Scout Day Camp at Louise Moore Park in Easton July 14, the last day of a week-long adventure. Fortunately, it was sunny for most of the week while the nearly 100 Cub Scouts from area packs moved among various activity stations to have fun and learn.

Staffed by 60 scout leaders and volunteers, these included stations for scouting skills, science, sports, water sports, archery and BB gun marksmanship.

The South...

YWCA launches ‘Music & Memory’

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News

YWCA Bethlehem’s Adult Day Services Center (ADSC) has become a Music & Memory Certified Care Organization. Grounded in extensive research, Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Funded through a generous grant from the Northampton County Medical Society Alliance, the ADSC can now offer the powerful benefits of personalized music as part of its continuing effort to provide the...

Bethlehem tax break a bad idea

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Opinion

Back in the 1980s, Bethlehem decided that its neighborhood near Liberty HS and Moravian College needed some TLC. The city itself made public improvements that included street reconstruction, utility upgrades, new sidewalks and street trees. In addition, city workers went went door to door to promoting a rehab program for homeowners using CDBG grant money. Fast forward to 2017, and this same neighborhood is declining again. Without analyzing the reason for this blight, Bethlehem plans to...

Bethlehem Township-Tooth fairy visits National Night Out

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

National Night Out, held on the first Tuesday of August, is a chance for police and other first responders to get together with the local residents they serve and show them that they all care.

Bethlehem Township has one of best of these community gatherings at its municipal park. In addition to a moon bounce, water slide and all kinds of educational exhibits, there’s also plenty of free food donated by area businesses and restaurants for a crowd of nearly 1,000 people. But the star of...

Bethlehem Township-Familiar face returns

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

At a special meeting July 31, Bethlehem Township Commissioners voted 4-0 to appoint Howard Kutzler, 52, to its five person board. He is well known in Bethlehem Township government since he worked there for 14 years, both as a planning director and as township manager.

Kutzler is filling the vacancy created by Kim Jenkins when she resigned, for personal reasons, as a third ward commissioner after just 18 months in office. Kutzler will only succeed her until the end of the year.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A 21-year-old male from Catasauqua, became agitated and hostile while a patient at Smile Krafters, 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., 10:44 a.m. Aug. 3 when staff could not provide the services he wanted. Upon leaving the practice, he allegedly punched a wall between the two elevators. The incident is under investigation.

A resident in the 100 block of Pine Street reported 11:33 p.m. Aug. 7, damage to garage doors. The residents heard loud bangs and discovered two large dents in the doors....