Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cops ‘n’ Kids reaches Lincoln

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by ALLI POCZAK in School

Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program completed yet another fantastic event of giving, this time for the children of Lincoln ES. Students packed the auditorium on the morning of March 31, anticipating a day filled with reading and fun. During the assembly, students learned how the Liberty HS National Honor Society raised over $800 to be used to purchase brand new books for each student at Lincoln.

They additionally heard from speakers including Lincoln Principal Benita Draper, and...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Pitch Summit set for April 27

Six colleges will be competing in a pitch-off in the inaugural Lehigh Valley Collegiate Business Pitch Summit from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 at Ben Franklin TechVentures, Innovation Institute, fourth floor, Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus.

Teams from Lafayette College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, and Penn State Lehigh Valley, and numerous regional companies, will participate.

Sponsors include...

April in Paris

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Friends of the Library will hold an April in Paris fundraiser for the Bethlehem Area Public Library at 5:30 p.m. April 25.

The event will feature music, art, books, champagne, authentic food and a silent auction. The first floor Bob Cohen room in the Main Library will be decorated with a Parisian theme.

For information and tickets, visit

Cancer survivor honored on ACS Telethon ‘I found I was not alone in my fight’

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by MARTA GOUGER in Local News

Mary Ann Grant, a Red Hill resident, was honored April 8 by the American Cancer Society, as a Courage Award recipient, during the 38th annual ACS Telethon airing from Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The Courage Award honors both cancer survivors and those still fighting the disease.

Mary Ann’s story began in 2011, when her oldest son, Tyler was starting his senior year in high school. Grant had just celebrated her 40th birthday and was busy with her husband Eric and family when she...

Gaming funds

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


State Senator Lisa Boscola announced recently a total of $98,667 of the local share gaming proceeds will benefit a Hellertown project.

The funds will be used to improve the Dimmick Park play area. Workers will be replacing old play equipment with new multi-age play structures. Safety, parking and handicapped access areas will be improved.

Craft fair, Earth Day on April 22

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Bethlehem Food Co-op will hold its fourth annual free, open to the public, craft fair and Earth Day festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road.

There will be a raffle and more than 50 local artisans, crafters, food vendors and community organizations. The first five new members to join the co-op during the event will receive an Italian basket with wine, bread, cheese, pasta, and more.

For more information...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

University of Hartford

Colin Worrich of Bethlehem has been named to The University of Hartford’s fall 2016 dean’s list.

The University of Hartford is located at 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 06117. For information, visit

Wilkes University

Seven Bethlehem area residents have been included on the Wilkes University’s fall 2016 semester dean’s list. The students, who earned a minimum 3.4 grade point...