April 22, 2015
‘For the kids’
The final numbers of the BASD Mini-THON yearlong fundraising campaign for pediatric cancer are revealed at the conclusion of the closing ceremony at the dance marathon. A record $100,212.50 was raised jointly by Liberty and Freedom students. Additional large poster signs say “FOR THE KIDS” in recognition of the children who will benefit from the campaign against pediatric cancer.
By Tim Gilman and Josh Ledyard
Devey led Moravian Academy for 17 years
Lifelong educator and former Moravian Academy Headmaster David J. Devey died at home in Moravian Village April 14. He was 85. Photo: A plaque at the front entrance to the Moravian Academy Upper School main building honors former headmaster David J. Devey for his many years of dedication and vision.
By Nate Jastrzemski
What’s the biggest problem?
What are the biggest problems facing the Lehigh Valley?
This question sparked a myriad of answers from nearly 100 attendees at last week’s community forum – yet another event hosted at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center. Photo: Dr. Harris Sokoloff, director of the Penn Project for Civil Engagement, leads discussion during the recent community forum.
By Alex Green
Notre Dame presents ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
The Notre Dame HS Theater Company will present the musical “A Tale of Two Cities” April 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and April 25 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Photo: Comprised of the men and women of Paris the ensemble performs the ending of “The Way It Ought to Be.”
By Dana Grubb
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Students, hosts share custom
Exchange students and their host families celebrated the Chinese New Year recently at Wesleyan Methodist Church on Center Street in Bethlehem. The event, hosted by New Oasis International Education, Allentown Central Catholic HS and Bethlehem Catholic HS, and also attended by Pius X Catholic HS students, provided an opportunity for Chinese and American students to engage in a cultural exchange and perhaps stave off a bit of homesickness the exchange students might have felt. Photo: Bethlehem Catholic HS students Peter Haozhong Zheng and Jinjing Zhang enchant the audience with a traditional Lion Dance.
By Joanna Ireland
St. Luke’s among top 100 hospitals
St. Luke’s University Health Network President and CEO Richard A. Anderson, with red tie, holds award for 100 Top Hospitals nationwide during a March 27 ceremony in the packed auditorium on the Bethlehem campus. Frank Ford, president of St. Luke’s Allentown Hospital, and Carol Kuplen, chief operating officer of St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem Campus and chief nursing officer, flank Anderson. At far right is Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program run by Truven Health Analytics. St. Luke’s also received the 100 Top Hospitals Award in 1995 and 2001.
By Tim Gilman
The times, they are a changin’
’m back in the office after four years. Back at the same desk. And in the same chair.
My surroundings are nearly identical, except for maybe the color of the paint on the walls. The editorial staff is virtually the same. They’re still here, working each day to bring you the community news you’re looking for. Many of our freelancers have been writing columns and covering municipal beats since the very beginning.
By Kelly Lutterschmidt
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Wrestling alignment conjures mixed emotions
Wrestling alignment conjures mixed emotions
The local wrestling world was flipped upside down last week when news broke of new divisional alignment in the East Penn Conference.
The league replaced its three-division format, with two divisions consisting of nine teams each.
By Peter Car
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THIS WEEK IN FOCUS
Student poetry project
To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites present the 10th annual Student Poetry Project. Students whose poems are published on this page read their poems and were interviewed April 20 on “Lehigh Valley Arts Salon,” WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Radio, 88.1 FM, wdiy.org. The Student Poetry Project adjudication committee met March 16 and read approximately 125 poems submitted by students from the Lehigh Valley.
The Lehigh Valley Press thanks students who submitted poems, as well as their teachers, parents and guardians for participating in the 10th annual Student Poetry Project.
By Paul Willistein
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