May 20, 2015
‘We leave you our deaths’
Despite threatening skies, Hanover Township celebrated its fourth annual Armed Forces Day May 16 at Armed Services Park dedicated to the men and women who are serving and have served in all branches of the military.
By Bernie O’Hare
This mound of stuffed animals – more than 800 of them – is being distributed to police cruisers, fire trucks and ambulances. Donchez explained that in times of trauma, such as house fires, when family members suffer injury or illness, or following criminal incidents, children may be afraid of police officers or firefighters covered in gear. Having a new toy to clutch can help relieve some stress as they receive care.
By Nate Jastrzemski
Hispanic Center breaks ground for expansion
When Damaris Torres first came to the Basilio Huertas Senior Center in 2013, she immediately created a wish list. That list included someone to lead exercise and coordinate activities for the seniors, medical staff to monitor their health, and room to grow. Now, with increased programming at the senior center she manages and the recent groundbreaking for an expansion of the senior center, which is part of Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (HCLV) at 520 E. Fourth St., Tores said, “My wish list came true!” PHOTO: Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, 520 E. Fourth St. in Bethlehem, breaks ground on the expansion of the Basilio Huertas Senior Center April 17 to the delight of seniors, HCLV’s staff and board, and several elected officials in attendance.
By Jennifer Lader
Tunes at Twilight opens season
This year’s annual Tunes at Twilight on Thursday nights has been extended an extra three weeks, according to the Downtown Bethlehem Association of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce which puts on the free musical performances. Guest bands will perform Thursdays to July 23. Photo: Mike Coll of Bethlehem with his son Ellis during the Tunes at Twilight concert. “We come every Thursday,” Coll said.
By Tim Gilman
Tribute paid to fallen workers
Chairman of the Lehigh Valley Workers’ Memorial Committee John Werkheiser addresses the crowd at the Workers’ Memorial Ceremony at the Bethlehem Rose Gardens April 26.
By Amanda Ruth
Team Nova delivers
At the beginning of February, Nitschmann MS’s eighth grade Team NOVA launched a sustainability-based service learning project utilizing local and national outlets to reuse and recycle shoes and sneakers. In addition to recycling sneakers through Nike Reuse-A-Shoe, students donated shoes to New Bethany Ministries, a homeless shelter located in Bethlehem’s Southside. Above: Team Nova arrives at New Bethany Ministries in South Bethlehem.
BETHLEHEM AREA SPORTS
More gold for Aminu
A total of eight gold medals was awarded to competitors from Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty High Schools at the District XI Class AAA Track and Field Championships last week at Whitehall High School. Liberty sprinter Jaylyn Aminu repeated her EPC Track and Field Championships performances, clinching first place in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, and the 4x1 relay.
By Katie McDonald
Mayfair: Seven festivals in one
Mayfair Festival Of The Arts has always been viewed as an unofficial kickoff to the Lehigh Valley’s busy festival season. Mayfair, now in its 29th year, has continued to evolve much like the changing seasons it heralds.
By Deb Broylan
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