Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

HELLERTOWN Resident: Change coop ordinance

Monday, March 19, 2018 by MARKL KIRLIN in Local News

Up for discussion at the March 5 meeting was a request made by Hellertown resident Sonya Hughes to have the borough change chapter 112-6 of the borough’s code index. The 112-6 ordinance was adopted in 1964 and involves the conditions under which animals, birds and fowl may be kept. Hughes would like to put a chicken coop in her backyard to house four to six chickens. Although there are a few residents who do have chicken coups in Hellertown, the current ordinance as written would not allow...

Local circus model builder contributes to Army Transportation Museum

Monday, March 19, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited an Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile kitchens...

Teachers share safety ideas

Monday, March 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

During a state House Education Committee meeting last Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Education Association President Dolores McCracken shared suggestions from educators and support professionals aimed at making Pennsylvania’s public schools safe from violence.

PSEA encouraged its members to share their ideas in the aftermath of the most recent school shooting ,in Parkland, Florida. McCracken summarized them in her testimony and encouraged lawmakers to take clear and decisive action to...

BETHLEHEM City Council: Van Wirt sworn in

Monday, March 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Judge Stephen G. Baratta swore in new city council member Dr. Paige Van Wirt in a brief ceremony at the beginning of the regular meeting of the Bethlehem City Council Tuesday. Van Wirt was accompanied by Council Vice President Olga Negron. Dr. Van Wirt was appointed to replace Eric Evans, who resigned his council seat to be the new business manager for Bethlehem; Van Wirt took her seat immediately following being sworn in.

In a surprise move city council voted to indefinitely postpone...

Saucon Valley presents ‘The Music Man’

Monday, March 19, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in School

A divine stage performance of “The Music Man,” book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson was offered at Saucon Valley HS in four showings March 8 through 11. The musical was produced and directed by Chad A. Miller who also directed the music and vocal sections. Joanellyn Schubert was choreographer. Kimberly Tassinaro was assistant director-choreographer. Also involved were technical director Patrick Mertz, pit director Herb Payung, and acting coach Eric Hersh. Costume design was provided by...

Sharing the Spirit of St. Patrick

Monday, March 19, 2018 by DENNIS GLEW in Local News

Clients of the Bethlehem YWCA’s Adult Day Services Center enjoyed a lively St Patrick’s Day party thanks to a guest performance by dancers from the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance. The festivities occurred a day early to accommodate the Center’s schedule.

Fifteen performers -- one of them very experienced, another new to the art -- danced a tribute to the work of Michael Flatley, the Irish-American who choreographed ”Riverdance,” “Lord of the Dance,” and “Celtic Tiger,” among...

STUDENT PROFILE Carson Swick, Freedom HS

Monday, March 19, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 11

Family members: My mom and dad; no siblings

Favorite subject: English because I like to write and be creative! I also like social studies because I’m interested in history, politics and world affairs.

Activities: FHS chess team and the Freedom Forum

Next steps: Go to the University of Connecticut (hopefully) and major in education or some type of journalism

Career goals: Elementary school teach, broadcaster or travel blogger

Heroes: My...

Easter, LENT, Passover events

Monday, March 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, March 21

Salvation Army, age 14 and up, Bible study,11 a.m. to noon; program, Children’s Easter Party (ages two to five),1 p.m. 521 Pembroke Road. Call 610-867-4681 to register by March 15 and for senior activities.

6 to 7:15 p.m. He Chose the Nails videos by Max Lucado. Emmanuel EC Church, 75 E. Union Blvd. Free. Visit / or call 610-868-3595 or...

Article By: The Press

Monday, March 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PARKING Public meeting set for March 21

There will be a public meeting regarding downtown parking at 6 p.m. March 21 at city hall, 10 E. Church St.

The City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Parking Authority requested Desman Design Management, a New York City consulting company, to review and evaluate the city’s Northside and Southside public parking.

The meeting will review the findings and the draft recommendations of the study. There will be a public input time.