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Thursday, February 21, 2019

State seeks bids for state hospital campus demolition

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services is seeking bids for the demolition of the Allentown State Hospital Campus.

The demolition would reduce the $2.2 million annual carrying costs spent by the Department of Human Services to secure and maintain the property in its current state.

The demolition would cover all buildings on the Allentown State Hospital Campus and return the property to green space.

The project scope also includes a provision for historic items to be removed from the property before demolition.

County to receive DCNR grants Funds will help close trail gap between Catty, Hanover

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.

These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.


Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Equipment grants announced


Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced two area career and technical schools have been awarded state funding totaling nearly $95,000 for equipment purchases to enhance their training programs.

The grants were made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, received $50,000 to purchase equipment for its logistic management, consumer sciences, food worker and welding programs.


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Combo tickets available


Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and ArtsQuest’s Christmas City one day admission combo ticket is now available for purchase.

The ticket, for Christkindlmarkt, Historic Bethlehem’s “Trees of Historic Bethlehem” exhibit and six historic Bethlehem attractions, is valid at Christkindlmarkt through Dec. 23 and at HBMS attractions through Jan. 14.


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Equipment grants announced


Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, recently announced the awarding of $69,000 in competitive grants to local career and technical schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high demand occupations.

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Lehigh County, was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for seven grants totaling $50,000 to purchase equipment for its welding technology, institutional food worker and logistics, materials and supply chain management programs.

Cookbook available for sale

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Looking for a gift for the holidays? Stop in at the Allentown Public Library for an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The library’s centennial cookbook is competitively priced.

For an additional fee, a navy blue canvas book bag is available to go with the cookbook.

The holiday deal continues through Dec. 29.

Copies are available at the library’s circulation desk with all proceeds benefiting the Allentown Public Library.

For more information about the cookbook, contact the library at 610-820-2400.


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Public ice rink open


The Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, offers public sessions 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Evening sessions are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays.

Season passes for residents and non-residents of Bethlehem may be purchased in the recreation office, Room 506, City Hall, 10 E. Church St. or at the rink.

Group skating lessons for ages three and up are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Family lessons are available on Saturdays.

For more information, call 610-865-8583.


Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION is looking for 100 volunteers to read to kindergartners in 60 classrooms in 14 schools across the city. The next training is 2-3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N.15th St. Street parking is available. Background clearances are required; directions on how to obtain them will be distributed. The deadline to respond is Dec. 6. Call Vicki at 484-765-4121 or email newhardv@allentownsd.org.

Doll collection on display

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Public Library

The Allentown Public Library will display some of the 400 dolls in its collection during the month of December. The vast assortment of dolls from many different countries were donated by Harriet Backenstoe and Dorothy Knauss to the Allentown Public Library.

The Allentown Public Library is located at 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.

For more information, call 610-820-2400 or visit www.allentownpl.org.