Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AARP Peer-to-peer payment apps

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

With new technologies come new ways scammers are trying to steal our money.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) money sending apps – Zelle, Venmo, PayPal and the like – are popular ways for friends to send money back and forth.

Unfortunately, scammers are using the same technology to receive payment from individuals they deceive into believing they owe money. These platforms have fewer consumer protections than other forms of payment. Use caution when sending money to people you do not know and...

LEHIGH COUNTY Flag disposal sites created

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations of Cedarbrook county homes.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Focus on community members, efforts

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by KRISTEN KEEGAN in Local News

The Aug. 5 Hellertown meeting began with Mayor David Heintzelman recognizing Jeff Kleibscheidel for his 29 years as a postal worker. Jeff said he looks forward to moving to South Carolina to be closer to his children. Borough council and community members expressed their gratitude to Kleibscheidel for his dedication and service to Saucon Valley for nearly three decades.

Salon Mia is hosting a school supply drive to ensure all students have what they need to succeed this school year....


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem, is accepting volunteer applications for their Teacher Store where teachers from Title I school districts can shop for free school supplies four days a month. Call Beth Baier, 610-419-9356.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations, and therapy dog visits. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.


Nintendo, Prismatica and good weather

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

This year mark’s the 36th year of Musikfest. It’s one of the largest music festivals in the nation with over 500 shows on 17 stages over 10 days. The music, food and fun are supported by 2,000 volunteers and a million plus visitors. Unlike last year’s rains and flooding, this year’s weather has been welcoming sight to the 60+ food vendors as well as the many other vendors selling art and merchandise.

Although Musikfest is and has always been a music focused festival, there are many...

Fun at the zoo with superheroes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Families visited the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently with activities geared to dads and families.

“Avengers” Captain Marvel and Captain America also attended to keep the families safe from unwanted aliens as well as join families for photos. Despite the threat of rain, most of the day remained dry and the zoo filled with families wanting to enjoy time with the residents of the zoo.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Make a ladderback chair Aug.19

There will be a building ladderback chairs classes from 9 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to 23 at Northampton Community College’s Fab Lab, 511 E. Third St.

Members will create a traditional post-and-rung chair using time-tested green woodworking methods to create a sturdy chair while learning principles of differential wood shrinkage.

There is a cost. For information or to register, visit...

AARP Rental property scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Renting a home is often a big expense and an even bigger one when the rental is a scam.

Scammers look for easy cash by collecting first month’s rent, deposits and application and background check fees and then bolt before handing over the keys.

Numerous versions of rental frauds abound: some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.

Leasing based on units similar to a model unit and putting...

VETERANS Services help on August 19

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 19 at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits and to provide information on services available to veterans and their families.

Legion membership is not required. To schedule an appointment, call 610-266-1273.