Bethlehem Area School District
Freedom HS offers free preschool programs for parents who live in the Bethlehem Area School District from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, subject to space availability and eligibility requirements.
For more information, call 610-867-5843, ext. 53403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu vaccine clinics
There will be a flu vaccine clinic for BASD students...
Adrienne McNeil-Washington brought the Mayor’s South Side Task Force up to speed Sept. 25 with what’s happening at Lehigh University, where she works for the Community & Regional Affairs department. She reported progress on Southside Commons, Lehigh’s new housing facility for upperclassmen at Brodhead and Packer avenues, including the opening of an interim leasing office at 408 Adams St.
The city, along with the Bethlehem Parking Authority and Lehigh University, is seeking input...
There will be a free public rededication of the plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 at noon Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets. The event is sponsored by the county of Lehigh.
Originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, the plaque was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center. After it was located in the Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the Lehigh County...
By Dana Grubb
What would you like to accomplish in the last three months of 2018 that hasn’t gotten done in the first nine months?
As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Bethlehem Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office. We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters. Letters to the editor, written either by a candidate or members of the community in support of a candidate, must be received no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
Nearly 300 graduates and their guests gathered on the weekend of Sept. 15 to mark 50 years since their class graduated from Liberty and Freedom high schools in 1968. Their senior class had been divided with the opening of Freedom HS for the 1967-68 school year, with over 500 remaining at Liberty and the rest transferred to the then brand new high school campus in Bethlehem Township.
An informal gathering on Friday night at the Bethlehem Brew Works gave those who were unable to attend...
Although the skies had been cloudy for much of the day, the first Bethlehem Township Community event Sept. 7 drew many parents and children. The rides, refreshments and opportunities to win prizes insured a great time for the young attendees as well as their parents, who enjoyed watching their children having fun.
‘Serving God by serving the People of God’ Second Baptist Church marks 100 years of service to the community
This year, the Second Baptist Church at 1016 Wood St. in Bethlehem is celebrating the centennial of its founding as the second African-American house of worship in Bethlehem. In September, it marked the occasion with a special worship service and catered luncheon.
The congregation also celebrated the life and contributions of long-time senior pastor Edward Arnold Thompson, who passed away in January. Thompson served as interim pastor from 1986-1988, and pastor from 1988 until his...
If the low turnout of minimum wage workers supporting the rally to get Pennsylvania’s minimum wage up to $15 is an indicator of interest, then the issue is a ho-hum for the workers of Lehigh Valley. But to be fair, most minimum wage workers were probably hard at work at 11 a.m. Sept. 19. A lot of them were serving lunch to their more highly-paid customers at nearby downtown Allentown restaurants.
Likely they had not heard about the rally, but even had they heard, it’s unlikely they...