May 24, 2017
Slow day at the polls
Voter turnout for last week’s Primary was about 14 percent, according to Northampton County election officials. Photo: Malvina Kramm, an election volunteer for Jon B. Whittington, candidate for district judge, finds lots of time to knit. Kramm said she was making booties for gifts.
By Tim Gilman
Negron lauded during luncheon
She learned the value of community service from her parents growing up the youngest of 11 children in Puerto Rico. Her father was a Rotarian, so Olga Negron learned in elementary school what an agenda was and how to make a motion. Today she is a city council member, and May 10 she received the Lehigh Valley Business Community Achievement Award at a luncheon for several local “Women of Influence.”
By Michelle Meeh
Prom Dress Day a popular fit
he 10th annual Bethlehem YWCA Prom Dress Day attracted about 200 girls from 35 public and private high schools March 25 to the State Theatre in Easton. A modest $10 ticket offered a choice from more than 1,000 gently used, donated and cleaned dresses. Prom accessories like shoes and costume jewelry were also available. Mothers and other family members accompanied the student prom-goers to the popular event. Volunteers from the YWCA and the Lehigh Valley community provided assistance at the crowded and well-organized Saturday event. Photo: State Theatre’s sign welcomes attendees to the YWCA Bethlehem Prom Dress Day on March 25 in Easton. The historic theatrical sign was lighted all day for the popular event which is hosted by the State Theatre.
By Tim Gilman
Downtown on Mother’s Day
The sun came out on Mother’s Day and attracted smiling visitors to Main Street in downtown Bethlehem for the second day of the Fine Art and Craft Show. The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission’s 52nd annual juried show presented the work of approximately 80 artists and artisans. Photo: Nancy Young, a Moravian Village of Bethlehem resident, and her daughter Kari Gearhart from Ambler examine Grateful Gathers Glass artwork during the Bethlehem Fine Art and Craft Show on Mother’s Day. Mrs. Young said her daughter visits regularly on Mother’s Day and they attend the show. Glass artist Danny Polk Jr. of Whitehall is a newcomer to the show.
By Tim Gilman
Cub Scout speedsters
The Scoutreach Pinewood Derby featured 101 entries in the Northeast MS gymnasium April 8. The Cub Scouts build their own cars from kits with a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. The boys like to customize their entries with paint and decorations. The annual event is for 6-10-year-old scouts from Bethlehem and Allentown. The Urban Scoutreach Program helps ensure that scouting is available to all youngsters regardless of economic ability, and provides a safe environment with help from teachers and volunteer adults. The program is part of the Boy Scouts of America. Photo: Jimmy J. Torres, Scoutreach district director, congratulates the fastest racers in the derby: Matthew Neuman (third place) of Pack 102 at Sheridan ES in Allentown, Joseph Templeton (first) of Pack 397 at Holy Infancy School in Bethlehem and Averic Teague Padilla (second) of Pack 391 at Lincoln ES in Bethlehem. Additional awards were also presented in a variety of categories.
By Tim Gilman
District 11 Track and Field
Tanczos sets D11 discuss mark
LHS’ Jackie Arthur take first in shot
Liberty’s Sahaydak wins gold in 800
By Katie McDonald
Both sides now
It’s the Yin and Yang of Lehigh Valley summer theater.It’s polar opposites on the Broadway musical spectrum. It’s Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT). This year, MSMT again is staging the radical and new, and the tried and true, in the American musical theater canon. For its 37th season, MSMT presents the revolutionary rock musical “Hair,” June 14 - July 2, and the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” July 12 - 30. The family children’s show is a really big show, “Wild,” a circus performance, June 28 - July 29.
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