Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 15, 2018

Brown new court services director

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Easton City Council member Ken Brown is Northampton County’s new Director of Court Services. He was confirmed unanimously by County Council at their Sept. 20 meeting. He will be paid an annual salary of $77,566. “I cannot tell you enough how much I respect his experience at Shiloh Manor,” said Executive Lamont McClure.

He also complimented Brown’s acumen as a PIAA basketball referee, although that is more debatable. Brown does have a new pair of glasses.

In addition to serving...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released the full report from the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force they created in March after the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

“After reading the full report, I am impressed by the frank and honest discussions that the task force had with students, teachers, administrators and law enforcement and I commend them for the important and comprehensive recommendations to protect our students and schools,” said...

CINEMAS Sensory friendly movies start Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s free standard and sensory friendly Second Saturday Kids Movie Series will open with “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Red (standard film) and Blue (sensory friendly) Cinemas, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, Arts Quest, 101 Founders Way. The series continues with Cinderella (1950) on Nov. 10 and Polar Express on Dec. 8; free reserved tickets are required.

Sensory Friendly screenings are specifically designed for children and adults...

CROP WALK Bethlehem event set for Oct. 14

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Oct. 14 with sign in at 1 p.m. and one (wheelchair accessible), three and six mile pet-friendly walks starting at 1:30 p.m., all beginning under the Hill-to-Hill bridge at the foot of Main Street. Rest stops are provided.

Twenty-five percent of the funds raised by the walks are returned to the community. The remaining 75 per cent is used by Church World Service local, national and international disaster relief and to help end hunger in our...

FLU SEASON LVHN free flu shots on Nov. 4

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, 18104; and on Nov. 4 Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown, 18109.

The drive-through clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older. Optional donations of non-perishable and non-...

Moravian Music conference opens Oct. 11

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The fifth annual Bethlehem Conference, Exploring Moravian history and music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia; will be held Oct. 11 through 18 at the Moravian Archives, 41 W. Locust St., with an opening reception at noon on Oct. 11.

The Moravian Historical Society lecture (4 p.m. at the Haupert Union Building); and the reception (5 p.m.) and banquet (6:30 p.m.), will be held on Oct. 13 by the outdoor fountain patio or in...

Save the historic

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s a shame when a usable building is demolished. It’s more of a shame when half of it is historic. But that’s what ArtsQuest wants to do in demolishing five of the six buildings that comprise the Banana Factory, two of them historic, in order to build a new, considerably taller building that would include the remaining historic building and take part of the parking lot. Why not leave the present fun, charming. and useful building and use more of the parking lot for an expansion, since...


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LVHN: Purcell marketing development VP

Terrence Purcell, president of St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton hospitals, after a merger with St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been named Lehigh Valley Health Network‘s vice president of market development. The Mahanoy City native will guide growth and development initiatives for LVHN in Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties.

He was previously in human resources at Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center and Good Samaritan...