Bethlehem Press

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Diehl's harness factory

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The photograph accompanying this column was taken on March 22, 1915, in front of 33 West Broad St. It shows the Diehl Saddler Factory and on the right a sliver of the Lorenz Theatre and a young boy holding a wheel. The pile of bricks out front and the boarded-up windows indicate the building was under construction. The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority demolished these buildings for redevelopment in the 1970s. However, the site sat empty for several years. It eventually became a Park & Shop until the Liberty Center was built on the site in 2001.

New executive, new budget

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

In back-to-back press events Aug. 28 Lehigh County officials unveiled the county's new executive and the proposed 2013 county budget.

President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of experience in government and management.

Hansell replaces Don Cunningham, who left the position after six years to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

133RD

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Daniel McNeill, former Whitehall Township executive with a strong union background, wasted no time getting his campaign started for state representative in the 133rd District.

The state Democratic Committee on Monday tapped the 65-year-old Hokendauqua resident as the party's candidate.

"This isn't an 'I, I, I' position," McNeill said in his remarks to committee members at the Fullerton fire hall Sunday. "This is a 'we' position and I believe we have to approach this as a team."

Shirley Lindgren 'Well done my good and faithful servant'

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAT KESLING Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Those attending Shirley Lindgren's funeral at Bethlehem's First Presbyterian Church said the sunny day reflected her optimistic personality and her joy when telling a friend a few weeks ago, "Life is good." Speakers were upbeat. There was laughter, and, of course, tears for the woman who was allegedly beaten in her Wall Street home by her son Michael, 51, Aug 20.

At least 400 people were there Saturday as senior pastor the Rev. Dr. Alf E. Halvorson gave a moving homily. It was obviously clear that he knew Shirley and her husband, Ralph and their five children.

'Determined but calm, sweet' Friends, neighbors remember Shirley Lindgren

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAT KESLING Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Shirley Lindgren, 77, who died in her beloved Bethlehem on Aug. 22, is being hailed as the ultimate community leader, much admired by the many people who worked or played with her in her many activities for the good of those who came within her reach.

WEEK

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The photograph accompanying this column was taken on March 22, 1915, in front of 33 West Broad St. It shows the Diehl Saddler Factory and on the right a sliver of the Lorenz Theatre and a young boy holding a wheel. The pile of bricks out front and the boarded-up windows indicate the building was under construction. The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority demolished these buildings for redevelopment in the 1970s. However, the site sat empty for several years. It eventually became a Park & Shop until the Liberty Center was built on the site in 2001.

MEETING BOARD

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Thursday, September 6

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, September 10

Bethlehem Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., Monacacy Tower, 645 Main St.

BASD Facilities and Curriculum, 6 p.m., Education Center dining room.

Fountain Hill Planning, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.

Hanover Twp. Planning, 7:30 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road. (change of date this month only).

Tuesday, September 11

Freemansburg Council, 7 p.m., finance meeting if needed at 6 p.m., 600 Monroe St.

'Well done my good and faithful servant'

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Those attending Shirley Lindgren's funeral at Bethlehem's First Presbyterian Church said the sunny day reflected her optimistic personality and her joy when telling a friend a few weeks ago, "Life is good." Speakers were upbeat. There was laughter, and, of course, tears for the woman who was allegedly beaten in her Wall Street home by her son Michael, 51, Aug 20.

At least 400 people were there Saturday as senior pastor the Rev. Dr. Alf E. Halvorson gave a moving homily. It was obviously clear that he knew Shirley and her husband, Ralph and their five children.