On April 15, 1998, the Bethlehem Brew Works first opened its doors in the Main Street Commons, a featured tenant in the newly renovated historically restored buildings that once housed the former Orrs Department Store.
This past April 15, the Bethlehem Brew Works celebrated its 16th anniversary by offering beer discounts, past classic menu items such as Portabello Napoleon and crab cake sandwiches, as well a limited edition beer, 16th Anniversary Ale.
Members of Bethlehem City Council took a May 5 tour of the city's Rose Garden to learn more about the lease agreement proposed by the Bethlehem Area School District to create a temporary parking lot along the Tenth Avenue side of the park during construction of the new Nitschmann MS.
The transformation has been completed at 47 East Church St. as interior designers, landscapers, painters and furnishers have given the residence of Drs. Bill and Peggy Hoffman a fresh, bright and airy look as the Society of the Arts (SOTA) of the Allentown Art Museum's Show House 2014.
In 1958, 34-year-old William Grubb, my late father, purchased a Kodak Brownie 8 mm color movie camera and projector for about $120. It was a hefty investment for my Dad, who was an HVAC (heating, ventilating, air-conditioning) mechanic at Bethlehem Furnace on West Broad Street. He was the sole supporter of our young family, and he bought the camera just two years after purchasing the modest Northeast Bethlehem row home where my two sisters and I would grow up.
In a true community partnership, the Bethlehem Rotary Club and Rotary District 7430, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley and City of Bethlehem Health Bureau have partnered to secure a $3,000 Rotary district grant that will be used to support the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program by training a lactation specialist, purchasing educational technology and providing portable cribs for use in the 'Safe Sleep Initiative.'
More than 50 East Hills MS students contributed to the school's Feb. 21, 22 and 23 performances of the musical "Once On This Island, Jr." Set on an island in the Caribbean, the production is based on the book and lyrics written by Lynn Ahrens and music of Stephen Flaherty, and it tells the story of a young islander who strives to have love influence her life and the lives of others. Directors were Jennifer Klenk and Andrew Sak. Klenk said the play's various themes provided "a challenging set of ideas" for the students to convey to the audience.
Patient First, a neighborhood medical center, has opened the doors to its new facility located in Hanover Township at the intersection of Schoenersville and Jacksonville roads across from the Westgate Mall.
The Hanover Township location became the 11th opened in Pennsylvania and 52nd Patient First facility in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The Bethlehem Housing Authority presented its 13th Josefina A. Berrios Community Service Award to Roy Ortiz and Martha Rosario during a Jan. 28 ceremony attended by their family, BHA staff and residents, BHA commissioners, prior recipients, and members of the Berrios family.
Northeast MS sixth grade honor roll student Zachary Johnson will experience the opportunity of a lifetime this summer. He has been selected as a student ambassador under the People to People Program and will visit Alaska from July 3 to 13. Zach plays the sousaphone in the school band and is a member of the drama club.