Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Luke’s Health Network

New doctor, new location

The practice of W. Timothy Scharle MD Internal Medicine – which is affiliated with the St. Luke’s University Health Network and specializes in internal medicine and primary care – has added a new doctor and moved its office to a new location.

The new office is located at 306 S. New St., Suite 304 in Bethlehem.

Paul Le, DO, joined Dr. Scharle in September 2018, and is seeing new and existing patients.


STATE POLICE Graduates assigned to local Troop M

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania State Police Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced Feb. 1 that Kenneth A. Wong Jr. of Bucks County, was one of 96 cadets who graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and has been assigned to Troop M, Bethlehem.

These men and women represent the 154th graduating cadet class.

The ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral marked the culmination of 27 weeks of classroom and physical training.

Cadet Nicholas Reginella III, from Lancaster...


Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations, and therapy dog visits. They currently need volunteers to be friendly visitors to visit home-bound people in Lehigh and Northampton County. Insurance and training will be provided. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is recruiting high school students entering 10th,, 11th, or 12th grade for their...

2019 Scholarship winners named

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Association of University Women - Bethlehem, which includes the City of Bethlehem, Hanover Township, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Hellertown and Saucon Valley, has announced the local 2019 scholarship winners.

The “Book Fair” scholarship winners are Sadie Abboud, Donna Basic, Alanna Bezas, Mariah Estojak, Haley Jupina, Julie Kim, Sruthi Lakshminarayanan, Elisabeth Lee, Bridget MacDonald,Lina Perugini and Chloe Wilcox, all of Liberty HS; Stephanie...

Future Chef honored TransPar consulting contract tabled

Friday, June 7, 2019 by THERESA O’REILLY in Local News

Fountain Hill ES fifth-grader Ibrahim Allaik was among several honorees at the Bethlehem Area School District board meeting May 20. Allaik won the “Future Chef” contest, sponsored by district food service vendor Sodexo, and received a trophy and engraved chef’s knife at the meeting.

All nine board members were present and unanimously passed all finance and curriculum items.

Human resources items included procedural matters discussed at the May 13 meeting, as well as less...

Board supports farming inducements

Friday, June 7, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation is celebrating its 175th anniversary – that’s its dodransbicentennial, for readers who love obscure facts. The word had the board of commissioners stumped as they approved a resolution honoring the occasion.

Commissioners May 22 had a first reading for a bill that will authorize a lease for The Seed Farm to the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) for $1 per year. The 43-acre site at 5854 Vera Cruz Road is also known as...

City honors 35 lost in Vietnam

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Vietnam War officially ended in 1975, and today represents a tumultuous period of American history. The politics and social upheaval resulted in an era we now reflect on with anger, shame, regret or simple bafflement.

But unlike the conflicted feelings of the time, in which soldiers were drafted and sent overseas to fight a war often against their will, only to return to wholesale spite for their actions while there, today Americans largely honor their service.

And that’s...

Troop M honors fallen brethren

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Active duty and retired Pa. State Police officers united ranks May 2 in front of their red brick barracks in Hanover Township to honor their dead. Family members and guests came in support.

The men and women were there for the Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day ceremony hosted by Troop M, Bethlehem Headquarters, commanded by Captain Richard H. D’Ambrosio.

In a manicured and landscaped garden beside the entrance to the barracks facing Airport Road, were framed photographs of...

‘SCAM JAM’ Program seeks to keep seniors from becoming victims

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

There’s an old adage – if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

That was the message imparted to attendees of a program called “Scam Jam: Fight Back” held May 20 at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Bethlehem Township. The event, sponsored by AARP Pennsylvania and Country Meadows, was designed to help seniors protect themselves from frauds and scams.

“Remember, it’s your money, and some people will do anything they can to take it.” said Mary Bach, a...