December 10, 2014
Prayers for peace: Payrow Plaza Rally
People of many races gather Sunday afternoon at Payrow Plaza to question recent events in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and Cleveland. Looking at the “Pray for Peace and Justice” sign held by a young man, Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said, “That’s what everybody wants.”
By Bernie O’Hare
Prayers for Peace: 49th Advent Breakfast
A record crowd turned out for the 49th annual Community Advent Breakfast at Moravian Village Dec 6. The ecumenical event, organized by the Citizens Christmas City Committee of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, marks the religious arrival of the Christmas season. Photo: Yvonne Walther, Jean Piper, Betty Jaxheimer and Marie Leyden hold their candles during the candle lighting ceremony.
By Linda Anthony and Tim Gilman
Health study results discussed
A two-year study of the Lehigh Valley, funded with a $3 million Sustainable Communities HUD grant, was the focus of a Nov. 18 public meeting at Northampton Community College’s Southside campus. Eric McAfee, director of community planning for the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, summarized the report to an audience of about 35 people, each of whom was supplied with a hard copy, along with a tote bag and water bottle. Photo: Southside Steely, Bethlehem’s latest Super Hero, drops by to keep everyone safe ... and entertain the kids.
By Bernie O’Hare
Graphic commentary by Ed Courrier
Trees of the season
South Bethlehem Historical Society hosted its 23rd annual ethnic Christmas tree lighting event Nov. 30 at the Comfort Suites on Third Street. The tree lighting serves as a fundraiser for the society. Volunteers from several South Bethlehem church and ethnic organizations decorated 19 Christmas trees. The trees will be displayed in the lobby of Comfort Suites through Jan. 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Photo: Frank Podleiszek leads the crowd in singing Christmas carols.
By Ruth Grady
Freedom HS stages Parent Reunification drill
Every student knows what to expect when an earthquake, a tornado or another natural disaster strikes. The procedures are standard: get low, stay covered and wait for a teacher or administrator to give direction on what to do next. But what happens after an intruder enters the premises and students evacuate the building? How do those students get reunited with their parents?
By Caitlin McCadden and Karla Erdman
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Winter previews: Bacahi moves to 3A
It’s not only the biggest story line in District 11, but it may be the most talked about story in the state with Bethlehem Catholic moving up to 3A this year for wrestling. After winning three straight 2A team titles, the Golden Hawks open their 2014-15 calendar at home Wednesday night against Northampton.
By Peter Car
BASD: Same leaders, new technology
Northampton County: Council approves 1 mill tax hike
Saucon Valley: District teachers seek COL increase
Bethlehem: Live Christmas pageant this weekend
Bethlehem: Getting ready for Luminaria Night
Bethlehem: Tony Orlando Day
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