May 25, 2016
Big league Braves
Teams from Bethlehem’s South Side Little League and Allentown’s East Side Memorial Little League squared off in Coca Cola Park May 9, courtesy of the IronPigs and IronPigs Charities. Teams were transported by bus to the park, where they were surprised and greeted by family and friends, and then whisked into the IronPigs locker room to don their new personalized uniform jerseys. Players were announced just like the IronPigs are, and their headshots were flashed on the Coca Cola Park videoboard. Each league was presented with a check for $10,000 as part of the overall experience. Photo: Prior to the game, IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landis made a number of presentations to several area organizations, including $10,000 checks to both the South Side Little League and Allentown’s East Side Memorial Little League.
By Dana Grubb
Farmer’s Market in season
he Bethlehem Farmers Market at the foot of Lehigh University on its Farrington Square at New and Morton streets offers a variety of fresh local vegetables and fruit, homemade bread and pastries, natural soap and lunch items on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo: Ann Knerr, a Bethlehen native on her lunch break from across the river on the northside, looks over fresh local produce at the Bechdolt’s Orchards double booth.
By Tim Gilman
LV Charts Arts HS honors donors
Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts Executive Director Diane LaBelle and Foundation Board President Scott Hawk welcome Rob Cahill to the classroom recognizing the donations by his company, Magellan Financial. The school held a special event the afternoon of April 18 to show major donors the fresh engraved plaques provided in their honor for assistance during the school’s long capital campaign, which raised $6 million toward constructing the new Third Street school building that opened last year.
By Nate Jastrzemski
Pulaski Day observed
The bright morning sunshine and a modest crowd paid tribute to the Polish-born American Revolutionary War hero Brigadier General Kazimierz Pulaski at his namesake park at the busy corner of East Third and Brodhead streets April 24. In 1778, while Count Pulaski was in Bethlehem to visit his convalescing friend, Major General Lafayette, he was presented with a banner made by the Moravian Single Sisters. The dashing Polish cavalry officer was mortally wounded in 1779 during the Battle of Savannah, Ga. Photo: Tim Parsons places his arm around 90-year-old Ed Crocus at the end of the Pulaski Day celebration. Parsons and “Nam Knights” motorcycle club members had assisted earlier with the flag raising ceremony. Bob Monarch Sr. (left) helps display a “Nam Knights of America” denim vest with Jose Santiago.
By Ed Courrier
Miller-Keystone honors future Eagle Scout
This is a story about MacKenzie Cleffi, the two-year old daughter of popular Freedom HS gym teacher Michael Cleffi. Last July, MacKenzie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. That’s a rare type of cancer that attacks the white blood cells. And this is a story about Christopher Fereno, 17, a senior at Freedom who plans to study biopharmaceutical engineering at Lehigh University next year. This is also a story about the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, which needs 450 donors every day to supply area hospitals with the blood needed to treat sick children like MacKenzie. Photo: Miller Blood Center’s Diane Lee worked with Eagle Scout candidate Chris Fereno, flanked by proud parents Holly and Jim.
By Bernie O’Hare
A Scoutreach Derby experience
More than 300 scouts from the Allentown and Bethlehem area participated in the Scoutreach Pinewood Derby held at Northeast MS in March. Prior to race day, Cub Scouts spent weeks with their adult leaders designing and building their Pinewood Derby cars. Photo: Fifth: Juan Cruz, Pack 391
By Ruth Grady
Pates win first EPC baseball title
It was fitting that John Yocum was named the East Penn Conference MVP last week because Yocum showed everyone in the league that he was the perfect pick. The Patriots leaned on the arm from Yocum on the mound and his swing at the plate, as he provided the only RBI on the night from a 1-0 victory over Central Catholic in the EPC title game last week.
By Pete Car
Broadway then and now
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) has been through several permutations during the course of its 36 seasons. MSMT opens with “Gypsy,” June 15 - July 3, and continues with “In The Heights,” July 13 - 31, and the children’s show, “Growl!,” June 29 - July 30. For a good decade, from its founding in 1981, which included “The Mikado,” through the 1990 season, with “H.M.S. Pinafore,” Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, was the go-to place for Gilbert & Sullivan afficiandoes, neophytes and acolytes.
By Paul Willistein
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BASD: Student success hailed; rubber recall fails
Bethlehem Township: Police to try body cameras
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School: Steelworkers name essay contest winners
Northampton County: DCED director Donaher resigns
Northampton County: Counties back airport authority renewal
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