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Our Lady of Perpetual Help marks 50th anniversary

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by JASON REHM Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

On May 21, 1963 Bishop Joseph McShea formally established the first new parish in the new Diocese of Allentown.

Founded as a daughter parish of St. Anne's Church in Bethlehem, the new parish was given the name "Our Lady of Perpetual Help." This was an appropriate title for according to church tradition, St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Lady.

At the time of its establishment, the parish located at 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem, consisted of 450 families.

Fifty years later, that number has grown to over 2,400 families and 7,500 people.

Former problem student becomes author, rapper

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

In his 15 short years, Victor Cordova has been suspended seven times. He's been a guest at Kids Peace four times. Last year, he graduated to Northampton County Juvenile Detention Center, mostly because he has anger management issues. While some kids might give a teacher a dirty look, Victor would threaten to burn down the school. You might call him a bad seed. He certainly thought so.

Freedom HS graduation: 'At least one person to thank'

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by KRISTEN DALTON Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Graduation for Freedom High School kicked off June 5 at Stabler arena. The three words that summed up the Freedom High School Class of 2013 was "The Ripple Effect."

The class of 2013 shed a few tears while reminiscing the good and bad times as well as the difficult classes and the fun after school activities when the class speaker, Michael Salzarulo, gave his heartfelt speech.

Saucon Valley HS graduation: 'Accomplishments were not in our own'

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The 166 newest members of the Saucon Valley High School Class of 2013 were presented with insightful and reflective words during the commencement exercise held Friday evening in the school auditorium. Welcome remarks were provided by class President Jennie Cawley who reminded the graduates the evening was owed to family, friends and teachers.

"Whether we realize it or not, our accomplishments were not in our own abilities," Cawley said.

'Boutique' total tops $200,000

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by PAT KESLING Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A hush followed by loud cheers filled the room when it was announced the 39th "Boutique at the Rink" brought in nearly $204,000 in the four-day sale starting May 28 of used and nearly new clothing and household items at the Bethlehem Ice Rink on Illick's Mill Road.

The funds will benefit St. Luke's Hospital's Cancer Center, St. Luke's Hospice and the Cancer Support Center of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

LVHN presentation helps firefighters remain safe

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network Burn Prevention Network recently sponsored a seminar titled "Wear You Gear or End Up Here."

The May 7 seminar at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, was aimed at local and regional fire and EMS personnel.

Keynote speakers were Mitch and Aimee Dryer of Oneida, N.Y. and Dr. Daniel Lozano, medical director of LVHN Regional Burn Center.

Mitch Dryer was a municipal firefighter in Oneida where he became trapped in a structure collapse and fire in 2007.