Bethlehem Press

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Show benefits

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


There will be a comedy show to benefit Eric Gubich, of Bethlehem, at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Ice House, 56 River St.

Gubich was diagnosed with and treated for Ewing’s Sarcoma bone cancer when he was 19. Now, 12 years later, the married father of a son, after recovering recently from pneumonia, was found to have two previously unseen lung tumors.

The event will feature comedians from Bethlehem, New York City and other areas, refreshments, a 50/50 drawing and...

Mini-medical class

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Da Vinci

St. Luke’s and Da Vinci Science Center will host a four-Saturday program, “The Science of Fear,” from March 18 through April 8. The adult group will meet from 9 to 11 a.m., and the high school group meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Topics include Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System, Da Vinci Science Center; Nervous System Pathology, Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine; Clinical Applications, St. Luke’s School of Medicine; and Present and Future Treatment of Nervous...

Exchange student

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


EF High School Exchange Year, operated by EF Educational Foundation for Foreign Study, Inc., is now accepting host applicants for the upcoming year. The nonprofit corporation is designated by the U.S. Department of State to operate a J-1 student.

Exchange program students, who are between 15 and 18 years old and arrive from one of 13 countries, will live in the U.S. for one or two semesters and attend a local high school.

Interested Pennsylvania families should...

Hellertown borough has a new council member

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Borough council unanimously voted to appoint Jonathan Lentz to fill a vacant seat at the March 6 meeting. Lentz’s term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Lentz, a resident who works in the borough, said he decided to apply for the vacant seat because he wants to engage himself in the community.

“I decided to apply for the position because I have wanted to participate in local government for several years,” he said. “Until recently I have not had enough time to properly dedicate myself to a...


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, March 15

Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Snow date - BASD Board Finance and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

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

Thursday, March 16

Bethlehem Redevelopment, 4:30 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

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

Monday, March 20


MiniTHON, spring sports, colleges

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in School

The Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) will be hosting its fifth annual MiniTHON, modeled after Pennsylvania State University’s event held to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Liberty and Freedom, typically rival schools, come together as one in this unique 12-hour dance marathon. MiniTHON will be held at Liberty HS March 25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

As of Monday, March 6, the spring sports season has started at Freedom, marking the beginning of practice for the...


Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION needs volunteers to staff its online Virtual Thrift Store from 9 a.m.-noon on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Contact Deirdre Federico Snyder, 610-740-5500, ext. 322,

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATL. HERITAGE CORRIDOR, Easton, needs volunteers for D & L’s Opening Day for Trails Clean Up in Hugh Moore Park April 8. Sign up on line...

Breslin at odds with township board

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

In 2016, Pat Breslin was president of Bethlehem Township’s Board of Commissioners. This year, he started out as vice president. But at the March 8 meeting, he stepped down from that position, and Tom Nolan was immediately and unanimously installed as the new vice president.

Breslien alienated fellow commissioners in a recent WAEB-790AM radio talk show appearance in which he slammed them over matters for which he himself had voted. He has also thrown a monkey wrench into controversial...

Disc golfers Ace charity donations

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by TOM BROAS in Local News

Watching the flight of the disc, throwing the perfect shot and hitting the chains for a birdie putt is what usually drives the members of the Lehigh Valley Disc Club (LVDC) to play disc golf. But on Jan. 29 the LVDC hosted its 18th annual Ice Bowl disc golf tournament at the South Mountain Disc Golf course near Lehigh University to raise money and food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

This year, the LVDC raised $2,860 and collected 579 pounds of food to donate to the food bank. Money...