Bethlehem Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Kolbe Academy

Friday, September 7, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Diocese of Allentown announced in a press event Friday the planned opening of the nation’s first Catholic-run high school for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

The Kolbe Academy will open its doors next September to up to 90 ninth-12th grade students in need of an environment specifically designed to cater to recovery, where curriculum, staff and counselors are all focused on teens in need.

Diocese Department of Education Deputy Superintendent of...

BACKSTAGE AT MUSIKFEST Liberty students learn the ropes of event production

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in School

Twenty students of Liberty HS’s arts program participated in PNC Backstage Experience featuring a Q&A with closing night’s headliner Jason Mraz’s tour manager and a view of of the performers for the evening’s concert sound check.

The program is a coordination of ArtsQuest and sponsor PNC Bank in its fourth year. This tour is in addition to ArtsQuest’s year-round arts program with the school district.

The tour gives students an opportunity to see what jobs are available in...


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by DEB GALBRAITH in Opinion

The nation was rocked again Aug. 25 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., 81, died from a brain tumor known as glioblastoma.

He was diagnosed in July 2017 following a procedure to remove a blood clot above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

McCain died nine years to the day after his friend Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., died from the same cancer, which affects 10,000 Americans each year.

McCain’s office released a statement that read, “Senator...

Today the sun is shining

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by CARINA STOVES in Opinion

Oki! Once the school year began, my mood began to rise and I started to feel like I was home. Yes, I still missed my family, but things seemed brighter. Of course, it was helpful that my aunt was flying out to see me at the end of the month.

A lot of things happened in September. Our air quality was low because wildfires were at their peak. However, the snow quickly fixed that at the end of the month. It was also the month that I moved from an apartment into a house. My pup, Faith,...

VALLEY ‘Spirit’ nomination deadline Sept. 14

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. The winners will be recognized for their contributions to the community based on service hours and commitment.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards will be given to the winners at an event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. October 30 at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. Barry Dobil Sr., from Josh Early Candies, is the honorary chair. The 2018 sponsors are Air...


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by The Press in School

BASD: Dr. Roy’s school opening letter

Dear BASD Community members,

As a parent of two BASD students, I admire the nurturing and talented teachers that have cultivated a true love of learning in my daughters. As superintendent of schools, I am proud of our district’s commitment to providing opportunities that engage and inspire students. As a district resident, I know BASD is a special place because of our community’s pride, deep sense of loyalty, and commitment to the history...


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, September 5

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, September 6

Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council, 7 p.m. Illick’s Mill - second floor, 100 Illick’s Mill Road.

Northampton Co. Economic Development Committee, 5 p.m. Northampton County Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m. Northampton County Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, September 10...

LIFESTYLE - Kim Campbell, Lori LaBey address coping with Alzheimer’s, dementia

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“Gentle on My Mind,” written by John Hartford, elevated Glen Campbell, a young Arkansas-born sessions musician, to stardom in 1967.

Fifty-one years later, his widow, Kimberly (Woolen) Campbell, described how Alzheimer’s disease ravaged the Grammy Hall of Fame singer’s mind.

The presentation, at the first annual Lehigh Valley Caregiver Retreat at DeSales University recently for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, featured Kim Campbell, co-founder of...

LEHIGH COUNTY Gaming grantees chosen

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“This is my 27th year in corrections,” said Warden Janine Donate when asked by Commissioner Nathan Brown to address the board of commissioners Aug 22. She is currently the warden of the Lehigh County Jail.

Donate had just been introduced by Lehigh County Executive Philips Armstrong as someone of whom he is proud; someone who has been “coming up from our own ranks.”

The proposed $5 vehicle tax to fix infrastructure such as bridges, proposed by Armstrong at the last meeting, came...