Bethlehem Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Moravian College plans another eatery

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Moravian College is currently in the middle of building a $23 million Health Sciences building at its Main Street campus. It’s a 55,000 square-foot three-story facility named after alumna Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz, and should be finished by July. But Mark Reed, vice president for finance and administration at the college, was before Bethlehem’s Zoning Hearing Board May 31 to discuss a 2,500-square-foot restaurant also planned at the site.

Though the restaurant itself is permitted,...

Parks, pools study results announced

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The City of Bethlehem presented the results of the recent Bethlehem Parks and Pools Study at public open house events at several city locations earlier this month.

Bethlehem was subdivided into four neighborhoods for the study: Central, Northeast, West and South, and each area was analyzed on access to neighborhood parks, community parks and pools, as well as the demographics of each sector including age and income. The city stated the purpose of the study was, “To create a plan to...

‘Use your powers wisely’

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in School

Blue skies and sunshine greeted the 71 members of Moravian Academy’s class of 2017 as they marched two-by-two across the lawn at the Merle-Smith Campus in Bethlehem. The commencement took place June 3, marking and celebrating the new graduates as well as the school’s 275th year.

All-School Chaplain the Reverend Jennifer Nichols began by recognizing the character of the students, whom she called a “unique collection of joy-filled, thoughtful souls, hard workers and decent human beings...


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, June 7

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, June 8

Bethlehem Authority Board, 3:30 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Planning Commission for June is canceled.

Monday, June 12

Mayor Donchez open door meeting, special event Q&A to answer questions or address any issues about upcoming special events for the public, 2 to 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St. RSVP to 610-865-7079.


Article By: contributed article

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Harrisburg, PA - Two parents – with the help of State Senator Pat Browne (R- Lehigh) and the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – have successfully achieved a victory for teens with Dyslexia. PennDot released an audio version of the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual April 28.

By making the driver’s manual available in an audio form, Pennsylvania will allow potential drivers with dyslexia and other reading issues to access the driver manual in a way that takes into...

volunteer CHALLENGE

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced winners of the 2017 Volunteer Challenge at its annual fundraiser held at ArtsQuest SteelStacks in Bethlehem May 16. The Volunteer Challenge is an invitation-only corporate competition in which company-sponsored teams conceive, design and complete projects for local nonprofit agencies. Projects are either self-selected by the organization or by project opportunities identified by the Volunteer Center.

Winners of this year’s Volunteer...

Portugese Heritage Days set for June 9, 10

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The 38th annual Portugese Heritage Day opens featuring ethnic food, live music, entertainment and dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. June 9 until 10 p.m. June 10 at Holy Infancy School, 127 E. Fourth St., and along the Greenway, South Bethlehem.

The June 10 events begin at 9 a.m. at the Portuguese-American Club, 337 Brodhead Ave. There will be a flag raising followed by a parade at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

The proceeds benefit the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Fatima.