Bethlehem Press

Monday, November 18, 2019

It’s a back to school party

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in School

Xariz Family Worship Center held a Back to School party in the parking lot at 81 E. North St. in Bethlehem Aug. 17. Festivities included face painting, a coloring station, a D.J., a raffle, and a bouncy house. Children were given backpacks (while they lasted), bags filled with school supplies, and snacks. There was also a station of shoes and clothing for children and adults. Volunteers from the worship center staffed the stations, and made sure every family knew what was being offered. There was also a raffle of more supplies for the children.

Community partners give away

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

500 backpacks, school supplies

Hispanic radio station La Mega 99.5, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Pennsylvania Career Link, H.G.S.K. P.C., Merge Barber School, Gateway Health, and JCS Professional Staffing, Inc. combined to provide over 500 backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and handouts to area families with school age children Aug. 17 at the Fowler Community Wellness Center.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in School

BATVS: Car show Sept. 21

Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School will host an open to the public car show from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 to benefit SkillsUSA. There will be food vendors, cars, music, bikes and a basket raffle. The event will be held on campus at 3300 Chester Ave. To register to enter a car, call 610-866-8013, ext. 192, or visit

Food truck in operation

DEAN’s List

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College has announced the students with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50, who were named to the summer 2019 semester Dean’s List. They are, from Bethlehem, Jonathan Fitzmaurice, Jennifer Gross, Stephenie Mathis, Ashley Sabol, Rebecca Siegfried, Destiny Soto, Kate Taylor, Katey Vandergrift and Joanna Vazquez; from Fountain Hill: Mark Crimaldi; and from Hellertown: Jillian Beck.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by LANI GOINS in School

On their way to school

Five Crossing Guards serve the neighborhood around Thomas Jefferson ES. The crossing guards are employees of the Bethlehem City Police Department. Many of Thomas Jefferson’s students walk to and from school, and the crossing guards keep them safe at some of North Bethlehem’s busiest intersections. Some of the guards also cross students from Northeast MS and other local schools. They know many of the students by name, and with almost 95 years of combined experience, they know some of the students’ parents and grandparents too.