The annual, family-friendly block party for BHA residents will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the First Tee center, located near the NE Boy's and Girl's Club on Fritz Drive.
There will be bingo (in an air-conditioned room), a daylong basketball tournament, rides, games, a face painter and a prize raffle. There will be free refreshments, including hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks and First Tee Center tours. BHA's World Champion boxer Ronald Cruz will be on hand to pose for pictures, sign autographs and show off his championship belt. For information, call 610-865-8327.
The photograph accompanying this column was taken on March 22, 1915, in front of 33 West Broad St. It shows the Diehl Saddler Factory and on the right a sliver of the Lorenz Theatre and a young boy holding a wheel. The pile of bricks out front and the boarded-up windows indicate the building was under construction. The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority demolished these buildings for redevelopment in the 1970s. However, the site sat empty for several years. It eventually became a Park & Shop until the Liberty Center was built on the site in 2001.
Thursday, September 6
Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.
Monday, September 10
Bethlehem Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., Monacacy Tower, 645 Main St.
BASD Facilities and Curriculum, 6 p.m., Education Center dining room.
Fountain Hill Planning, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.
Hanover Twp. Planning, 7:30 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road. (change of date this month only).
Tuesday, September 11
Freemansburg Council, 7 p.m., finance meeting if needed at 6 p.m., 600 Monroe St.
Those attending Shirley Lindgren's funeral at Bethlehem's First Presbyterian Church said the sunny day reflected her optimistic personality and her joy when telling a friend a few weeks ago, "Life is good." Speakers were upbeat. There was laughter, and, of course, tears for the woman who was allegedly beaten in her Wall Street home by her son Michael, 51, Aug 20.
At least 400 people were there Saturday as senior pastor the Rev. Dr. Alf E. Halvorson gave a moving homily. It was obviously clear that he knew Shirley and her husband, Ralph and their five children.
The Hellertown American Legion Post 397, Hellertown Historical Society and the Borough of Hellertown will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Dettwiler Plaza.
The flag that will be raised was donated to the Hellertown Historical Society and flew over Shanksville, the western Pa. site where the third hijacked plane crashed on Sept. 11.
The event will include a salute by the Hellertown Legion firing squad and the playing of "Taps" by Dan Dysher.
The ceremony will commemorate and honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Although they've been up in arms about nearly every other Abe Atiyeh zoning proposal, Bethlehem citizens had few complaints about a proposed 150-bed residential treatment facility at 825 12th Ave. It's an isolated location at the former Synthetic Thread property, where Atiyeh had originally planned apartments.
Even Stewart Early, a thorn in Atiyeh's side in previous zoning requests, told Atiyeh he was pleased.
The BHA will recognize nine residents at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the family development office, 1429 Fritz Drive. These persons won a contest which recognized the nicest gardens and encouraged pride in the properties. In addition to cash prizes, there were gift cards redeemable at Cantelmi Hardware for all who participated.
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast with the topic, "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets," 7 a.m. Sept. 13, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
The event begins with an introduction by Harvard professor and author, Michael Sandel via PBS video. Featured guests to comment on this topic and Sandel's book are DeSales University faculty Joshua Schulz, Ph.D., and David Gilfoil, Ph.D.
The Bethlehem Baroque Ensemble "Music at Wesley" concert, originally April 1, is 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.
Linda Kistler, baroque violin; Christine Moulton, baroque flute; David Moulton, viola da gamba; and Lewis Baratz, harpsichord, perform the music of Telemann, Leclair, Froberger, Marini and Piani.