September 10, 2014
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Saluting the laborer
The 6th annual Steelworkers and Friends Labor Day parade stepped off Aug. 31 in downtown Bethlehem. According to Jerry Green, longtime president of USW local 2599 which organizes the event, “A very successful parade with the most participants and public I’ve seen.” Photo: United Steelworkers contingent leads the Labor Day parade in downtown Bethlehem on August 31. Local 2599 president Jerry Green marches behind a USW banner with microphone in hand.
By Tim Gilman
No place, like home
A delightful evening of county, gospel and old time music was shared at Wesley United Methodist Church recently, when Bethlehem native Merv Shiner returned from Tampa for his Homecoming Concert Part II - The Journey Continues. Photo: Bethlehem native Merv Shiner tells a story between musical numbers. Shiner returned to Bethlehem to perform a 30th anniversary concert.
A global, miracle match
The Taney Dragons may be Philadelphia’s sweetheart in baseball, but here in the Lehigh Valley we have the Miracle League, where every child has the opportunity to hit, score, and win. The children who make up the Miracle League are special needs children or children with developmental disabilities. The league provides them with the opportunity to play baseball. There were approximately seventy children involved this year. Photo: Matteo Turkovic of Croatia helps Lexie as she swings at the green ball during her turn up to bat.
By Linda Anthony
Downtown to get caretakers
For a second week Mayor Bob Donchez was joined by Lehigh University and other local officials to announce a public safety initiative centered on Downtown Southside. Photo:
By Nate Jastremski
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
‘Pates show off potential
The points came in droves and the smiles went from ear-to-ear, but Freedom’s football team knows it’s just another step in the right direction to winning back the Patriot family following last Friday night’s 67-34 thumping over Nazareth (0-2).
By Peter Car
Bethlehem: Mayor seeks ticket tax hike
Bethlehem: Fall book sale opens Sept. 17
Bethlehem: Exploring artistic interests
Fountain Hill: Researcher remembered with research, scholarship award
Northampton County: Council fails to over ride Brown veto
Northampton County: Community activist tapped for LANTA Board
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