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Tuesday, August 16, 2016


August 17, 2016

COVER STORY

A wink from the Copper Cowgirl

The Copper Cowgirl galloped her way into Musikfest this year as your friendly living statue from the Old West. This was the first year she performed at Musikfest and in the United States. The Copper Cowgirl is one of the many Buskers, street performers, appearing throughout

By Tracy Rice

 

PEOPLE

Activist Joan Messenlehner honored on 77th birthday

Most people in Northampton County politics know Joanne Messenlehner as a Democratic activist, a two-time party chair who has orchestrated numerous campaigns over the years. What many don’t know is that she grew up on Bethlehem’s Southside. A Stofko, she was the first member of her family to go to college. She went on to become a teacher and swim coach in the Bethlehem Area School District, and moved her family out of the projects. Photo: Sarah Kaboly, Valerie Kiltie, Lamont McClure, Kaija Farber, Joanne Messenlehner, Lori Vargo Heffner, John Morganelli and Geri Stofko Ameri

By Bernie O’Hare

 




COMMUNITY

Huge crowd marks Freemansburg NNO

National Night Out, held on the first Tuesday of August, is a chance for police and other first responders to get together with the local residents they serve and show them that they are here to serve.Though Freemansburg has one of the tiniest communities in the Lehigh Valley, it has one of best of these community gatherings. Where else can you go to get a hot dog grilled by Mayor Jerry Yob? A hamburger flipped by council member Justin “Peanuts” LaBar? All washed down with a root beer poured by council member Ed Smith? And the price is right, too. Free. Which helps explain why at least 500 people crowd into the Municipal Park.

By Bernie O’Hare

 

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Police chief gets White House briefing

In June, Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles received an email from The White House, inviting him to participate in a “White House 21st Century Policing Briefing.”

The White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs coordinated the event. Photo: Police Chief Allen W. Stiles at the White House.

By Deb Galbraith

 

CLASSROOM

Moravian Academy’s King’s focus was the students

During George N. King Jr.’s nine years as headmaster of Moravian Academy, his major focus was the students. Not just their education, but their overall growth as human beings. He was happy and proud to witness some of those students grow up before his eyes during those years. “Several members of the class of 2016 and I started at the Academy the same year,” King said. ”It has been my pleasure to watch them develop and progress through our lower, middle and upper schools.”

By Pattie Giordani

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Local football practices kick into high gear

High school football teams across the state opened up practices last week with their heat acclimation period, but one thing all coaches and players were looking forward to heading into the start of practice this week was putting on the pads and getting physical. PIAA rules forbid hitting during the opening week of the heat acclimation period, but Monday brought new life on the gridiron, as teams were allowed to strap up and lay some wood on their fellow teammates.

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

The Hooters come to Levitt

Rob Hyman doesn’t remember exactly when The Hooters last performed in the Lehigh Valley, but he remembers the Lehigh Valley. “We played some clubs in Allentown. There was a place called Nikko’s [along South Eighth Street]. That was one of our early hangouts. We picked up some loyal fans.“We started up in Levittown and Allentown and then we moved into Philly and we brought some of those fans with us,” Hyman says, pausing and then joking, “They know who they are.”

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Meals on Wheels: Helping elder keep their pets

Bethlehem: School district finance, projects in good shape

Bethlehem: HARB applicants asked to do more homework

Bethlehem: Laros grants awarded

Saucon Valley: Administrators explain math book approval

Freemansburg: Borough officials discuss upgrades

Valley: Sen. Casey addresses infant addiction

 

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