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Monday, October 14, 2019

VALLEY Watershed event Oct. 15 at Lehigh

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Navigating Clean Water Science, the eighth Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Lehigh University’s STEPS Building, 1 W. Packer Ave. Bethlehem. Keynote speaker Ann English will present “Growing a Better Watershed: The Riparian Buffer at Happy Hollow Farm”, about multifunctional streamside buffers.

There will be two half-day workshops, a full day MS-4 track for municipal staff and consultants and other conference sessions. Continuing...

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Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Daniel Matos, 47, of Pawnee Street, Sept. 26 on numerous drug-related charges following community complaints and a vice investigation.

Police served a warrant for 1175B Livingston St., which Matos was allegedly using as a stash house.

Detectives seized approximately 1,100 grams of loose Fentanyl, approximately 1,200 individual bags of fentanyl, approximately 660 blue colored fentanyl pills, approximately 300 grams of cocaine, approximately 90 packets of Naloxone...

STOCKINGS Donations sought through Nov. 9

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Press, a division of Times News, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

These simple gifts mean a great deal to the very...

FIRE DEPT Housing ceremony set for Oct. 17

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The City of Bethlehem will hold a ceremony to “push” the newest City of Bethlehem Fire Department engine into the firehouse for the first time from 6 to 7 p.m. on October 17 at Lincoln Fire Company No. 5, 2412 Easton Ave. .

There will be a firefighter meet and greet after the ceremony.

The 2019 Pierce 107 foot Quint vehicle is a dual purpose engine and a ladder truck. According to the Pierce website, quint refers to the unit’s five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial...


Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for over 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the Internet, to smartphone applications and social media outlets, no other industry is as firmly rooted in the foundation of our nation, or our communities, as the free press.

Newspapers in Pennsylvania play a vital role in your everyday life.

Interested in what is going on at city hall, school board and township meetings, or...

VALLEY Pediatric Cancer gala set for Nov. 9

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Tickets are now available for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Hearts of Gold Gala 5-11 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Centennial Event Center in Center Valley.

This sparkling evening will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, music, dancing and the much-anticipated live auction featuring artwork created by local cancer kids.

All proceeds go toward helping local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

For more information, call 610-297-7292.

Russian Orthodox Church

Monday, September 30, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The beautiful blue of the ornate Russian Orthodox Church on Bridle Path Road complemented a blue sky Sept. 7 as the church in Bethlehem was the scene of the Russian Food Festival.

George, Dimitra and Angelika came from Nazareth to browse the vendor’s tables at the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church’s 37th annual Russian Days Food Festival.

“We are from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Nazareth,” said George, who preferred not to give his last name. “We want to support...

Festival Unbound: Just Make Art

Monday, September 30, 2019 by SILAGH WHITE in Local News

When Touchstone Theatre members started to think about what to include in the 20th anniversary reflection of their first major community festival (SteelBound in 1999), the artists considered what issues needed to be represented, and what voices need to be heard. Education director and ensemble member Mary Wright said, “It needs to have kids’ voices.”

In conversation with Bethlehem Area School District art teachers and Assistant Superintendent Jack Silva, they decided to focus on...