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Tuesday, January 31, 2017






February 1. 2017
COVER STORY: TWO DAYS IN DC

Locals excited, energized at inauguration
Though its aftermath was controversial, the presidential inauguration Jan. 19 was attended by many Lehigh Valley residents wishing to experience firsthand the changeover from the Obama to Trump administrations. Tony Simao, a Bethlehem resident who works in health insurance, was a regional coordinator for Trump’s primary campaign and arrived in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend the ball at the National Press Club building. He said there were about 200 protesters outside but inside all was quiet. Photo: Local resident Tony Simao attends the DeploraBall on Thursday evening at the National Press Club. The ball was named for Hillary Clinton’s campaign comments disparaging Trump followers as “deplorables.”
By Nate Jastrzemski

Bethlehem women inspired by march
Among the thousands of people who flocked to the Mall in Washington, D.C. the day after President Trump’s inauguration to take part in the Women’s March were several busloads from the Lehigh Valley. The people the Press talked to echoed the general consensus among marchers that the event was inspiring and emphasized the peacefulness of the event and the respect among marchers and with law enforcement officers patrolling the throngs. Photo: Linda Robertson of Bethlehem and husband Don participate in the Women’s March. Linda said she bought tickets to go on one of the buses five days after the election, but later decided to drive to D.C.
By Julie Swan
 
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COMMUNITY
Fountain Hill welcomes Cops ‘n’ Kids
Volunteers from PPL, Moravian College, and Liberty HS came to Fountain Hill ES Jan. 13 for a special event organized by Cops ‘n’ Kids Literacy Program. The event was in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday so students could learn more about Dr. King’s powerful message of peace and equality. Photo: Liberty HS student volunteers hold the four different books donated by PPL, along with Eve Russo (left middle) and Beverly Bradley (right middle), president of Cops ‘n’ Kids, which just celebrated donating 776,000 books aiding in the organization’s mission of “connecting kids and community through literacy.”
By Alli Poczak
 
BUSINESS
Carlos offers hand-crafted goodies
Just last year the infamous Buddy Valastro chanced his legacy in Bethlehem, but now he is back for more. Just one year after planting Buddy V’s Ristorante, Buddy Valastro and his famiglia have officially opened the doors of their 15th Carlo’s Bakery location. Photo: Carlo’s Bakery is located on the ground floor of the Sands Outlets, near the Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon.
By Selena Cinton
 
TRAVEL
At the Rose Parade
As is traditional, both universities playing in the Rose Bowl have a float in the Rose Parade.  Penn State cheerleaders were hopeful of a victory against the University of Southern California that afternoon, but it wasn’t to be.
By Carole Gorney
 
CLASSROOM
Charter Art’s holiday ice show
The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts (Charter Arts) Figure Skating Department, under the direction of Artistic Director of Figure Skating, Thom Mullins, performed a special holiday show in December at the Steel Ice Center. The “Charles Brown - Home for the Holidays Ice Show” had quite an audience and showed the abilities of these young skaters. This family-friendly show featured a grown-up Charlie Brown who is living in New York City but longs for a hometown holiday. The show featured over a dozen Charter Arts figure skating students during the hour or so show. Photo: Eve Greene skates to “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas.”
By Ruth Grady
 
BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Hawks take EPC wrestling title
Nazareth gave Bethlehem Catholic a scare Saturday night in the East Penn Conference wrestling championship, but the Golden Hawks proved to be too strong. The Hawks used falls from Jody Crouse (220) and Niko Camacho (HWT) to steal momentum and pull away for a 40-20 victory at Easton Area Middle School.
By Peter Car
 
LV FOCUS
White Russian
 “Swan Lake” is regarded as one of the greatest ballets of all time. The internationally-renowned State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs “Swan Lake,” a magnificent classic ballet in a grand, full-scale production in four acts, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
By Camille Capriglione
 
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