February 25, 2015
Tina Hanuschak does two bakery tasks at once during a busy Fastnacht morning Feb. 17 as she takes care of phone inquiries and pulls a cart of glazed doughnuts from the elevator which regularly transports the baked goods from the bakery in the basement. Tina and her husband Scott are co-owners of Bethlehem’s Vallos bakery, which dates back in her family to 1926. She added that the fastnachts are a “fluffy” yeast doughnut recipe originated by her grandfather Nicholas Skoutelas.
By Tim Gilman and Dorothy Glew
Racing contest begins
Last weekend’s Daytona 500, NASCAR’s season-opening race, is just in time for the “start your engines” command, sign-ups are underway for the Times News 2015 Auto Racing Challenge. At the end of the 37-race season, one contestant will win a chance at a local grand prize of a new vehicle from Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Slatington.
By Jarrad Hedes
Luck of the Irish
“We’re close to the million dollar mark!” says Liza Holzinger, public relations manager for the Bethlehem Area Public Library The library raised $3,762 in 1977 with its first book sales. Photo: BAPL book sale volunteer Carol DeMets assists Forks Township resident Karen Parella at the January book sale. “I come all of the time and I love it,” Parella said.
By Dana Grubb
Cookie sellers defy cold
Girl Scout cookie buyer Shelley Barchanowitz-Goldberg of Hellertown purchases baked treats from Troop 8013 outside the Hellertown Post Office. Bundled up for the recent below-freezing spell of wintry weather are Girl Scouts Ava Kalember and Olivia Kacerik and their troop leader Natalie Faroun, who supervises cookie sales.
By Tim Gilman
Why Wolf’s ‘moratorium’ will fail
Governor Tom Wolf did not impose a “moratorium” on Pennsylvania’s death penalty. He has no such authority, and he knows that. The governor was properly advised by Judge Timothy K. Lewis, former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, that there exists no authority in the office of Pennsylvania governor to declare a moratorium or suspend the death penalty. What the governor did was to grant a reprieve to one death row inmate who was scheduled for an imminent execution.
By John Morganelli
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Becahi wins D-11 team title
The message that Andrew Dunn sent the Pennsylvania wrestling world over the weekend was pretty clear—it’s going to be tough to beat him. Dunn displayed those sentiments with his actions following a dominating display at the District 11 3A wrestling championships. Photo: Adam Soldridge was one of five Becahi champs crowned last week.
By Peter Car
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