January 1, 2012
A great city for any season I enjoyed the story about Bethlehem, Pa. [" ' Christmas City' Filled With Holiday Tradition," by Karl Zimmermann, Dec. 25]. It's an amazing place any time, and especially at this time of year. I live near there and know the Historic Bethlehem area well both at Christmas and at other seasons of the year. The Moravians have a marvelous, continuing tradition. Donald S. Heintzelman Zionsville, Pa. His own trip globetrotting I howled with glee when I read David Lamb's Dec. 18 story, "A Gift of the World.
December 25, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO BETHLEHEM, PA. From LAX, nonstop service to Philadelphia is offered on US Airways and United, direct service (stop, no change of planes) is offered on Southwest and US Airways and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, US Airways, Southwest, Delta, Frontier, American and Continental. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $368. Bethlehem is about 70 miles from the Philadelphia airport. WHAT TO DO Christmas festivities in Bethlehem, Pa., get into full swing around Thanksgiving and run through Christmas.
December 25, 2011 |
"I'd love to go to Germany for Christmas," my mother often said when I was growing up, having visions of Kriss Kringle, the sparkle of candles on tannenbaum , carolers in the street and festive Christmas markets, all in a country where the season is celebrated with gusto. Though we were not a religious family, Christmas was important in our house, and yet we never went. As an adult, I've had the same hankering, with the same result. The anchor of family here is simply too good a reason to stay home.
December 12, 2009 |
Before he went on to his career as a police officer in Washington state, Mark Renninger was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pa., and on Friday, more than 1,000 people from his hometown gathered to say farewell to the man who was gunned down with three fellow officers last week near Seattle. Residents braved numbingly cold winds outside Liberty High School, where Renninger was a standout strong safety and an A student, to watch the funeral procession. The procession, which lasted most of the day and wound throughout the city, drew family, friends, police officers and people who had never met Renninger but had heard what happened in a coffee shop in Lakeland, Wash.
November 23, 2007 |
History buffs practically salivate at the thought of being able to explore the massive ruins of Bethlehem Steel Corp., the industrial behemoth that armed hundreds of U.S. warships, provided the raw material for the Golden Gate Bridge and transformed the New York skyline.
March 1, 2007 |
A middle school principal accused of selling crystal methamphetamine from his office was arrested in Bethlehem after police found the drug on his desk, authorities said. There was no indication that John Acerra, 50, sold the drug to students at Nitschmann Middle School, where he was arrested, said Dennis Mihalopoulos, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration.