Educators, parents, superintendents, state representatives and more participated in the Lehigh Valley for All Education Summit Jan. 23. At around 6:30 p.m., residents of the Lehigh Valley gathered at the Steelworkers Union Hall in Bethlehem to learn the facts about education equality and school funding issues.
Silence filled the room and tears flowed as three parents spoke at Northampton Community College’s panel, “Parents Left Behind,” Feb. 26. Tina Ralls, Chuck Deprill and Donna Jacobson told their stories about living with addicted children. For Ralls and Deprill, their children lost their long-fought battles with opioid abuse. For Jacobson, her daughter is still here and in recovery after a long and difficult journey with addiction.
Have you ever wanted to see how and where your favorite candies are made? PEEPS lovers, listen up-this one’s for you.
The PEEPS brand is partnering with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley with a nationwide sweepstakes. United Way’s mission is to enhance the lives of its community members by assessing their personal needs. PEEPS will be working with United Way to support education initiatives by raising funds for various student programs with the hopes of raising student’s reading scores.
Bethlehem residents honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 21 with a Civil Rights Movement March. At around 11:30 a.m., members of the Civil Rights Movement in Bethlehem met in front of St. Bernard’s Beneficial Society on Broadhead Avenue in preparation to march to Martin Luther King Park on Carlton Avenue.
The event was organized by Frankie West, president of the Civil Rights Movement and member since 1967. He explained his involvement with the organization and why he enjoys doing the marches year after year.
“These marches bring us unity,” he said.