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.
Students share Emmy nomination
Both a Moravian College graduate and a current student were nominated for a college production award for the Sept. 22 2012 Emmy awards through the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
City officials inducted three men into the Fire Department in a brief but warm ceremony the morning of Aug. 15.
Mayor John Callahan called public safety the most important aspect of running local government, and said the simplest terms to apply to its members are skilled, professional, courageous and trustworthy.
The Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trails Council, held a recognition dinner for the new Eagle Scouts of 2011, the 100th anniversary of Eagle Scouting, at Holiday Inn, Fogelsville.
That first Eagle, 100 years ago, was Arthur Eldred, a member of Troop 1, Long Island. He had the required 21 merit badges and applied for Eagle in April 1912.
City officials announced at an afternoon press conference Aug. 15 the implementation of a $236,000 study to develop the old Hoover-Mason Trestle at the Bethlehem Steel furnaces into an idyllic walking path connecting the ArtsQuest Steelstacks campus and Sands Casino resort.
Mayor John Callahan, City Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Tony Hanna and Wallace Roberts and Todd architects principle Antonio Fiol-Silva together described the study as the next logical step for the site.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BETHLEHEM is in need of a training coordinator. Contact Robert Sehee, 610-419-3285, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, Bethlehem, needs help to make the next diabetes walk in Bethlehem Oct. 13 the most fun and successful walk to date. Contact Dawn Fernandez, 888-342-2383, ext. 4625, email@example.com.
THE COCO FOUNDATION, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for its annual Tee time for Coco Golf Tournament Sept. 29. Contact Lisa Walker, 570-954-8024, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 29
Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
Thursday, August 30
Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 7 p.m., 10 E. Church St. (this is correct- second of two meetings in August)
Tuesday, September 4
Bethlehem Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.
Hellertown Council, 7 p.m. 685 Main St.
Thursday, September 6
Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.