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Bethlehem schools to partner with Kennedy Center on arts initiative

Bethlehem Area School District BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday that it will partner with the Bethlehem Area School District on a long-term arts education initiative. The Kennedy Center selected the school district for its "Ensuring the Arts for

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-20 17:41:18

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience returning to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

A tribute to the biggest rock band of all time led by the son of one of its members will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 24.Tickets, at $29.50-$59.55, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at www.sandseve

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-20 11:42:00

Arts Around Town: Fields come alive with Celtic sounds in Bethlehem

It's all things green in the Lehigh Valley this weekend when the 30th annual Celtic Classic is presented by the Celtic Cultural Alliance beginning Friday at 4 p.m. in Bethlehem. The fields will be alive as Celtic heritage is promoted through presentations, music, and traditional competitions in athl

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2017-09-21 18:53:42

Bethlehem agency OKs CRIZ transfer

The vacant Wilbur Mansion and the Dempsey's restaurant in Bethlehem appear to be the next hard-to-develop properties getting a powerful tax incentive, a Bethlehem Revitalization and Improvement Agency decided Thursday. The incentive would be transferred from slivers of the City Revitalization and Im

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 21:25:00

Walmart ditches plans for Bethlehem supercenter

Plans for the first brick and mortar Walmart store in Bethlehem's city limits ground to an abrupt halt Thursday with the retail giant withdrawing their proposal for the site - the second time in as many weeks they've ditched plans for a Lehigh Valley store. A 158,000-square-foot facility pitched for

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 20:10:00

Bethlehem's Social Still debuts fall menu

Celebrate autumn's arrival with seasonal dishes at Social Still in south Bethlehem. The distillery and restaurant recently debuted its fall menu, which includes bacon aioli hand-cut fries; a smoked turkey "sammich" with brie, arugula, applewood bacon and cranberry mayo; and Denver steak with horsera

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 17:25:00

Bethlehem 1st in Pa. to join Kennedy Center arts program

Bethlehem is the first city in Pennsylvania and the 24th in the nation to be selected for the Kennedy Center's arts education program. The designation by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was announced Wednesday at SteelStacks' Levitt Pavilion. Young Bethlehem Area School District m

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 18:02:33

Permit in hand, IESI Bethlehem landfill tells township conditions were met

LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP - For the first time, representatives from IESI Bethlehem Landfill appeared before the Lower Saucon Township board with a state permit to move ahead with their expansion. IESI Bethlehem Landfill, on Applebutter Road, first submitted an expansion application to the Department of

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-20 21:15:00

Crowd plans to 'bring light' to cancer patients in Bethlehem

A large crowd this week plans to walk two miles along a lighted pathway in tribute to those lost to cancer and in support of patients still battling. The group plans to come together Sunday at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley and spend the evening walking while holding illuminated lanterns. The

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:46:12

Bethlehem man with knife, 35 bags of drugs forced woman from car, cops say

A Bethlehem man is accused of ordering his ex-girlfriend, while he was holding a kitchen knife, to get out of a car outside her home Monday, according to city police. Robert Lewis Ladner III, 32, of the first block of East Union Boulevard, fled following the incident at 12:48 p.m. in the 1500 block

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:54:23

This popular Bethlehem bar turned cafe has closed

Months after trying to reinvent itself as a cafe, Hometown Heroes on Goepp Street in Bethlehem has closed. Over the summer, the popular neighborhood bar and restaurant switched over to a cafe serving breakfast and lunch. The cafe was renamed Hometown Heroes Stars and Bars Cafe. But that seems to hav

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 11:16:46

Here are the mechanics behind moving Bethlehem Steel mosaics

The inspiring mosaics depicted the men that revolutionized publishing, one of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of the printing press, and the other Stephen Daye, America's first printer. The mosaics had adorned the vestibule of Bethlehem Steel's old printery, a building now under demolition. Owners No

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-19 16:09:00

Mosaics plucked from the rubble of Bethlehem Steel structure

BETHLEHEM - In the shadows of Bethlehem's Martin Tower, historic mosaics have been rescued from the rubble of concrete remaining from what was once Bethlehem Steel's printery. Made from 1-inch Italian tiles, one giant mosaic depicts Johannes Gutenberg, the father of the printing press, and the other

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-18 23:25:00

Easton McDonald's heads to the future as work begins

The McDonald's restaurant at the southern entrance to Easton's Downtown is getting a modern reworking and will be closed for about three weeks, the owner explained Thursday morning. Walk-up and drive-through service should return by Oct. 9, soon before the updated interior is open to the public, Jim

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 17:14:27

$1 million jackpot split among two tickets, one sold in Allentown

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket was sold in Allentown on Thursday - one of two winning tickets splitting the $1 million prize. Both tickets - the other sold in Lackawanna County - matched all five balls drawn to earn $500,000, less applicable tax withholding. The selling location in All

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 13:55:00

Driver says she was punched, blacked out on I-78 while driving

Police are looking for the man who allegedly punched his girlfriend while she was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 78. Nikke Lee Dunlap allegedly blacked out, possibly for a few moments, while behind the wheel. She told police police she was driving at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 78 in Lower Sa

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:18:22

Plans revealed for old Dempsey's Diner

The board overseeing Bethlehem's special tax incentive zone has backed adding the Wilbur Mansion and old Dempsey's American Kitchen to the CRIZ. Earlier this month, Mayor Bob Donchez announced he supported including the projects at two high profile intersections in Bethlehem's City Revitalization an

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 21:22:52

Bicyclist injured when he ran into pickup truck in the dark: Police

An Ephrata bicyclist was injured when he ran into a pickup truck Thursday morning in Clay Township, police say. PennLive file photo Nevin Shirk, 27, of Bethlehem Lane, Ephrata, was taken to Ephrata hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Northern Lancaster County Regional Police said. Shirk was

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 14:45:57

St. Luke's ready to expand services, successes after announcing second merger in less than a week

This week's announcement that Allentown-based Sacred Heart HealthCare System will join St. Luke's University Health Network means the organization will be dealing with two mergers at the same time, but officials say it excels at multi-tasking. A similar agreement with Blue Mountain Health System was

THEINTELL.COM - 2017-09-21 17:15:00

Celtic Classic 2017: 15 ways to enjoy the festival this weekend

The Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, now in its 30th year, kicks off this weekend with the familiar celebration of kilts, bagpipes, fiddles and feats of strength taking over Northside Bethlehem. The three-day event at 305 Conestoga St., hosted by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, starts Friday

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 10:59:51