Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

BASD celebrates FBLA student accomplishments

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

Bethlehem was well represented at the Future Business Leaders of America competition this year by students from both Freedom and Liberty high schools.

Members of the school board took a moment at the beginning of the Feb. 26 meeting to recognize the students and their great success. Subjects ranged from Public Speaking and Business Communication to Securities and Investments and Cyber Security. Of the 20 BASD students who placed at the regional competition, 10 were selected to...

Valley Youth House gets $180K grant

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

Valley Youth House has received a grant of $180,000 over a two year period from the Weinberg Foundation for supportive housing for homeless older adolescent youth in Lackawanna County. The objective of this program is to ensure that youth have the skills and resources to sustain stable housing and engage as contributing members of their community following conclusion of services.

Success will be measured according to participants’ level of preparedness in five core arenas: housing,...


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

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers to join its “Weeknight Box Brigade.” Volunteers...


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Kutztown University

Several local residents have been named to the Kutztown University fall 2017 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Included are Jada Lynn Avery*, Kaitlyn Mattie Berdini, Matthew J. Bowers, Mitchell Aaron Burda, Rachel J. Capuano*, Hailee S Cruz, KristiJoy Fedorowicz, Tristan Scott Felchock, Kelley Margaret Finley, Kira Elizabeta Franekic*, Kevin J. Gallagher, Shiloh Nicole...

ST. PAtrick’s Day events

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

Due to space constraints, for more information, email, visit or call as noted.

Thursday, March 8

Traditions of Hanover, free St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 2 to 3 p.m. Live Celtic music by Corey and Ken Purcell. To RSVP, call 610-882-0400. For information, visit

Saturday, March 10

Ticketing deadline for Lily’s Hope Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Party for Preemies. Visit...

LV Community Foundation 50th anniversary ‘Be the Spark’

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

In its sixth and final presentation during its 50th anniversary “Be the Spark” campaign, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation awarded five grants totaling $50,000 to organizations with veterans related programs recently in the PBS-39 Studio A.

Featured speakers were two area veterans, Major Nathan Kline, a World War II bombardier and navigator who served 42 years in the US Air Force, and U.S. Army veteran Nicholas Ward, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent three combat...


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

Negron new library council appointee

Olga Negrón was appointed recently by Governor Tom Wolf to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development. The Bethlehem Area Public Library representative is also a councilwoman for the City of Bethlehem and the City Council’s representative on the Bethlehem Area Public Library Board.

The GAC on Library Development is a council of library professionals, trustees and laypeople charged with advising the Governor, the Secretary of...

Around Town

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

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda: Tom Maxfield: digital prints, “Dreams and Visions”; March 7 to April 16. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, City Hall complex, 10 E. Church St. Visit

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit...

Homicide solved, two charged in gang slaying

Friday, March 9, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

A little over a year ago, on Feb. 8, 2017, a man who was leaving his Bethlehem home for work noticed something unfamiliar on the sidewalk near the northeast corner of Sioux and Sassafras Streets. Because it was 2 a.m., it was difficult to make things out. But as he drew closer, he realized it was a person lying on that sidewalk. That person was later identified as Teayahe Glover, a 19-year-old woman living in the area. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including one to her face....

Judge appoints hearing officer in turbine case

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER in Local News

Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass has appointed an independent hearing officer to hear additional testimony in Atlantic Wind’s initial wind farm application in Penn Forest Township.

Serfass ruled Wednesday in the case, which came about as a result of an approval of the application for a special exception permit that was pending before the Penn Forest Township zoning hearing board. The application was deemed approved when the hearing board missed an important date in setting up...