After 100 years of serving the local community, the Rotary Club of Bethlehem celebrated its anniversary with a dinner and dance at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem June 3. Rotary President Michael McGovern, and President-elect Gail Evans served as masters of ceremony. Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez, City Council President Willie Reynolds, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent and Rotary’s District Governor-Elect Linda Young were all in attendance. A number of past district governors were also in attendance.
During preparations for its 50th reunion held in 2015, the Liberty HS Class of 1965 decided to collect funds to offer scholarships to current students. With $5,000 raised, the class of 1965 was able to offer five $1,000 scholarships to college bound seniors in the Liberty class of 2016:
Leticia Patino-Flores, who will attend Wilkes University and major in political science;
Cailey Sanchez, who will attend Ursinus College and major in biology and Spanish;
Nathacha Soriano, who will attend Northampton Community College and major in general studies;
Bethlehem area football fans had a chance to see Bethlehem Hall of Fame inductee and long-time Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum interview three fellow Bethlehem Hall of Fame inductees with over 30 years of combined NFL experience, Mike Guman, Mike Hartenstine and John Spagnola, during the City of Bethlehem’s 275th anniversary celebration June 25. These interviews were among several that featured a number of HOF members in the inaugural class.
The nonprofit Friends of the Mounted Police have announced that a new location for the Bethlehem Police Department’s mounted patrol has been secured and is under lease with the Allentown Diocese. The 10-acre parcel immediately abuts the Holy Savior Cemetery on Linden Street.
Early this month Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works announced the release of Goundie’s Old Monocacy Ale, a limited edition beer that has been brewed in recognition of the City of Bethlehem’s 275th anniversary.
The ale was brewed by beer historian and brewer Chris Bowen and former Fegley’s brew master Beau Baden this past February, just a block away from the Goundie House on Main Street, where its namesake, John Sebastian Goundie, one of Bethlehem’s first brewers, resided during the 19th century.
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Judging by the continual stream of patrons, the new Bethlehem Rose Garden farmer’s market got off to a great start on its inaugural date June 11.
Seven vendors provided a variety of fresh, organic, locally grown and homemade products and refreshments. Event contact Katie Stafford said she was very pleased to see many families and explained that she had hoped that it would be an accessible event.
“My goal was a community event that people could walk to,” Stafford said.
Bethlehem resident John Snyder attended with his wife Heather and son Miles.
Bethlehem Area School District held its third academic ceremony June 6, providing the focus on 20 high school seniors who inked their ceremonial letters of intent to attend colleges and universities such as Penn State, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Moravian, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Ohio State. Ten students from Freedom HS and ten from Liberty HS were recognized before their families, BASD administrators and BASD school board directors.