Bethlehem Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bethlehem Twp. Lifeguards sought for summer hours

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethlehem Township Community Center is currently accepting applications for lifeguards for the summer season. Applicants should be dependable, enthusiastic self-starters who are at least 16 years old and are current in American Red Cross lifeguarding.

Weeknight and weekend hours are a must. Apply to the BTCC, 2900 Farmersville Road, 18020; or call the aquatics office, 610-332-1842 for more information.

Local seniors lauded for volunteerism

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging recognized 12 individual older adults at the 2018 Outstanding Senior Awards. These awards were presented April 26 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Many public officials honored the award recipients along with us, via the issuance of citations. Half of them are from the Bethlehem area:

Jean Achey of Bethlehem Township has devoted her time and talents to many Lehigh Valley organizations. She has volunteered for the...

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP Special meeting called on Archibald Johnson mansion

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

On the Friday before this meeting, Commissioners received a gentle nudge from Housenick trustees Bill Leeson, Stephen Baratta and Tom Brady. Trustees offered to give the Township $1.3 million in $130,000 annual payments over the next four years to restore the exterior of the mansion. The catch is that the Township must open the mansion’s first floor to the public within four years. Also, their offer was withdrawn unless the township agreed that night at their May 7 meeting.

“We can’t...

SAUCON VALLEY High School Principal Guarriello resigns

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

In a surprise announcement, Saucon Valley HS Principle Beth Guarriello has submitted her resignation to the district. Guarriello is leaving after a short stint of less than a year effective July 1.

She has been hired as the new principle at Southern Lehigh HS at a salary of $126,000. Prior to her hiring at Saucon Valley, she was the assistant principle at Southern Lehigh for three years. Previously she was an assistant principle at Liberty and a science teacher during her long career...

LEHIGH COUNTY Holt asked to pull amendment

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Administration requested that Commissioner Amanda Holt withdraw a proposed amendment to the professional services agreement with Computer Aid, Inc. for information technology management services May 9. No reason was given. The same amendment had been delayed at the last meeting at the request of Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne, who said he wanted time to study the effect of the amendment on other issues.

The company, Computer Aid, Inc., had attracted the focus of...

One person’s opinion

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Coverage of Bacchanali XV wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some of the dishes provided by local restaurants and caterers for the food-tasting event. So, as I have done in the past, here are my comments on the offerings:

The bacon truffle eggs provided by Southside 313 Bar & Grille could become habit forming. The bacon bits and rosemary mixed with mayo provided a subtler taste than the usual deviled eggs.

Pats Pizza & Bistro proved it was more than a pizza place...

AAUW book sale

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Bethlehem held its 56th annual used book fair from April 26 through 30 at the Memorial Pool Building, offering an estimated 60,000 to 70,000 titles for sale. Book sale co-coordinator Debbie Spinney said the April 26 preview sale was a big success and sale organizers projected earning $27,000, which is used to provide scholarships for young women. The 2018 scholarship award winners will be announced at a reception in May.

TRANS-BRIDGE Hours, routes, services change

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Trans-Bridge Lines Inc. bus company has eliminated some services and combined or changed the schedule of others as of May 7.

One Wall Street / Jersey City route and two Allentown-Clinton-New York east and west bound routes have been eliminated. Easton, Phillipsburg and Lehigh Valley International Airport, among others, hours are changed.

Trans-Bridge said that the company has been affected by retirements and persons on company leave, resulting in about 10 less drivers than it...