The brig U.S. Brig Lawrence was a floating heap of splinters, shredded canvas and blood. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship, named for Perry’s friend Captain James Lawrence, who had been killed early in the War of 1812, could no longer keep up her valiant fight with the British fleet. Perry and a handful of his crew rowed across the Lake Erie battle zone at Put-in-Bay to the brig U.S. Brig Niagara where he transferred command of his fleet of nine vessels.
“I am pleased to announce the launch of Bike Bethlehem!” declared Mayor Robert Donchez from the steps of the Bethlehem Public Library Aug. 15.
“I hope the Bethlehem Bike Share will be so successful that it will continue to expand throughout the city,” Donchez said before turning to City of Bethlehem Health Director, Kristin Wenrich, to present an overview of Bethlehem’s innovative new program.
The Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley’s “Lasting Impressions” has enough art work to fill three gallery spaces along 19th Street, across from Civic Theatre of Allentown.
And so it does. Fifteen artists are represented through Aug. 30 at Civic 514 Gallery, Blink Optical Boutique and Hava Java.
With a quorum this time, the Bethlehem Historical and Architectural Review Board outnumbered the two applicants at the Aug. 3 hearing inside the Rotunda at city hall.
Daniel Roebuck is making progress on his motion picture directorial debut with “Getting Grace” this summer. Nearly done with location filming in his hometown of Bethlehem, Roebuck, along with several cast and crew members took time to enjoy lunch with several families affected by cancer at an event hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.
Two sides of Earl W. Lehman’s palette are on display at the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries at the Baum School of Art, 510 W. Linden St., Allentown, in “Abstraction and Nature in Lehman’s Terms,” an exhibit of his representational landscapes and abstract acrylics.
Barbara Merkle was given the “Cecil K. Leberknight Award for 10 or more years of service” as Fountain Hill’s clerk by Finance Director Bethany Sebesta at the borough council meeting Aug. 1. “She’s been just a pleasure to work with. She has given a lot of her life to this borough and the residents here,” Sebesta said of Merkle during the presentation. The award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.
The Bethlehem Historical and Architectural Review Board hearing got off to a late start July 6 at the Rotunda when it was apparent that no additional board members would be there to form a quorum.
All six applicants accepted Chairman Fred Bonsall’s offer to present their proposals with the knowledge that HARB lacked a quorum. None were interested in waiting until the next month’s meeting.
The Fountain Hill Borough Council unanimously approved the Civil Service Patrol Officer Eligibility list. Of the 10 candidates applying for a full-time position in the borough police department, Eric Tosado with a weighted score of 97.57 headed the list. The other two top scorers were Richman Penn (95.58) and Noah LoPresti (91.64).
“Dixie: Easton’s Cup of Health and Happiness,” through Oct. 2, National Canal Museum, Easton, is an exhibition of vintage paper cups, advertisements and ephemera that tells the remarkable story of how marketing genius Hugh Moore replaced germ-ridden communal tin dippers with innovative healthy disposable paper drinking cups.