Barbara J. Sykes, 59, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 6, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty (Durn) Peters of Allentown and the late Earl E. Peters. She was the wife of the late Sidney Sykes.
She was a member of Christ Church - U.C.C., Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir.
She is survived by two daughters; grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the church, 75 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Arrangements were made by Pearson Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Police arrested a 25-year-old man following a noise complaint around 3:15 a.m. Nov. 9.
Police responded to a reported car running and loudly playing music on Martin Court in the Woodmont Mews apartments and allegedly discovered Bryan Snyder, of South Fifth Avenue in Whitehall, in his vehicle, asleep behind the wheel. Police said he was intoxicated.
Snyder is charged with sound devices, lack of required registration and DUI.
Christmas Trees From Around the World, round the clock. Comfort Suites, 120 W. Third St. Call 610-882-9700. Through Jan. 1.
Bethlehem: The Christmas City film. Various times. Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. Call 610-332-1300 or visit www.artsquest.org. Year round.
SteelStacks wagonette and carriage rides Southside Bethlehem, 2 to 8 p.m.; through Dec. 31; closed Dec. 24, 25. SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. Visit www.artsquest.org.
Thursday, November 29
Senior (age 50 and over) bingo, 10:45 a.m., Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road. Meal (there is a cost): chicken tenders, rice, mixed vegetables. Reservations: 610-867-4681.
Saturday, December 1
Reading Room stars presents Holiday Tails puppet show, 10 a.m. Room 403, NCC Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.
Governor Wolf Historical Society's 32nd annual Christmas House Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.govwolf.org.
Sunday, December 2
The United States is commonly referred to as a melting pot. This comes from the fact that the majority of the population came here as immigrants, resulting in many different cultures, religions and beliefs. Liberty HS can also be referred to as a melting pot, as the student population is extremely diverse and some clubs use this diversity to share their own culture with the rest of the school. Earlier this month the Latino Youth Leadership club, composed of students from backgrounds of different Hispanic countries, held its annual Puerto Rican Lunch.
Free H.E.A.R.T.S Family clinic
A free clinic for uninsured Bethlehem residents will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St.
The program is provided with the help of Temple University and St. Luke's Hospital. Call 1-866-785-8537 for an appointment.
Police arrested a 26-year-old man following an anger-spawned automobile accident in center city Nov. 16.
According to police, Kevin Vinh, of East Sixth Street, had just gotten notice of the termination of his office lease at Main Street Commons around 1 p.m. When he left the building, he got into his car and ran a stop sign on Rubel Street and almost struck another car. That driver honked the horn.
Vinh, allegedly incensed, stopped and then reversed his car into the honker and attempted to drive off.
He was stopped by police and charged with simple assault.