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Wednesday, September 28, 2016



September 28, 2016


COVER STORY


Sex trafficiking: Part 2


Fueled by pornography promoted on the Internet


We’ll call her “Tiffany.” She was from Philadelphia and she was angry with her dad, and just as many teenagers might do, she complained about him to her “friends” on Facebook.   Someone named “Gracie” responded, saying that the same thing had happened to her. The two began conversing online. Soon Gracie suggested that Tiffany might like to meet another friend – a man – which she did, only to find herself being trafficked in New Jersey. Tiffany managed to escape from bondage to tell her story, but many others aren’t so fortunate. Her story is true and all too common. Vulnerable teens, homeless women or addicts lured into prostitution by traffickers promising love or security or needed drugs.


By Carole Gorney


 


COMMUNITY


Poverty: A public conversation


It started with a question about why poverty has been a forgotten issue in politics, and ended with a determination that the public needs to become educators on the issue, make government officials accountable, and keep the discussion going. Photo: Audience member Susan McNamara, a retired Bethlehem resident, spoke up during the meeting, saying people deny the problem because they don’t want to experience others’ pain.


By Carole Gorney


 


BETHLEHEM


Gemeinhaus marks 275th


The 275th Community Celebration of Bethlehem featured the anniversary of the 1741 Gemeinhaus in downtown Bethlehem on Church Street. The anniversary took place Sept. 17 and 18 with a variety of mostly free activities for children and adults. The oldest log-cabin in historic Bethlehem and the United States in continuous use is operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums. An afternoon birthday party featured cake each day. Twenty artisans showed their wares in the historic Sisters’ House near the Gemeinhaus on Church Street. The celebration also coincided with the ongoing 275th anniversary of Bethlehem. Photo: Musician Carol Yale of Bethlehem plays a viola on the back porch of the 1741 Gemeinhaus during an outdoor reception following the Zug lecture series.


By Tim Gilman


 


ALLENTOWN


Everything was peachy at the fair


It took 12 judges more than an hour to taste all 22 entries and declare the winner in this year’s Fresh Peach Dessert Competition at the Great Allentown Fair. First the field was narrowed down to eight, followed by more tasting, then down to the final four.  Entries ranged from pies and cakes to tartlets and cheesecake, and were judged on taste and flavor (60 points), overall appearance and texture (20 points) and originality and creativity (20 points). Photo: Pastry doves adorns the top of the blue-ribbon-winning peach pie at this year’s Fresh Peach Dessert Competition. Entries were judged on flavor, but also on appearance and originality.


By Carole Gorney


 


NEWS ANALYSIS


Gerrymandering: The biggest election fix


Barry Kauffman, executive director of Common Cause Pa and a member of FairDistrictsPa. was the clean-up hitter at a recent gerrymandering forum before a full house at Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethlehem. And he hit it out of the park.


“We heard a lot from our candidates about elections being fixed,” Kauffman observed. “Well, they are right, but for all the wrong reasons. Redistricting abuse is probably the biggest problem, the biggest fix.”


By Bernie O’Hare


 


CLASSROOM


High & Mighty Band guests at Broughal


The Broughal MS band summer camp, led by director Adam Stoltz, had a noteworthy program Aug. 18 with a special performance by the High & Mighty Brass Band. The eight-piece party sound band from Brooklyn intermingled with the young musicians and their parents after their mini-concert in the South Bethlehem school auditorium. The brass band was in Bethlehem for a show that night at SteelStacks as part of the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concerts. Photo: Trombonist Jeremiah Rosado gets a mini-lesson from Kevin Moehringer, a trombone player with the High & Mighty Brass Band.


By Tim Gilman


 


BETHLEHEM SPORTS


Becahi soars past Liberty


Just before the first half was about to end, Liberty was on the verge of putting together a drive that would tie or give the Hurricanes a lead against rival Bethlehem Catholic. Instead, after first downs on that drive, the ’Canes punted the ball back over to the Golden Hawks. That turned out to be the game’s defining moment.


By Todd Kress


 


Parkland blanks Freedom


If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s what the Freedom football team’s offense did Friday night against Parkland, but nothing they tried seemed to work as they fell to the Trojans 17-0.


Chuck Hixson


 


District playoff changes discussed


District 11 held a luncheon Thursday afternoon at the Moravian College-St. Luke’s Sports and Rehabilitation Center in Bethlehem to discus changes coming up this sports calendar year, in regards to postseason playoff berths, with the new PIAA classifications coming into effect this year.


By Peter Car


 


LV FOCUS


Explore musica in a new way with Branford Marsalis, ASO


As I was growing up,  everyone knew the names Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Trumpeter Wynton was winning Grammy Awards for his classical and jazz recordings. His brother, saxophonist Branford, was leader of the Tonight Show Band (1992-’95) on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Initially, they both surprised the music world with their ability to fluctuate between the genres of classical and jazz.


By Diane Wittry


 


OTHER STORIES


South Bethlehem: Sands promote good hygiene


Bethlehem: Just born, workers at the table


Bethlehem Council: Residents speak first, police active


Bethlehem Area SD: LERTA talks continue


Northampton County: Is a new jail needed?


Hellertown: Yard waste collections begin


Lehigh County: Muller presents no taxincrease budget


 


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Center for Animal Health and Welfare


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016


September 21, 2016

COVER STORY

Valley epidemic

‘Wake up! It is here; it is now’

There is an epidemic spreading in the Lehigh Valley. It attacks primarily women, teenagers   and children, especially the most vulnerable. Its victims come from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. It is highly infectious, but too often goes undetected. To date, prevention has been mostly futile, and cures have been limited to a relative few. It is not the Zika or Ebola viruses, but it is just as insidious and horrific. This epidemic is sex trafficking, defined by the Federal Government as the illegal trade in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age. Fed by pornography and greed, empowered by drugs, and transmitted through the Internet, this contagion is an increasing threat in the Lehigh Valley.

Part 1 of a 3-part series by Carole Gorney

 

Jane’s story: It started on a Allentown street corner

Jane Guerio is the founder and president of Glory House, which promotes spiritual restoration and economic empowerment for women getting out of captivity, abuse or homelessness.  Guerio is also a survivor of sex trafficking.  This is her story. 

The Abduction

I was 30 and I was abducted from Eighth Street and Turner in Allentown. I was a drug addict and a prostitute. It was Christmas morning. I had stolen a can of chicken noodle soup from the 7-Eleven, but I didn’t have a can opener. This big SUV drove up. One man. He said, “You won’t have to do anything the rest of the day. Come with me.”

By Carole Gorney

 

BUSINESS

Re-purpose, reuse and recycle

The Beleno Spiritual Healing Center is open for business at 1019 W. Broad St., and for owner Carrie Beleno the progression to this point has seemed to be her destiny. As a retired educator, she says a former client inspired her to step into the spiritual avocation.“I needed to step into what my purpose was and own it,” says Beleno. Photo: Natural light floods the upstairs Yoga room as Carrie Beleno relaxes quietly at her center.

By Dana Grubb

 

PEOPLE

Frank Flisser: Like father, like son

The Rev. Frank Flisser was the pastor at St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, located on Bethlehem’s Southside, for 35 years. He also served on the zoning hearing board, and for 35 years, with the Bethlehem Housing Authority. While this community-minded cleric attended meetings, his son Frank started hanging around with a short but determined basketball player named John Morganelli and another kid just down the street named Bob Donchez. Photo: Frank Flisser, flanked by wife Mary Beth and son Tom. Flisser as Northampton County’s first council clerk, a position he held for 36 years before retiring last year.

By Bernie O’Hare

 

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR

Gonzalez newest Valley Iron Chef

A new Iron Chef was crowned at the Great Allentown Fair this summer after a grueling schedule of cook-offs featuring some of the best chefs in the Lehigh Valley. Six chefs competed in the final round, and the contest came down to two finalists:   Cristian Gonzalez, executive sous chef at the Hamilton in Allentown; and Adam Boyd, chef de cuisine at h20 Kitchen, Wyomissing. The pair were given a basket of ingredients to use to prepare one entrée from either pork or alligator meat. Photo: The Hamilton’s Executive Sous chef Cristia Gonzalez walked off, or rather, cooked-off with the title of Iron Chef at this year’s competition at the Great Allentown Fair.  He beat out five other chefs to take the title.

By Carole Gorney

 

Spam a lot at the fair

The versatility of SPAM, the ubiquitous canned meat from Hormel, was put to the test during the “Great American SPAM Championship” at the Allentown Fair. Five children and 16 adults vied for cash prizes with their sweet or savory original recipes made from at least one 12-ounce can of any variety of the precooked product. Entries ranged from SPAM salad to appetizers and a chocolate dessert. They were judged on the creativity of their theme (40 percent), taste and presence of the SPAM flavor (40 percent), ease and clarity of the recipe (10 percent), and presentation and visual appeal (10 percent). Photo: Judges Harvey Emert, Catasauqua, and Bill White, Allentown Morning Call columnist, are hard at work tasting all the SPAM entries. This is White’s 15th year as a fair culinary judge. “When I heard about the SPAM contest I just had to do it,” White said. “My mother made SPAM.”

By Carole Gorney

 

Barnyard fun

Rachael Hoffman from Slatington tries her hand at milking a “cow.” The experience left her “udderly” amazed.

By Ed Courrier

 

Food, fun and families

Kassandra Diehl of Coopersburg and her son Blake have their first camel ride. The popular camel rides attracted a steady line of fair-goers.

By Tim Gilman

 

OPINION/ANALYSIS

Gerrymandering: Current system is a mess

Whether they love her or hate her, few would dispute that Democrat Lisa Boscola is very popular in her state senatorial district, which includes Bethlehem. Some of her Bethlehem constituents may actually love her. But leaders in the state house and senate? Not so much. “I swear, if there was a bridge you could build to New Jersey, they’d put me there,” she only half-jokes. That bridge might be under construction right now. Boscola is the prime sponsor of a senate bill (SB484) that would eliminate gerrymandering in Pennsylvania by establishing an independent citizens’ commission to draw the boundary lines for Congressional and state legislative seats every 10 years.

Part 2 of a 4-part series by Bernie O’Hare

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Becahi-Liberty highlights week 5

All eyes will be focused on Bethlehem Area School District Stadium this Saturday afternoon when Bethlehem Catholic hosts Liberty at 2 p.m. It’s fair to say that calling this week four tilt a ‘big game’ is an understatement, as the rivalry between both schools is real. “All the talk or stuff on Twitter this week doesn’t matter,” said Becahi head coach Kyle Haas. “This is a huge rivalry and there’s going to be a lot of emotion going into it, but the only thing that matters for us is execution.”

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

To be Latin and an artist

“Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through Oct. 2, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Fifth and Court streets, Allentown, includes 89 contemporary artworks by 71 artists in the Museum’s Trexler Hall, Scheller, Rodale, and Fowler Galleries. What does a Latino artist do when uprooted and transported to the United States’ landscape of political structures? They make their presence known through the arts. “Our America” is a perspective on contemporary art and artists’ approach to address the political issues of the day affecting Latino communities.

By Nelson Quinones

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Just Borne ‘tarnished’ in community, says labor rep

Bethlehem: HARB approves CFS, Buxmont signage

Fountain Hill: New officer welcomed; plants rejected

Northampton County: No grounds for dismissal of county employee

Northampton County: Council to hold ‘remote’ meetings

Saucon Valley: High school principal resigns abruptly

Valley: TPA presents family scholarships

 

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Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Volunteers

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September 21, 2016

COVER STORY

Valley epidemic

‘Wake up! It is here; it is now’

There is an epidemic spreading in the Lehigh Valley. It attacks primarily women, teenagers   and children, especially the most vulnerable. Its victims come from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. It is highly infectious, but too often goes undetected. To date, prevention has been mostly futile, and cures have been limited to a relative few. It is not the Zika or Ebola viruses, but it is just as insidious and horrific. This epidemic is sex trafficking, defined by the Federal Government as the illegal trade in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age. Fed by pornography and greed, empowered by drugs, and transmitted through the Internet, this contagion is an increasing threat in the Lehigh Valley.

Part 1 of a 3-part series by Carole Gorney

 

Jane’s story: It started on a Allentown street corner

Jane Guerio is the founder and president of Glory House, which promotes spiritual restoration and economic empowerment for women getting out of captivity, abuse or homelessness.  Guerio is also a survivor of sex trafficking.  This is her story. 

The Abduction

I was 30 and I was abducted from Eighth Street and Turner in Allentown. I was a drug addict and a prostitute. It was Christmas morning. I had stolen a can of chicken noodle soup from the 7-Eleven, but I didn’t have a can opener. This big SUV drove up. One man. He said, “You won’t have to do anything the rest of the day. Come with me.”

By Carole Gorney

 

BUSINESS

Re-purpose, reuse and recycle

The Beleno Spiritual Health Center is open for business at 1109 W. Broad St., and for owner Carrie Beleno the progression to this point has seemed to be her destiny. As a retired educator, she says a former client inspired her to step into the spiritual avocation.“I needed to step into what my purpose was and own it,” says Beleno. Photo: Natural light floods the upstairs Yoga room as Carrie Beleno relaxes quietly at her center.

By Dana Grubb

 

PEOPLE

Frank Flisser: Like father, like son

The Rev. Frank Flisser was the pastor at St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, located on Bethlehem’s Southside, for 35 years. He also served on the zoning hearing board, and for 35 years, with the Bethlehem Housing Authority. While this community-minded cleric attended meetings, his son Frank started hanging around with a short but determined basketball player named John Morganelli and another kid just down the street named Bob Donchez. Photo: Frank Flisser, flanked by wife Mary Beth and son Tom. Flisser as Northampton County’s first council clerk, a position he held for 36 years before retiring last year.

By Bernie O’Hare

 

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR

Gonzalez newest Valley Iron Chef

A new Iron Chef was crowned at the Great Allentown Fair this summer after a grueling schedule of cook-offs featuring some of the best chefs in the Lehigh Valley. Six chefs competed in the final round, and the contest came down to two finalists:   Cristian Gonzalez, executive sous chef at the Hamilton in Allentown; and Adam Boyd, chef de cuisine at h20 Kitchen, Wyomissing. The pair were given a basket of ingredients to use to prepare one entrée from either pork or alligator meat. Photo: The Hamilton’s Executive Sous chef Cristia Gonzalez walked off, or rather, cooked-off with the title of Iron Chef at this year’s competition at the Great Allentown Fair.  He beat out five other chefs to take the title.

By Carole Gorney

 

Spam a lot at the fair

The versatility of SPAM, the ubiquitous canned meat from Hormel, was put to the test during the “Great American SPAM Championship” at the Allentown Fair. Five children and 16 adults vied for cash prizes with their sweet or savory original recipes made from at least one 12-ounce can of any variety of the precooked product. Entries ranged from SPAM salad to appetizers and a chocolate dessert. They were judged on the creativity of their theme (40 percent), taste and presence of the SPAM flavor (40 percent), ease and clarity of the recipe (10 percent), and presentation and visual appeal (10 percent). Photo: Judges Harvey Emert, Catasauqua, and Bill White, Allentown Morning Call columnist, are hard at work tasting all the SPAM entries. This is White’s 15th year as a fair culinary judge. “When I heard about the SPAM contest I just had to do it,” White said. “My mother made SPAM.”

By Carole Gorney

 

Barnyard fun

Rachael Hoffman from Slatington tries her hand at milking a “cow.” The experience left her “udderly” amazed.

By Ed Courrier

 

Food, fun and families

Kassandra Diehl of Coopersburg and her son Blake have their first camel ride. The popular camel rides attracted a steady line of fair-goers.

By Tim Gilman

 

OPINION/ANALYSIS

Gerrymandering: Current system is a mess

Whether they love her or hate her, few would dispute that Democrat Lisa Boscola is very popular in her state senatorial district, which includes Bethlehem. Some of her Bethlehem constituents may actually love her. But leaders in the state house and senate? Not so much. “I swear, if there was a bridge you could build to New Jersey, they’d put me there,” she only half-jokes. That bridge might be under construction right now. Boscola is the prime sponsor of a senate bill (SB484) that would eliminate gerrymandering in Pennsylvania by establishing an independent citizens’ commission to draw the boundary lines for Congressional and state legislative seats every 10 years.

Part 2 of a 4-part series by Bernie O’Hare

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Becahi-Liberty highlights week 5

All eyes will be focused on Bethlehem Area School District Stadium this Saturday afternoon when Bethlehem Catholic hosts Liberty at 2 p.m. It’s fair to say that calling this week four tilt a ‘big game’ is an understatement, as the rivalry between both schools is real. “All the talk or stuff on Twitter this week doesn’t matter,” said Becahi head coach Kyle Haas. “This is a huge rivalry and there’s going to be a lot of emotion going into it, but the only thing that matters for us is execution.”

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

To be Latin and an artist

“Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through Oct. 2, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Fifth and Court streets, Allentown, includes 89 contemporary artworks by 71 artists in the Museum’s Trexler Hall, Scheller, Rodale, and Fowler Galleries. What does a Latino artist do when uprooted and transported to the United States’ landscape of political structures? They make their presence known through the arts. “Our America” is a perspective on contemporary art and artists’ approach to address the political issues of the day affecting Latino communities.

By Nelson Quinones

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Just Borne ‘tarnished’ in community, says labor rep

Bethlehem: HARB approves CFS, Buxmont signage

Fountain Hill: New officer welcomed; plants rejected

Northampton County: No grounds for dismissal of county employee

Northampton County: Council to hold ‘remote’ meetings

Saucon Valley: High school principal resigns abruptly

Valley: TPA presents family scholarships

 

WEEKLY FEATURES

Around town community calendar

Police logs

Area obituaries

Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Volunteers

Student profiles

High school news reports

 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016


September 14, 2016

COVER STORY

A kiss on the cheek

There are very few people who have ever been able to say they kissed a real saint, but retired Bethlehem teacher Nancy Kembel is someone who can. Forty-four years ago she kissed Mother Teresa of Calcutta on the cheek, then called the world-famous missionary “a living saint in our midst.” How right Kembel was.  On Sept. 4, just 19 years after her death, Mother Teresa was officially canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Photo: At home in Bethlehem, Nancy Kembel displays the framed photos of her 1972 meeting with Mother Teresa in Philadelphia.

By Carole Gorney

 

BETHLEHEM

Just Born strike: ‘It’s corporate greed’

After months of inconclusive negotiations the hourly workers of Just Born Inc., the popular candy company, went on strike last week. Dozens of picketers can be seen outside the Stefko Boulevard building each day, braving the heat while encouraged by honking motorists. About 400 of the company’s 600 employees, members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local #6, voted unanimously to strike after rejecting the company’s latest offer, which they say would eliminate the workers’ pension plan, offer substandard wage increases and increase healthcare costs. Photo: Hourly workers protest the company’s last proposed deal as cars pass by, honking encouragement.

By Nate Jastrzemski

 

BETHLEHEM

Families, food and festival fun

The 55th annual Muhlenberg Summer Festival attracted familes and senior citizens to the popular seasonal celebration which offers live music, a juried arts and crafts show, food, children’s activities and midway games and rides. The four-day extravaganza on the grounds of the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg in Bethlehem features free admission and parking. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the hospital to support projects, programs and services for its patients. The festival customarily follows Musikfest, with a Wednesday through Saturday schedule. Photo: Gabby Rodriguez is all smiles after winning an inflatable monkey prize. The youngster was with her grandmother Lydia Barreto of Northampton, who said it was their first time at the festival.

By Tim Gilman

 

COMMUNITY

Knights sale benefits needy

Despite the high heat and humidity, the fourth annual Knights of Columbus yard sale at St. Anne’s Church Aug. 20 drew a steady stream of customers. In addition to members of the parish, people driving along Washington Avenue between Linden Street and Easton Avenue spotted the sale and pulled over to shop. Items on sale were practical, including kitchen utensils, furniture, and tools; and decorative, such as vases, framed pictures, and Christmas ornaments. There were toys, pocketbooks, lamps, flower pots and luggage. Beneficiaries of the sale include Mary’s Shelter, Coats for Kids, ARC of the Lehigh Valley, Special Olympics, St. Anne’s Parish, and homeless shelters in Bethlehem and Allentown. In addition, the Knights have made donations to meet urgent needs as they have arisen, such as the $500 they donated to fire victims.

By Dorothy and Dennis Glew

 

SOUTH BETHLEHEM

New Career Link office opens

Lorna Velasquez, executive director of the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, welcomed Nancy Dischinat (left), executive director of the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board Inc. to its new location at the Hispanic Center’s facility. Other speakers included Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, Northampton County Executive John Brown, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley vice chair Donna Taggart and Luis Campos, board chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

By Dana Grubb

 

CLASSROOM

Northeast MS marks 9/11 anniversary

Each year Northeast MS remembers the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a short ceremony for students and neighbors. This 15th anniversary of 9/11 was marked by early morning remarks and music, and at least one considered reflection about what that day meant and how these young men and women should approach the future. Principal Joseph Rahs said, “Bringing you out here today in this heat, and with these bugs, is to tell you it’s important that you learn the lessons of the past. We as your adults have failed to bring peace to this Earth. We don’t want you to fail. You must never forget the horrific events of 9/11 and other tragedies that have occurred since. Someday we can live together as one.” Photo: The entire student body, faculty, administrators, family and local volunteers crowd the bus port during the performance of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

By Nate Jastrzemski

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Gerrymandering: Elections really are rigged

Before the 2014 Pennsylvania state and congressional races, Democrats outnumbered Republicans in voter registration by a 50 to 37 percent margin. But when the election was over, Republicans occupied 60 percent of the seats in the state legislature and controlled 13 of the state’s congressional seats. How can a minority rule in a representative democracy?  That can be answered with one word. Gerrymandering.

Part 1 of a 4-part series by Bernie O’Hare

 

SOUTH BETHLEHEM

Pocket park blooms on Third

The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts’ new pocket park was finished at the Third Street building’s front corner near the end of last school year. Several clubs and classes – such as the Environmental Club and AP Biology course students – worked with administrators and even attended municipal meetings to observe the processes of getting something done with local government.

By Nate Jastrzemski

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Week 3: Football results

Easton 27, Freedom 20; Liberty 14, Parkland 6; Emmaus 34, Bethlehem Catholic 24

By Peter Car and CJ Hemerly

 


LV FOCUS

The mission expands

Miller Symphony Hall has been around a long time, long enough to go back to a time when it was probably the only game in town, and not only in Allentown, but the Lehigh Valley. Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director Sheila K. Evans is well aware that Miller Symphony Hall is now just one in a crowded field of Valley venues competing for the concert- and theater-going ticket-buying public.

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Book sale opens today

Bethlehem: 275th celebration event this weekend

Bethlehem: LERTA incentive zone approved

Bethlehem: Public poverty conversation Sept. 19

Bethlehem Township: Board dives into storm water fight

Fountain Hill: St. Luke’s, Geisinger partner to improve care access

Hanover Township: Supervisors honor first responders

Hanover Township: Event benefits Alzheimer’s Assoc.

Valley: Panel presses for redistricting reform

 

WEEKLY FEATURES

Around town community calendar

Police logs

Area obituaries

Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Volunteers

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