Bethlehem Press

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christkindlmarkt rings in another holiday season

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

With the busy holiday season upon us, shoppers hoping to start Christmas early headed to the four enormous heated tents at SteelStacks known as ArtsQuest’s Christkindlmarkt Nov. 16, the day it opened. There they found a huge collection of goods to choose from, including, but not limited to, apparel for people of all ages, toys, jewelry, dolls and doll clothes, soaps and lotions, wine, candy, and all manner of decorative objects.

Apple Days 2018 Everything apple ... except iPhones

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

To celebrate the arrival of the apple harvest and the beginning of fall, Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites sponsored its fifth annual Apple Days festival in early September.

The Burnside Plantation, location of a colonial farm during Bethlehem’s earliest years, was the site of activities of all sorts that attracted a large audience. Kids crowded into the petting zoo and played in a small maze, many with their faces painted. Older guests listened to talks and demonstrations of early farm technology or enjoyed fiddlers who played traditional music.

Annual Knights’ sale a great success

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The sky was overcast at 8 a.m. Aug. 18, when the Knights of Columbus yard sale began at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. As time went on, however, the skies brightened, and there was a steady stream of customers hunting for bargains until the sale ended at 3 p.m.

Bargains there were on such items as toys, books, vases, tools, furniture, computer equipment, luggage and decorative objects. Many of the shoppers were St. Anne’s parishioners; others spotted the sale as they drove down Washington Avenue between Linden Street and Easton Avenue.

Back to school - Six Bethlehem nonprofits partner for free event

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in School

On Aug. 16 roughly 40 children and their mothers visited the National Museum of Industrial History for the final event in a summer reading program. The program was jointly sponsored by The National Museum of Industrial History, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, Artsquest, PBS39, and Cops ‘n’ Kids Lehigh Valley.

These six organizations joined to sponsor programs that promote literacy throughout the year. Every week during June and July participants in the program were welcome to visit each nonprofit to hear award-winning children’s books.

Blueberries at Burnside

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Festival marks 31st anniversary

If you like animals, music, gardening, competitions, martial arts, colonial history, or any and all things blueberry, you’d be bound to love Historic Bethlehem’s 31st annual Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation.

The jammed parking lot attested to the fact that the festival has many, many fans of all ages. For the young, pony rides were available and in a barn kids could read to therapy dogs.

‘You shouldn’t have to be doing this’

Monday, March 19, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Remembering victims;

The United States is no stranger to mass protest marches. One need only think of all the marches against the Vietnam War, the Women’s marches in Washington, The Million Man March to unite the black community, the annual March for Life, and countless others. But the nationwide marches that took place March 14 were different: participants were primarily high school students.

In the wake of yet another school shooting, this one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS a month ago, students in nearly 3,000 schools across the nation left their classrooms to send the nation a message.

Gov. Wolf PTA hosts Mommy Market

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in School

They were all there; clothing for children and adults, toys, household goods, decorative objects, cleaning products, and much more at the fifth annual Governor Wolf ES Mommy Market sale. Customers poured in from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24. Sellers, interested in cleaning out a closet or two, and buyers looking for great bargains, included Governor Wolf employees as well as community residents. There were refreshments on sale, including coffee, cookies, donuts, for all attendees.

Beautiful event for wonderful cause

Monday, December 18, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The evening of Dec. 9 marked the 20th anniversary of a beloved tradition in Bethlehem and throughout the Lehigh Valley, Luminaria Night. On that night rows of white paper bags holding a lighted candle anchored in sand are arranged in rows up and down streets, creating a magnificent sight. All of the money collected for the Luminaria kits goes to New Bethany Ministries, which serves the needs of the poor.