A heart-warming celebration of Christmas took place Dec. 1 in the Tranquility Park of South Side Bethlehem. Dozens of people attended the event which included a few hours of holiday songs, warm popcorn, carol singing and the lighting of a Christmas tree.
By Tracy Rice
Special to the Bethlehem Press
“That cargo plane’s engine just failed! If it crashes, it’ll wipe out most of Luquillo!” shouts La Borinqueña as she attempts to protect the Puerto Rican coastal city from catastrophe. The newly-minted comic book superhero is the self-published creation of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a Marvel Entertainment writer and art director/owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based production studio.
The meeting on Nov. 22 welcomed council President Larry Rapp back from a long absence. He was happy to announce that Carolee Gifford will be the next Fountain Hill mayor and her term will start in January 2018. There will also be a new council member, Leo Atkinson, and his term will also start in January.
For many in the audience it was the proverbial “blast from the past,” the past being President Nixon, Watergate, Woodward and Bernstein. What brought it all back to the packed audience in the Moravian College gym on Oct. 24 was the presentation by this year’s Cohen Arts and Lecture speaker, Carl Bernstein. It was Bernstein and Bob Woodward, his colleague at the Washington Post, who broke the Watergate scandal that resulted in President Nixon’s resignation.
For the past quarter century, the annual holiday artisan marketplace Christkindlmarkt has been an integral part of the celebration of Christmas in the Lehigh Valley.