Community Voices Spotlight: Tracy Yatsko

Right across from the blast furnaces of Bethlehem Steel stands a glass-exterior building with a giant “PBS39” logo on its roof. Inside the PPL Public Media Center, you’ll find television studios, a small kitchen, autographed pictures of the Muppets, and journalists hard at work in a miniature newsroom. PBS39 is a publicly owned broadcasting station…

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Community Voices Spotlight: Carol Guzy

In the crisp days of early November, photographers (as well as other image-based artists and enthusiasts) gathered in South Bethlehem for the 2017 InVision Photo Festival at the Banana Factory Arts Center and SteelStacks. The festival combined contests, talks, workshops, and exhibitions to provide a unique experience for artists, one rife with educational, professional, and…

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Community Voices Spotlight: Stephanie Smith

For Banana Factory Arts Center resident artist Stephanie Smith, Bethlehem ties run deep. Both sides of Smith’s family are from South Bethlehem, and steel workers dot her family tree. Arriving in the US in 1890, her paternal great grandfather was one of the South Bethlehem’s earliest Slovak immigrants and worked at Bethlehem Steel. He also…

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