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Tuesday, June 27, 2017



June 28, 2017


COVER STORY


Celebrating our graduates


Our annual graduation supplement is included in this issue of the Bethlehem Press. Additional photos appear on the School page.


 


‘Doors that open to us’


Liberty and BAVTS graduate learns to control the ‘sleeping beast’


Sometimes Pomp and Circumstance is the sweetest song in the world because the student hearing it worked hard to overcome obstacles on his way to graduation. The 2017 Liberty HS graduate Sam Lopez recalls a difficult road on his way through school as he learned how to control what he calls a “sleeping beast” – anger. “I’ve always been an angry kid,” he said. “From fifth grade all the way until my 12th grade year, anger has been one of my biggest battles, and still is!” Photo: Sam Lopez celebrates his graduation from Liberty HS with his mother Lydia Lopez and his father Samuel Lopez Sr.


By Michelle Meeh


 


‘You are not alone’


Becahi graduate’s life has been full of many challenges


Jennie Lynn Alexina Miller, a member of Bethlehem Catholic’s class of 2017, has overcome many physical disabilities while challenging herself to greater heights. Jennie was born with a small right ear, a small right thumb and only a foot where her right leg was supposed to be, and no right hip. She wears a prosthetic right leg and scoliosis affects her lower back. In addition, Jennie has suffered two concussions and undergone roughly 15 surgeries. Photo: Bethlehem Catholic 2017 graduate Jennie Miller will begin classes at the University of New Haven Aug. 28 majoring in marine biology. Jennie’s life has been full of challenges which she has met and conquered.


By Selena Cintron


 


BUSINESS


Quadrant moves into Historic House #1


The investment by Quadrant Private Wealth in the historic property at 2 West Market St. has paid off handsomely. The structure, which was constructed in the 1840s by immigrant Ernst Lehman, has been renovated to allow Quadrant to relocate its offices from One West Broad St. According to earlier documentation about the site’s history, trombones manufactured for the Moravian Trombone Choir were once manufactured by Ernst Lehman and his son Bernard in the clapboard building behind the residence. Photo: The new home of Quadrant Private Wealth at 2 West Market St. was built in the 1840s by immigrant Ernst Lehman. Quadrant moved into the building on June 2.


By Dana Grubb


 


CLASSROOM


Charters Arts club supports Haiti Health Trust


Members of the Youth for Christ Club at the LV Charter HS for the Arts present their check for $1,000 to Carol Van Artsdalen, secretary and treasurer of the Haiti Health Trust and Andrea Nichols, Haiti Health Trust board member. The trust supports a hospital in Haiti.


 


CLASSROOM


Tech/trade school students honored by SkillsUSA


SkillsUSA honored dozens of local students at its 31st annual Elmer Gates awards breakfast at the Best Western Conference Center recently. SkillsUSA Council founder Gates established a program to recognize students at local career and technical schools for exemplifying qualities desirable as both a student and prospective employee. The Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards are presented to students based on their scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, entrepreneurial spirit and involvement in SkillsUSA. Each winner is given a plaque and a $100 gift card from the Gates family. Photo: Freedom and Liberty HS Gates winners Joshua Crespo, Andrew Flynn, Kira McLendon, Chance Sigafoos, Alexander Ballek and Amr Asran.


By Nate Jastrzemski


 


BETHLEHEM SPORTS


Freedom girls reach Cedar Beech finals


The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase gave fans a sneak peek of what they can look for this winter on the hardwood and for the Freedom girls, that appears to be another district run after reaching the finals on Sunday. The Patriots fell to University City (N.J.) 51-40 in the championship game, as their New Jersey counterparts were the only team to beat Freedom in the tournament.


By Peter Car


 


LV FOCUS


Something wild


When Noah Dach, a 2016 Muhlenberg College graduate, and fellow student Henry Evans  decided they wanted to run away and join the circus, they instead created their own. Dach, Evans and Tommy McCarthy co-founded the Atlas Circus Company, which has been developing performances in and around New York City since the trio graduated from Muhlenberg College. McCarthy is assistant director of “Wild.” In part, they wanted to offer new opportunities for circus performers in an era when once-popular circus companies like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are shutting down. Ringling Bros., founded in 1871 and which billed itself as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” gave its final performance May 21 in Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y.


By Dawn Ouellette


 


OTHER STORIES


Lehigh Valley: YWCAs host ‘Stand Against Racism’


Bethlehem Authority: Moths out, carbon in


Bethlehem: School board oppose bill that halts spot assessments


Bethlehem: Soiree celebrates 25th Rooms to View


Bethlehem: DA says council’s ethics draft needs work


State: PennDOT releases audio manual for dyslexic teens


Lehigh Valley: Student art display opens at PSU/LV campus


Lehigh Valley: Scouts complete shoebox project


Lehigh Valley: Grants helps Meals on Wheels


Hanover Township: Veterans get the best (parking) spot


 


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Area obituaries


Center for Animal Health and Welfare


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Student profiles


High school news reports


 


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


June 21, 2017

COVER STORY

‘A grand tasting’

Thirty-two top restaurants from throughout the Lehigh Valley served up samples of everything from yellow fin tuna to lamb sliders to kourabiedes (Greek cookies) at the eighth annual Food and Wine Festival in June at the Sands Event Center.  The weekend fundraiser for the Northampton Community College (NCC) Foundation attracted more than 3,000 food enthusiasts who bought tickets to taste some of the area’s unique cuisines, and sample wines from around the world.  The event raised approximately $250,000 for scholarships for NCC students.“With our low tuition, that’s about 250 scholarships,” said NCC President Mark Erickson. Photo: Ticket holders for the Food and Wine Festival received a commemorative wine glass in which to sample the more than 40 different wine types from around the world.

by Carole Gorney

 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PANEL REVIEWS

Municipal ethics reform in Pa.

The efforts of Councilwoman Olga Negron and Councilman Michael Colon to produce a strong comprehensive ethics ordinance for City of Bethlehem public officials have captured the attention of the League of Women Voters (LWV) throughout the Commonwealth. During the League’s statewide conference, held at Pocono Manor from June 2 to 4, a workshop titled “Municipal Ethics Reform in PA: Tales from the Trenches,” featured Negron, Lehigh University Associate Professor Breena Holland, and City of Reading Ethics Commission solicitor Edward Stock. The session was facilitated by outgoing Northampton County LWV President Beverly Hernandez and attended by incoming president Margaret Skaarup. In their presentation each touched on the different challenges of enacting ethics legislation to promote and ensure good government practices. Photo: Seated are Reading Attorney Edward Stock, Bethlehem City Councilwoman Olga Negron and Lehigh University Associate Professor Breena Holland, each of whom presented a talk on ethics issues in local government. Standing are Northampton County League of Women Voters incoming president Margaret Skaarup and outgoing president Beverly Hernandez, who arranged for the local government ethics workshop at the Pennsylvania League’s annual conference.

By Dana Grubb

 

GRADUATION: SAUCON VALLEY

‘A place where you belong’

It was a beautiful evening outside and inside Saucon Valley HS as 174 seniors took to the auditorium stage for their last official high school function. Family and friends watched June 9 as the senior class members of 2017 took their places among Saucon Valley alumni. The evening was full of laughter and bittersweet tears as student and faculty presenters shared cherished memories of the tight-knit class, going as far back as middle school, and fortifying words for the future. Photo: Dr. Michael Krentz ushers the graduates into the auditorium to an organ arrangement of “Pomp and Circumstance.” All in all, there were 174 graduates June 9 at Saucon Valley HS.

By Liz Kemmerer

 

GRADUATION: NOTREDAME CATHOLIC HS

‘A most powerful weapon’

Notre Dame Catholic HS of Green Pond graduated 122 seniors at its 51st commencement earlier this month in an outdoor ceremony attended by over 700 people at its Bethlehem Township campus. Unlike some previous years, in which periodic downpours soaked everyone, this year’s graduation was under sunny skies with no hint of rain. Class of 2017 honorees included Dannielle Hibshman, the school’s valedictorian, who will be attending Syracuse University, and Salutatorian Sophia Macchia, who will attend Drexel University. Photo: The processional of Notre Dame HS commencement as candidates enter the football stadium for the June 10 graduation ceremony.

By Bernie O’Hare and Tim Gilman

 

GRADUATION LV CHARTER HS FOR THE ARTS

‘We hold each other up’

For the 14th and final time, Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts students, faculty and proud families endured the sweltering echo chamber of Packer Chapel to celebrate a graduation ceremony June 12. The successful and expanding school will require a larger venue next year, but for 116 young men and women, this was a joyous sendoff. “What a class,” began Executive Director Diane LaBelle. Photo: After commencement, members of the Charter Arts Class of 2017 leave the Packer Memorial Chapel to the applause and cheers of their families and teachers.

By Nate Jastrzemski and Dana Grubb

 

CLASSROOM

Marvine ES presents ‘Annie KIDS’

For the first time in Marvine ES history, students in the school’s drama club presented a musical, “Annie KIDS,” with a free performance June 1. Bolstered by support from Just Born Inc., which provided a sound system and the costs for the scripts and royalties, a cast of 50 began rehearsals in February with students from grades one through five participating. Photo: Surrounded by a chorus of orphans, Annie (Yerianiz Rosado) and Molly (Daisy Rodriquez) perform “Maybe” in the opening scene.

By Dana Grubb

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Gold rallies for win in McDonald’s All-Star game

Nick Petros had a knack for making clutch catches during his senior season at Bethlehem Catholic and he came through again in his final high school football appearance during last week’s 47th annual McDonald’s All-Star Football Classic. Petros hauled in the winning 12-yard touchdown from Freedom quarterback Joe Young with 40 seconds left in the contest to push the Gold team to a 37-34 comeback victory over their Red counterparts at Nazareth’s Andrew S. Leh Stadium.

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

Legacy of the Lenape

A new exhibit, “Native Americans: A Diverse & Evolving History,” opened recently at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allentown. “The history of American Indians is shrouded in folklore and stereotypes from Western movies,” says Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. “Much of their history has been written by the cultures that conquered them and took their lands.” Museum officials contend that the new exhibit humanizes Native Americans, portraying them as people in the context of their cultures, families, and destroyed civilizations. The exhibit seeks to inspire visitors to reconsider the proud history of the Native Americans. They were the first to inhabit the Lehigh Valley and all of America. Indians’ love of the land and respect for nature made them North America’s first conservationists.

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem Area: Summer work continues focus on early reading

Northampton County: Gracedale’s service rating tumbles

Bethlehem: Roofing proposal top HARB agenda

 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017


June 14, 2017

COVER STORY

‘Investing in people changes the world’

Lodge director Ian Panyko looks forward to expanding Café the Lodge’s restaurant and catering services. For the past five years, the Southside Bethlehem enterprise has continued to thrive. A $5,000 Wells Fargo Foundation gift will allow the Café to hire additional staff to balance the increased demand at the restaurant, which is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, as well as fulfill its catering orders. Staffed almost entirely by adults with mental illness, the Café can customize its catering menu for almost any event and can provide servers and chefs. In addition to employment opportunities, the grant will help to fund the Café’s training and workforce development programs, increase sales and generate new customer contacts. Photo: Opened in March 2012, the Café is open to the public with easy access off the South Bethlehem Greenway. Previous Wells Fargo gifts have allowed the Café to remodel its outdoor dining area. Photo: Café the Lodge receives a $5,000 Wells Fargo Foundation gift at a June 1 presentation at Café the Lodge, 427 E. Fourth St., Southside Bethlehem: From left: Rich Adams, Wells Fargo Foundation Committee member; Allen Singer, Café the Lodge chef; Ian Panyko, The Lodge director; Café barista Gregory Dutt; Mike Pany, Wells Fargo senior community development director; Laura Haffner, Wells Fargo area vice president for the Lehigh Valley; Steve Evans, development director for Resources for Human Development;  Kristy Minier, Wells Fargo district manager; and Molly Fleming, Wells Fargo Foundation committee member.

By Carol Smith

 

COMMUNITY

R.K. Laros memorial service June 24

Bethlehem-based R.K. Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Industries Silk Mill founder and owner R.K. Laros, announces the memorial service for his son, R.K. Laros Jr., past Trustee, chair, board member and Member Emeritus of the Foundation, who served since 1965. Dr. Laros passed away Feb. 17 at Hospice in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He was 81 years old and had struggled with dementia for several years.

 


CLASSROOM

Top students get star treatment

For the fourth year, Bethlehem Area School District honored its top academic graduates at an event reflective of the media-friendly sports team drafts: The Academic Signing. The 10 top students from both Liberty and Freedom high schools were treated to a luncheon with parents, administrators and supporters June 5, at which they introduced themselves, their college, and prospective major. They then signed proxy documents for the audience to witness; a ceremonial confirmation of their accomplishments and dedication to their continued education. Twenty of Bethlehem’s top students sit at the Education Center to signify their readiness to move on to the next stage of their lives. They are: (bottom row) Liberty HS graduates Madeleine Atwood, Nina Beltrami, Leah Bogert, Jessica Boyer, Elizabeth Escott, Samuel Kaufman, Joyce Kim, JaiMei Li, Valentine Perevalov and Seinn S. Wai; and (top row) Freedom HS graduates Christina Concilio, Sarah Dunn, Michael Harding, Sarah Hussain, Kathryn Lee, Carol Lin, Sahitya Mandalapu, Abigail Rowan, Aliceann Trostle and Ally Young.

By Nate Jastrzemski

 

LIBERTY HS GRADUATION

‘Just the starting point’

Parents, family members and friends of Liberty HS’s class of 2017 filled Stabler Arena to the brim for the graduation ceremony June 6. The crowd cheered and applauded as the 643 graduating seniors filed into the arena in their navy and maroon caps and gowns, ready to receive their diplomas and declare themselves alumni. At the beginning of the evening, Principal Harrison Bailey III introduced the theme of the 95th commencement ceremony which permeated each of the speeches delivered throughout the course of the night: a quote by e.e. cummings that read, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

Photo: District champions in baseball, softball, swimming and cheerleading take a bite out of their gold medals prior to the start of Liberty High School’s 95th annual commencement exercises.

By Katya Hrishak and Dana Grubb

 

BETHLEHAM CATHOLIC HS GRADUATION

Like no other in the LV

Bethlehem Catholic HS graduated its 2017 class of 202 seniors in a commencement ceremony at the school auditorium June 7. Though the school is mostly known for its athletic prowess in the East Penn Conference and District XI, this graduating class received 176 scholarships and awards to 52 different colleges and universities.

Valedictorian Florencia Dayan will attend George Washington University and is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. Salutatorian Maria Macaluso will be attending Lehigh University. Both are among 45 seniors who received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Photo: Bethlehem Catholic High School Principal John Petruzzelli speaks with students for the last time before they begin graduation exercises. During this speech, Petruzzelli mentioned how proud he was of all the seniors and his shared his confidence in their continued success.

By Bernie O’Hare and Allison Poczak

 

FREEDOM HAS GRADUATION

‘Now it’s our turn’

It was a year to celebrate benchmarks, and the graduates of Freedom HS were flush with pride at Stabler Arena June 7. They entered knowing some of their class’ accomplishments would survive to inspire underclassmen for many years to come – the fulfillment of the evening’s theme: “Building Something That Will Outlive Us.” Signifying that by his mere presence was guest speaker Mark Sigmon, who was president of the school’s very first class of graduates, who began their senior year 50 years ago in 1967. Photo: Filled with the anticipation of graduation a group of classmates gather for one final photo before Freedom HS’s 50th commencement.

By Nate Jastrzemski and Dana Grubb

 

COOKING WITH EMERIL

Food for thought and scholarships

It was like watching one of his more than 2,000 TV cooking shows on the Food Network, but this time Emeril Lagasse was up close and personable. The owner of three restaurants at the Sands Casino Resort in South Bethlehem, Lagasse was the star attraction at the start of the 2017 Food and Wine Festival, an annual fundraiser held at the Sands Event Center for Northampton Community College’s culinary arts program. Photo: Externship winners and their NCC culinary arts faculty meet for a group shot with Emeril Lagasse. In front (l-r) are: Rebecca Heid, hospitality faculty;  Isabel DaCosta, hospitality management winner; Julissa Graziano, third-place culinary winner; Lagasse and Jacob Watson, first-place culinary winner. In the rear (l-r) are: NCC President Dr. Mark Erickson, Chef Susan Roth, culinary faculty; Kadija Fran, hospitality management winner; Keanith Quinones, fourth-place culinary winner; Chef Victor Bock, Sands Bethlehem; Samantha Lee, second-place culinary winner; and Chef Chris Wilson.

By Carole Gorney

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

End of the line for LHS

It started out as a bright and sunny afternoon for baseball, but quickly turned into storm of runs for Pennsbury during Monday’s PIAA 6A semifinal showdown with Liberty. The Falcons erupted in the top of the third inning for nine runs to douse any hope for the Hurricanes, as Liberty’s memorable season came to a close at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, falling in a five-inning 10-run rule by a final 12-0 score line.

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

Here comes summer!

“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township. “There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich. The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24 Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not open to the public.

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Council discusses medical marijuana

Bethlehem Township: Medical marijuana dispensary approved

Fountain Hill: Bacchanalia team presents check

Northampton County: Brown awards no-bid prison study

Northampton County: $130M aquarium pitched for Easton

Lehigh Valley: Peace-a-thon nets $,2000

Bethlehem: PPL promotes summer reading

Father’s Day: Daddy’s little girl

BAVTS: Students participate in Culinary Challenge

Freedom HS: Drama class ‘Acts Out’

 

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017


June 7, 2017

COVER STORY

Bikin’ around Bethlehem

City officials, representatives from the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) and bicycling enthusiasts took time May 19 to recognize Lehigh Valley Bike to Work Week 2017 (May 13-21). Gathering at Bethlehem City Hall, a group of about 30 were reminded that biking can be “fun, healthy, green and economical” by Mayor Bob Donchez’s representative Alex Karras. Photo: A group of about 15 cyclists led by CAT director Scott Slingerland took a 20-minute ride through the Northside to commemorate Bike to Work Week 2017.

By Dana Grubb

 

SOUTHSIDE

Keep the story alive

When the National Museum of Industrial History opened last August, it was after years of bureaucracy, fundraising and even controversy. But today it’s becoming known as a tourist destination and is expanding its community involvement and educational programming. Interim President and CEO Kara Cenni is thrilled to be running the show as NMIH gets on its feet. “Everybody is really committed to the mission, to the museum and to each other,” she said. “We have a great time working together and we’re really excited to see it succeed.” Photo: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Glenn Koehler and interim President and CEO Kara Cenni are excited about the programs and growth they have in store for the NMIH.

By Nate Jastrzemski

 

MEMORIAL DAY-FOUNTAIN HILL

Last Harrah

Memorial Day was celebrated by both youths and seniors in Fountain Hill May 26. The Broughal MS band and chorus performed at the Stanley Avenue Triangle mini-park, decorated for Memorial Day. The Fountain Hill ES had second-graders waving American flags. Three fifth grade finalists read their American Legion Memorial Day essays and received $50 prizes. The three remaining members of the Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406 led the patriotic program for the last time since the ceremony began in 1932. Photo: Three remaining members from American Legion Post 406 gather at the podium following the ceremony. John Spadaccia, Commander Gerhart Bassett and James Taglang will be stepping down as dedicated leaders of the annual community event which was started in 1932 by Post 406.

By Tim Gilman

 

MEMORIAL DAY-BETHLEHEM

Ceremony moves indoors

Though overcast skies drove Bethlehem’s annual Memorial Day Service indoors again this year, it was both a moving and spirited tribute to the men and women who have served the nation in the military and, in some cases, gave their lives for their country. Photo: Dieruff HS’s Air Force Jr. ROTC unit marches to the Liberty gym for the Memorial Day service.

By Dorothy and Dennis Glew

 

GRADUATION- LV REGIONAL ACADEMY

‘You are writing your own story’

Living the dream and living for others: The Lehigh Valley Academy class of 2017 is prepared to do both.

At the May 30 commencement, CEO Susan Mauser told the 59 graduates, “You have what it takes to be what you dream of being.” She reminded them that making dreams come true will take grit, which she defined as “the ability to manage your fear of failure.” Failure is a part of the process, not the end, Mauser said. She quoted Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do something that scares you every day.” Photo: Student Council President Jonathan Skee addresses classmates at the LVA commencement exercises. Holding up a sheet of paper he had crumpled up, then flattened out, Skee said it represented “Our World, and the wrinkles – its imperfections …” then advised, “Together we can do our best to iron out these wrinkles.”

By Michelle Meeh and Ed Courrier

 

GRADUATION-MORAVIAN ACADEMY

‘Use your powers wisely’

Blue skies and sunshine greeted the 71 members of Moravian Academy’s class of 2017 as they marched two-by-two across the lawn at the Merle-Smith Campus in Bethlehem. The commencement took place June 3, marking and celebrating the new graduates as well as the school’s 275th year. All-School Chaplain the Reverend Jennifer Nichols began by recognizing the character of the students, whom she called a “unique collection of joy-filled, thoughtful souls, hard workers and decent human beings.” Photo: Michael Gibson Jr., class of 2017 president, is the student speaker at the ceremony. “I walked to school almost every day for four years,” said Gibson, who lives near Northampton Community College.

By Katya Hrichaki and Tim Gilman

 

THE FREDDYS

Oh, what a beautiful evening!

For the 15th year, thespians from area high schools got a chance to shine in the spotlights of the State Theatre at the 2017 Freddy Awards. High school musical productions from the Lehigh Valley dominated the event on May 25, including wins for Freedom, Liberty, Saucon Valley, Bethlehem Catholic, Notre Dame and Moravian Academy. Photo: Four cast members from each area high school don their various costumes to perform at the opening number for the 2017 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre on May 25.

By Ed Courrier

 

CLASSROOM-EAST HILLS

Science Fun Night marks 5th year

Science Fun Night at East Hills MS marked its fifth year this spring with a variety of science- related demonstrations and activities. Afternoon showers curtailed a few outdoor events like “sky gazing” by the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society. The admission free three-hour event for families and students featured more than 20 science-related guests and organizations from the Lehigh Valley area and some special presentations by East Hills MS participants. The event is coordinated by Tom Tancin, a seventh grade science teacher at East Hills MS. For more information contact: ttancin@basdschools.org. Photo: A microscope fascinates Cub Scouts Evan Stitt, Logan Ritter and Evan Schultz of Pack 306 from St. Ann’s School in Bethlehem. Several microscope demonstrations were popular at the Science Fun Night - “Watersheds: Live Macro-Invertebrates and Microscopes” and “Microscopy: See an Invisible World.”

By Tim Gilman

 

B
ETHLEHEM SPORTS

District champs …x2!

Gabe Albino knew he had to make up for an eighth inning error in last Wednesday’s District 11 6A championship against Parkland. His ninth inning lead off triple put the pressure on Parkland in a deadlocked 1-1 ballgame and a shallow sac fly by Caleb Tereska gave Albino the shot to push ahead the winning run. As he tagged back to third base, the play at the plate was a microcosm of a championship bout, as the throw home was on time, but Albino slid just to the side, under the arm of the catcher’s mitt, to give Liberty a 2-1 lead that would stick.

By Peter Car

 

LV FOCUS

Deja views

The Lehigh Valley will be experiencing a sense of déjà vu when the 1980s return this summer to Allentown. “Vision-Sound Revisited: Allentown’s ’80s Art Scene,” June 14 - Aug. 2, is a collaboration between the Muhlenberg College Martin Art Gallery, The Baum School of Art, The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, and The Cigar Factory Alternative Gallery.

By Ed Courrier

 

OTHER STORIES

Bethlehem: Moravian College plans another eatery

Bethlehem: Parks, polls study results announced

Bethlehem: Bridging the general gap at Traditions of Hanover

South Bethlehem SSTF: Sands Casino sale is off

Lehigh Valley: Memorial holiday traffic incidents reported

 

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017


May 31, 2017

COVER STORY
Remembering those who served

Rehabilitation of the 130-year-old monument cost nearly $30,000 according to city recreation director Jane Persa, with $3,000 in private donations and the balance coming from developers recreation fees received by the City of Bethlehem. It was removed in early 2016 and transported to Conservation Solutions Inc. in Maryland last October to be refurbished. Facchiano Iron Works in Bethlehem fabricated the support structure inside the monument to stabilize it.

By Dana Grubb

 

FOUNTAIN HILL

‘A celebration of the future’

Fountain Hill Shade Tree Commission members Jason Quarry, Mike Klo and Suzanne Poroszlai hold the flag presented by State Forester John Nissen.  “Arbor Day is a different day than any other holiday,” Nissen told the gathering. “Other holidays celebrate the past, but Arbor Day is a celebration of the future.”

By Selena Cintron

 

COMMUNITY

‘Friends’ host ‘April in Paris’ library benefit

The Bethlehem Area Public Library was transformed into a lovely Parisian setting for a fundraiser April 25. The Friends of the Library raised nearly $13,000 for the library. This is the Friends’ third fundraising event and the theme, April in Paris, resonated with the 140 guests. As the guests sipped champagne from glasses etched with the Eiffel Tower for the occasion, they were treated to mouth-watering crepes from Cachette, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres from Apollo Grill, and a delicious selection of cheese from The Cheese Shop at Seasons. A signature French martini made with vodka, Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) and pineapple juice was also enjoyed. Photo: Touchstone Theatre mime Joe Ferraro with Tom Wendahl and Tess Blum. Ferrraro slipped silently in and among the guests, creating a shared sense of camaraderie among the attendees.

 


CLASSROOM

A celebration of excellence

Eighteen vocational students were honored at the Bridges Foundation’s Celebration of Excellence ceremony at the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School May 4. The high-achievers were chosen from 60 applicants for scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.  

Photo: Bridges honorees (bottom row) Brooke Adams, Alyssa Trudniak, Mackenzie Strunk, Kayla Marsdale, Kayla Hart, (top) Andrew Sottilare, Dawson Silfies, Judson Freidl, Kevin Michels, Olvin Espinosa, Ruth Sharga, Genna Wetzel, Alexandra DaRoja, Ouhua Yan, Tyrus Bahrman, Eric Hernandez and Jason Zimmerman.

By Ed Courrier

 

CLASSROOM

Arbor Day at Marvine ES

Tatianna Maldonado shows off the Sour Patch candy treat she got during the tree climbing course. Professional climber John Lascelle of Joshua Tree seems amused by the fourth grader’s reaction during her descent. The children were awarded with candy during the supervised tree climbing.

By Tim Gilman

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Rachel Tanczos takes 3rd at States

Bethlehem Catholic thrower Rachel Tanczos won a third place state medal in discus at the PIAA State Class 3A Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Shippensburg University.“I was thinking it would be nice to get in the 140’s, but I was happy,” Tanczos said. “It was a little tricky because it was raining, and we had to wipe our feet off before every throw, but it was something we all had to work against.” Tanczos threw a 138-7 at states and a 144-9 at districts.

By Katie McDonald

 

LV FOCUS

Shakespeare for everyone

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), with its Main Stage Theatre production of “Evita” opening June 14, bodes to be bigger and better than ever for its 26th season. Already, the 2017 season has set a record. PSF set a new one-day sales record Feb. 15, opening day of single-ticket sales for the summer 2017 season. In one day, 938 tickets were sold for a more than $43,000 total. That’s a 64 percent increase, compared to the first day of single ticket sales in 2016, the Festival’s record-breaking 25th anniversary season.

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Lehigh Valley: Officials warn of dangerous new drugs in area

Fountain Hill: Community pool to open June 10

Bethlehem: UGI seeks new natural gas tower

Bethlehem: Sands sale a no go

Bethlehem: Book sales top $29,000 for the year

Bethlehem: Southside businesses can expand

 

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