Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Penn State offers 2 gardening courses

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Join the Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners for these exciting workshops Succulent Savvy, Today’s Hydrangeas and Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden.

Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden, A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Burnside Plantation Pollinator Demonstration Garden, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Did you know many of your flowering vegetable plants produce pollen and nectar that help feed...

National Night Out Hanover (NORCO) Twp.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by NICHOLAS ROLLAND in Local News

Cars, food, games and fun greeted Hanover Township residents for the National Night Out Aug. 6, presented by the Hanover Township Community Center and the Colonial Regional Police Department. The annual event is an opportunity for community members to meet first responders while developing and strengthening a positive relationship between law enforcement and the community.

The entrance of the township’s community center campus was converted into a helicopter landing pad. The community...

What you need to know to fight the bite

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

For most people, insects are a pest. For others, they are a business.

The latter category, represented by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, staged a presentation July 30 at Bethlehem City Hall on how to get them out of your life.

One bug on the “least wanted list” is mosquitos. Jeffrey Carroll, Pa. DEP regional program coordinator, noted that mosquitos, besides being major pests, can also carry various diseases. Carroll focused much of his presentation on...

RADIO CLUB Licensing classes to start Sept. 3

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free public amateur ham radio (not CB) operators and general class licenses classes on Tuesdays for nine weeks from 7-9 p.m. beginning September 3. The simultaneous licensing sessions classrooms are at Gracedale, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064.

The suggested age for attendance is about eight and older. For information and to register, call 610-432-8286 or email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or visit...

AARP Door-to-door scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Warm weather brings out the door-to-door solicitations.

Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking unsolicited, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or services.

To avoid door-to-door scams, refuse to do business right on the spot.

Always ask for credentials and check with an objective third party to verify someone’s identity.

Never pay for services in cash and be wary of paying upfront for a product or service that will be delivered at a later...

Martin Tower commemorative bricks available for sale

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Thousands of people traveled from all over to see the implosion of Martin Tower, the historic former headquarters of Bethlehem Steel in May. Now you can own a piece of the landmark building in the form of a commemorative brick from the National Museum of Industrial History.

Retrieved from the tower after the implosion, the bricks were part of the loading dock and parking deck structure on the ground floor of the building. Volunteers and museum staff worked to load the bricks and bring...

AARP Rental property scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Renting a home is often a big expense and an even bigger one when the rental is a scam.

Scammers look for easy cash by collecting first month’s rent, deposits and application and background check fees and then bolt before handing over the keys.

Numerous versions of rental frauds abound: some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.

Leasing based on units similar to a model unit and putting...

Zoning officer needed ASAP

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by AMIT KAR in Local News

Mayor Carolee Gifford began the Aug. 5 council meeting by thanking all who participated in the big Community Day celebration July 28, singling out the police for bringing additional joy along with the security.

Board President Leo Atkinson echoed her thanks and said it was encouraging to see the turnout of 200-300 people.

TCouncil announced the Donegan and Fountain Hill elementary schools will celebrate their recent major face-lifts with an open house block party for students...


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

In light of recent tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, as well as the many that have come before, I found it a little more comforting when I noticed on Aug. 5 on Main Street a Bethlehem police officer carrying more than just his normal service revolver as he patrolled Main Street with a second officer.

Dana Grubb

Later that same evening four mounted patrol officers from the Pennsylvania State Police wound their way along Main Street to West Market Street, where they stationed...

‘People belong together …’ Atria chef showdown has a new winner

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by SELENA CINTRON in Local News

Atria Senior Living Community of Bethlehem challenged Colonial Regional Police Department Chief Roy Seiple and special guest Andrew Lawatsch to the fifth annual chef showdown July 18. Specifically, a “Competition to Separate the Mild from the en Fuego in a Test of Culinary Chops.”

Atria’s chef and culinary service director Daniel Azan, Lawatsch and defending champion Seiple went head-to-head in a cooking face off with only one rule— all recipes must include an ingredient savored with...