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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College held its 50th annual commencement o May 18 at the PPL Center, Allentown. Local graduates (pending verification of academic record) include, from Bethlehem, Andrew Batalka Sr., Michele Brazee*, Lydia Brown, Tasha Collazo, Meghan Conrad, Doreen Dia, Amanda Ebeling, Brian Fritz***, Andrew Kennedy*, Jason Labbiento, Christian Lopez, Kelly McGuire, Elizabeth Rojas, Lilian Rosario, Marina Tyma, Lourdes Vega and Logayn Wenner;...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Bucknell University

Justin Manhoff and Peter Puleo, both of Bethlehem, were named to the Bucknell University dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester. To be recognized, the students earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Bucknell University is located at 701 Moore Ave., Lewisburg, 17837. For information, call 570-577-2000 or visit

Coastal Carolina University

Bethlehem residents and...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I am fortunate.

My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher” and “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.

We had dinner together as a...

Cooking with Emeril

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Emeril Lagasse calls it “My Way Grouper Chowder,” and it does have that definite New Orleans character with the Louisiana mirepoix of onions, celery and chopped bell pepper instead of carrots. Of course, how authentic would the dish be without cayenne pepper and Creole seasoning?

Lagasse, the masterful chef and restaurateur, showed his audience at the Sands Bethlehem how to make his version of the chowder, while also giving away trade secrets about stuff like evaporation and...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Penn State Extension

Tree identification for professionals June 28

Penn State Extension-Montgomery County will hold a tree identification for green industry professionals class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at the Penn State Brandywine Campus and the Tyler Arboretum, Media.

This session has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for two Category 05, 06, 18, 23, and PC pesticide update credits. The cost includes morning refreshments, lunch, handouts...

Northampton County-Brown awards no-bid prison study

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County Executive John Brown has signed an executive order for a no-bid contract to study a new jail. The deal is with DLR Group, a nationally based architectural firm. In doing so, Brown sidestepped the competitive bidding required under the county’s Administrative Code. At council’s June 1 meeting, solicitor Phil Lauer ruled that it is a sole source contract with no competitive bidding, and hence is contrary to what is required under county law. Lauer advised council that Brown...

Around Town

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem Town Hall Rotunda: LuAnn Williams exhibit: “Real or Imagined”; hand painted silk, acrylic and resin paintings, May 30 to July 6, 10 E. Church St. Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salvation Army: Call 610-867-4681 for schedule.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: daily. Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610 867-7852...