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VETERANS Homeless vets benefit Aug, 16

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living will hold its second annual golf classic, to benefit homeless veterans and families, on August 16 at Wedgewood Golf Course, 4875 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Prizes include a hole-in-one car courtesy of Star Buick-GMC-Cadillac Quakertown.

LVCIL’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families helps veterans who are either homeless or at-risk of homelessness, or their family...

SOUTHSIDE Vegan Fest set for Aug. 26

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem VegFest will be held on August 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along the Greenway, South Side, parallel to and in between Third and Fourth Streets from S. New Street to Hayes St.

The annual vegan event will include cooking demonstrations, speakers, live music, and more than 100 food, small business, and craft vendors from up and down the east coast.

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IIRP’s 2017 summer session - Dealing with cultural trauma

Monday, August 7, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in School

Racism, and dealing with the trauma that it causes, was one of more than a dozen related subjects discussed at the International Institute of Restorative Practices’ 2017 Summer Symposium at the Hotel Bethlehem in July. A total of 78 people from around the world attended the three-day event titled, “A Restorative Journey: Transforming Relational Harm.”

Kevin Cutter of Toronto, Canada, and Kevin Jones from Bloomington, Ill., shared their experiences working with traumatized children...


Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is in need of coaches for several different sports: rhythmic gymnastics,...

Wesley Church: We Got Your Back!

Monday, August 7, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 2540 Center St. in Bethlehem, is gearing up for its 2017 Backpack Festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. School supplies for elementary school-aged children, along with new socks and underwear, can be dropped off at the church.

“We want children to know they are loved, valued and important,” said program director Sue Kiefner. She and Pastor Andrew Krpata recently thanked Northampton County Council for a $17,000...

VALLEY Sheriff issues phone scam alert

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Scam phone calls from a person claiming to be Sergeant Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office have been reported to the sheriff’s office. The caller tells the receivers that they failed to appear for a court date and/or respond to a warrant.

The caller states that the recipient is subject to a fine and that failure to pay will result in apprehension and incarceration. The caller then tells the potential victim to purchase a disposable debit card with which to call him and...

‘Let us give thanks for our time together’

Monday, August 7, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Their senior year at the Liberty HS and Bethlehem Vo-Tech schools was marked with noteworthy 20th century events. President Franklin Roosevelt would die suddenly in April 1945, the furious final months of World War II in Europe would conclude in May, and the final push to defeat Japan in the Pacific was gaining momentum. Just a couple of months after they graduated, the first atomic bombs were used in warfare. Their entire generation had grown up through the Great Depression.

In June...