Bethlehem Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Stabler Assc. grants $22K to CEnter for Humanistic Change

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $22,200 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. These funds will support the Project SUCCESS/Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Lehigh Valley. Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, is designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse and help young people who are most in danger of failure in school or other high-risk behaviors develop resiliency and coping skills so they can make healthy, positive...

The business of music ‘Keep yourself in their thoughts’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Pear Duo, husband and wife musicians Curtis Brengle and Julie Ragins, presented their workshop, “The Business of Music” to Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts students and parents at the Charter Arts campus Nov. 27.

Brengle and Ragins have nearly 30 years of experience in the music industry, recording, performing and touring with artists like The Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sergio Mendes, the Pointer Sisters and others. Since forming...

State audits special ed programs

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by HANNAH MCMULLEN in Local News

Chief Pupil Services Officer Clair Hogan detailed the results of a districtwide special education audit for the school board at the Jan. 7 curriculum meeting.

She said that of the approximate 2,400 special needs students in the district, recent efforts in expanded services have resulted in about 73 percent of them participating in mainstream general education courses much of every school day during the 2017-18 academic year.

Some of these services included co-teaching models...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Some meeting dates have changed for January due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Wednesday, January 16

BASD finance committee preliminary budget presentation (snow date), 6 p.m., Edgeboro Room, 1516 Sycamore St.

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King Junior Day

Some government and other offices may be closed.

Historic Conservation Commission, 6 p.m. Banana Factory, 25 E. Third St.

Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m. Municipal building,...

Wolf announces successes in opioid fight

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Governor Tom Wolf and his administration pledged today to continue working tirelessly during his second term to combat the opioid crisis through the areas of prevention, rescue and treatment as they highlighted work completed to fight the crisis over the past four years.

“My administration has worked to assist those people who are struggling with opioid use disorder by increasing access to Medicaid, offering a free hotline for people to get help and providing naloxone to first...

Around Town

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main - 11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side - 400 Webster St.); or visit ; for the newsletter, visit: http: / /

BAPL Tech Support Saturdays: 1 to 3 p.m. 15 minute one on one sessions. Register by phone, online or in...

Lead Now

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Volunteer Center of America’s Lead Now for nonprofit board members classes will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on February 7 at Cetronia Ambulance, 4300 Broadway, Allentown, 18104.

Additional sessions will take place on March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5 and 19. All materials will be provided. Class sizes are limited to 20 participants per class.

Individuals may register for one or more of the classes; each class is independent of the others. For more information or to...

Local election candidates update

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

In this years municipal races, more candidates are stepping forward.

NorCo District Attorney: Bethlehem Attorney Nuria DiLuzio, announced her candidacy recently. She has served as both a full-time and part-time public defender, and is currently Chief Public Defender. She has maintained a private practice since 2001, focusing on criminal defense and family law. She is married to Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio. She is a Democrat.

The only other candidate at this stage is...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College will host its 10 annual Scholarship Competition Day for high school students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2. The top prize is a four-year, full tuition scholarship. There will be several financial assistance awards.

The qualifying round includes a three-hour exam, consisting of multiple choice and true-false questions covering the arts, mathematics, science, and the humanities; and a writing component test. The top five will continue to...