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28th annual Souper Day fundraiser

Monday, November 25, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the New Bethany Souper Day Fundraiser drew 250 guests to the Event Center at Blue. Each year the event raises money needed by New Bethany Ministries to provide multiple services to needy people, including 37,000 hot meals annually, 3,200 showers, clothing, temporary housing and assistance finding permanent housing and employment, among other services.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Young and Old Rally Against Climate Change

Anyone driving past the main branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library Friday afternoon would have been taken aback by the crowd that had assembled at Payrow Plaza. Many of the approximately 150 people were holding signs addressing the issue of climate change. In addition to local climate activists, there were some parents and their children. There was also a sizeable group of students from Lehigh University who were representing multiple clubs on campus concerned about climate change.

Something for young and older

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Apple Days 2019

Small wonder that the sixth annual Apple Days Sept. 6 and 7 at Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation was teeming with children. There were so many fun and interesting things to see and do.

In one tent, Jennifer Purcell invited children (and adults) not just to see, but to pet, if they wished, a skunk named Cabbage, a corn snake named Carolina, and a barn owl named Tyto. At another venue, Pat Belliel introduced Harley, her 5-year-old pet pig. At yet another venue there were sheep, alpacas and a pair of 22-year-old miniature donkeys.

BAPL opens township location

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

If Bethlehem Township residents ever wished that the public library were nearer by, they got their wish Aug. 24, with the grand opening of Bethlehem Area Public Library Coolidge, a satellite library at 2740 Fifth St.

Once upon a time the Coolidge Building was a schoolhouse, and as this school year was only days away, the theme of the event was “Kickin’ It Old School.”

32nd annual festival

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Everything Blueberry

The 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival July 20and 21 offered something for everyone. Visitors could have their faces painted, watch a well-trained dog doing tricks on command, be entertained by band and orchestral music, watch demonstrations of colonial brewing and blacksmithing, and play lawn games, to mention a few of the activities.

One of the most popular attractions is the pie-eating contest.

For those who enjoy shopping, there was the Burnside Crafters Handmade Items on sale. Another very popular activity is sampling the blueberry treats among other culinary items on sale.