November 2, 2016
Election going to the dogs
There’s another election going on in Bethlehem and it has nothing to do with Republicans, Democrats or Independents. Instead, the Puppy Palace Doggie Day Care is running an election on Facebook with 23 parties broken down by dog breed running in a primary election through Oct. 30. Winners in each category will then square off in a general election that culminates with the Facebook polls closing Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Photo: Staff members Lissa Hildenbrand, Linsay Wieller and Zoe Lennon introduce four of the puppy election candidates, Raul Pauling, Xander Cassidy, Buddy Kevitch and Miles Burkhardt. The dogs represent the Fierce Little Dog, Small But Mighty, Labrador and Boxer parties. Our election coverage begins on page A3.
By Dana Grubb
More snow, longer winter season expected
AucuWeather is reporting that the upcoming winter season may produce more snow and ice than last year, and extend further into the spring. “Last year, this area had about 36 inches. This year should be a little bit more than that, around 40 inches,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Paul Pastelok said in regard to the upcoming season’s snow measurements. Photo: Michael Murphy scrapes the season’s first frost off the windshield of the family car outside his Elm Street home in Bethlehem. The early morning of Oct. 26 posted a low of 27 degrees, close to the 24-degree record set in 1952, according to Lehigh Valley AccuWeather. Murphy said he was preparing the Honda SUV for his wife to drive.
By Brian Myszkowski/Photo by Tim Gilman
General Election coverage
‘Souper Day’ marks 25th anniversary
The 25th anniversary of New Bethany Ministries’ Souper Day event was held Oct. 18 at the Event Center at Blue. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the organization, which has impacted over 100,000 individuals over 31 years of operation. Thanks to the generosity of the Event Center at Blue, virtually 100 percent of the program’s proceeds go directly to New Bethany’s services. Photo: Over 250 attendees enjoy a modest meal of soup and salad. The Blue Event Center generously donated the venue, food and service at the event for 25 years, allowing virtually all of the proceeds from the event to go directly to funding services.
By Kate Cohn/Photo courtesy New Bethany Ministries
LHS Class of ’96 reunites
The Liberty HS Class of 1996‘s 20th reunion was highlighted by a well-attended family tailgating party prior to the annual Liberty-Freedom football game at the nearby Bethlehem Area School District stadium. Class of 1996 members were able to reminisce about their high school days during other activities, such as a LHS tour and a reunion dinner. The 34-0 loss to the Freedom failed to blemish the weekend which brought together alums from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Photo: The Liberty HS Grenadier Band trio of drum major Gunner Anderson, pipe major Jack Polentes and piper Adriana Sfara march by the LHS class of 1996 20th reunion tailgaters before the Liberty-Freedom game in nearby BASD Stadium.
By Tim Gilman
A spirit-filled afternoon
The 34-0 loss to Freedom failed to dampen the spirits of the Liberty fans who were the loudest part of the 10,000 fans attending the rival game on Saturday. The Patriot victory sealed their conquest of the Christmas City title after a recent win over Bethlehem Catholic HS. Freedom improved its season record to 6-4, while Liberty finished at 5-5. Photo: Liberty students cheer on their football team before the kick-off. Keith Hardaway, a Liberty HS senior, leads his schoolmates in the Hurricane supporters section on the stadium’s east side.
By Tim Gilman
Freedom takes city title
Freedom players huddled around head coach Jason Roeder following their 34-0 demolition over Liberty Saturday afternoon and enjoyed the moment. Defeating their bitter rival in convincing fashion for the City championship was satisfying, as the Pates reeled off their third straight win to end the regular season.
By Peter Car
Jimmy Webb comes to SteelStacks
Hear Jimmy Webb sing “Didn’t We,” as he recounts how the song is from the second act of a never-performed college musical. Then hear Sinatra sing “Didn’t We,” with a dry as Jack Daniels vocal and Don Costa arrangement and let the chill bumps start. Listen to Webb’s intro to “The Worst That Could Happen” as he talks about Johnny Maestro introducing 40 guys “all in maroon blazers,” former members of the Brooklyn Bridge, which took the song to No. 3 in 1969. Pull up “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” a No. 2 country song hit by Glen Campbell, who had No. 1 country hits with other Webb songs, “Wichita Lineman,” which also went to No. 3 on the pop chart, and “Galveston,” which also went to No. 4 on the pop chart.
By Paul Willistein
Bethlehem: Boscola announces funding for 2 local projects
Bethlehem: Patient pets await blessing
Bethlehem: ‘Linny’ celebrates late philanthropist
Bethlehem Township: Fire station expansion completed
Bethlehem Township: Board envisions no tax increase this year
Bethlehem: Southside Scarecrow stars
Bethlehem Township: Commuters may lose NJ tax break
Fountain Hill: Wreaths for fallen veterans available
Hanover Township: 9th budget without tax increase
Lehigh Valley: At the rally
Lehigh Valley: At the rally
Northampton County: Law clerk salaries raise questions
Northampton County: Gracedale loses high rating over resident suicide
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Center for Animal Health and Welfare
High school news reports
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