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Saturday, December 7, 2019

BETHLEHEM Christkindlmarkt gets nomination

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

Bethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt has been nominated as one of the top holiday markets in North America in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice competition.

Established in 1993, Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for the whole family that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. The heart-warming holiday event features aisles of handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans - with thousands of unique gift ideas for family and friends -...

Boscola announces $638K in parks grants

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

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a total of $638,200 in Recreation and Conservation grants in the 18th Senatorial District through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) specifically for Community Parks (Development, Planning, Small Community) and Partnerships projects.

“Community parks play an invaluable role in the quality of life of a community. Through the Community...


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


Putz displays: (Moravian traditional retelling of the story of Christ’s birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes).

Friday, Nov. 29 - Tuesday, Dec. 31

Central Moravian Church Putz: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. After Christmas: 1 to 5 p.m. daily to Dec. 31. Showings every half hour. Visit...


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Charter Arts: ‘Christmas Carol’ Dec. 7

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will host Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Olivier award-winning British producer and actor Guy Masterson, will be presented at 7 p.m. on December 7 in the Charter Arts theatre, 321 E. Third St. For show tickets, visit

The London based actor, director, producer and writer will conduct a master-class for theatre...

Regional groups work to negate racism

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

An impressive array of Lehigh Valley’s key regional organizations have come together to confront what may be the most divisive issue of our times: racism. The project is called “Color Outside the Lines” and is intended “to identify and remove the systemic and structural barriers to racial equity and inclusion,” according to David Jones, a health benefits consultant and former three-term Lehigh County commissioner who will be co-chairing the project.

Jones said, “This effort will...

Article By: The Press

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.