Xariz Family Worship Center held a Back to School party in the parking lot at 81 E. North St. in Bethlehem Aug. 17. Festivities included face painting, a coloring station, a D.J., a raffle, and a bouncy house. Children were given backpacks (while they lasted), bags filled with school supplies, and snacks. There was also a station of shoes and clothing for children and adults. Volunteers from the worship center staffed the stations, and made sure every family knew what was being offered. There was also a raffle of more supplies for the children.
Northampton Community College
Bookcase class begins Sept. 26
“Build a Bookcase” at the Fab Lab at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 26 through Nov. 21, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.
Hispanic radio station La Mega 99.5, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Pennsylvania Career Link, H.G.S.K. P.C., Merge Barber School, Gateway Health, and JCS Professional Staffing, Inc. combined to provide over 500 backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and handouts to area families with school age children Aug. 17 at the Fowler Community Wellness Center.
Northampton Community College
Nurses aide program begins Oct. 9
BATVS: Car show Sept. 21
Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School will host an open to the public car show from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 to benefit SkillsUSA. There will be food vendors, cars, music, bikes and a basket raffle. The event will be held on campus at 3300 Chester Ave. To register to enter a car, call 610-866-8013, ext. 192, or visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9URoCnz-EPPRkVCRG5sUlM3STFfclZ5T25iLVl....
Food truck in operation
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College has announced the students with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50, who were named to the summer 2019 semester Dean’s List. They are, from Bethlehem, Jonathan Fitzmaurice, Jennifer Gross, Stephenie Mathis, Ashley Sabol, Rebecca Siegfried, Destiny Soto, Kate Taylor, Katey Vandergrift and Joanna Vazquez; from Fountain Hill: Mark Crimaldi; and from Hellertown: Jillian Beck.
Five Crossing Guards serve the neighborhood around Thomas Jefferson ES. The crossing guards are employees of the Bethlehem City Police Department. Many of Thomas Jefferson’s students walk to and from school, and the crossing guards keep them safe at some of North Bethlehem’s busiest intersections. Some of the guards also cross students from Northeast MS and other local schools. They know many of the students by name, and with almost 95 years of combined experience, they know some of the students’ parents and grandparents too.
For some, Aug. 26 was a daunting experience: their first day of school ever. For others it was the first day of their last year at St. Anne’s ES.
A warm welcome awaited all 270 students from Father Anthony Mongiello, Principal Karen Bentz and teachers from kindergarten to eighth grade.