Bethlehem News Archives

Autistic children are often sensitive to sound and other sensory input, and a special Easter event has been planned for the Bethlehem area that will give them a chance to fully enjoy the spirit of the holiday.

Starting this weekend, over a dozen downtown restaurants will participate in the annual restaurant week event in Bethlehem. The restaurants participating vary between casual and upscale, offering something for everyone.

Built in 1865, the Wilbur Mansion has long been a landmark for residents of Bethlehem. The neighboring Masonic Temple was built in 1925. The Bethlehem Planning Commission has backed plans for developers to renovate the mansion and tear down the temple.

To help residents experiencing financial struggles, the Bethlehem office of State Representative, Steve Samuelson, announced at a Salvation Army News conference that the office will be designated as a location for locals to drop off diapers and wipes for the diaper drive initiative.

For students looking to venture into the health field, Lehigh Colleges expansion, at the South Bethlehem campus, will help them down that path.

Barre3, a studio that focuses workouts to muscle groups with yoga, Pilates, and ballet barre, will soon open a studio in Bethlehem.

The ArtsQuest Center on SteelSacks Campus in Bethlehem will play host to the 3rd annual Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk in October.

The Steelworkers Archives is hosting tours for residents of Bethlehem to take a step back in time and visit Bethlehem Steel, where long ago immigrants settled in to hopefully achieve the American Dream.

The National Museum of Industrial History is set to open in August in Bethlehem, and 74-year-old Ron Luckock, a model train enthusiast, has offered to help assemble and set up a display of steel models for the museum.

The Bethlehem Police Department announced the addition of two new K-9 dogs to its current force doubling the number of K-9s in the department.

The Bethlehem Police Departments new program called Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) was announced while the department was attending an autism response and training program at Northampton Community College.

The most recent book sale at the Bethlehem Area Public Library holds earned just over $9,000 in proceeds.

The Neustadt Collection Tiffany Glass Collection is currently on display in the Bethlehem area.

Just Born Quality Confections, located in Bethlehem, has been running a campaign tasking the country to vote for the candidate most reliable in predicting arrival of the spring seasonthe Groundhog or the PEEPS Chick.

Those who pay a visit to the Historic Bethlehem Apothecary Museum this weekend will be able to view the original equipment used to grind the herbs to create medicines used during the time that the Simon Rau & Co pharmacy was in business.

Residents of Bethlehem and the surrounding area recently enjoyed a chance to get some fresh air and exercise with their friends while raising some money for a local cause.

The combination of a unanimous opposition in comments from the public and the threat of litigation have prompted the Bethlehem City Council to delay its decision on the new Martin Tower site development rules.

To provide healthcare consumers with information regarding the cost of procedures, an online tool was launched on October 1 by St. Lukes.

Sugar Babe Cupcakes is moving, but only a few blocks down the street to a location that will better suit owner Angela Malpedos requirements.

The city of Bethlehem was gifted with a generous donation to its mounted horse patrol, courtesy of Florida benefactors, on July 28.

This week marks the start of a construction of a three-building office, retail, and luxury apartment complex, and the necessary accompanying South Side Bethlehem road closures.

The Bethlehem police in conjunction with Lehigh University have been beefing up security around the school, and on June 5 announced that an increase in bike patrols will take place on Bethlehems South Side.

Bethlehem police officers once carried stuffed animals with them on calls, and now, thanks to a donation, they will be able to do so once again.

Bethlehems police chief took the opportunity of City Councils April 7 meeting to advise of the importance of careful consideration before transferring the citys costly 911 operations to Lehigh or Northampton County.

Dean Donaher, after many years serving as an administrator in the Bethlehem Area School District is retiring, but he hopes to spend many more years serving the district in a different capacity.