Bethlehem Press

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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.

Bernstein on politics past, present

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

For many in the audience it was the proverbial “blast from the past,” the past being President Nixon, Watergate, Woodward and Bernstein. What brought it all back to the packed audience in the Moravian College gym on Oct. 24 was the presentation by this year’s Cohen Arts and Lecture speaker, Carl Bernstein. It was Bernstein and Bob Woodward, his colleague at the Washington Post, who broke the Watergate scandal that resulted in President Nixon’s resignation.

Article By: Dorothy Glew Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Though we rarely hear any mention of the Peace Corps, which was founded by President Kennedy in 1961, 7,213 Americans are currently serving in seventy countries. This year Pennsylvania ranks seventh in the nation in the number of volunteers it has produced, and Moravian College is one of the 27 colleges whose graduates have volunteered. Fifty-six Moravian alumni have served, and three graduates are currently serving. On Sept.

Portuguese pride, hospitality on display ‘Dia de Portugal’

Monday, July 3, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Red and green, the Portuguese flag’s dominant colors, were on display at every turn as the Portuguese community of Bethlehem celebrated the 38th annual “Portuguese Heritage Day” at Holy Infancy School June 9 and 10 on East 4th Street in South Bethlehem. The festival benefits the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Fatima.

Bethlehem ceremony moves indoors

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Though overcast skies drove Bethlehem’s annual Memorial Day Service indoors again this year, it was both a moving and spirited tribute to the men and women who have served the nation in the military and, in some cases, gave their lives for their country.

Ken Nichol, president of the United Veterans of Bethlehem, was master of ceremonies at the event, which was held in the Liberty HS gym. The opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance were followed by a rousing version of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Tax Day rally in Bethlehem

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

With Tax Day approaching on April 18 this year, Americans in cities across the nation participated in a Tax March April 15 to demand that President Donald Trump release his most recent tax returns.

Though no president is required to release his tax income returns, every major party nominee since the 1970s has done so.

In Bethlehem, around 200 people gathered in Payrow Plaza next to Bethlehem City Hall to have their voices heard. The local rally was sponsored by the Bethlehem City Democratic Committee.