Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bethlehem HARB--Board approves new business signs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Historical and Architectural Review Board granted a certificate of appropriateness to Gail Fly for proposed signage at 523 Main St. during their meeting in city hall room A-109 Feb. 14. The Feb. 7 hearing had been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Gail Fly, owner of Designer Consigner, was approved for a 19.2 inches high by 144 inch wide sign with pink letters highlighted in beige, on a black background surrounded by a beige pinstripe. The color scheme is the same as the...

Saquon Barkley Day Parade set for March 24 in Coplay

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Borough Councilman Stephen Burker announced Feb. 8 that the borough plans to have a community parade for Penn State football star Saquon Barkley.

“He has been someone this community has followed throughout his football career,” he said.

The parade date is set for March 24.

“We set the date after numerous discussions with Saquon’s mother, Tanya,” Burker said. “It is something that the borough wanted to do, and the Barkleys were humbled by our request.”


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PARKING Public meeting set for March 21

There will be a public meeting regarding downtown parking at 6 p.m. on March 21 in Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.

The City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Parking Authority requested Desman Design Management, a New York City consulting company, to review and evaluate the city’s Northside and South Side public parking.

The meeting will review the findings and the draft recommendations of the study. There will be a public input time....


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Several area residents have been named to the Northampton Community College 2017 fall dean’s list for the fall semester. To be named, the students have completed a minimum of 6 credits and earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The list includes Crystal Achey, Ashley Adames, Nilgun Akyildiz, David Alaio, Chelsea Alsept, Aimee Alvarez, Tatiana Amador, Angela Argese, Beatriz Arias, Talisa Arias, Ryan Armbruster, Michael Arroyo, Shiona Arthur, Evans Asiago, Melanie Attieh,...

Addiction, recovery talk March 21

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2018 Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery learning experience will be presented by the Center for Humanistic Change from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Liberty HS, 1115 Linden St.

Participants will learn about the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery, including the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction specialists; and local resources for...

Native American group purchases Sands for $1.3B

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced last week the sale if its Bethlehem casino to Wind Creek Hospitality for $1.3 billion.

Wind Creek is an affiliate of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama.

The sale must still be must approved by the Pa. Gaming Control Board, which may take several months to a year, and Sands will be seeking a license renewal in April.

According to Lehigh Valley Live, if the license is renewed for the Sands, Wind Creek will be in the clear to operate...

Saving Lehigh County’s hex signs One barn at a time

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Take a long drive around Lehigh and nearby Berks counties, and you’re sure to spot at least one brightly painted disk on the side of a barn. Known more correctly as barn stars, today they are commonly called hex signs. These colorful disks are a very visible and important reflection of the state’s distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch culture, but with the loss of farms and increases in housing and commercial development, they are at risk of becoming an endangered “species.”

To assure that...

BASD--First In Math Program adding up to success

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

It is no secret that BASD has been very focused on improving reading skills throughout the district, with programs such as Reading by third grade, and new Spanish literacy initiatives. So it was with great pleasure that Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Dr. Jack Silva addressed the curriculum committee March 5 with an update on elementary math skills, and the numbers are encouraging.

The district was one of the first in the area to partner with First In Math, to adopt an intense...