Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

LV Jewish community condemns attacks

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley is saddened, shocked and outraged by the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which at least 49 people were murdered and many more were injured while attending Friday prayers in two different mosques.

We strongly condemn this attack, which is a barbaric assault on every person who believes in the dignity of human life.

As the head of New Zealand’s Jewish community stated, there are “no adequate words to describe how sickened...

lent/easter HAPPENINGS

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Friday, March 22

Fish fry supper, raffles, Treasures of Russia boutique. Eat in or take out. 4 to 6:30 p.m. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road. Visit www.facebook.com/stnicholasoca/ or call 610-867-0402.

Saturday, March 30,

Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny visit, light refreshments, children’s activities. Cost; must register in advance. Hanover Township Community Center, Northampton County, 3660...

STUDENT PROFILE-Laurent Weintraub, Saucon Valley HS - by Julie Swan

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Keri Weintraub (mom), Matthew Weintraub (dad), Cindy Weintraub (stepmom), David Weintraub (brother), Alexa Weintraub (sister), Molly Nicholas (stepsister)

Favorite subject: Any classes in the sciences, particularly topics involving medicine. I have a true passion for learning how the body works and how to help others feel well and be their best!

Activities: Medical Sciences Club, Special Needs Sports Club assistant, SADD

Next steps: I...

MEETING BOARD

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, March 20

BASD board meeting (snow date), Finance and Human Resources committees meetings, 6 p.m. Education Center, Edgeboro room.

Fountain Hill Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.

Hellertown Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m., Borough Hall, 685 Main St.

Northampton County Personnel Committee meeting, 4 pm., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton County Finance Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669...

Feasting on fastnachts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

For years Valley Farm Market has done a big business selling fastnachts on the days preceding Lent, and this year was no exception.

Anticipating that they would not be eating sweets during the fourty days of Lent, people poured in to purchase a last treat - luscious doughnuts, also known as fastnachts.

Customers could choose plain, powdered, glazed, or those with granulated sugar. And pick they did - among the roughly 2,000 fastnachts sold. By 10:30 a.m on Tuesday, the day...

BLUE GUARDIAN: County considers program an early success

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

As the drug crisis continues countrywide, legal and medical professionals at every level are seeking new means of reducing opioid prescriptions, monitoring their use, saving lives and promoting treatment for those becoming dangerously addicted. In Lehigh County, officials’ experiment with a support program has seen early success.

Blue Guardian is a program devised more than a year ago to help guide addicts and their loved ones after near-tragedies through continued communication and...

An addict’s mother reaches out

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by CHRIS REBER in Local News

Ruth Plebani used to feel shame over her sons’ addiction to drugs, but after one nearly died from an overdose, she decided it was worth sharing her story if it helps others get into rehab.

Her son Keith Goosman had been confined to a hospital bed after an overdose of methamphetamine. He temporarily lost control of basic bodily functions.

Thankfully, Keith has made considerable progress, but he still has a long way to go.

As she looked at him hooked up to a ventilator,...

Faculty recital March 15

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in School

The music department of the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts (Charter Arts) will hold its annual Music Faculty Recital Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Charter Arts Theatre located at 321 East Third St. in Bethlehem. The recital is free and open to the public.

The evening will include a variety of classical, jazz, and contemporary performances. Faculty performers include Matthew Wells, David Macbeth, Chet Brown, Neil Chaban, Kim Seifert, Thomas Maher, Kelsey Kish, Erica Dickson...