October 22, 2014
Casey: Increase hospital funding levels
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) visited East Stroudsburg’s Pocono Medical Center (PMC) Monday afternoon to review the procedures put in place to combat the Ebola threat facing the nation. He also explained how the federal government can help. “We should not be focused on politics, name-calling or finger-pointing,” he cautioned. “We don’t have time for that.”
By Bernie O’Hare
Area Hospitals on alert for Ebola
Ebola – a word on everyone’s lips that was practically unheard of a few months ago.
Ebola is a disease that has been claiming hundreds of lives a week for the past few months a half a world away from us. But it has come to the United States. It’s in Texas now, but this infectious disease has become a globe-trotter.
By Kathy Kunkel
Bethlehem Press begins 10th year
Cartoon by Ed Courrier
AROUND THE DISTRICT
Hand-son learning, real-life experience
This year Liberty and Freedom high schools have joined thousands of schools across the nation in implementing a pre-engineering program provided by Project Lead the Way, a national nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program curriculum to schools. The PLTW program focuses on STEM-based, hands-on learning, where students gain real-life experience in the engineering field before entering either college-level programs or skilled trades such as precision machining.
By Dr. Joseph Roy and Ellie McGuire
Dance academy celebrates expansion
“When I was four, my grandmother gave me one year of Irish dancing in Newark, New Jersey. That planted the seed,” shared Maureen O’Grady White, one of the founders of the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance. “I love to be around children, I love that you get to watch them mature and grow up.” Photo: Colleen Schroeder and Maureen O’Grady White, co-founders of the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance, stand together at the opening of the school’s new Easton facility.
By Amber Mirza
Employees oppose benefit cuts
It was deja vu all over again. In September, more than 200 county workers crammed into a council meeting to complain about unilateral cuts in their health benefits imposed by Executive John Brown. The audience was so large the meeting had to be moved to Courtroom #1. But their pleas went unanswered. Photo: Gracedale LPN Allison Moyer is concerned about her pregnancy costs.
By Bernie O’Hare
Bridging the generations
A Bethlehem independent living community will now call Moravian College its second home. Traditions of Hanover, located in Hanover Township, is an independent senior living community that has become one of the college’s newest community partners.
By Angelo Fattore
ND marks second Pink Out
The Notre Dame HS girls’ soccer team hung glittery posters, draped pink streamers, painted the pitch and sprayed their hair pink as preparation for the team’s second annual Pink Out fundraiser Oct. 7.
By Dianne Pelaggi
DBA volunteer Barry Grady offers beer tastings to festgoers Jess Gibiser and Kelly Flanley, both of Bethlehem. The ninth annual fall festival Oct. 11 featured wine, soup and beer samplings, craft vendors, live music and family activities along Main Street
By Tim Gilman
Oktoberfest skills winners
The Service Electric team shows off glass boot trophies after winning the Celebrity Skills Challenge competition for the second successive year. Kristi Fulkerson, center, holds the coveted Das Boot Oktoberfest championship trophy, made by ArtsQuest Glass Studio at the Banana Factory while her teammates hold individual glass boot awards – Katie Prudente and Al DiCarlo in front row and Adam Bednarik, Al DiCarlo and Kevin Spano in back.
By Tim Gilman
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Kochmaruk takes 1st
Not only did Liberty cross country runner, Raisa Kochmaruk, surprise her opponents and fans, she surprised herself, taking first place at the East Penn Conference Girls Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Photo: Raisa Kochmaruk came from behind to capture the East Penn Conference girls cross country title last Tuesday afternoon in Bethlehem.
By Katie McDonald
BASD: Fair, basic funding sought
Bethlehem: Helping those who have served
Bethlehem: Local Special Olympics teams wins silver medal
South Bethlehem: HMIH project back on track
Hanover Township: Board anticipates no tax hike
People Say: Who is going to win the World Series?
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