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Thursday, May 24, 2018

CARS Series continues on May 20

Monday, April 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The free monthly Cars & Coffee Lehigh Valley series, presented by Chevrolet 21, featuring up to 500 different vehicles of all makes and models, continues at 9 a.m. May 20.

The featured automobile will be a custom-built Tucker 48, created by Rob Ida of Ida Automotive in New Jersey, along with Tucker family member Sean Tucker. One of the original 51 Tuckers is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

There will be a...

Hellertown Borough council questions timing of local gaming board disbandment

Monday, April 30, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On the cusp of Northampton County ending the Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority, Hellertown Council discussed concerns over an unpaid $1.2 million surplus it has at its disposal.

The authority was established after the opening of the Sands Casino eight years ago. As part of the deal to host the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Northampton County municipalities would receive millions of dollars in grants from slot machine and table game revenues to help finance various...

CHARTER ARTS NOTES by Jordynn Gemberling - Year’s end events set

Monday, April 30, 2018 by The Press in School

The final months of school are jam-packed with showcases and performances at the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts. Students and faculty in each department work diligently to go out of the 2018 school year with a bang.

The Dance Department will be hosting Young Choreographers in Concert (YCC) beginning May 3 through May 5. Each show begins at 6 p.m. in the Charter Arts theater and features original choreography by selected dance majors, performed by students. Purchasing tickets...

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Monday, April 30, 2018 by The Press in School

BECAHI NOTES by Marisa Linsky - Color Run May 5

Help make Bethlehem Catholic High School accessible to all! Becahi is holding its first Color Run to raise money to upgrade our facilities and create safe and easy movement around the school for anyone with physical limitations.

The event will take place Saturday, May 5th 2018 at Bethlehem Catholic HS. All members of the community are invited to participate in the walk/run (note: this is not a timed event).

The event will...

Northampton County - McClure blasts GPA over legal bills

Monday, April 30, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

The county’s General Purpose Authority (GPA) was originally established as a conduit for pass-through loans by universities and hospitals. It also offered small loans. But when former Executive John Brown designated this authority to administer what really is the county’s $38 million bridge building project, the problems began..

It started the year with a Sunshine Act violation, ducking into executive session without explaining why. Review of the minutes revealed that authority...

BASD School Board talks tech upgrades

Monday, April 30, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

Numerous technological advances were on the agenda at a recent BASD school board meeting. The board voted to approve a new online registration system designed by SRC solutions in Center Valley. This new system would simplify both new student registration as well as back to school student update forms.

The software currently supports English and Spanish, but the developer is working to render other languages common in the district, including Arabic and more.

The district is also...


Monday, April 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Honor Society inducts Bethlehem area man

Nicholaus Gombocz of Bethlehem was initiated recently at Fort Hays State University into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Local man gives GSU research presentation

Jack Whylings of Bethlehem, an undergraduate Georgia State University student studying Neuroscience, presented research at the 12th annual Georgia State Undergraduate...

Moravian College takes over Moravian Book Shop

Monday, April 30, 2018 by MICHAEL COR in Local News

Moravian Church Northern Province has announced that they will transfer day-to-day operations management and ownership of the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehemn to Moravian College, effective mid-June 2018.

This mutually-beneficial agreement between the church, the college, and the book shop will allow the church to remove itself from this retail business operation and continue to focus on its core mission to support its 85 congregations. In addition, the new management arrangement is...