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The Da Vinci Science Center showcases the past & future of space

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

If you are like most people, and were around on July 20, 1989, you probably remember where you were and what you were doing. Neil Armstrong definitely remembered what he was doing that day because he was about to become the first human to step foot on earth's moon: "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."

Rev. Douglas Caldwell: A man of God; a man of the people

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Hundreds of people filled the Central Moravian Church in historic downtown Bethlehem Sunday to remember and honor the Rev. Douglas Caldwell, the beloved pastor of the church from 1983-2009. Caldwell died on July 17 at age 71.

"He was a man of great faith and love," the Rev. Carol A. Reifinger recalled from her 25 years working as assistant pastor with Caldwell. "I never met anyone who even remotely had a chance of remaining a stranger."

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church: New pastor; new commitment --

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

For the first time since 1992, St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Bethlehem installed a new senior pastor June 8. He is The Rev. Gerald S. Kulp, a cleric strongly committed to keeping his church in the city at a time when other congregations are moving to the suburbs. He expressed his commitment as keeping St. Peter's "in the city for good; in the city for God."

Speaker offers advice for living

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

"Mortality teaches us a lot if we let it, but most of us don't want to talk about it," award-winning author Dr. Ira Byock told a capacity audience at this year's Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture May 14.

The fourth in a series of bereavement lectures was presented at Central Moravian Church by the St. Luke's University Health Network. The lectures are funded by an endowment established by Wendy Littner Thomson, a Bethlehem grief therapist, in memory of her grandparents.

Stephen's Place - A home, not just a halfway house

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The mission statement tells most of the story: "Stephen's Place believes that men coming out of prison should have a safe, spiritual environment in order to address early recovery from substance abuse, as well as develop personal life skills. Therefore, Stephen's Place provides a halfway house to help these men transition back into the community as productive citizens."

Stephen's Place - A home, not just a halfway house

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The mission statement tells most of the story: "Stephen's Place believes that men coming out of prison should have a safe, spiritual environment in order to address early recovery from substance abuse, as well as develop personal life skills. Therefore, Stephen's Place provides a halfway house to help these men transition back into the community as productive citizens."

A century well lived

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The year Bethlehem native Miriam Schaeffer was born, Babe Ruth began playing professional baseball for the Red Sox, a proclamation establishing Mother's Day was signed by President Woodrow Wilson, Ford Motor workers' salaries rose to $5 for an eight-hour day of work, and World War I began.

The year, of course, was 1914, and this March 30 Schaeffer celebrated her 100th birthday with dozens of family and friends at the Bethany UCC Church on Market Street. There were balloons, birthday cake and a laudatory citation marking the occasion from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

YWCA recognizes 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' achievements

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Wells Fargo was named Company of the Year by the Bethlehem YWCA at its second annual "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" Gala, held recently to honor businesses and organizations that are dedicated to equalizing pay and promotion opportunities for women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

Four other recipients honored at the gala were the Bethlehem Housing Authority, First Generation, Services for Children and Wolper Information Services. Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, Hosfeld Insurance and Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley received honorable mentions.