August 26, 2015
Researchers question early school starting time
The issue of school start times and sleep-deprived youth is not new. Back in the early 1990s, researchers at Brown University found that the onset of puberty creates a shift in sleeping patterns. Teens tend to go to bed later and get up later than younger children to get the eight to 11 hours of sleep they need.
By Katya Hrichak, Nate Jastrzemski and Ross Sonnenblick
Attendance once again tops 1M
From Arizona to Africa and Texas to Turkey, guests from across the nation and around the globe made their way to Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley for the 32nd annual Musikfest, enjoying 10 days packed with free music, art and family fun. Photo: Giant-sized ants and children at Handwerplatz work together to arrange large breadcrumb-like shapes in various patterns. The Polyglot Theatre troupe of three costumed actors from Melbourne, Australia, put on an interactive performance which encourages the festival’s children to participate in the activity in the downtown historic area of Bethlehem.
Photo by Tim Gilman
In Casa De Jorge’s pineapple habañero salsa, one can expect to find pineapple and habañero peppers. In its roasted garlic and olives salsa (Casa De Jorge’s top seller), the ingredients are equally straightforward. These examples then beg an entertaining question – what exactly is in the ominously christened “Stupid Hot” salsa? Photo: Patrick Barron laughs before answering yet another question about the Stupid Hot salsa.
By Ross Sonnenblick
Local community heroes recently visited to the Southside Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, connecting children participating in the summer reading theme of “every hero has a story” to real life. Four firefighters from the Schweder Fire Station’s Company 1, the city’s mounted police patrol and the canine police patrol each visited over a three-week period to explain the roles that they play in public safety to the youngsters participating in the reading program. Photo: After listening to Officer Mike Leaser’s presentation, the children have an opportunity to pose questions to the officers.
By Dana Grubb
A new business has opened at 414 E. Fourth St., fulfilling a dream for Bethlehem resident Linda Terrick. Libby’s Thrift, named for Terrick’s granddaughter, will specialize in “quality second hand clothing” at affordable prices according to Terrick. Photo: Friends and supporters turn out in a show of support for Libby’s Thrift owner Linda Terrick during her Aug. 3 grand opening.By Dana Grubb
Celebrating new families
Courthouses are rarely happy places, but the recent sight of four young children, dressed in their Sunday best and running and laughing outside, brought smiles to Northampton County deputy sheriffs and courthouse visitors alike. They were at the county courthouse for a good reason. They had just been adopted.
By Bernie O’Hare
Henrys celebrate 60 years of marriage
When William Henry met Leah at Franklin Junior HS in Bethlehem, he knew he didn’t want to let her get away. He was persistent, but he faced a challenge. “She didn’t want anything to do with me,” Henry recalls. “When I came to mow the lawn for her father, I came in the front door and she went out the back. Photo: William and Leah married in Bethlehem July 30, 1955. Their five daughters arranged the anniversary celebration attended by 70 people.
By Carole Gorney
USL franchise comes to LV
Professional soccer will return to the Lehigh Valley in March of 2016 and the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer are hoping to go all-in on the prospects of success the region can offer. The Union made the announcement last Wednesday during a press conference at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, officially announcing the Lehigh Valley as the 27th franchise of the United Soccer League.
By Peter Car
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