Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Framing what you love

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

After years in an Eastside studio, Girl on the Hill Framing has moved to a new shop in center city. Offering custom framing for home and business use, art preservation and the sale of vintage pieces, owner Dawn Moser said she relishes the chance to help people find creative answers to their questions about art and family relics. “For me, that’s creating a time capsule for preserving memories,” she said. Call 610-849-2295 or visit https://...


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

City administrator to retire

The City of Bethlehem Business Administrator David Brong will be retiring on Dec. 31 after 13 and one-half years with the city.

He was instrumental in improving the city’s credit rating from BBB Stable to an A+ stable. The implementation of a five-year financial model has reduced the projected five-year deficit from $44 million to $12 million.

He was previously the director of water and sewer resources, where he restored sustainability to...

Article By: Ed Courrier Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission granted a certificate of appropriateness for an ambitious project to convert the former Lehigh Valley Cold Storage facility at 321 Adams St. into 30 apartments during the Sept. 18 Banana Factory meeting. Lehigh University, which owns the warehouse, was represented by developers Charlie Jefferson and Duane Wagoner from Jefferson-Weiner LLC and architect Tom Gerchk. Named “Brinker Lofts” in tribute to the cold storage company’s founder Adam...

Article By: Doug Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Effective this winter ,Christ United Church of Christ at Center and Market streets will provide a cot and food to homeless men and women over 18. This is a change in the policy of previous years, when the homeless were rotated daily among several churches around the city of Bethlehem.

The new homeless policy has been adopted by Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food and shelter to homeless men and women during the winter months....

LANTA, union team up for Puerto Rico relief

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

LANTA and its Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) are joining together to help provide relief for the hurricane-ravaged Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Jointly announce by LANTA Executive Director, Owen O’Neil and ATU President Ricky Vega, LANTA will have buses stationed at local shopping centers Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People are encouraged to bring new household goods and toys and non-perishable food items to help lessen the suffering on the Island, a U.S. territory.


Civilians and First Responders Recognized for Burn Heroism at 12th Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.

The program was started locally by the Burn Prevention Network in partnership with...

VOLUNTEERS Awards ceremony set for Nov. 1

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The 15th annual Spirit of Volunteerism awards ceremony will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in the University Center of DeSales University, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The honorary chairperson is Jim Klunk of Klunk & Millan Advertising. The emcee is Ashley Russo of ASR Media.

The award recipients are Sharon Antrim, ABF Freight; Human Capital Management Consultant, ADP; Barry Isett & Associates; Lois Prytherch, Plant a Row; Eileen Gilson, Follett LLC; Just...