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Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Herron Funeral Homes is hosting a coat drive to collect warm, clean, gently worn or new coats and thermal underwear in all sizes at their locations, 458 Center St. and 1145 Lehigh St. For more information,call 610-866-0671.

The clothing will be donated to Bethlehem Emergency Shelter and Serving to Aid and Restore, 75 E. Market St., to be distributed in our community to help our neighbors stay safe and warm this winter.

Charter Arts welcomes Barnstone spirit in arts and education

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Cat Barnstone Szafran presented an original Myron Barnstone painting, “Discovery,” as well as two additional prints as a gift to the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts at the Myron Barnstone: Master Student, Teacher & Artist exhibit last month.

The fact that one of his original paintings is now permanently returning to the Lehigh Valley, said Szafran, is exactly what her father would have wanted.

“Myron dedicated his life to his students,” Szafran said. “To see this new...

STUDENT PROFILE - Liam Chavez, Liberty HS/BAVTS - Coordinated by Julia Swan

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Family members: Dario (dad), Mary (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is history (both world and American) because I enjoy understanding the modern day world and what events and people helped to establish it.

Activities: SkillsUSA, National Technical Honor Society, local youth group.

Next steps: I would like to further my knowledge of the electrical field through a three-year apprenticeship with the IBEW as well as attend a college to study theology.



Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is hosting a Gift-Wrapping Event at Wind Creek Casino Outlets during the holiday shopping season and needs volunteers age 12+ to wrap gifts. Call Nancy Petiet, 610-861-7555.

NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem – Help prepare for Luminaria Night 2019. Call Marc Rittle, 610-691-5602 x205.

WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE, Bethlehem – Share your time and talents to wrap gifts for an Annual Children’s Christmas Party. Call Dr. Enid...

BETHLEHEM - Council supports increased parking fines, Medicare for all

Monday, November 18, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Parking tickets just jumped; what was a $10 fine is now a $15 fine. As Bethlehem Parking Authority Chair Joe Hoffmeier and Executive Director Kevin Livingston looked on, council approved the increase 5–2.

For scofflaws who park in spaces reserved for the handicapped, the fine went from $50 to $100. Several other categories of violations also had fines increased.

The new fine schedule was not fine with Councilwomen Olga Negrón and Paige Van Wirt, the two “no’ votes.


RED CROSS Blood drive in progress

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross will giving eligible donors between November 18 and December 18 a $5 gift card (via email), courtesy of Suburban Propane.

For more details, location search by ZIP code, and to make an appointment, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App online at; or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Cancer Institute Forum Nov. 21

The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will hold a free community forum on lung cancer at 5:30 p.m. on November 21 in rooms 6, 7 and 8 at the Richard Fleming Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The topics will include the latest advances in lung cancer, screening, treatment and management from L.V. Cancer Institute providers and researchers. Also...

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Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Almost every Sunday my youngest son, James, is with his father. That’s the day after breakfast, I do yoga. The first step is to clear the way living room rug of toys. Sometimes this is a workout in itself.

James has a toy acquisition obsession. It is not pure greed. When he was 4 years old, there was a period of about seven weeks when we were homeless. We were fortunate during that time that we always had a roof over our heads, first at a relative’s home, then at a motel that catered...