The Bethlehem chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is currently hard at work making preparations for its 55th annual used book sale. Over 50 volunteers and area high school students seeking to meet community service requirements have been collecting, sorting and pricing donations at the Memorial Pool House located at 359 Illick’s Mill Road.
What was your reaction to the retaliatory missile attack by the United States against a Syrian air base?
Further complicating the economic issues for women, Oakley pointed out that 47 percent of women in college graduate into the workforce with at least $30,000 in student loan debt, needing six more years than their male counterparts to pay off the debt, thus incurring higher interest costs. This sets them back when it comes to investing in 401Ks, affects credit scores, and delays purchasing homes and financing cars. Essentially, said Oakley, this puts them behind males facing the same economic and life issues.
The Apollo Grill hosted a celebrity bartender event Feb. 23 hoping to raise funding to assist the fledgling non-profit dog hospice Powell House cover the veterinary, grooming and food costs associated with providing hospice care for senior dogs that have been abandoned, relinquished or discarded. Founder
Bethlehem Catholic Theatre presents the Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II collaboration “Oklahoma” as its spring musical. Set in early 20th century Oklahoma, the musical tells the story of a cowboy and a farm girl who fall in love. The over 50-member cast and stage crew is directed by Debbie Acampora, who doubles as choreographer. “Oklahoma” is produced by Diana Tice and Joseph Fink is music director. Performances continue April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/becatheater or by calling 610-866-0791
How do you feel about actors using ceremonies like the Golden Globes and Oscars to make social and political statements?
What is the nicest thing that has been done for you on Valentine’s Day?
Soup kitchen seeks new stove - Serving up to 150 people a day, the heavily used 25-year-old stove and ovens are in dire need of replacement and the Trinity Soup Kitchen
The Trinity Episcopal Church of Bethlehem has operated its soup kitchen for 35 years and today provides a nutritious hot lunches for 150 people Monday through Friday.
Unfortunately, the heavily used 25-year-old stove and ovens are in dire need of replacement, and the Trinity Soup Kitchen has undertaken a campaign to raise the $16,000 necessary to replace them with a modern Vulcan stove and several convection ovens. That effort has been bolstered by an anonymous matching pledge of $8,000.