Area veterans support groups conducted a homeless veteran stand-down recently, setting up under the north end of the Fahy Bridge on Sand Island, Bethlehem, in an effort to "refit" veterans to go back out into society.
Veterans Assisted Living OutReach, the American Red Cross, Warriors Brotherhood, the Vietnam Veterans Association and the 82nd Airborne Association Lehigh Valley Chapter prepared meals, distributed food bags and dispensed clothing to the nearly 40 homeless, half of them veterans, who showed up seeking help.
Pending the results of a March 25 inspection by the Pa. Department of Health, officials at the St. Luke's Anderson Campus are projecting that a $4 million expansion of the facility's emergency department will be operational beginning April 1.
"The Bacchae," written by the ancient Greek writer of tragedy Euripides, was performed by the Lehigh Valley Charter School for Performing Arts Theatre Group Dec. 12 through 16 to sold out audiences in the LVPA Black Box Theatre.
Using Nicholas Rudall's recent translation, director and choreographer Ashley Tait's all theater majors student cast recounted the story of the god Dionysus taking revenge on the people and king of ancient Thebes. Tait said "The Bacchae's" festive and celebratory content made the production a fit for the holiday season.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey ambassadors, the clown couple of Dave and Cherie, recently paid a visit to the St. Luke's University Hospital Network Bethlehem Campus' pediatric floor spreading fun and laughter among staff and patients.
Popping in and out of about a half dozen patients' rooms, the bumbling Dave and innocent appearing Cherie juggled, performed card tricks and slight of hand routines, and all the while helped the youngsters forget they were recuperating in a hospital setting by making them smile and laugh.