The Celtic Cultural Alliance's (CCA) free 25th Highland Games and Celtic festival will be held Sept. 28 through 30 in downtown Historic Bethlehem. In addition to the traditional features, the event also hosts the U.S. National Highland Game Championships.
Steve Pulcinella has been named the new athletic director for the Highland Games. He has been involved with the Celtic Classic since the 1990s as a competitor and field announcer.
For information, visit www.celticfest.org.
Helen G. Beck, 93, of Bethlehem died Sept. 5, 2012, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Steven and Rose (Moyzan) Reszek. She was the wife of the late Herman W. Beck.
She was a member of SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
She is survived by a son, Gerald of Bethlehem.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Joseph, Steven, George, Frank and William Reszek; and three sisters, Anna Yelak, Teresa Reszek and Mary Ellwanger.
Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Backed by a strong presence from Nazareth Ambulance Corps (NAC) employees, a paramedic's well-delivered speech convinced Northampton County Council to delay its decision to award a contract for Gracedale residents to LifeStar Response, a non-emergency medical transport service.
So many of us remember those days sitting at a piano, where our legs would swing freely in front of the bench because they were just too short to reach the floor.
Little, pudgy fingers would cautiously press on the piano keys, halting for seconds, and sometimes even minutes between chords. Looks of extreme concentration would adorn our faces as we struggled with figuring out the notes on the printed page of the music in front of us.
Phyllis A. Bambu, 70, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 29, 2012 at her residence. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mary (Maio) Szoke and Robert C. Brueningsen. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Bambu.
She was a licensed practical nurse and worked most recently at Holy Family Manor Villa.
She is survived by her sons, David A. and his wife Kelly of Hellertown and Joseph Scott and his wife Shea of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Kyle and Brynn; a sister, Roberta Carraghan; and mother-in-law, Jennie A. Bambu.
Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.
Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.
Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-6000, ext. 2101 for additional information.
There will be piano duet concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 7, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of the Lehigh Valley.
The classical and contemporary music program will be performed by Allentown native Dr. Daniel L. Kramlich and Dr. Kana Mimaki, both of Houston, Texas, and soloist Karen Cocca of Allentown. Tickets are available by calling 610-248-0143 or 610-248-5205 or visit www.facebook.com/Twin Angels events.