December 19, 2018
Holiday in the Park
While the weather was cold, the approximately 35 attendees brought a good deal of holiday warmth to the annual Southside tree lighting Dec. 7 at Tranquility Park. Among them were gentlemen dressed as the Three Kings. Anna Smith, director of the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem, welcomed attendees, first in English and then in Spanish. CADC sponsored the event. Photo: Where Santa is, there are also kids. In this case the kids are from the Lynfield Community Center’s after-school program. Judging by the looks on their faces, some may be naughty, not nice. Santa will have to decide. He may consult with Anna Smith (rear) of the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem.
By Dorothy and Dennis Glew
Lighting up the borough tree
The annual Christmas tree lighting at the Tinsley-Jeter Triangle in Fountain Hill took place Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. The Broughal MS band was there to perform some holiday music. Girl Scout troop 82048 was also there to help celebrate. The American Legion Post 406 members gave out candy and oranges to all the children. The weather held off and there was a great turnout to see the lighting of the tree. All the ornaments on the tree were made by the students of Fountain Hill ES. Photo: Mr.and Mrs. Santa Claus get a brief break from public attention during the Fountain Hill tree lighting ceremony.
By Tracy Rice
‘I’ve seen a lot of close calls’
For many commuters, South Mountain consists of little more than steep and winding Wyandotte Street. But around it are the various blurs that make up its cliffside neighborhoods, rarely acknowledged by harried drivers, but deeply affected by traffic’s influence. On one small street in particular, residents are worried that an accident is inevitable; one involving a car and a child. Photo: Standing watch outside his home on Sassafrass Street every evening from 4-6 p.m., Jan David Sabin warns drivers to slow down.
By Nate jastrzemski
Lemonade stand benefits K-9 unit
Nine-year-old Brooklyn Pronovich paid a visit to Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez’s office recently to drop off a check. Her ‘Brooklyn’s Lemonade Stand’ earned $1,205 in August, the proceeds dedicated to the city’s four dog K-9 Police Unit. Accompanied by dad Jeff, mom Kassie and younger sister Raelynn, Brooklyn, a fourth grade elementary student shyly chatted with Donchez before turning over the check. She told Donchez, a retired teacher, that she liked her school. Photo: Police Chief Mark DiLuzio and Mayor Bob Donchez admire a check for $1,205 that nine year old Brooklyn Pronovich delivered to the City of Bethlehem’s Police K-9 Unit Oct. 29. The Farmersville ES fourth grader attended with her mother Kassie, father Jeff and younger sister Raelynn.
By Dana Grubb
Reilly new Beachi soccer coach
Bethlehem Catholic hopes Mike Reilly can give their boys’ soccer program a needed kick-start, just like he did during his two-year tenure at Notre Dame.Reilly was officially hired to take over the program last week, coming from across town with the Crusaders, where he helped the program win back-to-back District 11 2A titles for the first time in school history.
By Peter Car
About the Belsnickel
The Belsnickel used to visit the homes of Pennsylvania Dutch children many years ago.In those days, the children were often told during the year, “Du besser bischt gudt der Belsnickel kumpt.” (Loosely — you’d better be good, the Belsnickel will come.) The last sighting of Belsnickel around here reported to us was by Ruth Rinker of Sciota. She grew up in the West End of Monroe County. Ruth tells us that Belsnickel visited her home only once, in 1926. She was around 6 years old then.
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Bethlehem Catholic HS: Scholastic achievers honored
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HanoverTopwnship: Peddling ordinance update
Hellertown: Hughes is new council member
Lehigh County: Russell named new prison warden
LV Charter Arts HS: Faculty celebrate Blue Ribbon
Moravian Academy: Student to climb mountain for smiles
South Bethlehem: Samuelson speaks to task force
High school news report: Bethleham AVTS
Student profiles: OILivia Chhugani, Freedom HS
Police logs: Phone scam; Pedestrian struck
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