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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.

AAUW’s awards, scholarship night

Monday, July 8, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The work was finished, and it was time to celebrate. The annual AAUW Book Sale, which brought in $1,600 when it began 57 years ago, produced $47,700 this year.

The AAUW Scholarship Committee, whose members are Norma Ferguson, Myra Jones, Clare Wisson, and Louise Wisser, had studied the records of all the scholarship applicants and interviewed each one to determine this year’s winners. Awardees received either a $1,000 or a $2,000 scholarship.

Hanover Twp. carnival a welcome spring attraction

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The weather could not have been better for the Hanover Township Community Days Carnival, which ran from May 8-11.

It was particularly sunny and mild May 10 as children, parents and some grandparents came for numerous rides, refreshment stands and booths at which they could compete for prizes.

Additionally, there was live entertainment from a six-piece band and singer.

Celebrating a birthday at the library

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The invitation from the Bethlehem Public Library announced that “it is the great Doctor’s birthday, and we want to celebrate in a big way!”

On March 5 Edana Hoy, head of Youth Services, about 40 children, and 20 parents did just that. The group gathered in the children’s department on the upper level of the library to mark Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Casey: Gun violence uniquely American

Monday, April 1, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

On March 19, Sen. Bob Casey visited Moravian College to participate in a question and answer session. Son of Robert Casey Sr., former governor of Pennsylvania, Casey has the distinction of being the first Pennsylvania senator elected to a third consecutive term. Before the session began, Casey graciously thanked Dr. Bryon Grigsby, president of the college, for inviting him, and thanked attendees for their political action and for giving him their time.

Fleeing to America The Experiences of Refugees

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

Few controversies are more fraught than immigration to this country. The issue has divided Americans and caused a crisis on our southern border.

Two guest speakers at Moravian College discussed immigration from different perspectives Feb. 13. Both gave the audience insight into what we can learn from the experiences of refugees.

Grace Han recounted her dangerous nighttime escape from”the prison state of North Korea” to China under cover of night, accompanied by her parents,

Feasting on fastnachts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

For years Valley Farm Market has done a big business selling fastnachts on the days preceding Lent, and this year was no exception.

Anticipating that they would not be eating sweets during the fourty days of Lent, people poured in to purchase a last treat - luscious doughnuts, also known as fastnachts.

Customers could choose plain, powdered, glazed, or those with granulated sugar. And pick they did - among the roughly 2,000 fastnachts sold. By 10:30 a.m on Tuesday, the day before Lent began, the fastnachts shelves were emptying rapidly.