June 29, 2016
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Around town community calendar
Center for Animal Health and Welfare
High school news reports
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