Soon to be Eagle Scout Geoffery Baser of Bethlehem recently put the finishing touches on his Eagle Scout project at the Sayre Child Center in Bethlehem. “I wanted to give back,” said Baser, who recalled “having had a good time” at Sayre as a child. The 18-year-old Boy Scout is a member of Troop 318 based at Rosemont Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and was joined by fellow Scout Nick Hanna and assistant Scoutmaster Jim Swain as he finalized his project on a sweltering Saturday afternoon.
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse opened his 12th restaurant recently with the addition of Emeril’s Fish House at the Sands Bethlehem Casino. The new restaurant joins Lagasse’s Emeril’s Chop House and Burgers and More by Emeril at the casino resort, and repurposes the former Emeril’s Italian Table.
Lagasse says the fish concept has been something he’s wanted to undertake for 22 years because of his connection to the sea and enjoyment of fishing.
The City of Bethlehem, PennDOT and Lehigh Valley Health Network conducted a pedestrian safety event at New and West Fairview Streets June 21 in an effort to alert pedestrians and drivers to pedestrian safety laws.
According to Bethlehem Health Bureau chronic disease program director Sherri Penchishen, the intersections used to conduct the exercise are chosen based on well-marked crosswalks, multi lanes, visible signage and good traffic sight lines. The program has been in effect since 2004 and is funded using Highway Safety Grants from PennDOT.
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.
After what happened in Orlando this week, what do you think can be done to put a halt to mass murders in the USA?