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Three veterans promoted; six new ones sworn in during City Hall ceremony

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem Fire Department recognized the promotions of three long-time veterans and six new hires at a ceremony in Town Hall Feb. 20. Receiving promotions were 21-year veteran Kenneth Jones Jr. to Assistant Chief 'C' Shift; 17-year veteran Craig Hoffert to Training Captain; and 13-year veteran Michael Reich to Lieutenant 'A' Shift.

Main Street Mayor

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Former Bethlehem Mayor Gordon Mowrer received his just due as a monument commemorating his legacy, the 1970s revitalization of Main Street, was unveiled and dedicated in his honor Feb. 19.

Nearly 100 family members and friends braved the rainy and chilly weather to honor Mowrer, whom Mayor John Callahan said has "a servant heart." Among those in attendance were former Bethlehem Mayor Ken Smith, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and state representatives Steve Samuelson and Dan McNeill.

'A dreamer at heart': Friends pay tribute to Bethlehem's Mother Teresa

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem area and broader Lehigh Valley community showed an outpouring of love, respect and gratitude for Bethlehem resident and philanthropist Marlene "Linny" Fowler at a Feb. 10 memorial service held in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary before a standing room only crowd.

Community activists, organization representatives, educators, elected officials, students, friends and family were among the many who gathered to remember Fowler's kindness and support, and her impact on individuals and the community at large.

Get the message and do the jobs

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Bethlehem Branch of the NAACP and Bethlehem YWCA once again co-sponsored the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration held each year at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity with over 100 attendees breaking bread, praying, singing, remembering and expressing hope together Jan. 21.

Speakers Dr. Ernest Smith, a retired pediatric cardiologist and Marques Grundy, the first African American appointed to the Northampton County Election Commission, wove their messages around the commitment of Dr. King, his "Dream," and the actions needed today to fulfill that dream.

Bethlehem Food Co-op marks anniversary

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Bethlehem Food Co-Op members and supporters gathered Nov. 15 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the organization's inception. With their invitation to the Bethlehem area community at large, the group wanted to say "thank you" to many community partners who have given support as the co-op nears its formal incorporation as a nonprofit, according to steering committee co-chair Colleen Marsh.