Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The Calypso ES Band proudly plays to an enthusiastic audience. The Calypso ES Band proudly plays to an enthusiastic audience.
One of the numerous arts and crafts stands. One of the numerous arts and crafts stands.
A flower and local produce stand. A flower and local produce stand.
Many came out to enjoy the first Rose Garden Farmers Market on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the park. More market events are scheduled for this summer. Many came out to enjoy the first Rose Garden Farmers Market on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the park. More market events are scheduled for this summer.
Melanie Lino and her 1-year old son Vincent enjoy the sunny weather at the Rose Garden Farmers Market. Melanie Lino and her 1-year old son Vincent enjoy the sunny weather at the Rose Garden Farmers Market.
Jane Cook and her 8-year old grandson Babbin work together. There were approximately 15 to 20 volunteers helping to plant the two native gardens. Jane Cook and her 8-year old grandson Babbin work together. There were approximately 15 to 20 volunteers helping to plant the two native gardens.
Linda Frederick provides guidance and expertise to the volunteers during the planting process. Linda Frederick provides guidance and expertise to the volunteers during the planting process.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINVolunteers plant native plants common in the region. There were two gardens created near a new entrance on the Eighth Avenue side of the park. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINVolunteers plant native plants common in the region. There were two gardens created near a new entrance on the Eighth Avenue side of the park.

A very busy Rose Garden

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Resident volunteers descended on the Bethlehem Rose Garden June 1 to plant two gardens near a new entrance on the Eighth Avenue side of the park. Fran Cundall of Moravian College and Bethlehem Backyards for Wildlife tasked the shovel-bearing volunteers with his professional recommendations. The plants were generously donated by the West Side Neighborhood Association of the MANA (Mount Airy Neighborhood Association). Meanwhile, the Rose Garden Park held its first Rose Garden Farmers Market for 2019. Many came out during the sunny Saturday to purchase baked goods, beverages, local produce, plants, flowers, arts and crafts. The Calypso ES Band from Bethlehem also provided music for visiting guests.