Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

STATE: Dems tackle intellectual disabilities waiting list

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Too many people with intellectual disabilities and autism are waiting too long for treatment.

That was the consensus of a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing held July 24 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. The event, co-chaired by Pa. Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd and Rep. Michael Sturla, D-96th, featured testimony from county and state administrators, employees and doctors. It was one of a series being held across the commonwealth.

“Quality human services...

LEPOCO Nagasaki films viewing Aug. 3,5

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEPOCO’s First Friday film, “Rhapsody in August,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 West Fourth St.

The free screening is director Akira Kurosawa’s 98 minute Japanese tale of a three generation family and their response to the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Those attending are invited to bring a beverage or snack to share.

“Love the World: Ban the Bombs,” a Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombing commemoration, will be held at 6 p.m. August 5, the 73...

HARB-Board goes easy on Hardball Cider

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Hardball Cider manager Madeline Scarinzi hit a home run for her employer with a successful signage proposal at the July 11 meeting of the Historical and Architectural Review Board in the Rotunda. Representing Geoffrey Deen, owner of the establishment at 553 Main St., Scarinzi received a certificate of appropriateness for a double-sided hanging sign featuring the business’s colorful logo of a stitched apple and crossed baseball bats. A pinstripe is to be added and the words “Gastropub and...

Cops ‘n’ Kids summer fun

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

Sixty Donegan ES students came down the hill for a day of fun and education promotion at the Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program special event July 12.

With Reading Room, Lehigh University international student, and city Health Bureau volunteers directing and playing with the kids throughout Northampton Community College’s Southside campus, complete with gift bags of goodies and books, the fun and promotional event lived up to the Cops ‘n’ Kids mission of connecting kids and the...

A Peep dream comes true

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

When the time comes for Bethlehem resident and Moravian College nursing instructor Michelle Sayenga to retire, she told her group of friends, who have nicknamed themselves “the breakfast club,” that she wants to “retire into a job where people are happy to see me.” She told her friends about her desire to fulfill that need by driving the Just Born PeepMobile when she does retire, and friends Chris and Adrin Eline took over from there.

They contacted Ed Broczkowski at Just Born to iron...


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Hospitality Adventure courses at Monroe

Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus will offer a 30 credit program, Adventure Course Management, which includes five hospitality core courses; and a 15 credit option, Adventure Course Operations.

NCC is the first college or university in the east coast to offer programs that provide the knowledge and skills for graduates to work in the fast growing adventure/challenge course industry. Students...


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/ AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION, Bethlehem, is looking for individuals to...