The Bethlehem Area Public Library and Lehigh University have partnered to bring recognition to the poet Hilda Doolittle, who was born in Bethlehem in 1886 at the site of the city’s government complex. Added to the list of national Literary Landmarks, a plaque was recently dedicated at the entrance to the main branch of the library on West Church Street.
Teachers and administrators attending the Bethlehem Area School District’s annual convocation learned both the winners of the 2017 BEST (Bethlehem Educational Scholastic Trust) Awards and heard from Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, who was keynote speaker.
Fifty years after they were the last full graduating class from then Bethlehem HS, nearly 200 graduates of the class of 1967 and their guests gathered for their 50th reunion in early August at the Best Western in Hanover Township. That year, 992 people received diplomas from what was Bethlehem’s only public high school. The following year Freedom HS would open, ushering in the era of two public high schools in the Bethlehem Area School District.