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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


June 29, 2016

COVER STORY

‘Smooth on the palate’

Early this month, Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works announced the release of Goundie’s Old Monocacy Ale, a limited edition beer that has been brewed in recognition of the City of Bethlehem’s 275th anniversary. The ale was brewed by beer historian and brewer Chris Bowen and former Fegley’s brew master Beau Baden this past February, just a block away from the Goundie House on Main Street, where its namesake, John Sebastian Goundie, one of Bethlehem’s first brewers, resided during the 19th century. Photo: Beer historian and brewer Christopher Bowen, Bethlehem Brew Works owner Rich Fegley and brewer Mike Wieboldt toast the release of ‘Goundie’s Old Monocacy Ale.

By Dana Grubb

 

BETHLEHEM

Mounted Police friends propose new home

The nonprofit Friends of the Mounted Police have announced that a new location for the Bethlehem Police Department’s mounted patrol has been secured and is under lease with the Allentown Diocese. The 10-acre parcel immediately abuts the Holy Savior Cemetery on Linden Street. The current site on Burnside Plantation houses George, Pharaoh, Grey and Asa, and has limited acreage for training and grazing. Photo: The Friends of Bethlehem Mounted Police continue to seek donations to construct the new barn facility for the four mounted patrol steeds.

By Dana Grubb

 

BETHLEHEM

Sister City alliance marks 20th anniversary

The 20th annual Slovenian Flag-raising at Payrow Plaza recognized the 25th anniversary of the Republic of Slovenia’s independence, as well as featuring the dedication of a monument that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Bethlehem/Murska Sobota Sister Cities Association. Noting the Sister City relationship between Bethlehem and Murska Sobota, Slovenian Ambassador Dr. Bozo Cerar said, “We celebrate international friendships and partnerships.” Representing Murska Sobota Mayor Aleksander Jevsek, Brigita Bavcar presented a certification recognizing the 20th year of the sister city relationship and Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez presented Ambassador Cerar with a gift in honor of Bethlehem’s 275th anniversary celebration. Photo: Bethlehem/Murska Sobota Sister Cities Association founder Stephen Antalics Jr. and Slovenian Ambassador Dr. Bozo Cerar raise the Slovenian Flag, Mayor Bob Donchez raises the American Flag, and current BMSSCA President Eugene Novak conducts the flag raising ceremony.

By Dana Grubb

 

COMMUNITY

Beta Sigma Phil celebrates 85th anniversary

International women’s organization Beta Sigma Phi recently celebrated its 85th anniversary, and the local Tri City chapter recognized the milestone with a luncheon at the Best Western Conference Center on their April Founders Day. About 60 local chapter members gathered and enjoyed a fashion presentation that exhibited styles from each decade the sorority has been in existence. Founded during the Great Depression, today Beta Sigma Phi members represent 20 countries, raise more than $3 million annually for local charities and donate thousands of volunteer hours. Beta Sigma Phi is not an academic association; rather it’s a social community-supporting sorority involved in cultural programs, charitable work and developing social skills. Photo: A highlight of the Beta Sigma Phi Founders Day luncheon was a “celebration of the decades” fashion show in which chapter members modeled styles popular in the 85 years of the sorority’s existence. The show was coordinated by Lorita Musselman.

By Dana Grubb

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

LV Cup team falls in Carpenter Cup tournament

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup team ended its Softball Classic run last week with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings against Tri-Cape after defeating Chester County 8-3 at FDR Park in Philadelphia. “Maybe we just weren’t as focused as a team,” said Liberty’s Kristin Kaleycik. “We really thought we were going to win it. We were the team to beat.”Lehigh Valley, a solid hitting team, found themselves hitting for outs in the Tri-Cape game.

By Katie McDonald

 

LV FOCUS

GoFundMe begun for Bud Cole’s recovery

Bud Cole, long-time columnist for the Lehigh Valley Press whose award-winning “Bud’s View” appears in the Focus section, is grateful for the friends and relatives who’ve helped him in his recovery. Chief among these has been Sandy L. Burkart, PT, OCS, PhD, a fraternity brother at East Stroudsburg University and retired West Virginia University Professor and Chairman of Physical Therapy. Burkart has spearheaded a gofundme campaign to help retrofit the Lehigh Township house where Bud Cole lives with his wife, Bev.

By Paul Willistein



GRADUATION
Celebrating the Classes of 2016
Our annual graduation supplement is included in this issue along with extra photos inside the main section from area commencement ceremonies.


OTHER STORIES

Lehighton: Crowd overflows at Bethlehem Watershed turbine hearing

Lehighton: Residents prepare for turbine hearing

Lehighton: Candidates weigh in on wind issue

Bethlehem Council: Safety issues pass

Bethlehem School District: District updates reading. Math plans

Bethlehem School District: Board approves budget

Bethlehem School District: Policies, projects reviewed

Bethlehem: YWCA honorees reflect community commitment

Northampton County: Council rejects DCED staff, raise request

 

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Around town community calendar

Police logs

Area obituaries

Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Volunteers

Student profiles

High school news reports

 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016


June 22, 2016

COVER STORY

Farmer’s market under the trees


Judging by the continual stream of patrons, the new Bethlehem Rose Garden farmers’ market got off to a great start on its inaugural date June 11.  
Seven vendors provided a variety of fresh, organic, locally grown and homemade products and refreshments. Event contact Katie Stafford said she was very pleased to see many families and explained that she had hoped it would be an accessible event. Photo:

Bechdolt Orchards farm market manager Denise Filo restocks the supply of asparagus at their farmers’ market stand in the Rose Garden.

By Dana Grubb

 

PEOPLE

Esther Lee recognized for her pioneering civil rights work

Bombastic. Humorous. Bold. Empathetic. Domineering. Inclusive. These are just a few of the adjectives describing Lehigh Valley civil rights pioneer Esther Lee, whose distinctive church lady hats and booming yet eloquent voice make her instantly recognizable. After spending a lifetime fighting for social justice in the Lehigh Valley, Lee was honored by the IBPOEW, or Black Elks, at their annual state convention at Bethlehem’s Best Western Hotel on June 6.

By Bernie O’Hare

 



GRADUATION: LV CHARTER HS FOR THE ARTS

‘Change is what links us as a class’

With decorated caps and enthusiastic smiles, the 113 students of the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts graduating class of 2016 processed into Lehigh University’s Packer Chapel June 13 to commence a new stage in their lives. Executive Director Diane LaBelle began the addresses by reminding the students that although graduating signifies a major change, attending Charter Arts for the last four years has prepared them for it.

By Katya Hrichak and Dana Grubb

 

COMMUNITY

A day out on the Southside

Families enjoyed a free “Get Out” family festival with live music, kid’s activities, a farmers’ market, Zumba and food May 7 in the East Fourth Street parking lot between Atlantic and Hayes streets.  The event was sponsored by Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem (CADCB), Wells Fargo and the City of Bethlehem. Photo: Autumn Jastrzemski, 14, shows off her  hula hoop skills.

By Michelle and Thomas Meeh

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE

‘Violence begets violence’

During a stirring talk at Moravian College, titled “Watering the Seeds of Peace: Facing Inequality, Violence, and War,” Claude AnShin Thomas shared his experience as a helicopter crew chief during the Vietnam War and the way it has shaped his life since. Thomas was Moravian’s ninth Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence. This year’s Scholar in Residence was co-sponsored by Moravian’s Peace and justice Studies program, the Religion and Sociology departments, the Healthy Minds student club, and the college’s inFocus Speaker Program.

By Dorothy and Dennis Glew

 

LEPOCO

Desperate families seek refuge

Twenty-five-year-old Troy E. Spier brought his experiences as a volunteer humanitarian aid worker to two dozen LEPOCO members and guests recently at the Lehigh Valley Friends Meetinghouse on Bath Pike. Spier, a second-year doctoral student in linguistics at Tulane University and Berks County native, spent three months in the Republic of Macedonia and on Lesvos Island, Greece, providing assistance to refugees fleeing war-torn areas in the Middle East and Africa.

By Ed Courrier

 

CHAMPIONS OF LITERACY

Instilling a love of reading

Ten “champions of literacy” were recognized at the second annual Celebration of Literacy banquet and awards ceremony, co-sponsored by the Colonial Association of Reading Educators (CARE) and Judith’s Reading Room in Bethlehem.  A total of 175 educators, award winners and their families attended the event at Cedar Crest College. Photo: The family of top Freedom Through Literacy posthumous award winner Kelly Stoops gathered for a photo after the ceremony. Stoops daughter Rosaria and 79-year-old father Tom Denny are seated in the front row.

By Carole Gorney

 

BETHLEHEM HISTORY

A journey to Bethlehem

Getting around William Penn’s vast land grant in 1681 must have been a daunting experience. When Pennsylvania’s boundaries were drawn, the commonwealth encompassed nearly 30 million acres of wilderness. In eastern Pennsylvania, Native Americans of the Delaware tribe hunted on a network of paths originally forged by the white tail deer they stalked.

By Ken Raniere

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Ertney leads Gold to win

All-Star Games are meant to be fun and the players who participated in last week’s 46th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic got to have one last night of glory on the gridiron, as the Gold team edged the Red squad 65-62 at Andrew Leh Stadium.

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

Born to lead

On July 15, 2014, Kassie Hilgert, ArtsQuest senior vice-president for marketing and advancement, was sitting in her second-floor office looking out at the rusting monoliths that once had been the blast furnaces of the former southside Bethlehem plant where steel-making ended in 1995 with Bethlehem Steel Corp. filing for bankruptcy in 2001. Downstairs at ArtsQuest Center, a decision was being made by the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees that would change her life.

By Carole Gorney

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Come to the 275th party

Bethlehem: Mayor’s Task Force discusses bridge repairs, signage

Northampton County: Admin director Luis Campos resigns

Northampton County: Barron urges council to tax private hotels

Colonial: K9 ‘officer’ to get body armor

Northhampton Community College : Local graduates

Letters/views: Outraged by senseless act

Letters/views: A call to action

Letters/views: A thank you from the AAUW

 

WEEKLY FEATURES

Around town community calendar

Police logs

Area obituaries

Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Volunteers

Student profiles

High school news reports

 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016


June 15, 2016

COVER STORY
BASD Academic Signing Day

Bethlehem Area School District held its third academic ceremony  June 6, providing the focus on 20 high school seniors who inked their ceremonial letters of intent to attend colleges and universities such as Penn State, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Moravian, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Ohio State. Ten students from Freedom HS and 10 from Liberty HS were recognized before their families, BASD administrators and BASD school board directors. Photo: Twenty seniors, 10 each from Freedom and Liberty high schools, attend the third annual academic signing ceremony with family members. “You are the embodiment of the things we do in education,” said Dr. Joseph Roy, BASD superintendent.

By Dana Grubb

 

LEHIGH VALLY

Orlando vigil: ‘We will keep dancing’

Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, 29, killed 49 people and wounded another 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Saturday in what is being called the worst mass shooting slaughter in this country’s history. In a call to 911 shortly before the rampage, the gunman swore allegiance to the Islamic State. But if his intention was to strike fear into the hearts of the gay community, the would be terrorist failed. Photo: Earl Ball and Timothy Hare were supposed to visit New York City yesterday to celebrate Hare’s birthday. They decided instead to organize a Centre Square remembrance.

By Bernie O’Hare

 

BETHLEHEM

McNeil makes good on promise

Some elected officials use campaign funds to pay their cell phone bills. Others buy clothing. A few, like Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski, use these donations to pay criminal defense lawyers. But State Rep. Dan McNeill (D-133rd) is dipping into his warchest, not for himself, but to fight heroin addiction statewide.When he conducted his St. Patty’s Day campaign fundraiser, he vowed that every penny raised would be spent on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic throughout the state. Photo: State Rep. Dan McNeill (D-133rd) presents a $500 check to Nitschmann MS Principal Peter Mayes, On Mayers’ left is Kathy Halkins, supervisor of Health Services for BASD. On McNeill’s right is Vivian Robledo-Shorey, director of Student Services and Minority Affairs for BASD.

By Bernie O’Hare

 

GRADUATION-FREEDOM HS

‘We can just keep on swimming’

Western thinkers once tried to make sense of the world through the four classical elements:  Water, air, earth and fire. These concepts helped people understand the inevitability and necessity of change in our lives. No change was more relevant to the nearly 500 Freedom HS graduates at Stabler Arena June 7, and commencement speakers coordinated their messages along those elemental themes. Photo: Graduating seniors from Freedom HS react to and applaud one of their commencement speakers.

By Nate Jastrzemski and Dana Grubb

 

GRADUATION-LIBERTY HS

‘Many more challenges to conquer’

After a lifetime of certainty and structure, facing a limitless future can be daunting. But the future is based in the past, and they fold together as an ongoing saga. The 2016 graduates of Liberty HS took this to heart at Stabler Arena June 8, as the act of commencement was compared with the end of a chapter, rather than a book. Photo: Liberty seniors move their tassels to the left after receiving their diplomas.

By Nate Jastrzemski and Dana Grubb

 

GRADUATION-BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC HS

‘You’re each off on your own new journey’

Members of Bethlehem Catholic HS’s class of 2016 filed into the school’s packed auditorium to the familiar tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” and the cheers of their families and friends during the June 9 graduation. Graduating senior Charlie Falteich gave the first student address, speaking on a theme common to speeches throughout the ceremony of personal transformation. Beginning his four years at Beca as a student who did not consider himself very religious, Falteich said the ability to freely converse about religion with peers and faculty helped him strengthen not only his faith, but the faith of others as well. Photo: Graduates gather in the Becahi gymnasium for the traditional post-commencement cap toss before meeting with family and friends for congratulations.

By Katya Hrichak and Tim Gilman

 

GRADUATION-SAUCON VALLEY HS

‘Gratitude is nevr sleeping’

Class President Braden Hudak asked his classmates to look out over Saucon Valley HS’s auditorium and “find the people who helped you get here. I love you Mom and Dad,” he said. He also thanked his classmates for being part of his high school experience. “Each of you has had a profound effect on me.” Hudak reminded his clasmates during his graduation address to “Always be true to yourself” when they embark on their future. “I know the future holds bright things for all of us.” Photo: Graduate Carli Ziegler gets a standing ovation as she receives her commencement diploma and is congratulated by SVHS Principal Eric Kahler.

By Michelle Meeh and Tim Gilman



PEOPLE

Former resident marks 102nd birthday

June Santee Gallagher, who was born and raised in Bethlehem, the daughter of Dr. Delbert K. Santee and June Merkle Santee, celebrates her 102nd birthday June 2 with friends and family in Roswell, Ga., where she presently resides. June graduated from Liberty HS and Connecticut College for Women in New London, Conn.  She was married to the late Thomas K. Garihan, a graduate of Lehigh University and a Bethlehem Steel vice president. They had two daughters, June Santee (Sandee) Garihan and Madelyn Ann (Lynn) Garihan both of whom graduated from Liberty HS. In 1965 June  married Robert T. Gallagher, dean of engineering at Lehigh University, and they lived in Saucon Valley. After his death in l983, she moved to Roswell to be closer to her daughter, Lynn, and her grandson, Kirby. Photo: June Santee Gallagher with daughters June and Lynn.

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ANOTHER VIEW

Flusing out the bathroom issue

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever write an editorial on bathrooms. My career may be going down the toilet. The issue of transgender bathroom use seems to be flushing the nation with lawsuits flying from left to right. Transgender is defined as an individual who identifies with a gender opposite that at the time of his or her birth. My first experience with the transformation of a transgender individual was watching Chaz Bono. As a child, my family and I watched the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour with Sonny Bono often holding a very cute Chastity Bono at the end of the show. Chastity has since become Chaz. The state of North Carolina recently passed a law declaring multiple-occupancy public bathrooms or changing facilities must “be designated for and only used by individuals based on their biological sex.”

By Deb Galbraith/Illustration by Ed Courrier

 

CLASSROOM-TRAVELERS’ ALTRUISM AWARDS

‘Dedicated to peers’

Four Bethlehem area high school seniors received the Travelers Protective Association of America’s Altruism Award in April. Freedom HS’s Raegan Pechar, Liberty HS’s  Aliya Brown, Bethlehem Catholic’s Sabrina Sarli  and Notre Dame’s Kyle Elliot were honored for their dedication to their peers and those in their community. Science teacher Bill Safranek speaking on Pechar’s behalf, said she was chosen because of her leadership, her determination to help others, and her “contagious” motivation and enthusiasm. Photo: Patricia Palencar introduces TPA Award recipients and guest speakers at the Travelers Protective Association’s Altruism awards dinner.  Palencar is a member of Post L Lehigh Valley.

By Stephanie Raphun

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Wanted: A place to practice

It would have been easy for Bethlehem Catholic’s track and field team to coast through the 2016 season with little or no expectations; after all, the Hawks do not even have a track on which to practice. Quite the opposite happened, however, when four girls, Dana Neupauer, Hannah Tanczos, Kassi Yocco, and Jordan Young, made sure the Hawks would thrive by stepping up and being Coach Fred Rice’s right-hand women.

By Katie McDonald

 

LV FOCUS

Lutherans ‘Unleashed’

An estimated 500 Lutherans are expected to flock to Allentown June 17 and 18. The occasion is the 2016 Synod Assembly of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to be held in PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown. It’s the 29th annual Assembly of the Northeastern Synod, which encompasses 14 counties in Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River to Sullivan County and the Lehigh Valley and Reading area to the New York state border.

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Police apply for computer grant

Bethlehem: Wolf hosts NCC opioid round table

Bethlehem: AAUW honors Blauth, Conneen

Bethlehem: Book sale earnings up from 2015

Fountain Hill: Council sees to borough employees

 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016


June 8, 2016

COVER STORY

Nitchmann thanks guard

Linda Seyfried has been a crossing guard in the Bethlehem Area School District for 29 years. For 19 years she crossed students near James Buchanan ES, and she currently crosses Nitschmann MS students at Ninth Avenue and Union Boulevard. What sets Linda apart from many other crossing guards is her genuine interest in the individual students, teachers and parents that she serves. Shortly after meeting Linda, it is apparent that she enjoys her job. In between crossings, she can be seen doing her morning arm stretches on the corner. Her smiles, her good mornings, and her weather forecasts all brighten the day of the people she meets. Photo: Long-time BASD crossing guard Linda Seyfried with student friends Anthony Moron, Angelina Serratorre and Taylor Baggest.

By Charles Falteich

 

HANOVER TWP.

‘Duty is its own reward’

Over 200 people defied threatening skies May 21 to attend Hanover Township’s fifth annual Armed Forces Day at Armed Services Park, located on Route 512. The ceremony and the park itself are dedicated to the men and women who are serving and have served in all branches of the military. Residents and dignitaries gathered underneath the flags of each branch of service, along with the Stars and Stripes, to reflect on the sacrifices made by those in uniform.

Photo: Warriors’ Watch Riders pay their respects.

By Bernie O’Hare

 

GRADUATION: LV ACADEMY

‘Difficult, but not impossible’

From the moment the first strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” resounded from the unseen band in the pit, Lehigh Valley Academy’s 2016 commencement was rarely quiet. Laughter, shout-outs, cat-calls and even the occasional muted teariness made for an interactive evening between the 56 graduates and the hundreds of family and friends packing Zoellner Arts Center May 25. Photo: Louis Reyes of Bethlehem thanks his mother and grandmother for their love, support and strength.

By Nate Jastrzemski and Tim Gilman

 

GRADUATION: LV CHRISTIAN HS

‘We are the magnificent seven’

Lehigh Valley Christian HS’s graduating Class of 2016 were reminded Friday evening during the school’s 28th commencement held at Calvary Temple Church, Allentown, that God turns the numerical small into something magnificent. Salutatorian Nicholas J. Wechsler of Allentown referred to the graduates as the “magnificent seven.” Photo: Class of 2016 Valedictorian Rachelle Mikhaiel of Bethlehem celebrates with her father Hany and mother Nicole after graduation.

By Mark Reccek

 

GRADUATION: MORAVIAN ACADEMY

‘Arriving, departing all at once’

Spring rain showers did not dampen spirits at Moravian Academy on Saturday, when 80 graduating seniors joined the ranks of alumni. Families and friends celebrated with the class of 2016 as they partook in commencement at the Merle-Smith Campus in the new state-of-the-art Athletic and Wellness Center, completed just two years ago. This was the first commencement ceremony held in the new building. Photo: Student speaker Avani Gandhi says, “Moravian Academy has been our school, our community and our home. Senior year really crept up on us, but we did a lot here. This community is one we will take with us forever.”

By Liz Kemmerer and Nate Jastrzemski

 

GRADUATION: NOTRE DAME HS

‘We do a lot with what little we have’

Notre Dame Catholic HS of Green Pond graduated 143 seniors on Sunday in its 50th commencement ceremony before a standing-room only crowd of over 600 people crammed into the high school’s gym and auditorium. Last year’s outdoor ceremony was dampened by several downpours, so Sunday’s threatening skies convinced school officials to move inside this year. It is a school of faith, but still relies on Accuweather. Photo: Maria Karam of Easton delivers the valedictory speech to the school’s 50th anniversary senior class. “If you really want something, go after it,” Karam told her classmates.

By Bernie O’Hare and Tim Gilman

 

ED’S WORLD

Graphic commentary by Ed Courrier

 

STEELSTACKS

Luminaria brighten Memorial Day

A giant American flag hangs at the Levitt Pavilion stage on Memorial Day and serves as a patriotic backdrop for a performance by the Cajun band, Lost Bayou Ramblers, led by fiddler Louis Michot.

By Tim Gilman

 

MEMORIAL DAY

Taps over Bethlehem

Trumpeter Alana Rader sounds off first on Church Street at 8 a.m. to start the “Taps Over Bethlehem” Memorial Day program. More than 30 buglers play the traditional “Taps” in succession at designated locations throughout the city. Rader, an Allentown native living in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the granddaughter of Dan Deysher, who founded “Taps Over Bethlehem” and continues to play a key role in the unique holiday event. Traditionally, the trumpet line starts at Nisky Hill Cemetery and finishes at Memorial Park Cemetery.

By Tim Gilman

 

BETHLEHEM HISTORY

Collecting area firefighting history

A lightning strike from a July storm in 1761 brought about the creation of the first fire department in Bethlehem. The Moravian settlers of Bethlehem understood the terrible dangers of fire and heeded strict rules to prevent starting fires. However, Mother Nature had other plans, and the large barn made of wood and stone, at Main and Market streets caught fire after being struck by lightning. Photo: Chris Eline, historian for the Bethlehem Fire Department, in firefighting gear.

By Karen M. Samuels

 



BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Freedom reflects on lacrosse postseason

Freedom’s lacrosse season may have ended with a 16-5 loss to Easton in the District 11 quarterfinals, but that doesn’t take away from the type of season the Patriots enjoyed. When other Bethlehem area schools struggled to put wins together, Freedom was always a cut above the rest, working their way toward clinching a playoff spot and finishing the year at 10-10 overall.

By Peter Car


 

LV FOCUS

Southside Film Festival opens June 14

This year’s SouthSide Film Festival poster has a drawing of a black cat wearing a pair of film reels as sunglasses. Yes, it’s the 13th annual SSFF. No triskaidekaphobia (fear of No. 13), here. This year’s festival is lucky in several ways: a new venue, a return to an opening-night party location, and an actor-screenwriter-producer in attendance with his opening night film.

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Zoners axe Lehigh’s Packer apartment plan

Bethlehem: Warning: Peacock on the loose!

Bethlehem: Southside parking garage plan moves forward

Bethlehem Township: Residents protect park’s demise

Northampton County: Email business and Sunshine

Fountain Hill: Exchange Club, American Legion present scholarships

 

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Around town community calendar

Police logs

Area obituaries

Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Volunteers

Student profiles

High school news reports



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