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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


July 30, 2014
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COVER STORY
Same-sex marriage: Continuing point of discussion
In May, after a U.S. federal judge ruled as unconstitutional the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, the state became one of the last Northeast region states to legalize same-sex marriages. In 2014, there are 20 states where same-sex marriages are legal. As a result of the recent ruling, some local churches are opening their doors to wed same-sex couples. Other churches, however, are not. Their leaders say the state’s law goes against Christian teaching and they will uphold the separation of church and state tha t exempts them from the law.
By Carol Smith

MILESTONES
Douglas Caldwell: A man of God and the people
Hundreds of people filled the Central Moravian Church in historic downtown Bethlehem Sunday to remember and honor the Rev. Douglas Caldwell, the beloved pastor of the church from 1983-2009. Caldwell died on July 17 at age 71. PHOTO: Members of the Bethlehem Area Moravian Trombone Choir played outside Central Moravian Church and during the memorial service Sunday for the late Rev. Douglas Caldwell.
By Carole Gorney



BETHLEHEM
Illicks Mill nature center to close
Though Bethlehem City Council member Karen Dolan is no longer the executive director or even a voting board member at the Illick’s Mill, she still called a news conference July 24 to announce to an audience of about 40 that the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center located at the mill is closing.
By BERNIE O’HARE



BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP

'We owe it to our kids'
In a detailed presentation, David Biddison of Tradiions of America, told township planners and the public that a proposed active senior gated community will consist of 265 single-family detached dwellings linked by a two-mile walking path and include amenities like a clubhouse and pool. Photo: Green Pond is identified in maps prepared in 1735 by William Penn’s daughter. It is a refuge for a wide variety of birds and other wildlife.
By Bernie O’Hare


BETHLEHEM
Book sale a hit with readers
At the July book sale Cory Swenor, Alejandro Gala and Aiden Swenor searched for children’s books entitled “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.” The Swenor’s mother, Carmela, is a pre-school teacher and she brought the boys along to their first book sale with an assignment to assist her with looking for specific children’s titles.
By Dana Grubb


MUSIKFEST
My journey with the Moody Blues
As Musikfest approaches I am anticipating the performance by my favorite rock band, the Moody Blues Aug. 5 on the Sands Steel Stage. This will be these classic British rockers’ third appearance in Bethlehem, including a 1986 performance at Stabler Arena and one in 2007 at Musikfest. They’ve appeared elsewhere in the Lehigh Valley over the years, both at the Allentown Fairgrounds and State Theatre in Easton, but their performances in Bethlehem are an especially nice treat for this lifetime fan. Photo: Justin Hayward and John Lodge perform at the State Theatre in Easton during an April 2008 concert that I photographed for Threshold Records.
By Dana Grubb


HISTORIC BETHLEHEM
Blueberry Festival: Music, crafts and pie
What would the Blueberry Festival be without blueberry pie and blueberry swirled ice cream? Barbara Bertram of Center Valley, her niece Emily Perose of Allentown, and Jay Spinelli from Swathmore, were served their desserts by volunteer Sydney Hoover. Tombler’s Bakery provided 680 blueberry, 50 peach and 50 strawberry-rhubarb pies for the two-day event.
By Carole Gorney and Tim Gilman


CLASSROOM
Calypso ES: Learning about careers
Students at Calypso ES had an opportunity in early May to learn about a variety careers at their fifth annual career day. Pre-K to second grade students spent a morning assembly learning about careers in teaching math, food preparation, owning a small business and photography. Third through fifth graders spent an afternoon with a non-profit director, surgical technician, graphic designer and bomb squad robot operator. Photo: Kindergartner Elias Negron is the air of concentration as he colors his fractal geometric design for posting on a display that included all the students’ designs.
By Dana Grubb

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
Lynching in Bethlehem Township
Joseph Snyder recognized most of the men in the crowd of hundreds who surrounded him on the morning of Dec. 27, 1880. Some were his co-workers at the Coleman ore mine; others were drinking buddies he socialized with at Hanoverville Hotel. The rest were local farmers, also a shoemaker, prominent physician and a judge. Before that day, these friends and acquaintances knew Snyder as a 26-year- old man who was likable but had a sporadic work history and a penchant for alcohol. As they called for his death, they only saw him as a monster, undeserving of the right to a trial. Fresh in the their memory were two recent murder trials that ended with mild punishments and had cost the Northampton County taxpayers huge sums of money (Laros and Bortree trials).
By Karen M. Samuels

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Athletes of the Year: Liberty HS
Gunning’s story is a lesson for everyone
Cecchini the definition of multisport athlete
By Pete Car and Katie McDonald
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OTHER STORIES
State: Budget passed; disliked by many
Bethlehem: Brong cleared by report
Fountain Hill: Council ponders teleconferencing use
BASD: School to Work program can earn students some money
Hanover Township: Longtime engineer retires

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Monday, July 21, 2014


July 23, 2014
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COVER STORY
Views differ on immigrant children
Protestors and counter-protestors traded barbs and slogans July 20 outside the KidsPeace Broadway campus in Salisbury Township, both sides pointing to the plight of the immigrant children crossing the border in the Southwestern United States as their reason for raising their voices in protest.
By April Peterson, Douglas Graves, Paul Willistein


NEWS BACKGROUND
‘Refugee’ housing issue began over a year ago
The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) began housing what are officially termed “refugee children” in May 2013 at the KidsPeace Broadway campus. The program is funded by a $3.5-million ORR grant to house children allegedly caught at the Mexican border attempting to cross into the United States.
By Paul Willistein

BETHLEHEM
Caldwell memorial service July 26
The Rev. Douglas Caldwell retired from the Central Moravian Church in 2009, but left decades of teachings, good community works and powerful relationships in his wake. Caldwell died Thursday in Hanover Township.
By Nate Jastrzemski








SOUTH SIDE
ArtsQuest names new CEO
ArtsQuest announced July 15 the name of its new president and CEO: Katherine E. “Kassie” Hilgert, the nonprofit’s senior vice president of marketing and advancement.
By Nate Jastrzemski


COMMUNITY
‘Running a tight ship’
“It was seamless,” the boss told Miller-Keystone Blood Center Director of Development Sandra Thomas. A board member also complimented Thomas’ work. “Job well done!” Thomas said the compliments were similar to the praise she has been hearing about the recent fund-raising gala held at SteelStacks. Photo: Miller-Keystone Blood Center Director of Development Sandra Thomas and volunteer Laura Robinson are in the party spirit.
By Douglas Graves




LEHIGH VALLEY
‘Curiosity is in your DNA’
The Eagle Scouts of the Minsi Trails Council gathered recently in Fogelsville to be recognized and honored for the many Eagle Scout projects they have completed in the several areas where Minsi Trails scouts call home. Photo: Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Manyak.
By Douglas Graves


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Athletes of the year: Freedom HS
Nigel Long is Patriot’s humble leader
Helen Hsu’s work ethic ‘second to none
By Peter Car and Katie McDonald
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OTHER STORIES
Northampton County: $21K for Bog Turtle study?
Northampton County: Brown’s cabinet picks confirmed
Saucon Valley: Eichfeld decries science textbook
Bethlehem: Council OKs higher parking ticket fees for Musikfest

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


July 16, 2014
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COVER STORY
Healing Waters
Former Gunnery Sgt. Kurt Hittinger, a veteran of a recent conflict, was sent to Montana by the national Trout Unlimited Healing Waters project and fished on the Big Horn River in Ft. Smith, Mont., this past May.
By Amber Mirza


COMMUNITY
Girl Scouts mark bridging
Leilani Lespiegle-Johnson, Maria Barthol and Alexis Lopez wait their turns while Abigail Hercules crosses the bridge to join Destiny Irelan and troop leader Ivannia Diaz.
By Katya Hrichak


BETHLEHEM
Boutique breaks record
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the 2014 Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraiser smashed its 2013 record by more than $50,000, raising $259,000. Photo: Boutique at the Rink shoppers look for great jewelry deals on Premier Night, when a $10 donation gains them first entry into the sale.
By Dana Grubb


BUSINESS
Millbrook hosts mixer
Anne Miller, Millbrook Home Care Partners, Inc., co-owner; Heidi Lennick, Millbrook Home Care Partners, Inc., program director; and Cheryl Brooks, co-owner, Millbrook Home Care Partners, Inc., wait to greet visitors during the company’s mixer. Area business owners attended the event in which they were able to socialize with others. The business is located at 47 West Water St., Hellertown.
By Mark Reccek


BETHLEHEM TWP.
Camel’s Hump Farm has public support
Archibald Johnston, Bethlehem’s first mayor and one-time President of Bethlehem Steel, retired in 1927 to what he called “Camel’s Hump,” a large tract of land along the Monocacy Creek between Santee Road in Bethlehem and Route 22. Part of that land, which includes a three-story mansion and 55 acres, has been preserved as Housenick Park. Photo: Former Bethlehem Township Recreation Board member Gene Smith would like to see farm combined with Housenick Park
By Bernie O’Hare

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
Ivy Lee, the father of public relations
Ivy Ledbetter Lee was born in 1877 near Cedartown, Georgia. His father, James W. Lee was a Methodist minister. Ivy Lee attended Emory University and Princeton College. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the New York American, the New York Times, and the New York World. When in 1903, he secured his first public relations job with Citizen’s Union, an independent political organization in New York City, Lee discovered he had a gift for publicity.
By Karen M. Samuels



CLASSROOM: GATES AWARDS
Assets that need nuturing
“We recognized 27 years ago that we had an asset that needs to be developed and nurtured,” said Elmer Gates as he turned the ceremony over to his daughter and granddaughter.
By Douglas Graves

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Bath, Wanderers in Legion finals

One Bethlehem team remains alive in the NORCO Legion playoff race, as Bath opened the championship finals Tuesday night against the Birches.
The Wanderers, who had a 1-0 lead in their series over the Birches, lost in three games Sunday evening, losing both contests on Sunday to fall in the series 2-1 and end their season at 14-10. Photo: Pat Mergel slides safely into third base during a recent playoff game. Bath advanced to the finals but was also battling the weather.
By Peter Car
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OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: Business site to be residence
Bethlehem: Zoners appoint new solicitor
Bethlehem: YWCA race lacks interest
Bethlehem: Eatery owner seeks better windows, signage
Northampton County: Brown makes three appointments
Northampton County: Parsons pressures Brown over cabinet
Hellertown: Borough council seeks new member
Lehigh County: Commissioners debate new budget process

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014


July 9, 2014
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COVER
Celebrating the Fourth
Clear skies and cool breezes greeted a crowd of Bethlehem area residents during the evening at Payrow Plaza, who were there for the annual Fourth of July fireworks.  The Allentown Band presented a concert at SteelStacks prior to the city fireworks.
By Dana Grubb and Bernie O’Hare

COMMUNITY
Slovenia celebrated
Consul General Jurcek Zmauc journeyed from the Cleveland based Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia to celebrate Slovenia’s 23 years of independence.
By Dana Grubb


ENTERTAINMENT
‘Glamming up’ for SOTA
“Golden threaded-coral denim,” “radical free draping,” “amethyst-dyed mink vest,” all exotic phrases to describe the fabulous couture clothes designed by Pamela Ptak that draped beautiful models at a lunchtime show at the Hotel Bethlehem.  The spring show was the Society of the Arts’ (SOTA) first fashion show to raise money for the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. Photo: Model and Bethlehem business woman, Stacey Redfield, Channel 69 broadcast journalist Eve Tannery, and model Tamantha Yanders enjoy a break in the fashion show.
By Douglas Graves


COMMUNITY
Volunteer Center’s Trotter retires
After 14 years as vice president of programs at the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Jane Trotter was feted at a retirement reception held in the Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s 1741 terrace June 23. ABOVE: Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley vice president of programs Jane Trotter accepts well wishes from Rick Dougherty, executive director of Lehigh Valley Active Life.
By Dana Grubb

BP INTERN PROFILE
Katya Hrichak, Dickinson College
Why that college? I chose Dickinson because I wanted a small liberal arts college that had programs in English, music and writing. The atmosphere was very welcoming each time I visited and that, in combination with the location in a small city, made it a clear decision for where I wanted to spend my time.


SOUTHSIDE
‘A lot of soccer fever going on’
Despite the repetitive chants of “USA” and “I believe that we will win” heard at the World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party at SteelStacks July 1, the U.S. national soccer team played its last match. Belgium won 2-1 against the United States in the 120-minute game with the US team not scoring until minute 107. Photo: Spectators cheer as the US team scores its first and only goal of the match. The loss to Belgium ended the team’s appearance in the World Cup.
By Katya Hrichak


CLASSROOM
Getting tails on trails
This spring, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, St. Luke’s University Health Network and Bethlehem Health Bureau joined for the kick-off event of the second year of Get Your Tail on the Trail, an initiative to encourage people of all ages and all activity levels to get outdoors, get active and explore nature by walking, running or biking the D&L Trail. Photo: Meeting Molly the Mule was a highlight for many of the students learning about how pack animals were invaluable for the canal and lock systems.



THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Legion play-offs set to go
It’ll be a jam-packed week of baseball action in NORCO Legion, as the playoffs officially kicked off last night for the top eight teams in the seedings. The best-of-three series action includes three Bethlehem teams, as Bath, Freemansburg and the Wanderers qualified for the postseason. Photo: Bath’s Tommy Epsaro takes a late throw as Northampton’s Evan Grube slides into third base. Bath now gets set for the playoffs.
By Pete Car
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OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: Police Chief DiLuzio against IDs for illegals
BASD: Board to allow audio recording on buses
Northampton County: Brown hires PR firm

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014


July 2, 2014
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COVER STORY
St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
New pastor; new commitment
Bishop Samuel Zeiser of the Northeast Pa. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America conducts the installation service for The Rev. Gerald Kulp at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Bethlehem.
By Carole Gorney


RELATED STORY
‘In the city for good; in the city for God’
The newly installed senior pastor of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church faces a number of serious challenges to his commitment to keep the 151-year-old church in South Bethlehem - challenges the Rev. Gerald Kulp says are not unlike those faced by mainstream and non-denominational churches throughout the country.
By Carole Gorney


LEHIGH VALLEY
New citizens welcomed
Thirty-four people from 21 different countries waited anxiously inside Northampton County’s ceremonial courtroom June 10. Though the Celtic harp music of Carol Thompson was soothing, some of them have had less than ideal relationships in their own countries of origin. But when Judge Emil Giordano walked into the courtroom, the first thing he did was call them “my fellow Americans.”
By Bernie O’Hare


STEELSTACKS
Crowds continue to gather
Enthusiastic fans celebrate the advancing of the U.S. team in the parking lot after the end of the match. Displaying their support proudly, they shared their excitement with everyone who passed by.
By Katya Hrichak


COMMUNITY
City spring cleanup
Wearing downtown Bethlehem spring cleanup T-shirts, Kelly Ronalds and Tim Brooks, both city residents, conduct litter removal of cigarette butts along the Main Street sidewalk. The Downtown Business Association of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce office in Bethlehem directs the annual downtown spring cleanup project in the Main and Broad Streets area
By Tim Gilman


GRADUATION
Commonwealth Connections
Graduate Mackenzie Steudler, of Bethlehem, third from right, is joined by family members on the deck of Penn’s Peak following graduation. With her are, from left, Lori and Ron Steudler, parents; Connor Steudler, brother; and Irene and John Mulhearn, grandparents.
By Amy Miller

CLASSROOM
Team out to pROVE their skills
Pennsylvania ROV Engineers teammates Hannah Smith, Timothy Gahman, David Sampsell, Stephen Gahman, Ben Green and Natalie Sampsell with First Place Overall Regional Award.
Contributed story

AT THE WORLD CUP
Brazilian thoughts
With so many people asking me about how my trip to the World Cup in Brazil was, I decided to put some things down on paper to curb the mass questions and reflect on a memorable trip to give my observations of a country that is worth being explored.
By Peter Car

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Red blasts Gold in McDonald Classic
Zack Bradley was fairly confident that the Red team would defeat their Gold counterparts in last Thursday’s 44th annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic. Following a 55-21 victory by the Red team, you could see why Bradley wasn’t worried. Photo: Bethlehem Catholic’s Chris Figler was happy to play one final high school football game.
By Peter Car
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OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem Township: Early morning work erks residents
Northampton County: Audit reveals empty cupboard
Bethlehem: Downtown sidewalk repair set for next spring
Bethlehem: City firefighter honored
Lehigh Valley: Local athletes place in state Special Olympics

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Monday, June 23, 2014


JUNE 25, 2014
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COVER
One journey ends …
We proudly present our 9th graduation supplement featuring ceremonies from nine area high schools attended by Bethlehem area students. Addition photos also appear in the main section of the paper along articles on the Travelers’ Altrusim Awards and the Best of the Best scholarships. Bethlehem Area School District’s top scholars were guests of academic signing day. This week’s Bethlehem Press offers a pullout section featuring highlights from graduation ceremonies at nine area high schools with Bethlehem area graduates.
By Ruth Grady, Jim Marsh, Dana Grubb, Linda Anthony, Douglas Graves, Nate Jastrzemski, Bernie O’Hare, Dawn Nixon, Mark Reccek, Katya Hrichak


WORLD CUP
SteelStacks scores with soccer gathering
“I am not even a soccer fan, but how can you not be a soccer fan during the World Cup?” said Ryan Hogan of Macungie. Hogan was part of a crowd of thousands who showed up for the USA-Portugal soccer match at the World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The event featured numerous giant screen televisions along with food and refreshments.
Photo: Chris and Diane Fenstermaker and their children show their support for the Portuguese team at the World Cup match against the United States.
By Katya Hrichak


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Local teams near top of NORCO Legion League
Through the first half of the NORCO season, it appears to be a tight race atop the standings, with four teams leading the way. Bath and the Wanderers are two of those teams as action sets into the middle of June. Photo: Wanderers’ Alexis Torres gets set to put a late tag on a Freemansburg runner during a recent game.
By Peter Car
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OTHER STORIES
BASD: Board passes budget with 5% tax increase
Southside: Charter Art’s ‘hole’ note
Northampton County: DA supports amnesty fo drug OD whistlerblowers
Lehigh Valley: Planning director answers top 10  questions

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Thursday, June 19, 2014


June 18, 2014
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COVER STORY
Migraines: More than just a headache
A glimmer of pain behind the eyes.
A hint of nausea. Light sensitivity. Cringing at a car horn. These signals can indicate the start of a cephalalgia, or headache, of which there are three distinct classifications: migraine, cluster and tension. Those who suffer agree – migraines are among the most debilitating.
By Joanna Ireland

PEOPLE
June Santee Gallager turns 100
June Santee Gallagher, of Roswell, Ga. and formerly of Saucon Valley, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on June 2, 2014.
Compiled by Katya Hrichak, Press intern

COMMUNITY
Over 10,000 flags retired
On Flag Day, in the middle of a baseball game, an announcer suddenly began playing the Star Spangled Banner at a Lehigh Little League game. It was no mistake. This musical interruption occurred because, a few hundreds yard to the south, at the Bethlehem Steeler athletic fields, American Legion Harry F. W. Johnson Post 379 was saying good-bye to Old Glory. With the help of Bethlehem firefighters Lou Jimenez and Jessie Sterner, more than 10,000 American flags were retired as the sun set.
By Bernie O’Hare


GRADUATION
Saucon Valley HS
Kyle, Maggie and Kevin Chi pose with a bouquet of flowers that they will present to their sister Helen Chi following the ceremony. Chi received the Tracy Garis Memorial Scholarship.
By Mark Reccek and Linda Anthny


GRADUATION
LV Charter HS for the Arts
Diplomas and graduation roses in hand, friends Brian Ehst and Teague Fernandez gleam knowing commencement is nearly over. More photos from this ceremony will be published in our graduation supplement June 25.
By Nate Jastzemski and Dana Grubb

COMMUNITY
Speaker offers advice for living
Dr. Ira Byock autographs advance copies of the 10th anniversary edition of his book after his lecture in Bethlehem.
By Carole Gorney


LEHIGH VALLEY
Emergency doctor describes bombing lessons learned
Leon Sanchez M.D., vice chair for emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, told Lehigh Valley EMS first responders May 19 how preparedness and drill helped save lives in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston marathon bombing.
By Jim Marsh


HIGHMARK
Walk nears million dollar mark
Walk for a Healthy Community, an annual fund-raising walk, expects to increase its total over the past 10 year to more than $1 million. On April 23, Highmark Blue Shield celebrated the company’s 10th annual Walk for a Healthy Community at the Blue Event Center in Bethlehem Township. Photo: Atiya Abdelmalik, director of community programs for Highmark Health, Deb Post, special events and volunteer coordinator for Cancer Support Community, Alex Hieter, program and administrative coordinator for Cancer Support Community, and Amanda Schuetrumpf, Pa. Lions Eye Bank.
By Douglas Graves


CLASSROOM
Mini Maker Faire taps creativity
Andy Green Lee sits at table while her children, Ruby, 3, left, and River, 5, right, try out manual typewriters connected to computer screens devised by her partner, Jack Zylkin of Emmaus. The display was in the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons of the ArtsQuest Center at the first Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.
By Paul Willistein


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
Hall of Fame soccer players
In 1914, Charles Schwab set out to “buy” the best soccer players for the Bethlehem Steel Football Club. Schwab went as far as recruiting players from Scotland and England, the first club owner ever to do so. Several Hall of Famers would play for the team, but none of them were originally from Bethlehem. Photo: Bethlehem Steel team members working out on board ship en route to Scandinavia in 1919.
By Karen M. Samuels


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Hawks fall in finals
It was just one of those days for Bethlehem Catholic’s softball team.
Winning their way into the Class AAA PIAA state softball final with a district championship, followed by three state tournament victories, the Hawks’ win streak ended with a 3-0 loss to District 1’s Springfield-Delco last Friday at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State University.
By Katie McDonald
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OTHER STORIES
BASD: District tackles online bullying
Bethlehem: Despite freeze, manager hired
Bethlehem: Residents voice parking concerns
Bethlehem: Mayor Donchez announces new citizen committee
Bethlehem Township: Dunkin donut plan gets dunked
Business: Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home marks 150 years
Hanover Township: A tale of 2 directors
Lehigh Valley: Blood drive competition under way
Northampton County: DA slams idea of licenses for undocumented immigrants
Northampton County: Gaming Board sets grant criteria
Saucon Valley: School board passes budget; no tax increase for 6th year

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