Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AAUW’s book sale opens April 20

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is currently hard at work making preparations for its 55th annual used book sale. Over 50 volunteers and area high school students seeking to meet community service requirements have been collecting, sorting and pricing donations at the Memorial Pool House located at 359 Illick’s Mill Road.

Book sale co-chairs Rita Bergstrom and Debbie Spinney said that patrons can expect about 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs to...

Flea market

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Salvation Army

There will be a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road.

There will be household furnishings, toys, books, new and used clothing, linens, appliances and more for sale.

For information, call 610-867-4681.

Council approves expansion 1st reading

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by MICHELLE MEEH in Local News

City council members approved the first reading of an ordinance to expand the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) zone, allowing property owners to invest in their properties and phase in real estate taxes on building improvements and new construction over a decade.

During a hearing before the regular council meeting April 4, Allyson Lysaght, city housing and development planner, said the LERTA is just one tool the city can use to provide incentives for landlords to...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Last of four parts

There was a new dog in town for the Salisbury Township K-9 Patrol in 2016.

And he took off like a Rocket. In fact, his name is Rocket.

In addition, in the annual report presented to the township board of commissioners and the media by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles, the township’s fire inspection program increased its revenue in 2016.

Also, the number of hunting permits issued for archery and junior hunting in the township...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Zanelli announces L.C. candidacy

Amy Zanelli, candidate for Lehigh County commissioner in District 3, has announced that she will seek the Democratic endorsement in the May 16 primary race. The district includes, Hanover Township and parts of Bethlehem.

The West Bethlehem resident is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams. “Reclaiming our democracy is a marathon, not a sprint,” she said. “The starting line is local politics.”

Coming from a family of union...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

KUTZTOWN Summer music

session offered

The Kutztown University Department of Music will host a large ensemble festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9 through 15. The festival is open to students entering freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies.

Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily. In addition, students can take elective classes in


•Music History...