May 1, 2013 by James
The Ride for Life event, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, rolls into Bethlehem this weekend, and one of the main attractions of this year’s fundraising event is a performance by legendary rock outfit Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
While in years past the event and the music that accompanied it was only open to motorcyclists, the organizers have decided to open the concert up to the general public for 2013.
This year’s Ride for Life is the 26th annual event, and it coincides with the 110th anniversary of the Harley Davidson motorcycle company. Ride for Life raises the most money of any Harley Davidson fundraiser. Over the past 25 years, it has raised more than $17m for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Poster printing can help spread the word about the upcoming event and the concert. Posters can be hung in businesses around Bethlehem, and those of the performing acts are sure to be on sale at the festival.
Tickets for Joan Jett’s performance on May 4 and 5 will be $70 for general admission. To participate in the Ride for Life event, including the concert, tickets are $40 and are available at participating Harley Davidson Dealerships. ‘Concert only’ tickets are on sale at the ArtsQuest Box Office.
All of the money raised during the weekend’s event will stay in the surrounding area, including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, northern Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. The money will directly benefit families affected by muscular dystrophy and other muscle diseases.
April 4, 2013 by Mark
After being closed for several months, the Southside branch of the bethlehem Area Public Library opened at the end of March, just in time for several April events.
The library has been completely revamped and [Read more]
March 3, 2013 by Mark
The Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem will welcome the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, from Germany, at the beginning of March.
The German orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and [Read more]
February 4, 2013 by Mark
Madeline Albright, who made history as the first woman to serve as secretary of state in the US, will stop at Lehigh University in Bethlehem this month.
Albright was appointed to [Read more]
January 4, 2013 by James
New Year’s Eve is usually a time for celebration but, for two families in Emmaus, a borough neighboring Bethlehem, it was a time of heartache which will hopefully be eased by the kindness of locals.
The families lost all of [Read more]
December 1, 2012 by Mark
For many people, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the Christmas and winter holiday season. Shoppers head out in droves to snag great deals on holiday gifts. The town of Bethlehem marked the official start of [Read more]
November 1, 2012 by James
Students at Moravian College in Bethlehem had a bit of a shock last week. As part of Food Day, a number of apples had been brought to the school from nearby orchards.
While apples might [Read more]
October 2, 2012 by Mark
Lehigh University’s Mountain Hawks have held onto their winning streak by the thinnest of threads following a game against the Fordham Rams on Saturday, September 29.
Saturday’s win was [Read more]
September 3, 2012 by Mark
Erica Grow dreamed of being a meteorologist as a child and her weather career started when she was just a little girl. During snowstorms in her hometown of Bethlehem, PA, Grow would go outside with a ruler to guess the amount of snowfall. Now, it appears that her fascination has paid off.
Starting this month, Grow will join the weather team on WUSA9, a television station in Washington, DC. She will be a full-time member of the meteorology team.
Grow is excited to return to a large market. Since 2009, she has been part of the weather team at an ABC affiliate in New Haven, CT. She had planned on staying in New Haven but her hours were cut to part-time by the station. Prior to that, she was the weekend meteorologist for ABC6 in Philadelphia. She also appeared on the weather teams in Odessa, TX and Harrisburg, PA.
As a meteorologist, Grow is more than just a pretty face on television. She also has a way with words when it comes to describing weather patterns. She has written articles on the weather for the various news stations with whom she had worked.
Grow earned a degree in meteorology from Penn State in 2002. According to posts on Twitter, she is thrilled about the opportunity to work in the nation’s capital. Although she is away from home, Bethlehem can celebrate the success of one of its native daughters with banner printing. It would be no surprised if a banner reading ‘Congratulations Erica!’ were to be hung in the downtown area of the town as a way of acknowledging her achievements.
August 8, 2012 by Sarah