Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

‘It’s bad, and it’s sad’ Vandals strike Kings’ memorial along Carlton Ave.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

When community organizers installed solar lights at the memorials for Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. located in the namesake city park along Carlton Avenue in May 2018, they hoped to shine some light on the lessons of the Kings’ social activism, both literally and figuratively. The memorial is the annual destination for the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights March, which is held each January.

Shopping at Christkindlmarkt

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

ArtsQuest’s annual holiday season extravaganza shopping experience, Christkindlmarkt, benefited from excellent weather Dec. 7 as thousands of people visited the four tent complex at SteelStacks looking for just the right gifts, grabbing a bite to eat or just listening to entertainment. Over 150 artisans offer almost anything imaginable for the discriminate holiday shopper.

Christkindlmarkt is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 8 PM, and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each weekend through Dec. 22.

Business owner writes exercise history book

Monday, December 9, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Bethlehem businesswoman Stacey Redfield hosted a book signing for her new book, “The Pilates Effect; Heroes Behind the Revolution,” at the Moravian Book Store Saturday afternoon on Main Street. Redfield co-wrote the book with Sarah Holmes.

“The Pilates Effect,” the authors say, “reveals the hidden history of Pilates. From humble beginnings, Joseph Pilates founded the groundbreaking regimen in New York City and worked closely with his partner Clara to rehabilitate and renew dancers who had been injured or were aging.”

Boys & Girls’ annual benefit ‘Steak & Burger’ dinner

Monday, December 9, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Girls & Boys Club of Bethlehem’s annual ‘Steak and Burger’ dinner was held in the Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s grand ballroom Oct. 24. Sponsors, supporters and club members enjoyed dinner of steaks for kids and burgers for adults, a silent action, the message of guest speaker Don Cunningham, the slight of hand of magician Joe Keppel, and an evening of camaraderie. Retired Club CEO Gary Martell was also recognized for his recently concluded 42 years at the Bethlehem club.

Wind Creek officially takes over

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

An Oct. 10 grand opening signaled the completion of the Wind Creek Casino takeover of the Bethlehem casino from Sands. Poarch tribal chairwoman Stephanie Bryan said it was a “celebration of a vision that has become a reality” of the $1.3 billion purchase, that included re-branding the facility over several months.

It was a festive affair, as celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Buddy Valastro circulated among guests posing for photos.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Students, staff honor veterans

Students and staff welcomed and honored several dozen veterans at the Miller Heights Elementary School’s 19th annual Veterans Day program Nov. 12.

“Thank you veterans for coming. Your attendance helps our students understand how important this day is,” Principal Deborah Roeder said.

Miller Heights fifth grade students performed a number of patriotic readings and songs to honor veterans who were present and elsewhere. Students from each grade delivered hand-written letters which are forwarded to veterans and active service members.