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Summer camp dates announced

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History summer camp 2019, “We Built This City: Engineering a City from the Ground Up,” will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8-12 and 15-9 for grades 4 through 6. The daily programs begin at the museum, 602 E. Third St.

Campers will learn to think critically and strategically about topography and infrastructure such as terrain and waterways, urban, suburban and rural features and how utilities are distributed.

Book sale set for April 25-29

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Association of University Women, Bethlehem, will hold its annual book sale April 25-29 at the Bethlehem Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, 18017. There will be preview, half-price and bag days.

Checks and cash are accepted. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships and educational programs.

For information, schedules and hours, visit

Candidates’ night set for April 22

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton County

A candidates’ night will be held 7-9 p.m. April 22 at United Steelworkers Union (Van Bittner) Hall, 53 E. Lehigh St., Bethlehem.

It is free and open to the public.

The event will feature Northampton County candidates for judge, district attorney, county council, Bethlehem City Council and others.

Refreshments will be served.

The program is sponsored by Bethlehem NAACP.

Meeting planned for March 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. March 5 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Guest speaker Barb Vedder will discuss the use of color, contrast and composition in designing scrap quilts and will display her own quilts and a collection of antique scrap quilts.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit

Meeting is Jan. 8

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3022 N. Second St., Emmaus.

This meeting will feature the guild’s annual quilt challenge, Panel Play, a friendly competition among members to design a winning quilted item from a fabric panel.

Entries will be displayed, and guild members will vote for their favorites. Entrants will then discuss their inspiration and techniques before the winner is announced.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers.

Free Christmas toy giveaway set for Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

North Catasauqua

Modern Gents Barber & Lounge and 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds is presenting the first annual Santa Is Coming to Town toy giveaway noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Free toys will be given to boys and girls ages 2-12 while supplies last.

The event will be held at Modern Gents Barber & Lounge, 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua.

Owners want to share their abundance with those in the community who don’t have as much this Christmas.

Contact Danny Rodriguez at 484-226-5424 with any questions or for more information.

McNeill welcomes $582,325 for local municipalities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling grants

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.

“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”

Local grants include:

Whitehall Township — $299,827

Sign dedication

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Fort Deshler

The public is invited to the dedication of the sign commemorating the archaeological dig of the Fort Deshler site. The event will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 9 along the Ironton Rail Trail.

Fort Deshler was owned by Adam Deshler. It was provisioned as a place of refuge during times of unrest by the Pennsylvania Assembly and Benjamin Franklin. It was the only Colonial fort utilized for refuge during the 1763 Indian uprising.

Educators society celebrates 64 years

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Alpha Delta Kappa

Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Society of Women Educators has celebrated its 64th anniversary.

This group is dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. Members serve their communities in many ways, including volunteering, tutoring, offering scholarships and giving donations to community projects.

The Alpha chapter, organized in 1954 in the Allentown School District, was the first chapter of the organization established in Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit