Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Press Photos by Dianne Pelaggi 6552 Our Lady eighth grade student Ryan Irr enjoys coloring and conversation with his kindergarten buddy, Rocco Silvestri of Bethlehem. "It's a cool experience and a privilege to be paired with a little buddy," explains Irr. "I hope Rocco gets a lot out of our time together. I know I will."

'Buddy' program's 17th year

By The Press in School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School kindergarten and eighth grade students paired up again this year as part of the school's buddy program. The arrangement provides responsibility and leadership opportunities for the older students. Younger...

PRESS PHOTOS BY BERNIE O'HARE Parked in front of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, the horse-drawn caisson carrying the flag draped casket of City Controller David DiGiacinto prepares to join the funeral procession to Holy Savior Cemetery. Several of DiGiacinto's long-time friends arranged this military honor for DiGiacinto, who was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

'A wonderful gift'

By BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Bethlehem City Controller David DiGiacinto, the fiscal watchdog who died unexpectedly on Jan. 26, was laid to rest Saturday. Funeral services were conducted by Father Abraham Ha at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church at a Mass attended by more than...