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Saturday, December 7, 2019


Monday, November 18, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Students and staff welcomed and honored several dozen veterans at the Miller Heights Elementary School’s 19th annual Veterans Day program Nov. 12.

“Thank you veterans for coming. Your attendance helps our students understand how important this day is,” Principal Deborah Roeder said.

Miller Heights fifth grade students performed a number of patriotic readings and songs to honor veterans who were present and elsewhere. Students from each grade delivered hand-written letters which...


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Cancer Institute Forum Nov. 21

The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will hold a free community forum on lung cancer at 5:30 p.m. on November 21 in rooms 6, 7 and 8 at the Richard Fleming Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The topics will include the latest advances in lung cancer, screening, treatment and management from L.V. Cancer Institute providers and researchers. Also...

Article By: The Press

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Almost every Sunday my youngest son, James, is with his father. That’s the day after breakfast, I do yoga. The first step is to clear the way living room rug of toys. Sometimes this is a workout in itself.

James has a toy acquisition obsession. It is not pure greed. When he was 4 years old, there was a period of about seven weeks when we were homeless. We were fortunate during that time that we always had a roof over our heads, first at a relative’s home, then at a motel that catered...

McNeill nets $210K for Rose Garden renovation

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, has announced that a $210,000 state grant has been awarded toward the renovation of Bethlehem’s Rose Garden park.

The Rose Garden is an eclectic park that has a play area and has a replica of the first home in Bethlehem and a Civil War monument. The garden features more than 100 variety of flowers.

“The Rose Garden is the centerpiece of West Bethlehem,” McNeill said. “The park will undergo some improvements that all can enjoy including...

Article By: BAVTS NOTES Liam Chavez - Food drive under way

Monday, November 18, 2019 by BAVTS NOTES LIAM CHAVEZ - FOOD DRIVE UNDER WAY in School

Students at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School have been busy with gathering items for their annual Food Drive to provide baskets for 80 families. We are accepting cash and food donations to assemble the baskets. If you are interested in contributing to our efforts please contact John Karb at or leave a message at 610-866-8013, ext. 164.

Recently students from the esthetics program provided hand and arm massages with basic...

Traditions raises money for MS

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the help of Traditions of Hanover resident, Edith Schwartz, the independent senior living community is working together to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis, more commonly known as MS.

During Family Day held on Sunday, Sept. 8, residents, their families, and staff came together for the cause, which helped to raise over $400 from the sale of 50/50 and basket raffle tickets.

Continuing through mid-September, Traditions of Hanover residents are competing among...

County audits election results

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County has completed a state-mandated audit of the paper ballots from the Nov. 5 election and verified the statistical sample to be 100 percent accurate.

Approximately 1,500 ballots were audited from four precincts: Hellertown Borough 1, Wilson Borough 1, Nazareth Borough 2 and Moore Township Beersville. Each of the four precincts was located in a different district within the County. ES&S provided four DS200 precinct ballot scanners to be used to hand-feed the...


Monday, November 18, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

The Factory in the arts district of South Bethlehem hosted a Pet Innovation Challenge Oct. 2 and 3. One hundred innovative pet companies had applied. Ten were selected to compete. Each was allotted a short timed period to present their product. Audience members were able to ask questions at the end of each presentation.

The event began with a evening reception Oct. 2, during which guests could enjoy food prepared in the Factory’s test kitchen, and browse displays for all ten...

BETHLEHEM Advent breakfast set for Dec. 7

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The 54th annual Community Advent Breakfast, a nondenominational Bethlehem tradition, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7 in Moravian Village, 526 Wood St.

The will be a guest speaker, holiday music, candle lighting and a served breakfast. The event is presented by the Citizens Christmas City Committee.

Information / tickets: call 610-739-3385 or visit

CITY Choir competition set for December

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Downtown Bethlehem Association and Lehigh Valley with Love will co-host a local a capella choir competition, “Clash of the Carols,” in December in the Sun Inn Courtyard, 564 Main Street.

Middle and high school divisions will compete Dec. 7, college and adult choirs on Dec. 14, and the finals will take place Dec. 21. The competitions will be viewable at and the Heart of Bethlehem Facebook page. After...