July 17, 2019
Valley watches FIFA final
People from all over the Lehigh Valley converged on SteelStacks’ PPL parking lot in South Bethlehem to watch the United States woman’s soccer team win the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup July 7. Photo: A vast crowd assembles to watch the U.S. Women’s team win its fourth World Cup in soccer.
By Douglas Graves
45 years at the rink
The 2019 Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraiser was a rousing success as over $282,000 was raised to support three area agencies, Cancer Support Community, St. Luke’s Hospice and St. Luke’s Cancer Center. Co-chair Carol Jacoby reported that 303 volunteers provided 15,069 hours to set up, run and pack up the 45th annual event. Jacoby was joined by co-chair Janet Binsau to run the 2019 sale. Premiere night May 28 saw hundreds of shoppers pay $10 to enter and shop from amongst the best inventory of donated items, followed by four days of full price, half price and bag purchase options. Proceeds are divided equally between the three organizations. Photo: Exuberant shoppers rush into the 2019 Boutique at the Rink May 28.
By Dana Grubb
Promoting a world-class work force
“We’re here because of Elmer’s leadership,” said Katie Walter, executive director of the SkillsUSA Council. She was speaking to a ballroom full of red-jacketed students who have honed useful skills applicable to the modern demands of the work place. The breakfast ceremony May 23 was held the Homewood Suites and Conference Center in Center Valley. Photo: Freedom HS and Bethlehem Vocational Technical School student Matthew Clark receives his certificate from Patti Gates-Smith in a SkillsUSA breakfast meeting in Center Valley.
By Douglas Graves
Northwest divers do well
Northwest swim team hosted Trident for its last home meet of the season on July 9 when Eli Kovar and Windsor Reiss scored first place points for Northwest in diving. Keller Pooley and Jeffrey Eisenhardt scored second place points for Northwest.
By Katie McDonald
A silver jubilee for Diane Wittry
A quarter of a century is a significant milestone: a silver jubilee.
For Diane Wittry, her 25 years as Allentown Symphony Orcestra Music Director and Conductor will be celebrated all-season-long in 2019-2020. It’s a “Season of Celebration.” During Wittry’s 25 seasons of artistic leadership, the Allentown Symphony has risen to increasing standards of excellence, performing with passion and dedication and honored nationally with the prestigious “American Prize” for artistic quality in 2014 and 2017.
By Paul Willistein
Bethlehem: SteelStacks incident concludes safely
Bethlehem: Hotel Bethlehm to host Latino convention
Bethlehem: Mayor talks Southside car parks
Bethlehem: HCC approves Shaman signage
Hellertown: Water Street bridge to close July 22
Lehigh County: CEO Borland says zoo in great shape
Lehigh Valley: Camp Smile
Northampton County: New parking lot planned next to courthouse
Saucon Valley: Vaping policy added to student handbook
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Center for Animal Health and Welfare
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