In light of recent tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, as well as the many that have come before, I found it a little more comforting when I noticed on Aug. 5 on Main Street a Bethlehem police officer carrying more than just his normal service revolver as he patrolled Main Street with a second officer.
Thousands of people traveled from all over to see the implosion of Martin Tower, the historic former headquarters of Bethlehem Steel in May. Now you can own a piece of the landmark building in the form of a commemorative brick from the National Museum of Industrial History.
Join the Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners for these exciting workshops Succulent Savvy, Today’s Hydrangeas and Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden.
Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden, A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Aug. 24 at Burnside Plantation Pollinator Demonstration Garden, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.
Did you know many of your flowering vegetable plants produce pollen and nectar that help feed our pollinators?
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.
Freemansburg’s National Night Out was well attended, with a solid crowd of families coming for the children’s attractions, free food and drinks, interactive displays by the Freemansburg Fire Company, displays from local groups, identi-kits for children by the Freemansburg police, a raffle, face painting, and a burning car. Justine Rossi, one of the organizers, explained the entire event is paid for by sponsors, both corporations and local business, who together provide $10,000 for the event.
Are you using public Wi-Fi?
Free Wi-Fi is a great convenience, but it can be risky. Scammers can set up a Wi-Fi network with a name similar to the one you’re intending to use, hoping you’ll connect to it, or they can hijack your information between you and the Wi-Fi access point.
Do no more than checking the weather or browsing sports scores; otherwise, hackers can steal your passwords, see your email or intercept financial transactions.
Make sure your device isn’t set to connect to Wi-Fi automatically.
Northampton Community College
Make a ladderback chair Aug.19
There will be a building ladderback chairs classes from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 to 23 at Northampton Community College’s Fab Lab, 511 E. Third St.
Members will create a traditional post-and-rung chair using time-tested green woodworking methods to create a sturdy chair while learning principles of differential wood shrinkage.
There is a cost. For information or to register, visit www.northampton.edu/fablab or call 610-332-8665.
FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem, is accepting volunteer applications for their Teacher Store where teachers from Title I school districts can shop for free school supplies four days a month. Call Beth Baier, 610-419-9356.
SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations, and therapy dog visits. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.
Margherita Casamassa, 87, of Bethlehem, died August 4, 2019, in her home. Born in Foiano di Val Fortore, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Michele A. and Maria Grace (Corvino) Gentilcore. She was the wife of the late Giuseppe Casamassa.
She was a member of the former Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Bethlehem.