Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Witnessing terror in Las Vegas

Friday, October 6, 2017 by BRIAN MYSZKOWSKI in Local News

Jennifer Miller was just looking to have a good time at a Las Vegas show with her sister-in-law Charlene Gibson.

Unfortunately, that show was in proximity to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where on Sunday night, Stephen Paddock shot and killed dozens of concertgoers at a country music festival across from the hotel.

“Me and my sister-in-law went out, just us two. It was our first time,” the Bethlehem resident said. “We were in the Cirque de Soleil Michael Jackson ONE show...

Warrior Kid meets Warrior Horse

Monday, October 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The goal of Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids is to match 500 warrior kids to noble warrior horses to fight alongside them in their battle with pediatric cancer

The program, begun in California, is spreading to the east and on Sept. 3 the first warrior on the East Coast met his Warrior Horse at Rocking Horse Stables, Pleasant Corner.

Warrior Horse Urban Legend, known as Bandit, met his warrior , Sam Mackaravitz, of Emmaus at the stable.

Bandit was dressed for the occasion...

NORCO: Audit finds questionable use of P-Cards

Monday, October 2, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County’s Human Resources Department spent $3,950 on gift cards for county employees in late 2016 without prior approval. It is unable to explain how many of them were actually used by employees. That’s the major finding in an audit of the county’s credit cards, called P-cards. The audit, performed by Controller Steve Barron and Lead Auditor Frank Kedl, was presented to County Council and Executive John Brown on Sept. 29. The audit finds P-Card abuse and misuse and is recommending...

STUDENT PROFILE Rana Moawad, Lehigh Valley Academy

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Dalia (mother), Hassan (father), Mohamed (brother), Amira (sister), and Omarbrother)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is psychology because I enjoy gaining an in-depth knowledge of how and why people perform the actions they do.

Activities: Some of the activities that I am currently involved in this year are Spring Challenge, member of National Honor Society, and Aevidum.

Next steps (after high school): After high school, I would...

Article By: LVA NOTES Rana Moawad - Welcome breakfast opens year


After two months of sunshine and trips to the shore, summer has come to an end for Lehigh Valley Academy students who started school Aug. 22. Only a month into the school year and students are already heavily involved in clubs. One of the biggest projects that took place this year for LVA’s bullying prevention club, Aevidum, was the new student breakfast. The club sponsored and hosted the breakfast to welcome new students into the LVA community in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. The...

Interacting with science

Monday, October 2, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in School

Science and fun collided at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Center during a Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program event Sept. 20. The collaborative event offered students from the Northeast Ministry after-school homework program the opportunity to try their hands at the game of tennis while simultaneously learning about anatomy and physiology.

To kick off this series of science-oriented programming, Cops ‘n’ Kids came together with the Northampton Community College women’s...

Board reviews successful projects

Monday, October 2, 2017 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

The board finance and facilities committees met Sept. 18. The topic of the evening was the extensive 2017 summer projects the district undertook. Projects ranging in scale from technology upgrades to new construction and demolition, made summer 2017 was the busiest summer the district has faced in years. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy said he was impressed with the sheer volume of work that had to come together for the district to make these improvements.

The first major update was on...

Commissioners to consider fire tax, tax break for firefighters

Monday, October 2, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Bethlehem Township’s volunteer firefighters may soon receive a tax credit for their service under a new law recently signed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Under this law, municipalities now have the option of establishing and setting the amount for a tax credit for earned income or property taxes for first responders. But to participate in the program, the individual must be an active volunteer, reside in the township and meet certain certification requirements. Also, the tax credit is limited to...


Monday, October 2, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

The group Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual fundraiser, “Rally Through the Valley” Sept. 17.

Motorcyclists from all over the area, attended to show their support by starting the 60-mile road-ride at Nazareth Borough Park and ending the trip at Emmaus Community Park.

The day started at with a corn hole tournament at noon. Corn hole is similar to a bean-bag toss but the players use bags filled with dried corn. Next came the pig roast and gift basket...