The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating. Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.
Season passes are available for residents and non-residents. Group skating lessons begin Nov. 26; hockey clinics from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. Call 610-865-7081 or visit www.bethlehem-pa.org.
The 47th annual Advent Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the dining room at Moravian Village of Bethlehem, 526 Wood St.
There will be a trombone choir and a beeswax candle service. The speaker is the Rev. Daniel Gambet. Tickets are available at Moravian Village of Bethlehem, Moravian Book Shop, Visitor's Center, Bethlehem Area Public Library (north and south sides), Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Comfort Suites and Cantelmi's Ace Hardware.
Family members: Gary Leidich (father), Lisa Leidich (mother); Elizabeth Leidich (sister)
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is history. I believe the best way to understand other cultures is to first be able to understand their history. Knowing this will best prevent war and establish peace within the world.
Activities: Cross country (four years), swimming (three), stage crew (one), stage manager (three), track (four)
Next steps: Post-secondary education; college: undecided
Governor Wolf Historical Society's 32nd annual Christmas House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The patrons' tour will be held Nov. 30.
Tickets are available the day of the tour at 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath. For information, call 610-837-9015 or visit www.govwolf.org.
Joseph Senick, 84, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Anna (Zurko) Senick. He was the husband of Pauline (Keretz) Senick for 56 years.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He was a past partner of Senick Inc., where he was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic.
Several area Moravian Churches will display putzes to the general public again this year. The term putz is from the German word putzen, which has various meanings, including to decorate, to place or to make beautiful. At one time, putzing was a Bethlehem holiday tradition during which people visited private homes to see their versions of the Nativity story.
District 11 named its volleyball all-stars recently.
In Class AA, Becahi's Lauren Hess, Maddie Titus and Kelsey Mowrey made the first team.
In Class AAA, Liberty's Brooke Priestas was named to the first team. The second team featured Freedom's Rylie Haas as the only local player.
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Most Valuable Player
Mary Kate Sherkness (Marian Catholic, 12th, Outside Hitter)
The annual Holiday Open House is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Visitor Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
There will be complimentary hot cider, gift ideas, an art exhibit by wildlife artist David Hughes, nature-themed activities, a live owl program and a visit by a flying squirrel.
Information: hawkmountain.org, 610-756-6961.
New York City's My Lord Chamberlain's Consort performs for the annual "Yuletide Revels," 5 p.m. Dec. 1, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.
There's a reception with traditional Yuletide tomfoolery: a Boar's Head in Procession, flaming Christmas pudding, wassail, nog, ginger cake, and other traditional Yule treats.
Co-sponsors of the evening of traditional and early music is Moravian College's Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Tickets are expected to be available at the door. Information: 610-867-4741
"The New York Tenors Christmas: Memories of Herald Square," starring Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante, will be presented, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Tickets: statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132