Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NORCO-Zrinski wants farmers to grow hemp

Monday, March 4, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County Council has a Parks and Open Space Committee designed to review county park improvements, as well as farmland preservation and open space grants. These were endorsed, in principle, by voters in a 2002 referendum. Council member Tara Zrinski, the current chair of that committee, has persuaded council to rename it. As of Feb. 21, it is now known as the energy, environment and land use committee.

Zrinski advised council members that she would like to be more involved...

Author gives some storytelling tips

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Despite snow and freezing rain, author Alan St. Jean, of Columbus, Ohio, visited Holy Family School during Catholic Schools Week and shared with the students storytelling tips that can turn a predictable story into one with twists and turns.

St. Jean is the author of “Aidan of Oren” and “Chronicles of Oren” trilogies, and the picture books: “Big Fella,” “Spooky Mooky,” “Alyssa and the Spider,” “OinkADoodleMoo” and “OinkADoodleTwo.

His first love is music, so when he decided to...

RED CROSS ForTheThrone March 7 blood drive

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors. They have partnered with HBO in and the Red Cross in recognition of the final season of Game of Thrones with a bleed ForTheThrone blood drive in March.

The largest blood donation promotional effort by an entertainment company in Red Cross history includes six days of coordinated giving March 7-12, during which donors will receive exclusive Game of Thrones swag including a T-shirt, stickers to...

ArtsQuest announces 2019 trustees

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

ArtsQuest is pleased to announce that James Creedon has been re-elected chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Creedon, a Lower Saucon Township resident, will serve a second one-year term as chair of the 21-member board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization.

Creedon has been a member of ArtsQuest’s volunteer leadership for the past nine years, serving as a Board of Trustees member since 2012. He was also a member of the...

lent/easter HAPPENINGS

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Saturday, March 9

The Feast - Celtic Eucharist, Thanksgiving in the Celtic Spirit, live Celtic music, prayers in the Celtic Tradition, Communion. Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Call 610-865-0727 or visit www.

Sunday, March 10

Lenten Choral Evensong, 5 p.m. Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Call 610-865-0727 or visit www.nativitycathedral...

Judge petitions for additional grand jury power

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that pursuant to his request the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, has petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant leave to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury. The supreme court has granted the petition of Judge Dantos.

Upon the petition of District Attorney Martin, Lehigh County empaneled its First Investigating Grand Jury in 2001. The ninth...

GIRL SCOUTS ‘Take the Lead’ sponsors needed

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will honor four distinguished women leaders at the annual Take the Lead on April 30.

This year’s recipients are Susan Drabic, president & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living, Olga Negron, a City of Bethlehem councilwoman and community liaison, HSGK Law Firm; Ashley Russo, president and executive producer, ASR Media Productions; and Cecelia Connelly-Weida Ph.D., dean of School of Business, Education, Legal, and Social Services, Lehigh...


Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Alvernia University

Regan Downey, Lauren Maff, Alison Yerger and Abigail Zerbe, all of the Bethlehem area, were named to Alvernia University’s for the fall 2018 semester dean’s list. To be eligible, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.

Alvernia University is located at 400 Saint Bernardine St., Reading, 19607. For information, visit

Cedar Crest College


Wanted for assault

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police are seeking a 56-year-old man following a attack on officers and subsequent chase around 2:30 a.m. Feb. 16.

Police say an officer checking the Hampton Inn parking lot found a man sleeping in a pickup truck. The suspect was David C. Lowy, no known address, who was already wanted on several active warrants, and who refused to exit his vehicle.

Police said he instead drove toward the officer and intentionally crashed into the patrol SUV. He then drove off...