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BAPL System switches Oct. 12

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Area Public Library will have switched over to a new computer system when the library opens at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12.

From October 9 through 11: new library cards will not be needed but current cards must be presented to check out items as barcode checkout is not in effect on those days ; new library cards for non-card holders will not be issued; there will not be any computer access.

Items due back from October 9 to 12 may be returned or renewed without an overdue...

OPINION ‘Domestic terrorism plain and simple’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by SELENA CINTRON in Opinion

Platinum recording artist Jason Aldean’s set was tragically interrupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1 when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing 59 people and injuring roughly 600 more.

It is a sad reality we live in as Americans when we are not safe at the movies, schools, churches, and now music concerts. Just five months after the Manchester, England attack during an Ariana Grande concert, we now have an even deadlier attack happening here...

Welcome Ms. Wydrzynski

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in School

The sound of talented students greets you as you walk down the hall of the Student Activity Building at Liberty HS. The chorus room is located adjacent to the band room and can be distinguished by the trail of warm-ups, strains of the Alma Mater, or the chorus from Handel’s “Hallelujah,” that float through the door.

This year marks Julie Wydrzynski’s return to Liberty HS as the new choir director after the retirement of Gayle Justice. “I couldn’t be more excited, I couldn’t be more...


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

Chris Kocher, president of the Wildlands...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

press photos by nate jastrzemski

After years in an Eastside studio, Girl on the Hill Framing has moved to a new shop in center city. Offering custom framing for home and business use, art preservation and the sale of vintage pieces, owner Dawn Moser said she relishes the chance to help people find creative answers to their questions about art and family relics. “For me, that’s creating a time capsule for preserving memories,” she said.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

Conference set for Oct. 19

Talking Peace, the eighth annual Peace and Justice Conference, will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, main campus. The event will focus on 50 years of peace and justice activism in the United States.

Events and displays will encourage empathy across cultures and appreciation of the roots of today’s activism from 50 years ago to coincide with NCC’s 50th anniversary.


Homicide arrest

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A Bethlehem man has been arrested for the shooting death of a man in Fountain Hill Aug. 28.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced in a release Friday that Emmanuel Lopez, 29, of Market Street, is charged with criminal homicide and carrying firearms without a license.

Officers responding to a reported shooting on Seneca Street the evening of Aug. 28 found 36-year-old Johnathan Diaz wounded in the chest, and he was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s University Hospital...


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

The group Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual fundraiser, “Rally Through the Valley” Sept. 17.

Motorcyclists from all over the area, attended to show their support by starting the 60-mile road-ride at Nazareth Borough Park and ending the trip at Emmaus Community Park.

The day started at with a corn hole tournament at noon. Corn hole is similar to a bean-bag toss but the players use bags filled with dried corn. Next came the pig roast and gift basket...