October 29, 2014
Edgeboro Moravian’s 100th
Tina Giesler and former pastor the Rev. William Matz, who filled in for Pastor Chris Giesler, cut the cake.
By Ruth Grady
Ambassadors begin service
Mayor Robert Donchez officially kicked off the Community Ambassadors Program Oct. 8 in the Southside business district. Eight ambassadors, working two daily shifts from Monday through Saturday and a single Sunday shift, will pick up litter, empty litter receptacles, remove graffiti, perform tree and flower maintenance, remove weeds, provide pedestrian security, and offer hospitality and parking assistance. Photo: Linda Janson makes a litter receptacle shine as part of the initiative. Janson and her husband John, also an ambassador, reside in Palmer Township.
By Dana Grubb
Braden hosts fly-in
Gyrocopters, ultralights, the Sky Jeep and the Bird Dog all descended on Braden Airport recently during Braden Airport’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s 20th annual fly-in at the small Forks Township airport, located along Sullivan Trail. In addition to all the experimental aircraft, there was a demonstration of radio-controlled aircraft.
By Bernie O’Hare
Southside proposal vote a watershed decision
On Oct. 20, the South Bethlehem/Mt. Airy Historic Conservation Commission (HCC for short) voted 5-2 to approve Dennis Benner’s proposal for a nine-story building at Fourth and Vine streets. The commission was reportedly under duress, fearing that if it rejected the proposal and city council approved it, the HCC would have no input on the design, which would seem odd. A truer sense of public sentiment came from the 21-member Board of Directors of the South Bethlehem Historical Society, which voted unanimously to oppose the project.
By Bill Scheirer
Asa Packer walk-a-thon a winner
Asa Packer ES’s annual Walk-a-thon is a fundraiser in which the entire student body and staff take part. Some 338 students participated this year. Despite a slightly lower number of participants this year, the walk-a-thon raised $5,679 from a total of 1,265 laps – 97 laps better than last year. Photo: ESL teacher Linette Possinger follows the cone-marked course around the elementary school field surrounded by walking and running students.
By Tim Gilman
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
The Dangerous World of Bethlehem Steel
Larry Neff ‘s new memoir, “Rigger: A Memoir from High-School to High Steel” is a fascinating, behind the scenes look at his 27-year career at Bethlehem Steel Corporation. In 1972, Neff left behind high school and a further two years of odd jobs to work at Bethlehem Steel, just as his father and brother did. At the time, many of Neff’s friends we
By Karen M. Samuels
THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Cross Country: Kochmaruk is district champ
For the second time in two weeks, Liberty High School sophomore, Raisa Kochmaruk, surprised competitors and fans, winning the District XI Class AAA Girls Cross Country Championships last Thursday at the Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Photo: A week after winning the EPC title, Liberty’s Raisa Kochmaruk crossed first to win the District 11 girls 3A race.
By Katie McDonald
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