Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Thursday, November 3, 2011. Though not quite over, we think it’s safe to say that Oksnowberfest is winding down. As of midnight, there remained 835 Bethlehem households without electricity, 31 in Bethlehem Township. welcomed and classes were slated to resume today. Life is finally returning to something that approaches normal.
- Still making amends with its customers, PPL announced Wednesday that it is extending its free morning coffee offer through Friday at participating Subway restaurants. In Bethlehem you can get your free cup from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Subways at , ., and Once again, you do not need to prove you are a PPL customer to get coffee.
- The Bethlehem Compost Center is closed today because it has been inundated with tree and plant debris from the storm. However, the city has set up at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center, 635 Illick’s Mill Road. That will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The Bethlehem Township Recycling Center on Falmer Drive is open for extended hours – from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – to allow for more people to bring their storm plant debris.
- The Bethlehem Area Public Library Book Sale, also known as the Best Book Sale in the Lehigh Valley, starts at noon today in the basement of the . This, the last sale of the year, features more than 10,000 books, DVDs and CDs. Most of the items are in great condition and are cheap, cheap, cheap. Most hardcover books sell for $1. Check out their Patch blog post for more details.
- The in Bethlehem is hiring machinists, assemblers and testers. You can apply today during a job fair at CareerLink of the Lehigh Valley, 1601 Union Boulevard, Allentown, between 12:30 and 4 p.m.
- The 8th Annual Power of the Purse Event, sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Fowler Blast Furnace Room on the second floor of the . Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while shopping at a custom handbag and accessory market, featuring items from Miche Bag, Vintage Clutch, Paper Bag, Sally Ullman Photography and many more. The Women’s Leadership Initiative is a donor group supporting the community goals of the United Way by improving the lives of women and children through its philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteerism. Tickets are $45 at the door.