October 15, 2014
Some catching up to do
When 15 former Bethlehem Steel waitresses gathered recently, there was much reminiscing and recollecting of their experiences serving many of the captains of the steel industry.
By Dana Grubb
Dolan set to resign from city council
Longtime Councilwoman Karen Dolan is resigning from government and may be leaving the city altogether.
Following the release of the Northampton County district attorney’s grand jury report on her conduct regarding Illick’s Mill nonprofit Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Group, Dolan said in an email to the Press Friday she has been unable to find employment in the Lehigh Valley and is now searching for work outside the area.
By Nate Jastrzemski
Casey seeks support for pregnant employees
Packed into a small conference room at the YWCA’s industrial park office in Bethlehem Township, women supporting the organization’s mission sat in self-conscious but polite silence. Photo: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey shares his hopes for the proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act at city YWCA headquarters.
By Nate Jastrzemski
Minnie celebrates 107th
Minnie Poulton, resident at the Weston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Hellertown, accepts a birthday card from her great-granddaughter, Brandi Chapin of New Holland. Poulton celebrated her 107th birthday Sept. 27 surrounded by family, friends and nursing home staff.
By Mark Reccek
NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
City firefighters honored
Bagpiper Barry Newhart of the Liberty HS Grenadier Band plays “Amazing Grace” during the placement of a memorial wreath for past firefighters. Participating in the ceremony at the flagpole outside Schweder Fire Station are the firefighters union representative Adam Orth, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and retired Deputy Fire Commisioner Eugene Novak.
By Tim Gilman
Fair marks end of summer
A bunny fascinates Olivia Morales, with her father Juan Carlos Morales, at the Lehigh County 4-H Club petting zoo. Morales, of Northampton, said it was a first-time experience for his daughter, who had never seen a live rabbit before.
By Tim Gilman
Culinary contests take center stage
Julia Intrepido-Kmetz, culinary contest stage supervisor for the past 15 years, shows off the winning chocolate cake, baked by Katrina Ache of Bethlehem.
By Carole Gorney
Stewardship & conservation
Students from Marvine ES were among those participating in the 11th annual Make A Splash festival at Wildlands Conservancy’s Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus Oct. 3. Photo: Marvine student Alexander Jenkins looks intently at a little frog held by environmentalist Kayla Merk at the Pond Study.
By Rich Chartrand
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Peterson, Conrad 2nd in District doubles
Liberty High School’s Samantha Peterson and Madelyn Conrad won the silver medal in the District XI Class AAA Girls Doubles Tennis Tournament on Monday at Lehigh University. Photo: Liberty’s Samantha Peterson, left, and Madelyn Conrad made it to the District 11 finals but fell to a team from East Stroudsburg South.
By Katie McDonald
Bethlehem Township: Board considers 4-way stop signs
BASD: Energy plan saves $1.5 M
South Bethlehem: Task Force members get hands-on CPR training
Student profil: Brendan Weaver, Saucon Valley HS
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