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My Boys Baking moves to Stoke Park Road

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

My Boys Baking, along with its 20 different favors of biscotti, has received a green light from Hanover Supervisors for its baked goods empire at 310 Stoke Park Road. The unanimous endorsement followed an Aug. 28 hearing in which Attorney Joe Piperato clearly established that no one is offended by cookies.

Owner Cindy Levine was busy baking, so she sent husband Robert to testify.

"My wife Cindy is the boss of My Boys Baking. I work for her," he explained. He told supervisors...


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, September 12

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, September 13

Bethlehem Water Authority, 3 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Monday, September 17

Bethlehem Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., Monacacy Tower, 645 Main St.

BASD Finance and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m., Education Center dining room, 1516 Sycamore St.

Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m.,...


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will provide live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the state Supreme Court's proceedings concerning the voter ID law and Pennsylvania's latest legislative redistricting plan. Programming will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13. PCN will also air taped coverage of the sessions at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 (Sept. 11 session) and 2 p.m. Sept. 15 (Sept. 12 session).

The justices will hear oral arguments challenging the state's voter ID law, as well of those filed in response...

Holy Family

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Auxiliary of Holy Family Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will hold its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in St. Mary's Hall, 1200 Spring St. The kitchen will be open.

Donations may be dropped off at the main lobby at Holy Family Manor or at St. Mary's Hall. No clothing, shoes or computer related items are accepted. All proceeds benefit the programs and services to care for residents. To make a donation or for more information,...


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

A show of presidential woodcuts, never before seen in Pennsylvania, is on display weekdays through Sept. 21 at the Rotunda, City Hall, 10 E. Church St. The works, by artist Joe Illick, include all the presidents of the U.S.

Raised near Coopersburg, Illick graduated from Bethlehem HS and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. He studied art and taught at San Francisco State University. He also taught at both Lehigh University and Lafayette College....


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Holy Family Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will hold a blood drive and immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in St. Mary's Hall, 1200 Spring St.

The Bethlehem Health Bureau will administer flu vaccine injections. There is a fee. Blood donations, which are for the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, require pre-registration by Sept. 26. Licensed nursing staff from Holy Family Manor will take blood pressures.

Lunch will be offered. Tours of Holy Family affiliates...

Zoners approve consulting biz in Historic Bethlehem

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

John Brew's first attempt to establish his community bank consulting business in Historic Bethlehem ended in failure. After a lengthy hearing, zoners denied his request in a close, 2-2, vote.

But it was a different story Aug. 28, thanks to a new zoning ordinance that permits some commercial use of corner properties in residential districts, even those located at the corner of North New and East Market streets.

By a 4-0 vote, zoners agreed to allow Brew to locate his business at...

VBS: Southside Ministries

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by CYNTHIA UNDERHILL Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

This is the 28th year for Southside Ministries Vacation Bible School, which met July 9 through 20 at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. The free program was open to anyone in preschool through eighth grade. Participants could attend any one or all of the sessions.

The evenings began with a brief biblical story and discussion lead by one of the churches in the ministry. Then, participants rotated through four stations each evening.

Three of the stations were arts and crafts,...

Country life? Think twice

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. Isn't living in the country healthier than living in the city?

I don't think there's a definitive answer to that question. My first reaction to this inquiry was that life in the country is much healthier. It seemed obvious because of the crime, pollution, crowding and stress of the city.

However, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) provided me with some surprising information that made me rethink my answer.

Here are some of the statistics from the NRHA: