Bethlehem Press

Friday, April 3, 2020

This Week in Bethlehem History: Bethlehem's women of dance

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Marjorie B. Fink in Opinion

Known as "the first lady of dance," Fink (1900-1989) taught dance for 50 years. She was the founder of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and operated her school and the guild from her Main Street location until retiring in 1973.

Fink was born in Bethlehem, married Russell Fleming and they had a son. She made her first stage appearance at age 6 in "Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Moravian Seminary for Girls, Bethlehem. She portrayed Martha Washington for several seasons at the Sun Inn Strawberry Festival.

Another View: 'Obituary' is a lively romp

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Opinion

When your many long years are drawing to an end, what made it worthwhile? What would want others to know about your life?

These questions may be existential, but they cut to the core of who we are. And while they're never spoken aloud, they form the thoughtful core of the otherwise thoroughly amusing new stage production from local attorney Lawrence Fox.

Lehigh Valley Bridal Expo: What have I done wrong?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Opinion

You usually see my by-line next to all kinds of local government and political gatherings. Hot stuff. But I must have screwed up. Instead of a mayor or county exec, my editor recently sent me to cover the Lehigh Valley Bridal Expo at Lehigh's Rauch Fieldhouse. On a Sunday during NFL playoffs. "You'll love it," he assured me. If I had won the five-day honeymoon to St. Lucia, I might agree. But for a guy, this is about as popular as a colonoscopy.

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY: Nitschmann Junior High School days

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I had the pleasure of listening to my grandfather, Elwood "Woody" Rehm, reminisce about his days spent at Nitschmann JHS from 1943-46. Times certainly were different then.

For many of us, it would be hard to even recognize the area north of Nitsch-mann as it appeared during my grandfather's youth. The surroundings have changed drastically. What we're familiar with today - neighborhoods, offices, and businesses - were once fields as far as the eye could see.