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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Council races through brief agenda

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In a short meeting Jan. 9 Lehigh County Supervisors appointed Dennis Nemes to serve on the Lehigh County Election and Registration Commission. He replaces Gail Coffin. Nemes is a former principal at Northwestern HS; he later served as the principal at Allentown Catholic HS.

Commissioner Percy Dougherty was back in his seat after a hospital stay resulting from a fall at his home; he had missed two previous meetings. He thanked his fellow commissioners and members of the public who had...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police made two drunken driving related arrests Jan. 9.

Patrick Martin, 33, of West Union Boulevard in Allentown, was arrested at Main and Fairview streets around 9 a.m.

Police allege he was driving under the highest rate of intoxication.

Around 4:30 that afternoon, officers responded to a hit and run on Schoenersville Road, and learned the alleged offender was Kaneesha Holmes, 29, of Butler Street in Easton.

Police say Holmes is a habitual offender who was...

Bethlehem start-ups get $405K in KIZ grants

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Seven Bethlehem start-up companies have been awarded $405,567 in tax credits through the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Tax Credit Program by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

These companies are all located within the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (SBKIZ), which is administered by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation.

Companies that received tax credits include:

Nextshift LLC $84,182; CryoConcepts $84,182;...

Article By: MORAVIAN ACADEMY NEWS Logan Maeding - Recital set for Jan. 27

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by MORAVIAN ACADEMY NEWS LOGAN MAEDING - RECITAL SET FOR JAN. 27 in School

Winter has finally rolled into Moravian Academy, where things are heating up. Midterms are almost here, and everyone is getting ready for them. Students are anxiously asking teachers what’s going to be on the test to find the best way to prepare themselves.

Even with the lack of snow, you can tell that winter is here at Moravian. Almost everyone is bundled up, and/or holding a hot thermos of tea, coffee or some hot beverage. It has even been heard of someone drinking some warm tea...

Hymn night

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Celtic Cultural Alliance is sponsoring a free Celtic Hymn night at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Life in Christ Church, 51 E. Hillmond St.

There will be a history and sing-along of selected classic Celtic hymns from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Local musicians will participate.

For more information on Celtic Cultural Alliance events, visit

Open houses

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in School


In celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, Saint Anne School will host two public open houses, one from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the school and the other from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the community center, 375 Hickory St.

The school has preschool programs for three-and four-year-old students, full and half-day kindergarten, and classes in grades first through eighth grade. Registration is open for preschool through eighth grade.


Southside BYOB club Rowdy patrons brought to council’s attention

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Drunken and rowdy behavior on Third Street near a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) club in South Bethlehem has gotten the attention of local residents, Chief of Police Mark DiLuzio and Mayor Robert Donchez.

Resident Tyler Buck, who spoke to council on Jan. 2 about loud and aggressive behavior in the parking lot used by patrons of the lounge and said shots have been fired, with bullets hitting a nearby pizza shop and a cigar store.

He said a shooting occurred in late December and...

STUDENT PROFILE by Julie SWan - Jayden Browne, L. V. Charter HS for the Arts

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Jen (mom), Sean (dad), Spencer (brother)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is music, of course! I’m fortunate enough to get to do music for three hours a day in school and I’m so grateful for every minute of it. Doing what I love with students and faculty I love every day is such a blessing.

Activities: Member of 2018 PMEA District 10 Chorus, 2018 PMEA Region 5 Chorus, Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts Touring Choir, Charts Singers, Penn...