What do you like most about coming to Christkindlmarkt?
What do 95,000 votive candles, 95,000 bags and 22.4 tons of sand give you? Luminaria Night 2016, which is scheduled to take place Dec. 10 throughout the Bethlehem and Lehigh Valley areas. The sand has been donated by Quikrete and Lowe’s.
For the fourth year, residents, their families and staff at Atria Bethlehem’s assisted living facility have conducted a number of fundraising activities in recognition of breast cancer awareness during October.
This year, a check for $1,415 was presented by Atria Bethlehem Executive Director Arielle Allen to Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition community outreach director Kristen Snoke on Nov. 15.
There’s another election going on in Bethlehem and it has nothing to do with Republicans, Democrats or Independents. Instead, the Puppy Palace Doggie Day Care is running an election on Facebook with 23 parties broken down by dog breed running in a primary election through Oct. 30.
Winners in each category will then square off in a general election that culminates with the Facebook polls closing Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
Puppy Palace owner Shannon Patrick said she has been working on this idea since August and that its reception has been fantastic.
At its Oct. 18 meeting, Bethlehem City Council approved an ordinance advanced by the city administration that bans homeowners from parking on their front lawns, except under certain circumstances. The measure is designed to address the aesthetics of parking one’s vehicle on one’s private front lawn.
It appears to be more of a solution in search of a problem.
The question: Thinking of Halloween, what was your favorite costume that you’ve ever worn?
A nondescript maintenance building on the Miller Heights ES campus is the new home for Back Pack Pals, a program organized by Bethlehem Area School District parent Nikki Testa that aims to provide food for students in need over long weekends and extended holidays.
Testa, who was raised by a single mother, said it was divine guidance that spurred her to pursue establishing the Back Pack Pals program.
“I was tagged to pay it forward,” the upbeat wife and mother of two daughters says with a smile.