It was more than a meal; more than just fine dining. It was a culinary experience not soon to be forgotten. It was the Hotel Bethlehem's France Wine Dinner – the second in the autumn series of wine pairing and cuisines from various countries served in the newly renovated 1741 on the Terrace dining room.
The six- course menu, featuring such delights as foie gras, black truffle flan and wild mushrooms, was the most challenging of the dinner series, according to Executive Chef David Troxell.
Twenty-seven re-enactors, camped on the Greenway on Bethlehem's Southside Sept. 7-9, and joined with a traveling state museum to help visitors understand details of life and conflict during America's divisive Civil War. Dressed in authentic period costumes and Northern Army uniforms, participants performed Victorian-era dances, sang popular songs and explained the realities of life for soldiers in the field.
Smokers, litter and oversized vehicle parking were identified as nuisances that the Fountain Hill Council agreed it needs to tackle in the upcoming months. At its monthly meeting Aug. 6, the members also voted unanimously to table a shopping cart enforcement ordinance until the September meeting.
In his report to the council, Mayor Jose Rosado called for a no-smoking policy to prevent employees at St. Luke's Hospital from going off hospital grounds to smoke in groups in nearby residential neighborhoods. St. Luke's forbids smoking anywhere on its campus.
The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) held a series of open houses Aug. 1 and 2 to get public input on a number of enhancements being considered to make the local transportation system faster, more reliable and more efficient. Planning Director Owen O'Neil said that after a two-year study LANTA has created priority routes where it wants to focus improvements. The authority has developed some ideas on how to do that, according to O'Neil, but now it is looking for public input.