Bethlehem resident Nathan Boyle is the 2019 Sheetz Family Award of Excellence winner. Awarded June 7 during the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games, Boyle was honored for his distinguished sportsmanship and perseverance throughout the games.
BASD: Retired teachers recognized
Bethlehem Area School District principals Lisa Lynch, Timothy Lynch and Sonia Vazquez will retire at the end of the 2019 school year. They were honored recently for their dedication, selflessness and hard work.
Close to 300 women from across the Lehigh Valley gathered at the Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem May 10 to raise awareness and funds in support of women’s heart health at the 2019 Lehigh Valley Go Red for Women luncheon. The event raised more than $100,000 for the American Heart Association.
Josephine Marie Balshai died on June 12, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Anna and John J. Bartos of Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen F. Balshi, M.D., F.A.C.S., for 66 years.
She was a 1938 graduate of the Villa Sacred Heart Academy, Danville; and a 1940 graduate of the Bethlehem Business College.
She managed the Bartos Insurance Agency for six years.
UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers for Healthy Aging VISTA to support the “Take A Senior Out” program and grow awareness about social isolation and the impact it has on health/well-being of older adults. Call Jennifer Nicolosi, 610-807-5741.
LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers for the Sunshine for Seniors Program, a program for low-income seniors/individuals who are no longer physically capable nor can afford to hire anyone to do minor yard work. Call Kevin Cope, 484-274-3245.
The National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH), in coordination with the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and the Steelworkers Veterans Memorial Committee, has announced that the Steelworkers Veterans Memorial, currently located at Third and Polk streets, will relocate a short distance away to a newly developed area of the museum’s plaza.
Grade: Graduated senior
Family members: Mother, Yi; father, Lingyi; sister, Stephanie
Favorite subject: I love math because it is the foundation for all science – beautiful, practical, ever-present. Physics allows me to apply math to the real world and prompts me to contemplate the universe.
Activities: Debate team and varsity tennis, co-captain; Liberty Life, features editor; math team, president; orchestra
Next steps: To college and beyond!
Career goals: Undecided
Barbara Clymer, the Bethlehem Area School District’s executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, was recently honored with the Gertrude E. Kopf Award of Recognition by the Pennsylvania Association of Education Office Professionals. Over the past 30 years she has been a clerk in the Human Resources office, was an administrative assistant to the associate superintendent and, for the past decade, has worked in the superintendent’s office.
Penn State Lehigh Valley