Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

BFC Earth Day fest on April 27

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Food Co-Op’s public sixth annual Craft Fair and Earth Day Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on April 27 at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road.

There will be more than 40 local artisans, food vendors, crafters and community organizations. Education Tent programs run from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be children’s activities and a raffle.

There is no admission fee. For information, visit...

NORCO-Is Gracedale home understaffed?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Is Gracedale understaffed? That was a major point of discussion at Northampton County council’s April 4 meeting.

According to statistics maintained by Medicare and published online, the staffing at Gracedale is considered “average” in a nursing home that otherwise has below average grades. The nurses who work there, however, insist the facility needs more workers. They’ve been pretty vocal about it in recent NorCo Council meetings.

County administrators agree. “We know we need...

Mess Night honors service members

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

U.S. Marines and their guests convened at a formal Mess Night March 16 at Bethlehem’s Best Western hotel ball room for an evening of camaraderie and to honor one of Lehigh Valley’s most senior ranking military officers, U.S. Air Force Major General Gerald Still with the Marine Corps League’s Distinguished Citizen Award.

Still also received a Pennsylvania Senate Commendation from Matthew D. Szuchyt the Deputy Director of Policy and Communication for Pa. State Senator Pat Browne.


Creating many more fish stories

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Did you hear about the one that almost got away?

The date was Nov. 4, 2018. An 11-year-old boy by the name of Jack Kocher went fishing with his dad, Christopher. Armed with weapons designed to make a fish enticed to bite, Jack and his dad came across a real beauty early that morning. But the timing wasn’t right and it remained a glorious object of desire. Undaunted, the next day they went back even earlier trying to reel in the “big one.” After much skill and patience, this young man...

BETHLEHEM-Authority to repopulate watershed with native tree species

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Bethlehem’s Water Authority in a release April 11 described a plan to repopulate some of its Carbon County watershed with chestnut and oak trees that were once supplanted by the intrusive Chinese species.

According to Forester Robin Wildermuth, the American chestnut was once a dominant component of the forests around the Bethlehem Authority in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. “Original survey maps from 1793 indicate chestnut trees marking the corners of many warrant parcels, and...

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in School

United Way Emerging Leaders, a United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) affinity group, helped Bethlehem students celebrate Dr. Seuss Day and National Read Across America Week March 7. Volunteers read stories written by Dr. Seuss to 400 second through fifth grade students at Fountain Hill ES. They also participated in other Dr. Seuss related activities like a game of Dr. Seuss Says, a spin-off of Simon Says. Themed coloring and activity books, generously donated by Working Dog Press,...

SALISBURY Booster clothing drive April 27

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Salisbury Athletic Booster Club is conducting a one day clothing and more donation drive 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 27 at Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road.

Drop off bagged or boxed items at the main entrance. Late arrivals will not be accepted as the collection truck will arrive between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine.

The following items will be accepted: clothing and shoes for all seasons, all sizes; accessories including purses...

Medical marijuana grows statewide

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Wolf Administration today announced that approved doctors have issued more than 100,000 patient certifications to allow patients with serious medical conditions access to the state’s medical marijuana program.

“Realizing 100,000 patient certifications and seeing the first Phase II grower and processor operationalized is a testament to the hard work of the Department of Health, the many advocates for this program, and our General Assembly who passed this legislation nearly three...

2019 Linny Award winners named

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The ArtsQuest Foundation is honored to announce that four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Guzy will receive the Foundation’s prestigious Pinnacle of the Arts Award at the fourth Linny Awards ceremony Nov. 14, 6 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café at SteelStacks. The Pinnacle of the Arts Award is presented to an individual who has lived or currently resides in the Lehigh Valley and has achieved national or international distinction in the visual, literary or performing arts.