Bethlehem Press

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Designer purse

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Dewey Banquet Hall, 520 Durham St., Hellertown, will be the sight of a designer purse bingo 1 p.m. March 18. In addition to Vera Bradley purses as regular game prizes, there will be special games for a Coach and a Michael Kors purse.

The event will benefit the Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus, which rehearses at St. George’s Episcipal Church, Hellertown.

Doors will open at noon. Snacks will be available for purchase. Play 15 games for $15, extra for...

YWCA to honor 9 area women

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

YWCA Bethlehem will celebrate the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 42nd annual Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center at blue.

The YWCA will present four special awards; the Golden Laurel, the Women of the Year Award, the Mission Award and the Teens of the Year Award.

The Women & Teens of the Year Awards ceremony began in 1975 to empower women and celebrate their achievements in the community....

Saucon Valley High School presents

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Saucon Valley HS’s Theatre Department brought a ’S Wonderful’ Roaring ’20s comedy to the high school auditorium stage from March 2-5. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, the musical, “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” involves a trio of bootleggers, Cookie, Billie and Duke, who take advantage of an inebriated playboy, Jimmy Winter, who owns a posh beach house where they stash a shipment of illegal booze. Produced and directed by Chad Miller, musical numbers included “Nice Work If You...

Partnerships, business investments, make city strong

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Donchez said the city is now celebrating 275 years of rich history, and its recent placement on a list of tentative World Heritage sites reinforces not only its place in history, but the community’s perseverance through challenges.

“We have always risen to the occasion and created a better, more stable future for our community, and our children. We are hardworking and determined. Our strength comes from our partnerships, and our ability to work together. United…we can stand up to any...

Dan Roebuck chairs April 1 gala

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Charter Arts

The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts will hold its annual Gala of Dreams at 6 p.m. April 1 in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

There will be a silent auction and cocktail hour with live music by the school’s Jazz Ensemble, a formal dinner, auction, dancing, entertainment and other surprises.

The chair is actor and director Daniel Roebuck, the major sponsor is PNC Bank and the media sponsor is WLVT-PBS-39.

All proceeds from...


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Liberty grad in comedy show

Bethlehem native and Liberty HS graduate Kevin Shea will present a stand-up comedy show at 8 p.m. on March 16 at The Broadway Social, 217 Broadway.

He is a stand-up comic who has performed in San Francisco; Los Angeles, including two different sets on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show; the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Kims of Comedy; the Arsenio Hall Show and HBO’s Down n Dirty. He has appeared on Tosh.O and Dr. Ken.

For tickets, visit kevinshea....

Annual cleanup set for April 8

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The South Side Task Force will hold the annual Southside cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, April 8. All interested in helping should meet at Farrington Square, Morton and New streets. Breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Mayor’s South Side Task Force, Alpha Phi Omega, Community Service Office, Lehigh In Town and the Lehigh University Eco-Reps.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Northampton Community College

Career Assistance classes begin March 20

New Choices free classes to explore career opportunities begin March 20. The sessions run every Monday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through April 27 in room 627. at NCC’s Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St. For information or to register, call 610-332-6560.

Film screening March 29

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” the 1967 classic film starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn,...