Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dog tales wag tails

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by TIM GILMAN in Local News

Children read aloud to canines at the library

A Read to Dogs program attracted 25 children to the June 26 session at the main branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library on Church Street. The young readers are paired with gentle and attentive trained therapy dogs during four 15-minute sessions.

Six canines and their local owners showed up for the special event, which has been offered by the library for 10 years, according to Pat Mickowski of Bethlehem, local community coordinator for the program.

Liberty HS presents ‘West Side Story’

Monday, April 24, 2017 by TIM GILMAN in School

The popular musical “West Side Story” is being presented by Liberty High School on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at 1115 Linden Street. Set in the nostalgic 1950’s, the story features a rivalry between two gangs in the Upper West Side of New York City during the last days of summer. Influenced by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the playwright included some tragic consequences in the script.

‘We dance for the kids’

Monday, February 27, 2017 by TIM GILMAN in School

During the Mini-THON Feb. 18, the recently renovated Notre Dame HS gymnasium rocked with music for the 350 dancers and the bleachers were filled with their families and patrons of the annual fundraiser event.

Cheryl Fenton, coordinator of the Notre Dame Mini-THON and the school’s advancement director, led the celebration from the gymnasium stage and was dressed for the dance in a green tutu.

Christmas season arrives Friday

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by TIM GILMAN in Local News

Students from Marvine and Freemansburg elementary schools were the guests of honor at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree decorating party Nov. 18 at Payrow Plaza. The third graders were treated to a variety of gifts and activities which included a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus and music by 25 members of the Freedom HS Patriot Band. Volunteers from the Moravian College women’s soccer team, Cops “n” Kids Children’s Literacy Program and the Bethlehem Police Department participated in the children’s event which also offered treats and lunch for the kids.

Christmas season arrives Friday

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by TIM GILMAN in Local News

Students from Marvine and Freemansburg elementary schools were the guests of honor at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree decorating party Nov. 18 at Payrow Plaza.

The third graders were treated to a variety of gifts and activities which included a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus and music by 25 members of the Freedom HS Patriot Band. Volunteers from the Moravian College women’s soccer team, Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program and the Bethlehem Police Department participated in the children’s event which also offered treats and lunch for the kids.

Troop 352 honors 10 Eagle Scouts

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by TIM GILMAN in Local News

A record 10 Boy Scouts from Troop 352 of Notre Dame Church in Bethlehem were inducted into the Eagle Scout of Court of Honor ceremony Jan. 17 at Lehigh University’s Iacocca Hall.

According to Lori Weber of the Minsi Trails Council Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Allentown, the induction ceremony of 10 scouts from the same troop is the area’s largest ceremony.

The newly inducted Eagle Scouts attend four different high schools - Emmaus, Bethlhem Catholic, Freedom and Liberty - but have been together for 10 years since moving up from Cub Scouts.