January 25, 2017
‘All about overall love’
About 75 marchers braved the wintry weather Jan. 16 and proceeded to Martin Luther King Park on Carlton Avenue in South Bethlehem for a ceremony marking the national holiday honoring Dr. King. Bethlehem’s Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement March originated in 1969, a year after the civil rights leader’s death. March founder and Bethlehem native John Baker continues to walk in the annual event at the age of 73. Another civil rights-minded Bethlehem native and Liberty HS graduate, Frankie West, is the event’s current coordinator and has been a longtime participant. Photo: Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement March proceeds along Broadway in South Bethlehem, led by John Baker, event founder, Jasius Allen of Clearview ES, Samad Thorne and march coordinator Frankie West. The Liberty HS Grenadier Band color guard marches in the background.
By Tim Gilman
Eagle project benefits city park
Visitors to Bethlehem’s Monocacy Park will benefit from the hard work of Eagle Scout Nicholas LaRoza, who has completed an information kiosk at the head of the Monocacy Pathway where it meets the parking lot along Illick’s Mill Road. LaRoza, a junior at Northampton HS, is a member of Bethlehem based Troop 318 and resides in East Allen Township with his parents, Steve and Dawn LaRoza. Photo: Joined by City of Bethlehem recreation administrator Jane Persa and his parents, Steve and Dawn, Nicholas LaRoza pins the first information notice into the Monocacy Park kiosk he constructed as his Eagle Scout project.
By Dana Grubb
Roy shares good news, but worrisome future
Following an introduction by Bethlehem Area School District solicitor Donald Spry, newly named Pa. Superintendent of the Year Dr. Joseph Roy embodied the responsibilities of his station Jan. 19 by specifying, “I should clarify: That was covered by the retainer and not additional billable hours.” Photo: Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy lays out the district’s initiative priorities for the near future.
By Nate Jastrzemski
Bethlehem Catholic sputters at Who’s #1
Jeff Karam couldn’t remember the last time Bethlehem Catholic’s wrestling program lost two dual meets in one day, but that’s how Sunday afternoon unfolded for the Hawks at FloWrestling’s Who’s #1 Duals at Easton Area Middle School, as Becahi dropped their final two dual meets of the national showcase. The Hawks entered the day ranked 7th in the country by Intermat, but left with a fourth-place finish following a 36-21 defeat to Malvern Prep (ranked 8th) in the consolation round. Becahi lost their final bout of pool action when Florida’s Lake Highland Prep (ranked 4th) scored a 39-26 win earlier in the afternoon to keep the Hawks from advancing to the final against Blair Academy.
By Peter Car
Many people have watched the famous Vienna Philharmonic over the years performing their New Year’s Eve program, or the violinist Andre Rieu and his orchestra, with his elaborate Viennese inspired concerts. Programs of Viennese music featuring composers from Vienna, Austria, have become very popular and are often enhanced by a chorus, or dancers and a variety of soloists. Since the February concerts of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 3 p.m. Feb. 12, occur very close to Valentine’s Day, I wanted to offer a very special program for listeners that features some of this popular Viennese music, hence, “Viennese Nights.” It is a wonderful way to celebrate and enjoy a program of beautiful music with someone you love.
By Diane Wittry
Bethlehem: Council renames city departments
Bethlehem: Habitat dedicates Garrison St. home
Bethlehem: School dostroct face $12,5M deficit
Holiday: Southside library hosts holiday party
Holiday: Seasonal smile for LVHN patients
Holiday: Fountain Hill welcome holiday season
Holiday: Telling the Christmas story at Edgeboro Moravian Church
Lehigh County: Nothstein new board chair
Northampton County: Brown says county cooperating with Packer investigation
Northampton County: Gracedale shows first profilt since 2007
Valley: PPL Corporation donate $10,00 to Rec Corss of LV-Berks
Valley: PASR celebrates 50 years, installs new officers
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