OUR 10TH YEAR OF SERVICE
TO THE CITY OF BETHLEHEM, BETHLEHEM AND HANOVER TOWNSHIPS AND THE BOROUGHS OF FOUNTAIN HILL, FREEMANSBURG AND HELLERTOWN

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016


October 12, 2016

COVER STORY

Service honors 4 firefighters

The Bethlehem Fire Department held its annual memorial ceremony Oct. 3 The annual event featured the recognition of recently deceased firefighters including Lt. Charles DiDonato, Assistant Chief Joseph F. Burghardt, Jeffrey Halleman and Robert Steidinger. Local firefighters and paramedics attended the event at the John L. Schweder Engine Company No. 1 along E. Fourth Street, with friends and families of past and present members of the Bethlehem Fire Department. Photo: Bethlehem Fire Department Chief Robert Novatnack, retired Deputy Commissioner Eugene Novak (left), Mayor Bob Donchez and Senator Lisa Boscola lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

By Tim Gilman

 

BETHLEHEM HISTORY

Church celebrates 100th anniversary

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Bethlehem celebrates its centennial the weekend of Oct. 28-30 with three events. The celebration includes a Taverna Night, Centennial Ball and Banquet, and an archieratical liturgy followed by a brunch.

By Karen M. Samuels

 

LABOR RELATIONS

Just Born welcomes back, most, not all, workers

A month after they went on strike, hourly employees of Just Born Inc. are back at work. Four hundred of the company’s 600 employees picketed the Stefko Boulevard business day and night for weeks, and then management met the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local #6 union leaders at the table Sept. 28. Photo: On the picket line are former Just Born employees with their years employed: Brian Backensto, 10, Beverly Kareyva, 37, Rick Rivera, 12, Shawn Fitzpatrick, 12, Tracy Snyder, 38, and Debra Schlicher, 25.

By Nate Jastrzemski

 

SOUTH BETHLEHEM

‘A Community Conversation’

National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) President and CEO Amy Hollander sought help and input from the South Bethlehem Historical Society (SBHS), as well as interested members of the general public during her address to SBHS’s annual meeting Sept. 20. It was titled, “Program Development for the NMIH: A Community Conversation.” Photo: NMIH president & CEO Amy Hollander is presented with a framed photo of a Bethlehem Steel blast furnace by SBHS president Jessica Lee and SBHS board chair Maureen Dresen.

By Ed Courrier

 

COMMUNITY

Memories, caps and camaraderie

 The second annual Dave DiGiacinto “DiGi” Golf Tournament took place Sept. 24 at the City of Bethlehem’s golf course, with 60 golfers participating in the scramble style tourney. Friends, family and colleagues of DiGiacinto, the former Bethlehem city councilman and city controller who died suddenly in January 2015 at age 61, reminisced and enjoyed each other’s camaraderie during an afternoon of golf followed by dinner at Roosevelt’s 21st Bar and Grill in Bethlehem. Frank “Tripper” Storey, an event organizer, said funds raised at the 2016 event would bring the two-year total of funds raised to support the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem to $9,000. DiGiacinto sat on the club’s board of directors for a number of years. Photo: Wayne Fatabene, Rob Ruyak, Mike Hartenstine and David Collins are joined by Dave DiGiacinto’s sister, Sally Horan, who traveled to Bethlehem from her home in Texas to support the fundraising effort in her brother’s memory.

By Dana Grubb

 

OKTOBERFEST

Lots of beer, food and fun

Wayne Fatabene, Rob Ruyak, Mike Hartenstine and David Collins are joined by Dave DiGiacinto’s sister, Sally Horan, who traveled to Bethlehem from her home in Texas to support the fundraising effort in her brother’s memory. Photo: Lehigh Valley Choral Society members sing on the Yuengling Biergarten stage. Bethlehem resident Donna Janusko, specially dressed for the German festival, was the center of attention.

By Tim Gilman

 

VALLEY

Penn State Day grows in Bethlehem

The third annual Lehigh Valley Penn State Day recently attracted many PSU graduates and other visitors to historic downtown Bethlehem. Bethlehem businesses and local PSU alums joined together to fight pediatric cancer with special sale promotions. The inaugural Blue and White dinner and dance, put on by the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society for all PS grads, attracted a sizeable first-year crowd to the Hotel Bethlehem Grand Ballroom. PSU staffers and volunteers worked booths and tables along Main Street despite afternoon showers. The local Penn State Alumni Blue Band and the Nittany Lion mascot appeared intermittently in downtown Bethlehem. Photo: Penn State Alumni Blue Band members perform some favorite tunes on Main Street.

By TimGilman

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Bethlehem Catholic dismantles Parkland

It was a game that the Bethlehem Catholic football players, coaches, and fans had circled on their calendars for a while. Even with all of the success in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11, the Golden Hawks hadn’t played the four-time district champion Parkland Trojans for a few years. The way that the conference was aligned, it didn’t allow these two powerhouses to meet on the gridiron until the league realigned before the start of the season.

By CJ Hemerly

 

LV FOCUS

Brandford Marsalis headline ‘Gala Opening’

The 2016-17 season-opening Allentown Symphony Orchestra classical music concerts will be long-remembered for a Lehigh Valley world premiere by a well-known musician, band leader and composer. Branford Marsalis and the Allentown Symphony perform Villa-Lobos’ “Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra” in an updated transcription of the work. Marsalis headlines the “Opening Gala” for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra ”Classical Series,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 16, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Witches’ Ball benefits childrens festival

Bethlehem Council: 10$% sewer rate proposed

Bethlehem Twp.: Bordhead Road again a priority

Fountain Hill: Grants, donations benefit borough

Lehigh: Smiley articulates Black frustration

Northampton County: Council to support Boscola gerrymandering bill

Valley: Take family on Open Gate Tour Oct. 16

 

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