Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Girl’s lemonade stand benefits K9 unit

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Nine-year-old Brooklyn Pronovich paid a visit to Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez’s office recently to drop off a check. Her ‘Brooklyn’s Lemonade Stand’ earned $1,205 in August, the proceeds dedicated to the city’s four dog K-9 Police Unit. Accompanied by dad Jeff, mom Kassie and younger sister Raelynn, Brooklyn, a fourth grade elementary student shyly chatted with Donchez before turning over the check. She told Donchez, a retired teacher, that she liked her school.

BFFs mini-reunion Friends since Moravian Prep days

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

In a corner of the Tap Room at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, a group of six people were meeting for lunch on a recent Tuesday. Among the six are Ann Linderman Shanley, Suzanne Holton Hunsicker and Marian Heath Mundy. They have been friends since their school days at Moravian Preparatory School, the forerunner of today’s Moravian Academy, since attending in the late 1930s and early 1940s. These octogenarians are full of wit, memories, pep and laughter.

Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum

Monday, December 10, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

‘We’re still building’

For generations in many families, model railroading brought untold enjoyment during the Christmas season. Setting up a train platform under the Christmas tree with Lionel or HO scale trains, villages of homes and businesses, tunnels and bridges, lichen greenery and to-scale cars and trucks still brings families together.

For those model railroading enthusiasts who can’t find the time or just aren’t inclined to build a model train layout, the Lehigh and Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum at 705 Linden St. in Bethlehem offers a wonderful alternative.

Ornament sale aids debt reduction

Monday, December 10, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is conducting a fundraiser in conjunction with Kindness is Magic Inc. to assist with paying down student lunch debt and student library fines.

“It’s really taking off and will last at least until the Christmas holiday,” said library Executive Director Josh Berk.

Berk explained that library staff and teen volunteers have been hard at work creating balls, stars and Origami trees by upcycling discarded books.


Thursday, December 6, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in School

‘A Christmas Carol’

The Freedom HS Theatre Company presented “A Christmas Carol” at four performances Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. Adapted from the 1843 Charles Dickens novel by Charles Ludlum for stage, the production was directed by Justin Amann, who was assisted by Natalie Parker on production, Denise Parker on vocals, Daria Hill with costumes, Christopher Domanski on set design, Priscilla Salazer on props and set painting, and Elliot Bond on special effects.