Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Hundreds of area residents turned out along the parade route and in Memorial Park Cemetery as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation were honored on Memorial Day.

The annual parade and service was sponsored by United Veterans of Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and the City of Bethlehem. United Veterans president Ken Nichols conducted the service.

In remarks delivered on behalf of Mayor Bob Donchez, city business administrator Eric Evans said, “...

Poetry, imagery recalls Fond memories of veterans

Friday, June 7, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Women veterans and warriors came together to recite some of their poetry and to get their message home to those who came to listen in one of the upper rooms at ArtsQuest SteelStacks Memorial Day.

Jenny Pacanowski and Sarah Mess were among the poets who spoke.

Pacanowski, the director of Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving, a nonprofit organization based in Bethlehem, said the group holds workshops two times a week. The workshops are free to veterans. She was in the U.S. Army...

BB&T

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The inaugural BB&T Lehigh Valley Charity Challenge for independent nonprofits serving less fortunate women and children recently announced that a total of 25 thousand dollars will be given to five local organizations. The recipients and the amounts are Community Services for Children, seven thousand dollars; Valley Youth House, six thousand dollars; My Sister’s Closet, five thousand dollars; Mary’s Shelter/Cay Galgon Center, four thousand dollars; and Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley...

Graduation - Moravian Academy - ‘Leave lasting legacy’

Friday, June 7, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in School

“Never forget to leave a lasting legacy,” class of 2019 President Michael Schellenberg concluded his remarks to his graduating classmates at Moravian Academy’s commencement June 1.

The ceremony had been moved indoors to the gymnasium due to the threat of evening showers. The showers never materialized, but the move didn’t seem to dampen the high spirits of the 82 graduates and the packed house of their friends and families.

Schellenberg, who had come to Moravian Academy during...

Legislator contactS

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

STATE SENATE

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

STATE HOUSE

Rep. Bob Freeman, D-...

MEETING BOARD

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, June 5

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Fountain Hill Finance, Public Works, Personnel, House and Ordinance, 11 a.m. 941 Long St.

Thursday, June 6

Northampton Co. Economic Development, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton County Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council, 7 p.m. Illick’s...

Elementary assist. principal introduced

Friday, June 7, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

The Saucon Valley School District has hired Michael Sakelalrides as the new K-8 assistant principal at a yearly salary of $95,000, effective July 1. Sakelalrides has been the interim assistant principal for the last couple of months after former assistant principal James Deegan was moved over to the middle school and appointed as the principal there.

Sakelarides started at Saucon Valley in 2008 and has spent his entire career there. During his time at Saucon, he has had stints as a...

PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS PENNSYLVANIA LEHIGH COUNTY NORTHAMPTON COUNTY BETHLEHEM BETHLEHEM SCHOOL DIST. BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP FREEMANSBURG HANOVER TOWNSHIP HELLERTOWN SAUCON VALLEY SCHOOL DIST. SCHOOL BOARD

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUDGE OF THE

SUPERIOR COURT

(Vote for not more than two)

Democrat - Beth Tarasi - 373,220 (31.17%)

Democrat - Ryan H James – Withdrew

Democrat - Daniel D McCaffery - 403,417 (40.65%)

Democrat - Amanda Green-Hawkins - 475,768 (28.18%)

Republican - Rebecca Warren - 319,206 (36.47%)

Republican - Megan McCarthy King - 367,462 (35.43%)

Republican - Christylee Peck - 345,766 (28.10%)

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

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FAIR QUEEN Applications being sought

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition...