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Tuesday, May 2, 2017


May 3, 2017

COVER STORY

Lady Bug, Lady Bug

Students at the Chesterbrook Academy Preschool have been learning about the important roles that bugs play in the environment, so it made sense that on Earth Day they would participate in a ladybug release for the fifth year in a row. The overcast misty weather was perfect for the release, Principal Michele Somishka said as she did the honors, cutting open a shipping bag containing 1,500 ladybugs. Photo: Chesterbrook Academy preschooler Evie giggles as a ladybug walks up her arm.

By Dana Grubb

 

WOMEN & TEENS OF THE YEAR

YWCA launches ‘If Not Now When’

YWCA Bethlehem and Title Sponsor Capital BlueCross celebrated the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 42nd annual Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4 at the event center at Blue. YWCA Bethlehem Executive Director Stephanie Hnatiw welcomed the 175 attendees who were gathered to honor this year’s nine award recipients. Hnatiw congratulated the awardees, telling them, “You embody everything that the YWCA [Bethlehem] has stood for the past 90 years.”  Photo: YWCA Bethlehem’s 2017 Women of the Year are Tina Hasselbusch, Trish Dilg, Corinne Goodwin (Mission Award), Darlene Pors and Anne Baum (Golden Laurel Award)

Courtesy YWCA Bethlehem

 

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

How the country’s organized

There has been a dramatic shift in this country in the past couple of decades toward more people being single, and if and when they marry, marrying at a much later age. But when journalist Rebecca Traister began studying this trend, she found there have been large numbers of single women at periods in the past, and they have often had a profound impact on social change. Traister, the author of the new book, “All the Single Women: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation,” spoke to about 150 people at Lehigh University March 30, a talk sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries. Traister, who described herself as an alumna of the Lehigh University daycare center, is the daughter of a Lehigh English professor emeritus, Barbara Traister.

By Julia Swan

 

SPRING MUSICALS

Notre Dame presents ‘Curtains’

There was murder afoot on the stage at Notre Dame HS with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy from April 20 through 22.  In the play, set in 1959, Lt. Frank Cioffi, a Boston police detective and theater fan, investigates the opening night demise of the untalented leading lady of the musical “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West.” While trying to solve the mysterious deaths of additional cast and crew members, the lonely gumshoe attempts to save the day and the play, as well as find love. This musical whodunit was director Rody Gilkeson’s 18th Notre Dame spring production. His wife, Elizabeth Marsh-Gilkeson, served as musical director and costume designer. Assisting were choreographer Meghan Koehler, stage manager and technical director Sara Faubert, and set designers Brett Oliveira and Taylor Van Kooten. Photo: Cast and crew gather around Lt. Frank Cioffi (Sam Durigon) as he reads threatening notes that had been sent to the production company.

By Ed Courrier

 

CENTRAL MORAVIAN CHURCH

Addressing the end of life

“We need to change the way the people we love are dying,” Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and Conversation Project founder Ellen Goodman told an attentive audience in Bethlehem during her presentation on “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having,” sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series and St. Luke’s University Health Network. Speaking at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Goodman said the conversation she is talking about is how our loved ones want to live the last years of their lives, what kind of medical care they want, and who should make the decisions for them if they can’t. 

By Carole Gorney

 

BETHLEHEM SPORTS

Lynn takes silver medal

Liberty senior Dan Lynn won the silver medal at the District 11 Class 3A Singles Tennis Tournament after competing against Nazareth’s Ben Tauber who won the finals match 6-3, 6-4 on Friday at Winning Touch in Allentown. “Of course, I wanted gold, but it’s a good feeling, silver,” said Lynn. “I just wanted to come in and play my game, go for his backhand, and come to the net.” In the first set, three games went to deuce, and in the seventh game, Lynn was picking up momentum, scoring three big points, one of which was a crosscourt at the net.

By Katie McDonald

 

LV FOCUS

Better Angels – 20th anniversary edition

William Sanders saw the writing on the wall. Or, more accurately, he saw the poster on the wall. “I was trying to think of a play for the end of season. Somebody else was doing one play. And we couldn’t get the rights to another. “And I was sitting in my office. I looked at the poster of ‘Angels in America.’ I realized it would be the 20th anniversary of Civic’s production. I thought, ‘Why don’t we do that?’”

By Paul Willistein

 

OTHER STORIES

Editorial: Obscene, profane and vulgar

Bethlehem: Zoners approve Liden swim school

Bethlehem: Mural, public arts projects reviewed

Bethlehem: ‘Boutique’ preparations under way

Bethlehem AVTS: Students take top auto prize

Northampton County: Grand jury recommends criminal charge in day care death

Northampton County: May is Lyme disease prevention month

Northampton County: Controller wants to clamp down on county travel expenses

Lehigh Valley: Opioid abuse costs businesses millions

Steelstacks: ‘The Big Dream’

 

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Area obituaries

Center for Animal Health and Welfare

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Student profiles

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