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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM ‘Make Child Smile’ May 13

Atria Bethlehem will host a “Make a Child Smile” day to benefit Dream Come True from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 at 1745 W. Macada Road. There will be a car/bike show, music, raffles and food. MeLVin of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will appear from 11 a.m. to noon. Salon PS will give hair cuts with proceeds going to DCT.

The 32-year-old organization was started by local businessman Kostas Kalogeropoulos. Greater Lehigh Valley residents, age 4 to...

Eclectic Performing Arts - A high school theatre company

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by KIRAN PANDEY in School

Two years ago, three theater majors at Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts wanted to explore more creative outlets, craving the art of theater, and banded together to found a business of their own.

Now, Eclectic Performing Arts Company, a theater company run exclusively by high school students, amasses more productions than its founders could have ever anticipated. These students, now seniors –Zena Spratley, Kylie Miller and Madison Marzano – have worked tirelessly to produce...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

touchstone Young playwright event May 13

Touchstone Theatre’s 12th annual Young Playwrights’ Festival & Gala will be held May 13 at the Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave.

The playwrights party is at 6 p.m. and the festival opens at 7 p.m. The original plays were written by Lehigh Valley students during the theater’s Young Playwrights’ Lab. The show is directed and performed by the Touchstone Ensemble and special guests.

The post-show adults gala fundraiser is...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM New medical app available

EMS Week, which begins May 21, will be recognized by a local funeral home which is offering a free community mobile application to assist local first responders. Vitalboards, whose address locations will be identified to emergency personnel via the app, are write-on-wipe-off two-sided magnetic memo boards with a wet erase marker with mounting clip. One side is specifically for medical information entries.

This information could help save a...

Tax deductible contributions accepted

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Former council member Scott Parsons attended council’s April 21 meeting to announce the establishment of the Friends of Gracedale Foundation.

That’s a nonprofit charitable corporation that will be able to accept tax-deductible donations for the county’s nursing home. He is the president.

“It’s good to see most of you,” said Parsons, who was joined at the podium by council member Bob Werner.

The duo formed a close friendship during Parsons’ tenure on council.



Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

May 13 graduation

Cedar Crest College will celebrate 150 years of preparing students for life in the global community with a weekend full of graduation festivities in May.

Baccalaureate will be held at 4 p.m. May 12 in the Lees Hall gymnasium. The ceremony is open to all students, families and friends, and Cedar Crest College faculty and staff. Tickets are not required. The Class of 2017 dinner and awards ceremony will follow the service and is in...

Article By: BERNIE O’HARE Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Opinion

Last month, Controller Steve Barron told Northampton County Council that stronger internal controls are needed over the amount of money spent on travel and related expenses. What bothered him were trips to New Orleans and Las Vegas by human resources staffers, as well as a staggering jump in training for human resources (HR).

Spending there increased from $5,749.35 in 2015 to $56,758.15 in 2016. HR Director Amy Trapp has also spent $800 on a popcorn machine and thousands of dollars...

A selfless concern for others - Travelers Protective Assoc.’s Altruism Award presented to area students

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in School

Four area high school students recently received the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate a selfless concern for the wellbeing of others. The awards were presented April 6 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

Freedom HS senior Kerry Callaghan was selected for her natural leadership abilities and her mature, selfless nature, both in the classroom and in the community. Loretta Lohenitz, a counselor at...