Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

HELLERTOWN - Apple Festival set for Oct. 19

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Navigating Clean Water Science, the eighth Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Lehigh University’s STEPS Building, 1 W. Packer Ave. Bethlehem. Keynote speaker Ann English will present “Growing a Better Watershed: The Riparian Buffer at Happy Hollow Farm”, about multifunctional streamside buffers.

There will be two half-day workshops, a full day MS-4 track for municipal staff and consultants and other conference sessions. Continuing...


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, September 25

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Board, 6 p.m. City hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal Building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, September 26

Bethlehem Planning Commission, 6 p.m.

Hanover Twp. NorCo Zoning Hearing Board, TBA. 3630...

ROTUNDA ‘Shape’ art exhibit ends Nov. 5

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem City Rotunda Gallery will host “The Shape of Things to Come” art from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to Nov. 5.

The exhibit features the work of Barry Assed (mixed media drawings), Richard Begbie (photography), Ken Berkenstock (stain glass), Sue Berkenstock (mosaics), Carole Pickle (paintings), Deborah Slahta (ceramics) and Brandon Williams (prints). The current exhibit, Gerald Simcoe paintings, with viewing opportunities from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday...

MORAVIANS Annual music meeting set for Oct. 5

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Moravian Historical Society will hold its 162​​ Annual Meeting, Lecture and Reception on October 5 at the Lititz Moravian Congregation, Lititz

Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, director of music ministries at Lititz Moravian Congregation, choral conductor at Millersville University and founding artistic director/conductor of the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum will give a free, open to the public lecture on the “Lititz Anthems” of Johannes Herbst at 2:30 p.m.

There will be concerts at...


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Anyone driving past the main branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library Friday afternoon would have been taken aback by the crowd that had assembled at Payrow Plaza. Many of the approximately 150 people were holding signs addressing the issue of climate change. In addition to local climate activists, there were some parents and their children. There was also a sizeable group of students from Lehigh University who were representing multiple clubs on campus concerned about climate change....

PRBS Sponsors needed for Oct. 20

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Sponsors are being sought for the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society’s 66 anniversary celebration at 5 p.m. on October 20 at the society, 205 E. Third St.

The society continues to serve our new Pennsylvanians coming from Puerto Rico, especially after the country’s devastation from Hurricane Maria.

For more information, contact the society by calling 484-767-9690 or 484-223-4743 or emailing


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Bethlehem, seeks volunteers for the “SOUND THE ALARM” Campaign Sept. 28. Meet at the Bethlehem Fire Dept., 2412 Easton Ave. no later than 8:30am.

Install free smoke alarms and share fire safety tips. Everything provided-equipment, supplies, training, even breakfast and lunch. No experience needed. Volunteers must be 13 years or older. Pre-registration requested to ensure enough food & supplies. Register at...

Area woman earns LLS fundraising title

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

A Danielsville woman and a Pottstown man have been named Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, for the Lehigh Valley chapter, in this year’s fundraising campaign for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The two winners, Valerie Lewis, vice president of employee and community engagement at BSI Corporate Benefits, and Darren Betters, director of development at Lehigh Valley International Airport, raised $121,655 and $115,897, respectively, to support LLS’ goal to find cures for blood...