Bethlehem Press

Sunday, July 15, 2018

‘Let us give thanks for our time together’

Monday, August 7, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

1945 Liberty and Bethlehem Vo-tech grads gather

Their senior year at the Liberty HS and Bethlehem Vo-Tech schools was marked with noteworthy 20th century events. President Franklin Roosevelt would die suddenly in April 1945, the furious final months of World War II in Europe would conclude in May, and the final push to defeat Japan in the Pacific was gaining momentum. Just a couple of months after they graduated, the first atomic bombs were used in warfare. Their entire generation had grown up through the Great Depression.

Setting the scene at ‘The Cup’

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Anyone passing by the Linden Street landmark known as the Bethlehem Dairy Store, also known as The Cup, on June 29 may have felt as if they were experiencing a time warp. Classic cars from the 1950s and very early 1960s were parked in the store’s lot and along Millard and Linden streets to set the scene for an SAC union independent film being produced by FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) CEO and founder Bill Hartin.

FIFO is a nonprofit filmmaking consortium dedicated to cultivating and growing filmmaking in the Lehigh Valley area.

‘They can just be horses now’

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Bethlehem’s Mounted Patrol officers open new home

At a June 1 ribbon cutting ceremony and a July 8 open house that featured a special visit by the Budweiser Clydesdales, the Bethlehem Police Department, nonprofit Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, and the community celebrated the completion of the new Bethlehem Mounted Police stable.

Constructed on 10 acres of land generously leased from the Allentown Diocese, and immediately adjacent to Holy Savior Cemetery, the new structure has housed mounts from the unit, Pharoah, George, Asa and Grey since mid-May.

Article By: DANA GRUBB Special to the Bethlehem Press

Monday, July 10, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The sixth annual Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence took place at Bethlehem’s Payrow Plaza late morning on Independence Day with over one hundred area residents in attendance. Readers for 2017 were Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Emil Giordano, Lehigh Valley dentist Tom Gyory, Bethlehem Councilman Eric Evans, Northampton County Councilmen Glenn Geissinger, Matthew Deitz, Hayden Phillips and Seth Vaughn, Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio and former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning.

Sister City program marks 21st year

Monday, July 10, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Gray skies and drizzle forced the annual Slovenian flag raising ceremony from Payrow Plaza into Town Hall on June 23, but the spirit of those in attendance was not dampened.

Bethlehem-Murska Sobota Sister Cities Association founder Stephen Antalics Jr. acted as master of ceremonies and Robi Poredos of the Slovenian Press Agency gave the invocation and benediction.