The U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Who else would you like to see on U.S. currency?
A panel comprised of Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez, Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, and Amanda Major Foehr, a certified recovery specialist from the Lehigh Valley Drug and Intake Unit, painted a challenging picture at an April 6 public forum addressing heroin addiction in the Lehigh Valley. About 25 attended the session in the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Laros Room at the Main Branch.
When Walt and Jan Tremer attended their first Iditarod dog sled race in 1996, they fell in love with the rugged and beautiful Alaskan terrain and the test that the race puts both mushers and dog teams through to complete it. Jan, who teaches figure skating at the city’s municipal ice rink, later decided to hold Iditaskate fundraising events to help teams cover the costs of racing. This year’s event was held on an appropriately wintry night in February. Skaters took laps around the rink to total up miles in an effort to travel the over 1,000 mile distance of the actual Iditarod.
The Nitschmann MS Drama Club performed Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, “The Pirates of Penzance Jr.,” at four performances held in the Moravian College Haupert Union Building’s Prosser Auditorium from March 11 through 13. Sarah Hriniak directed and produced, and her assistant was Maurene Schultheis. Stage crew director Skip Moyer and assistant stage crew director Nick Laudenslager, art director Barb Kozero and tech director Erik Masters rounded out the production team.
The Northeast MS Theater Company performed Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” before two full house audiences March 3 and 5. Based on the book by Linda Woolverton, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, the student production featured an over 70 member cast supported by a stage crew of 30. Sarah Thomas directed, Barbara Fleck choreographed, Denise Parker and Natalie Parker were musical directors, and Connie Klose was stage manager/set designer. Jodie Johnson, Janine Page and Tina Piscitello designed costumes and Justin Amman was technical director.
What have you enjoyed most about near summer-like temperatures this past week?