Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Around Town

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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 City Hall Rotunda: Fine Arts Commission mixed media exhibit, “All / Most”, by Danny Moyer. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Ends July 19. Town Hall Rotunda 10 E. Church St. Visit

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

TURNPIKE Toll increases set for 2019

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.30 to $1.38...


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Washington and Lee University

Emma Grace Redding, of Bethlehem, earned a BA (Economics and history major) degree from Washington and Lee University on May 24 during commencement ceremonies on the University’s historic Front Lawn.

Washington and Lee University is located at 7 Courthouse Square, Lexington, VA 24450. For information, call 540-458-8459 or visit

Moravian College

Baccalaureate was held May 11 at Central...

Golfers support Boys & Girls Club

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem’s 39th annual golf tournament was held June 11 at the Steel Club, formally Silver Creek Country Club, with 80 golfers supporting the fundraiser.

The club’s chief executive officer, Gary Martell, said that money raised by the tournament supports programming such as Project Learn, Gang Prevention, Smart Moves, and Triple Play, each designed to encourage getting an education, staying out of gangs, drug and alcohol prevention, and a healthy respectful...


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Dear Editor:

The employees of the Easton and Bethlehem post offices are strategizing to find ways to reduce dog attacks on carriers. We are engaging in a project that includes education and information for employees, and dog owner participation in our communities.

When you consider that last year, eight postal employees were victims of dog attacks in our local post offices (Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem, Coopersburg and Macungie), and we have had a few more attacks this year,...

COLONIAL State police now covering Bath

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Colonial Regional Police Department has announced that, as of midnight, June 30, , the CRPD is no longer responsible for police protection in the Borough of Bath.

Coverage of that area has been assumed by the Pennsylvania State Police.

The Colonial Regional Police Department will continue to provide service to the residents of Hanover and Lower Nazareth Township. The 911 emergency number remains in effect.

Visit the Colonial Regional Police Department website for a...

HELLERTOWN Summer community events announced

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Hellertown has announced upcoming community events, starting with a Hellertown/Lower Saucon Township Bike Ride with The Police event July 17.

According to Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman, “We’re just trying to engage the youth and show them that the police are real people.”

The event is open to everyone, rain or shine, and registration begins at Water Street Park at 5:30 p.m., with the ride beginning at 6 p.m. The ride goes along the Hellertown-Saucon railtrail to the...

BETHLEHEM Photo workshop set for July 14

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a hands on product photography and social media marketing workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. July 14 at the Single Sisters’ House, 50 W. Church St. with professional photographer Kristen Merie Wieder, founder of Wildflower Marketing.

The three-hour class includes learning to photograph products and items to align with a personal brand, boosting an online audience, generating leads, maximizing the marketability of items and growing a successful business through visual storytelling...