| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:51 PM
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago — on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 — as he rode through the streets of Dallas in an open automobile, the nation not only lost its popular and charismatic political leader, but as one of...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:22 PM
ArtsQuest revealed on Wednesday its Musikfest 2014 poster, a painting showing musicians playing on both sides of Bethlehem.
The poster depicts a crowd listening to a female violinist on Bethlehem's historic Main Street, and an electric guitar player in...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Alfonso S. Villalobos passed away Wednesday, November 13 at Glendale Memorial Hospital with family and friends around him. A service will be held Saturday, November 23 at Forest Lawn, Glendale at 1:00 pm.
Al came to Los Angeles from Mexico at the age of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years.
It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Bethlehem's case to win a powerful new tax incentive includes $350 million worth of projects sprinkled throughout the city, from Bethlehem Steel's cavernous No. 2 Machine Shop to a tiny parking lot a couple of blocks away from historic Main Street.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:46 PM
At Bethlehem's busy intersection at Third and New streets sprawls the Maze community garden, a labyrinth of berry trees, strawberry bushes and beds of heirloom tomatoes, squash and herbs.
People grow and take what they want. Those in the know take...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:24 PM
State Rep. Dan McNeill loves the CRIZ. The freshman state rep thinks the state designation can unleash Bethlehem’s potential in redeveloping the former Bethlehem Steel land in a way a similar incentive helped Allentown lure a hockey arena....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Lehigh Valley singer-songwriter Billy Bauer, host for the new Open Mic Night series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, had just opened the series’ first night Thursday with two very good songs when he addressed the crowd – and the singers waiting......
| Nov 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Olga Jacoby has been climbing the many concrete steps at Lehigh University's hillside campus for her lunchtime workout during the 27 years she's worked there, steering clear of nearby secluded trails where she would never walk alone.
But in the past few...