The agenda was short on items, but long on celebration at the meeting of BASD facilities and curriculum committees Sept. 9. Chief Facilities and Operations Officer Mark Stein joined partners from Breslin Architects and D’Huy Engineering in unveiling the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certificate awarded to Nitschmann MS, and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jack Silva and CTO Marie Bachman provided details on the successful deployment of 3,300 laptop computers during the first week of school.
The 2019 St. Luke’s VIA Marathon was run on a beautiful Sept. 8 with over 3,000 runners participating in the full marathon, half-marathon and relay categories. Starting at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown the 26.2 mile race followed the D&L Trail to Bethlehem, where it looped through the city back to the D&L trail and continued to the finish line in Easton. Half the runners began their race on Main Street in Bethlehem. Top finishers were:
Anyone needing luggage, dishes, pots and pans, furniture, mirrors, vases, etc., would have found all of these donated items and more in good condition at the Knights of Columbus’s fifth annual sale Aug. 17, on the front lawn of St. Anne’s convent.
Representing Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem (CADCB) Director Anna Smith and Lynn Holden, who is representing Molly’s for CADBC’s facade grant program, received a certificate of appropriateness from the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Aug. 19 for new awnings and an outdoor seating enclosure for 8, 12, and 20 East Fourth St. Holden had returned with more detailed information, as asked at a previous hearing.
Judge Stephen G. Baratta swore in Grace Crampsie Smith as a member of the Bethlehem City Council Sept. 3. A large group of supporters attended, as did her daughter, Bridget Smith.
She immediately took her seat, which was vacated when Shawn M. Martel resigned.
Democratic candidate for Lehigh County District Attorney, Jim Moreno, has withdrawn from the race. This decision comes four months after Moreno was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. Moreno, who found early support with organizations such as Working Families Party and DSA of Lehigh Valley due to his reformer platform, was a capital defense attorney with the Federal Community Defender Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in their Capital Habeas Unit, until deciding to run for District Attorney earlier this year.
Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., addressed a number of issues during a Washington, D.C. update presentation Aug. 29, at the Lehigh Country Club.
Toomey answered questions posed by Tony Ianelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, during a live videotaping session of the chamber’s WFMZ television program, “Business Matters.” The show aired 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
More than 100 area business and corporate leaders attended the networking breakfast and the Toomey taping session.
If Bethlehem Township residents ever wished that the public library were nearer by, they got their wish Aug. 24, with the grand opening of Bethlehem Area Public Library Coolidge, a satellite library at 2740 Fifth St.
Once upon a time the Coolidge Building was a schoolhouse, and as this school year was only days away, the theme of the event was “Kickin’ It Old School.”
Grace Crampsie Smith was seated Aug. 20 as a Bethlehem City Council member five months early after Shawn M. Martell announced plans to resign and accept a job with the public education team at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C.
Smith, a Democrat, won the seat in the last general election, but in accordance with city policy was not slated to take her seat until January 2020. She is currently a high school counselor with the Easton Area School District.
The Bethlehem Authority and Bonn Place Brewing in South Bethlehem are partnering in a tree planting project on Bethlehem Authority Watershed property in Monroe County.
After determining what their business carbon footprint was, Sam Masotto and Kevin Geidasch decided they should do something about it.
It was Kevin’s idea to hold a fund raiser, Tattoos For Trees, which was held Aug. 20 at Bonn Place Brewing. Tree/beer themed tattoos were offered to all attendees and an amazing $2,600 was raised during the event.