Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

STEELSTACKS Go-karts race planned June 18

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Up to 30 go-kart teams will compete in the inaugural SteelStacks Grand Prix from noon to 4 p.m. June 18. The event, presented by Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and ArtsQuest, includes racing, family activities, a car show, food vendors and trucks and features track side “grandstand” viewing areas and pit row VIP packages,

The karts will race on a Mike McCreary custom designed half-mile track course. The top teams from the preliminary heats will advance to the 3 p.m. finals. There will be a...

Food and Wine Festival supports NCC culinary scholarships

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Emeril Lagasse, New Orleans celebrity chef and restauranteur, will be the headliner at the eighth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival at the Sands Event Center in South Bethlehem, June 2-4. The owner of three restaurants at Sands Bethlehem, Lagasse will kick off the event on Friday, June 2 at 2 p.m. with a demonstration of his world-renowned culinary skill.

The chef will also announce the names of the six students from Northampton Community College’s Culinary and Hospitality...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Chamber Italian fest set for June 17

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Italian Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on June 17 in downtown Historic Bethlehem.

There will be a wine trail with 14 wines curated by South Italy Imports. The Italian Food Trail will include The Brick, Tapas on Main, Twisted Olive, Colony Meadery and more. Music will be provided by Trouble City All-Stars, Cunningham & Associates, Sunshine Symphony and street musicians.



Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM MUSEUMS & SITES needs volunteers for its “Rooms to View“ House and Garden Tour June 3. Contact Tavia Minnich, 610-882-0450 x20,

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS needs one-day volunteers for annual Aquatics Invitational on Saturday, May 20. Volunteers will help escort athletes to their correct lanes, help with lunch, and other areas. Contact Dana Lindsay, 267-221-7740,...

Governor Wolf’s Mommy Market marks 4th year

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

It was a great time to get some bargains at the Governor Wolf ES’s annual Mommy Market.

Vendors selling used and new goods rented space and/or tables in the school cafeteria/gym, as well as in the corridor outside the gym. They were able to set up their merchandise on Friday evening. The sale ran from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. Merchandise included toys and games, clothing for children and adults, household items, plants, and decorative objects. Business was brisk. Outside the...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

TOPTON Flea market set for May 19

The Lutheran Home at Topton is holding a free community-wide flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. to noon May 20 on the main campus, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton, 19562.

Items for sale will include crafts, jewelry, household goods, tools and collectibles. Seller tables are available for a cost.

For more information, call 610- 682-1413.

Another View Firearms do not belong in the hands of teachers, school personnel

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee recently approved Senate Bill 383, sponsored by Sen. Don White, R-41st, of Indiana County.

This bill, which would allow school directors to establish a policy for allowing personnel access to firearms in school buildings or on school grounds, would amend the Public School Code of 1949.

Senate Bill 383, which passed the committee with a 9-3 vote, will now go to the full Senate for final approval.

A 2014 Council of State...

Cops ‘n’ Kids: An education celebration

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by ALLISON POCZAK in School

The Cops ‘n’ Kid’s Literacy Program enjoyed its 11th annual Celebration of Reading … and the Arts and Sciences at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family South Side Center April 22. The events kicked off at 10:30 a.m. with a small parade of the Liberty HS bagpipers, Broughal MS Marching Band, and the City of Bethlehem Mounted Police Unit. The musical entertainment lasted until 3 p.m., continuing every half-hour under the outdoor performance venue and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth...

LVHN, VA agreement expands Veterans Choice

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many Lehigh Valley Physician Group practices.

The agreement took effect in January.

Under the agreement, the VA recognizes LVHN as a Veterans Choice Program provider to offer the full continuum of health services in partnership with the Wilkes-...