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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


April 15, 2014


COVER STORY
Smooth as chocolate
Ellie Hydock of Bethlehem breaks away from the pack as the children in the 3-4 age group and their helpful parents fan over the grounds to fill their baskets.  Hydock was with her parents, Adrienne and Ed. They reside in Bethlehem.
By Linda Anthony


FILMING HISTORY
Buried gems among childhood memories
In 1958, 34-year-old William Grubb, my late father, purchased a Kodak Brownie 8 mm color movie camera and projector for about $120. It was a hefty investment for my dad, who was an HVAC (heating, ventilating, air-conditioning) mechanic at Bethlehem Furnace on West Broad Street. He was the sole supporter of our young family, and he bought the camera just two years after purchasing the modest Northeast Bethlehem row home where my two sisters and I would grow up.
By Dana Grubb


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
‘Not just a building’
Despite April showers, more than 100 people were smiling in April 4 when Northampton County dedicated its centralized human services building, located at 2801 Emrick Blvd. in Bethlehem Township.
By Bernie O’Hare


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
Deputy sheriffs' egg hunt
Northampton County’s deputy sheriffs conducted their annual Easter Egg hunt April 11 at Louise Moore Park, thanks to donations from County Council, Sam’s Club and Just Born. More than 200 children participated, but the 9-year-olds ruled. They picked up all the eggs in their field, then moved over into a field intended for the older kids and grabbed as many as they could while their bigger brothers and sisters moaned. Above: Elizabeth Skorochod, center, fills up her basket
By Bernie O’Hare

BUSINESS
New treats for Easter
Peeps Donuts are held by Taji-Nae Curtis, an assistant manager at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem. “They’re selling a lot. Almost every customer wants one,” said the city resident. Just Born and Dunkin’ Donuts have partnered for the brand new nationwide treats this spring. The unique flower-shaped doughnuts are decorated with yellow or pink Peeps and color-coordinated icing. The specially made Peeps are smaller than the traditional marshmallow chicks which are produced by Just Born Quality Confections of Bethlehem as popular Easter season candy. The Peeps Donuts are priced the same as other Dunkin’ doughnuts and are available for a limited time through Easter.
By Tim Gilman


COMMUNITY
Residents enjoy annual hobby show
Kirkland Village, Presbyterian Senior Living’s premier continuing care retirement community, celebrated a Hobby and Collection Show. Decorated tables lined the Kirkland Center auditorium on the second floor with attractive exhibits, including antiques, decorative art pieces, political campaign buttons, seashells and baskets, and a monkey collection. ABOVE: Independent resident Anne Kline collected these children’s shoes; most come from the early and mid-19th century. Quite different from the sneakers of today’s kids.
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COMMENTARY
Ed’s World
By Ed Courrier


THE ARTS
‘You can’t do it yourself’
“Time Birds” author David A. Miller, II fields questions at the “Get Writing, Get Published!” event at the Lower Macungie Library.
By Ed Courrier


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
South Bethlehem’s second brewery
In 1901, construction began on South Bethlehem Brewing Company. “Overbuilt” by local labor, the sound steel frame featured 30-48-inch thick brick walls. The imposing six-story structure was designed to support heavy machinery, immense 12-foot tall vats for malt storage, plumbing coils and associated metalwork. Added to the facility was an innovative bottling room with sterilizing and capping equipment.
By Ken Raniere


ANOTHER VIEW
To save farming, save the farmer
Lynn Prior, who is with the Greater LV Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, presented the findings of an unsettling study concerning the area’s local agricultural industry to a Northampton County Council Committee recently. Its basic conclusion? Not only is farmland disappearing; but so is the farmer. Photo: Catherine Miller, born and raised on a farm, with neighbor Francis Podboreski and her daughter Dawn Fraunfelter.
By Bernie O’Hare


CLASSROOM
LVCHSA presents ‘Promises, Promises’
Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts Black Box Theatre recently presented the Neil Simon musical comedy and Tony Award winning “Promises Promises.” Directed and choreographed by Ashley Tait Weller, the 23-person cast and 14-person productioån staff gave six performances in the school’s Black Box theater at 675 East Broad St. The musical director is Lynn Flickingeår and the 13-piece theatre orchestra is conducted by Matthew Wells. “Promises Promises” features music and lyrics by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Photo: The interns and secretaries at the Consolidated Insurance Company perform the opening number, “Overture.”
By Dana Grubb


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Lacrosse day a success
The weather over the weekend couldn’t have been better, especially for Freedom’s Fourth Annual LAX Day. The day is scheduled to be the biggest fundrasier of the year for the boys and girls programs at Freedom and this year’s event was the biggest and best according to Tamara Healy, President of Freedom Lacrosse. Photo: Lauren Abel and the Pates were part of a Lacrosse Festival Saturday at Freedom.
By Peter Car
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OTHER STORIES
NCAA: Dent applauds court ruling
Saucon valley: Board aims for zero tax increase
Lehigh County: Town Hall meeting vacant
Bethlehem: Downtown Italian Festival planned
BASD: Audio may be added to bus fleet
Bethlehem Twonship: Funds set for fire apparatus
Northampton County: Brown drops no bid contract after lawsuit filed

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014


April 9, 2014

COVER STORY
Keeping his dream alive
They were all there for Aaik. Two years ago, thanks in large part to the vision of Aaik Van Munster, Café the Lodge opened its doors. A standing-room-only crowd filled Café the Lodge’s rooms March 21 to celebrate Van Munster’s life and the Café’s second anniversary. Van Munster, who would have turned 58 in March, passed away in October.
By Carol Smith

BETHLEHEM
Partnership benefits Hispanic Center
Hispanic Center Director Lorna Velazquez introduced the center’s WIC program coordinator Jessica Vazquez, who will receive additional training to become a lactation specialist, courtesy of the Rotary district grant proceeds.
By Dana Grubb

PEOPLE
A century well-lived
Miriam Schaeffer celebrated her 100th birthday with husband John and friends from the Bethany UCC, including Jan Smith.
By Carole Gorney

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
South Bethlehem’s first brewery
In the brief 10 years between 1855 and 1865 when the village of Bethlehem South officially became the Borough of South Bethlehem, many immigrants earned their livelihood as coal miners, or iron and steelworkers. Joseph Rennig was not one of them.
By Ken Raniere

CLASSROOM
East Hills MS presents ‘Once on this Island …”
More than 50 East Hills MS students contributed to the school’s Feb. 21, 22 and 23 performances of the musical “Once On This Island, Jr.” Set on an island in the Caribbean, the production is based on the book and lyrics written by Lynn Ahrens and music of Stephen Flaherty, and it tells the story of a young islander who strives to have love influence her life and the lives of others. Directors were Jennifer Klenk and Andrew Sak. Klenk said the play’s various themes provided “a challenging set of ideas” for the students to convey to the audience. Photo: The cast of “Once On This Island, Jr.” performs the prologue, “We Dance” during a recent dress rehearsal.
By Dana Grubb


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Dellegrotti new Becahi girls head coach
Well, you can say that things worked out pretty quickly for Bethlehem Catholic picking a new girls basketball coach. Just over a week after Bill Lanscek was relieved of his duties as head coach after 10 years on the job, Becahi administration had a new coach in place with former Southern Lehigh boss, Megan Dellegrotti. Becahi made the hiring official to the public following a press conference last Friday afternoon to formally introduce the former Berwick and University of Delaware standout.
By Peter Car
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OTHER STORIES
Lehigh County: Raising taxes should be harder
Lehigh Valley: Brace proposes smaller legislature
Lehigh Valley: Boscola plugs PUC’s electric program
People Say: As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, how do you feel about paying taxes and is there anything you would like changed?
Lehigh Valley: D&L celebrates 25 years of growth
South Bethlehem: Spring on Fourth approaches
South Bethlehem: Cops N Kids offers free entertainment

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Thursday, April 3, 2014


Bethlehem Press Sweepstakes winner
in 2014 Keystone Press Awards contest

The Bethlehem Press was the big winner in the 2014 Professional Keystone Press Awards, receiving the coveted Sweepstakes award over other Pennsylvania newspapers entered in Division VII for newspapers with circulation of 5,000 and under.
The Sweepstakes honors a newspaper winning the most number of awards in its division. The East Penn Press, which is in its 54th year of publication, is a previous Keystones Sweepstakes winner.
Also, a big Division VII winner in the Lehigh Valley Press group of weekly newspapers was Whitehall-Coplay Press, receiving eight Keystone awards in the annual Pennsylvania newspaper journalism contest.
Recipients will be honored at the Keystone Press Awards Banquet during the Pennsylvania Press Conference, May 31, The Penn Stater, State College.
George Taylor is editor of The Bethlehem Press, which was launched in October 2005.
“The publishers are very happy to congratulate all of our Keystone Press Award winners. We are especially proud of the Bethlehem Press staff led by our editor George Taylor for achieving the Sweepstakes award,” said Scott Masenheimer, Publisher of The Press Weekly Newspaper Group, which includes the East Penn Press, Salisbury Press, Parkland Press, Northwestern Press, Whitehall-Coplay Press, Catasauqua Press and Bethlehem Press newspapers and web sites.
“It singles them out as the best weekly newspaper in the state for Division VII in the 2014 Keystone contest. That is an outstanding accomplishment.
“The editors of our group of eight weekly newspapers and their staffs do a very good job of bringing quality local news coverage week after week to our readers. We congratulate and thank every one of them for the work they perform,” Masenheimer said.
The Bethlehem Press received 11 Keystone awards for work published in 2013:
Bernie O’Hare, First Place, Investigative Reporting;
Jason Rehm, First Place, Column;
Staff, Second Place, Special Project;
Bud  Cole, Honorable Mention, Sports-Outdoors Columns;
Paul Willistein, Second Place, News Feature Story; First Place, Headline Writing;
Nate Jastrzemski, First Place, Business or Consumer Story;
Carol Smith, Second Place, Business or Consumer Story;
Karen Samuels, Honorable Mention, Feature Beat Reporting;
Linda Anthony, First Place, Photo Story; and
Ed Courrier, First Place, Graphics- Illustration.
The Keystone Press Awards are intended to reinforce excellence by individuals in the newspaper profession by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights-responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Press Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


April 2, 2014
COVER STORY
Doggone it
The luck of the Irish did not prevail in downtown Bethlehem as afternoon rain showers forced Sunday’s Celtic Doggie Parade indoors to the dry confines of Donegal Square, which sponsors the unique event in its ninth year. Photo: Press Wearing kilts, Michael Entler of East Stroudsburg walks his dog Jane, a Rottweiler and German Shepherd mix, during the Celtic Doggie Parade in Donegal Square Sunday, March 30.
By Tim Gilman

PEOPLE
Love is in the air
Winter weather may have postponed the Traditions of Hanover Valentine’s Day dance until Feb. 20, but for the more than 100 Traditions residents, staff and guests, the delay did not deter their enjoyment of music, dance, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. King Henry provided dance music to the decked out attendees, many of them sporting bright red outfits. As Traditions’ staff hustled about serving beverages and a variety of sweet treats, many couples gathered on the dance floor. ABOVE: Decked out in Valentine’s Day red and white, these Traditions of Hanover ladies celebrated with a champagne toast.
By Dana Grubb

COMMUNITY
Bam! Girl Scout cookie desserts at Emeril’s
Who can say no to Emeril Lagasse’s culinary concoctions? Who can say No to Girls Scout cookies? For the second year in a row, Emeril and the Girl Scouts have “kicked it up a notch.” Girl Scouts supplied the cookies and Stacy Calles, chef de cuisine at Emeril’s Chop House, transformed them into magnificent desserts like caramel de lite coconut cream pie or chocolate chip shortbread mascarpone mousse. ABOVE: Sarah Brown samples a thin mint shake.
By Bernie O’Hare

LEHIGH VALLEY
Habitat marks 100th new home
Elsie Garcia and her family just got the keys March 15 for the 100th home that Habitat for Humanity has built in the Lehigh Valley.
By Douglas Graves

SPRING MUSICALS
Freedom HS presents ‘Crazy for You’
Freedom High School’s Theatre Company will perform the romantic musical “Crazy for You” April 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and April 6 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium located at 3149 Chester Ave. Photo: Bobby (Daniel Youngelman) is got between his wealthy fiancee Irene (Tori Scoven), who wants to set a wedding date, and his domineering Mother (Sierra Knarr), who wants him to go to Deadrock, Nevada to conclude the foreclosure of decrepit theatre.
By Dana Grubb

SPRING MUSICALS
Bethlehem Catholic HS presents ‘The Pajama Game’
“The Pajama Game” is scheduled for the school’s Richard B. Culver Performing Arts Center April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., and April 6 at 2 p.m. Debbie Acampora is choreographing and directing the musical. ABOVE: Ann (Mackenzie Hall), Brenda (Kylee Shivok), Violet (Elena Wachter) and Rita (Taylor Iannotta), workers in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory, exchange looks as they are told to hurry their work.
By Linda Anthony

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
St. John A.M.E. marks 120th
St. John A.M.E. Zion Church is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year and its members have much to rejoice. Through the years the small church has survived various national and local economic depressions, congregants moving to the suburbs and the lack of parking. Automobiles were not a consideration when the church was built on Pawnee Street in 1901.
By Karen M. Samuels

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Lanscek out as Becahi girls hoop coach
On March 24, a press release was issued by Bethlehem Catholic High School principal John Petruzelli that announced the firing of girls basketball coach Bill Lanscek.  “Bethlehem Catholic High School has announced that it is seeking a new girls’ basketball coach. Mr. William Lanscek will not return to the job next year. We appreciate the time and energy that Coach Lanscek has given to the program.”
By Katie McDonald
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OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: Karner wants more hands for community development
Bethlehem: Mayor introduces finance volunteers
Bethlehem: Benner sees a big Southside
BASD: Vo-tech, NCC, IU budgets passed
Northamton County: Municipalities make their request to gaming board
Northampton County: Wanna go to jail?
Northampton County: Young named new Public Wrokks head
Northampton County: Falling concrete lagues garage
Bethlehem Township: Creek-friendly spillway planned
South Bethlehem: LV Charter School senior art shines

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


SOUTH BETHLEHEM
‘New life to old steel’
Governor Tom Corbett visited Southside Bethlehem Friday, but it was no social call. He was here to see for himself the former Bethlehem Steel No. 2 Machine Shop. Plans to transform this decaying and rusting hulk into a Bass Pro Shop are underway, thanks in large part to Corbett’s designation of Bethlehem as not just a Christmas City, but a CRIZ City. Photo: Machine Shop No. 2 will be transformed into a Bass Pro Shop. Bass Pro is an outdoor retail leader in hunting, camping, nature gifts, outdoor cooking and much more.
By Bernie O’Hare

BETHELEHM
Change of seasons
Bernadette Spear and Mackenzie Taylor water flowers in a planter at the entrance of Spring Garden ES on the first day of spring. The first-graders participate in the Plant Enrichment Program at the Bethlehem school and are part of the Spring Gardeners Watering Brigade.
By Tim Gilman

ENETERTAINMENT
Fashion warms a winter’s evening
Liberty HS was jumping Jan. 24 when a bunch of high school kids put on a very grown-up “A Winter Fashion Show.”  The freezing weather made the title quite apropos.  Photo: Sharea Knight and Berkleys Guerrero pause on the runway to make a fashion statement.
By Douglas Graves

NEWS&VIEWS
'Go home wit‘h your laundry …'
Lehigh University’s Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance offered the large crowd in attendance a moving and memorable introduction to the Race Card Project, which was founded in 2009 by Michelle Norris of National Public Radio. Photo: NPR’s Michelle Norris responds to a question posed by Professor James Peterson, Lehigh University’s  director of Africana Studies.
By Dorothy Glew

CLASSROOM
Growing literary at home
Northeast MS ESOL teacher Tracy Diefenderfer tells Stacey Rivera, sixth grade Northeast student Eryn Silfies and her mother Frances Hendricks, and Eloisa Ramos that parents should “talk the way you would like them to write.” Rivera and Ramos also have daughters enrolled at Northeast.
By Dana Grubb

COMMUNITY
Sitting at the Table of Knowledge
Lump’s Deli, located at the corner of Center and Goepp streets, is the oldest deli operating in Bethlehem. The snow has hurt most other businesses, but not this one. The worse things get, the more people come. Photo: Lump’s owner Dave Sanders and Jack Lightcap at Table of Knowledge. “What have you learned?” I asked Jack. “That’s a good question,” he answered. Below: Lump’s Deli is located at Center and Goeepp streets.
By Bernie O’Hare

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
Grandpa and the Cuckoo Clams
The early 20th century saw great numbers of European immigrants enter the United States, many of whom made their home in South Bethlehem. Children of immigrants, who lived in the neighborhood around St. Michael’s Cemetery, often used the nearby sandpit as their unsupervised playground. This natural sandy feature atop South Mountain kept many children occupied and out of trouble, including little Louise Szabo, whose backyard butted against St. Michael’s Cemetery.
By Ken Raniere

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Spring sports previews
Hunter Schantz homered last Saturday against Pleasant Valley in a 10-0, shortened Freedom victory with temperatures approaching 60-degrees. Now, early this week, temps were expected back in the 30s with some snow. However, a potential warmup is in sight for all of the spring sports teams.
Bethlehem Press sports staff
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OTHER STORIES
Northampton County: Council refuses to sure over no-bid contract
Bethlehem: Council sacks officer
Bethlehem: Library book sale tops $7,000
Bethlehem: Community Day activities planned
Bethlehem Area SD: Board reviews vo-tech budget
Business: Fashion Clearers all shiny and new
Hanover Township: Primary care facility opens
Fountain Hill: Borough mapping program discussed
State: Snow day flexibility bill passes senate
Hellertown: Council seeks park grant

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014


March 19, 2014
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COVER STORY
St. Joseph’s century
Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church is celebrating a century since its founding on the Southside this month. Coinciding with its namesake’s feast day today, the church will open its doors to a special Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday.
By Nate Jastrzemski

Celebrating a Windish heritage
In July of 2008 the Allentown Diocese decided to merge Our Lady of Pompeii Parish, St. John Capistrano Parish, St. Joseph Parish, St. Stanislaus Parish and SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish into one church, the Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, at the former SS. Cyril and Methodius Church building. Local historians and former church members are concerned that these churches will be sold and demolished. PHOTO: This image from St. Joseph’s Church office depicts work  progressing after the cornerstone was laid in 1914.
By Karen M. Samuels

ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Parade of the Shamrocks
Leprechaun costumed participant in the Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks greets spectators on March 15. Among the parade-goers lining Broad Street are April Sabol of Hanover Township with her children Nicholas and Malena. “We come every year,” said Sabol whose grandmother is Irish. St. Patrick’s festivities are traditionally held in Bethlehem on Saturday - two days before the Irish holiday on Monday this year. The fourth annual Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks is put on by the Celtic Cultural Alliance of Bethlehem, which also presents the popular Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival each fall.
By Tim Gilman

SPRING MUSICAL
LHS presents ‘Oliver!’
Hope and resourcefulness meet the challenges of 19th century dreariness and squalor in a London poorhouse when “Oliver!” is presented at 7 p.m. March 20, 21, 22 in the auditorium of Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.
By Douglas Graves

BETHLEHEM
Cops back on the beat
Following up on his campaign promise to make public safety a priority, Mayor Bob Donchez sicced new Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, a longtime homicide detective with an amiable attitude and a love of community policing, on the task.
By Nate Jastrzemski

COLONIAL
Officer makes pitch for regional force
Officer Andrew Laudenslager asked supervisors to make a decision and questioned whether Lower Nazareth Township Manager Timm Tenges is qualified to perform a study of the regional police force.
By Bernie O’Hare

COMMUNITY
BHA honors Ortiz family
Roy Ortiz and Martha Rosario (center) were joined at the presentation by Berrios’ daughters Victoria Matos and Migdalia Berrios, and Matos’ husband Arnold.
By Dana Gurbb

COMMUNITY
Apollo’s nonprofit benefit month ends
One of the two sponsors for the Boys and Girls Club night was Albarell Electric. Owner Mike Albarell with Boys and Girls Club CPO Gary Martell, current board president Bruce Palmer and immediate past president Dan Nigito. Working Dog Press was the other sponsor.
By Dana Grubb

SOUTHSIDE
Brides, grooms enjoy expo
Future brides, grooms, and in-laws all braved the aftermath of Friday’s snow storm and Sunday’s ice storm in order to attend the Eastern Pa. Bridal Expo held at Lehigh University’s Rauch Fieldhouse. As a Jenks Productions Inc. event, the 12th annual bridal show featured than 110 vendors from around the Lehigh Valley area came to impress the brides and grooms-to-be. Newly engaged couples walked down multiple aisles meeting photographers, florists, and representatives of limousine services, bride and groom formal wear, and reception sites.
By Stacey Koch

PEOPLE
Student seeks funds for summer adventure
Northeast MS sixth grade honor roll student Zachary Johnson will experience the opportunity of a lifetime this summer. He has been selected as a student ambassador under the People to People Program. Photo: Zachary Johnson accepts Bethlehem area attorney Allan Goodman’s coat while he manned the Hotel Bethlehem coat check room during a February Sunday brunch. Johnson received tips which he will apply to his travel costs. 
By Dana Grubb

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Magnan takes silver at states

Freedom High School swimmer, Sam Magnan, won the silver medal in the 500 free at the PIAA State Swimming Championships last week at Bucknell University.
By KAtie McDonald
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OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: School board ponders sale of buildings
Bethlehem: Historic plaque approved
Bethlehem: Commission grants sign request
Bethlehem: Water authority welcomes new member
Northampton County: Werner to Philips: Stay off the radio
Northampton County: No-contract repeal tabled for county GOP
Northampton County: Gracedale in hot water – literally
Saucon Valley: Teachers contest contract deal
Bethlehem Township: Commissioners repeal birdfeeder ordinance

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


March 12, 2014
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COVER STORY
‘Downtown Abbey’
The East Church Street residence of doctors Bill and Peggy Hoffman will undergo a design makeover to benefit educational programs at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley through the Society of the Arts Show House program.
By Dana Grubb

SOUTHSIDE
Light at the end of museum tunnel
Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History, known to most as the Steel Museum, announced late Friday that it has “reluctantly” accepted the resignation of its beleaguered executive director, Steve Donches. But he will remain on staff and still be paid about half the $200,000 in salary and benefits that was going to the former Bethlehem Steel public relations VP.
By Bernie O’Hare

LEHIGH VALLEY
Minsi Scouts, leaders honored
More than 230 people attended the Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trails Council annual Recognition Dinner and Business Meeting held recently at East Hills Moravian Church in Bethlehem. Eight local Boy Scout leaders received the Silver Beaver Award, and three Boy Scouts received the National Medal of Merit and the local Council Certificate of Merit. Also recognized that evening were the James E. West Awards, gifts provided to the Minsi Trails Endowment Fund.”
By Stacey Koch

BETHLEHEM
LEGO workshop more than just fun
Twenty-one enthusiastic kids arrived for a LEGO building workshop at the Bethlehem Area Public Library recently for youngsters in grades three and up. The free program was sponsored by Bricks4Kidz® and the class for the day was building a motorized snowplow. Photo: Jonathan Kley and Alvin Abraham, first to finish their motorized snowplow, proudly show off their finished, working model.
By Ruth Grady

CLASSROOM
Middle school all-star musicians
Broughal instrumental music director Maryann Gross runs the 2014 All City Middle School Band through its paces during the one and only rehearsal able to be scheduled prior to their Feb. 7 evening performance in the Northeast MS auditorium.
By Dana Grubb

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Hawks do it again!
When the 2014 PIAA Championships came to an end late Saturday afternoon, there was little doubt that the best team was Bethlehem Catholic.  Photo: Zeke Moisey celebrates his first state title by jumping into the arms of his father, Scott, who coached in his corner during the finals.
By Patrick Mansinko
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OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: City council OKs officer firing
Bethlehem: St. Patrick’s celebration set for Saturday
Lehigh Valley: Boscola wants to reduce electric shock
Fountain Hill: Council hears snow, traffic concerns
Freemansburg: Snow plans, fire dept. under review

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