Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Friday, May 18th is Bike to Work Day!


May is National Bike Month promoted by the League of American Bicyclists.

It culminates on Friday, May 18th with Bike to Work Day. Why not be one less car on the road? Ride your bike to work!

Free Independent Film Screening tomorrow

Blue Vinyl
Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold 2002 98 minutes
When director Judith Helfand's parents install vinyl siding on their house, she sets out with filmmaking partner Daniel B. Gold to find out the truth about the toxic manufacture and corporate corruption behind a seemingly innocuous plastic product. From vinyl sid! ed homes in suburban Long Island, to hushed cancer outbreaks in Louisiana and Venice, Italy, this vibrant exposé tracks vinyl's shocking history with willful irony and a healthy dose of humor.

Crude Impact

James Jandak Wood 2006 30 minutes
In 1956 M. King Hubbert predicted that US oil production would peak in the 1970's and then irreversibly diminish. Crude Impact takes us on a global journey to witness how his ignored prediction came true. From West Africa to the Amazon, from Washington to Shanghai, this compelling journey shows the global impact of our pursuit of oil and offers a vision for change.

When: May 17 - "THIRD THURSDAY" - 7:15p.m.

Where: Deja Brew 101 W. Fourth St. Bethlehem, PA 18015 610.865.BREW

Young pros win across the board in Council Races

Peter Schweyer has 22% of the vote to cinch the third Dem spot for Allentown City Council.

Jeff Warren has 25% of the vote for the third Dem spot for Easton City Council.

And J. William Reynolds has 16% of the vote for the third Dem spot for Bethlehem City Council.

Youngest candidate ever on his way for Bethlehem Council nomination

In a dramatic changing of the guard, the oldest Bethlehem City Council member, Magdalena Szabo, was edged out of the race to retain her seat Tuesday by the youngest challenger.

With 29 of the 37 precincts reporting, unofficial results show J. William Reynolds, a 25-year-old aide for a state legislator, secured one of the the three Democratic nominations for City Council with at least 1,654 votes. That was 481 more than Szabo got in those wards.

''I couldn't have done this without the help of a lot of people out there, my family and the support of Rep. Steve Samuelson,'' said Reynolds, who works for Samuelson, D-Lehigh.

''Most of all, I want to thank the Bethlehem voters who listened to me explain my vision of what Bethlehem could be when I walked into their neighborhoods and knocked on their doors.''

If Reynolds prevails, he will become the youngest councilman in the city's history.

At each of the three candidates forums, Reynolds drove home the message that he had more at stake than any other candidate running. As a young professional, he said, he knows the challenges Bethlehem faces to get young people to stay and raise families in the city.

Reynolds is a Democratic committeeman for the city's 1st Ward and also serves on the South Bethlehem Neighborhood Center board of directors. He graduated magna cum laude from Moravian College in 2003 and has worked for Samuelson the past four years.

Reynolds was a star basketball player at Liberty, where he was all-conference, and Moravian, where he lettered for three seasons.