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More than games: What’s new at Celtic Classic 2015

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The festival opens Friday at 4 p.m. and closes Sunday at 8 p.m.

Celebrate the cooler temps and start of fall by breaking out your kilt for this weekend’s Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival in Bethlehem.

The festival opens at 4 p.m. Friday and closes at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Events kick off Friday at 5 p.m. with the popular Haggis Bowl, an eating contest where the victor gets to boast they ate a pound of sheep innards and other ingredients, traditionally packaged in a sheep’s stomach, the fastest.

While many of the old favorites remain, organizers are trying to expand the festival’s offerings, and this year’s new additions have an artistic bent.

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“We are trying to bring in more of the education and cultural experiences so people have fun stuff to learn, in addition to the games,” explained Jayne Ann Recker, festival executive director.

Additions for 2015 include:

Songwriting contest: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Irish Pub tent. New this year is a Celtic songwriting contest where participants will write an original piece and perform it for judges. The three judges are Graham Wright, of  Glengarry Bhoys,
Seamus Kennedy and Gerry Timlin, of Timlin & Kane.

The winner gets a chance to perform before a Celtic concert at the Sellersville Theater, Recker said.

Sean-nos singing workshop: Ever want to learn more about the Irish version of a cappella singing? Learn how to do it at 4 p.m. Sunday in Moravian College’s Foy Concert Hall.

The festival is continuing the Main Street stage venue, which made its debut in 2014. The stage is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and was a major boon for Main Street businesses in 2014.

RELATED: Bethlehem’s Celtic Classic planning Main Street return after first year success

The popular “Showing of the Tartan” parade begins at 11:30 Saturday morning and ends at the festival grounds. The Freedom, Liberty and Bangor Area high school marching band will be featured in the parade, Recker said.

Festival goers will find the expanded children’s activity area implemented last year continuing.There will be Celtic-themed crafts and demonstrations of bagpiping and highland dancing.

“That worked really well so we kept it the same,” Recker said.

Of course, the Highland Games are at the heart of Celtic Classic and one of the biggest draws of the festival. Professional Highland athletes across the U.S. compete all season to earn points. The top 10 point earners qualify to complete at Celtic Classic to earn the U.S. Champion title.

And let’s be honest, it’s fun to watch competitors throw 22 pound hammers and tree trunks, known as cabers, like they’re bags of feathers.

There will be the usual food vendors and drinks on tap with the addition of Guinness Blonde American Lager. And sorry folks, the whisky tasting tent is totally sold out.

Here are some highlights of the schedule:

  • Haggis Bowl 2015: 5 p.m. Friday Highland Field.
  • Wayside Farm Border Collies: Watch these adorable dogs show their amazing skills off at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday, Highland Field.
  • Highland Games: The games start at 6:15 Friday with the challenge caber. They resume at 10 a.m. Saturday, Highland Field, with the 22-pound hammer and the 24-pounds breamar stone at 11 a.m. The games pause for parade festivities and resume at 12:45 p.m. with the 56-pound weight for distance; the sheaf toss at 2:30 and the caber toss at 4 p.m. The feats of strength resume at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with the 16-pound hammer throw and wrap up at 3 p.m. with the challenge caber.
  • Pipe band competitions: The contest will be held at 12:30 Saturday and noon Sunday in the Wooden Match parking lot.
  • Highland Dance competition: Starts at 8:30 Saturday in Foy Hall.

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Drunk truck driver couldn’t park at loading dock, cops say

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Florida man had trouble parking a truck three times, Bethlehem Township police said.

A Florida man couldn’t park his truck after three tries when he arrived at a Bethlehem Township loading dock, police say in court records.


Michael Pernell Damico, 51, of Wilton Manors, shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday began yelling and banging on doors at a building in the 2600 block of Opus Way, records say.

Damico, a truck driver, told police he was supposed to park his truck at a building loading dock. A witness told police Damico tried three times to park the truck and was unable to do so.

He then told Damico he needed to “reposition the truck” and said Damico became irate, yelling and banging on doors, court records say.

Damico then entered the building and threatened to fight people, records say.

Damico denied to police threatening anybody. Police say when Damico was talking, an officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and he had slurred speech as well as bloodshot eyes.

Damico told police in court records he had drank Captain Morgan rum a few hours before work. Police say the truck’s engine was running when an officer arrived at the scene.

Damico was then arrested under suspicion of DUI, but refused a chemical blood test. He also faces charges of operating a commercial vehicle under the influence and disorderly conduct.

Damico was arraigned before District Judge Jacqueline Taschner, who set bail at  10 percent of $35,000. In lieu of bail, Damcio was taken to Northampton County Prison.

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Easton man uses hammer, smashes windows of mother’s home, cops say

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Suspect wanted his mother's car keys and belongings, Lower Saucon Township police say in court records.

An Easton man used a hammer to shatter windows in an attempt to gain access into his mother’s home, Lower Saucon Township police say.

lowersauconcar.jpgA file photo is shown of a Lower Saucon Township Police cruiser.

John James Placotaris, 50, of the 1600 block of Washington Street, shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday arrived at the home of his mother in the 2100 block of Apple Street in Lower Saucon Township.

The victim had a protection-from-abuse order against her son, according to court records.

Police say Placotaris began breaking windows around the home to gain access. He allegedly shattered a window near the front door and an interior door window leading to the garage.

Police found Placotaris in a shed on the property and he was taken into custody.

In an interview with police, he allegedly admitted to using a hammer to break the windows. He also allegedly told police he wanted the keys to his mother’s vehicle, as well as some of his belongings.

Placotaris was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief. He was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Barner, who set bail at $10,000.

In lieu of bail, Placotaris was transported to Northampton County Prison.

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Drunk driver had car pieces in bumper from hit-and-runs, cops say

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An officer came upon a car traveling 20 mph on Leithsville Road, swerving over the center line and fog line, trailing antifreeze, police said.

When a Lower Saucon Township officer came up a drunk driver earlier this month, the car was slowly swerving on the road and leaving a trail of antifreeze behind it, police said.

Lower Saucon Township Police DepartmentLower Saucon Township police say a slow drunken driver had pieces of cars he hit still lodged in his vehicle’s bumper. ( file photo) 

Then the officer saw heavy front end damage on Gustavo Rodriguez-Torres’ car and, what authorities later learned, were pieces of other vehicles lodged in the bumper, police said.

Rodriguez-Torres, of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, is facing DUI and a other charges related to his Sept. 8 traffic stop, police said. Online records did not show charges filed again Rodriguez-Torres yet.

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Lower Saucon police said an officer driving on Leithsville Road a little after midnight, found Rodriguez-Torres driving 20 mph, swerving over the center line and fog lines.

While the officer waited for a safe space to pull over Rodriguez-Torres, the driver drifted right and almost struck a utility pole, police said.

Rodriguez-Torres failed field sobriety tests and was arrested; he later refused a chemical test at the DUI processing center, police said.

While at the traffic stop, police were called for multiple hit-and-run crashes along Main Street. Police said they found parts of the damaged cars in the bumper of Rodriguez-Torres’ vehicle.

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Burnside Plantation a stop on Open Gate Farm Tour

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The tour will run from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 15.

Learn about colonial farming and sample fresh hot apple cider this fall at historic Burnside Plantation.

burnside plantationBurnside Plantation is joining the Open Gate Farm Tour this fall and fun family-friendly activities are planned. ( file photo) 

From 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 18, the plantation is one of the stops on the Penn State Extension’s Open Gate Farm Tours of Lehigh and Northampton counties, according to a news release. The farm tours seek to educate the public about local agriculture.

Burnside will give tour visitors a glimpse into historic agricultural farming practices. Visitors can go on guided tours of the farm’s historic buildings and colonial summer kitchen for a small fee.

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There will be cider press demonstrations and hot apple cider served in the Haas Barn. Families can join in on pumpkin decorating and colonial games.

Burnside is a restored historic farm that was established in 1748 by Moravians James and Mary Burnside. The plantation features the original farmhouse and barns and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s.

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‘Bicycle bandit’ facing 124-year maximum for Lehigh Valley spree

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Steven Felton robbed businesses from Easton to Emmaus.

An Emmaus man whose armed robbery spree across the Lehigh Valley earned him the title of the “bicycle bandit,” is facing at least 62 years behind bars.

steven felton, bicycle banditThis image of the ‘bicycle bandit’ Steven Felton was captured by surveillance cameras during a Coopersburg robbery. (Courtesy Photo | For 

Steven Felton was sentenced Monday to 62 to 124 years by Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach.

Felton was convicted of all but one charge in August, following a jury trial where Felton represented himself.

The jury acquitted Felton in the robbery of the Cigar and Cigarette Outlet on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem.

Felton said in court he plans to appeal the conviction.

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Felton claimed it was a man who looked like him — a doppelganger — who robbed businesses in Allentown, Bethlehem, Coopersburg, Easton, Whitehall Township and Emmaus.

On Monday, Banach said there was no “evil twin” in the case, and she has no doubt of Felton’s guilt.

“For me, there’s no question about it,” the judge said.

Chief of Prosecutions Matt Falk said Felton’s robbery spree in 2012 was “reign of terror” on small businesses and their owners.

Falk said it would be unconscionable to run the sentences for each of the robberies concurrent, or at the same time.

“I don’t give discounts for volume,” Banach said, as she sentenced Felton for each robbery at the top of the standard sentencing guidelines.

In addition to witness testimony, police had surveillance video from some of the robberies and Felton’s wife owns a vehicle identical to the SUV shown in surveillance videos.

The robber only wore a hockey mask for one robbery — in Emmaus — leading investigators to believe the man lived in the area, he said.

A search of the Feltons’ borough home revealed clothing matching those used in the robberies, an air gun that matched the description of the weapon used, and the hockey mask, Falk previously said.

RELATED: ‘Bicycling bandit’ charged in string of local armed robberies

Felton argued that the crimes were financially motivated and he was about to come into a large sum of cash as part of a settlement from a 2006 trolley crash he was involved in.

In her commentary during the hearing, Banach said it was a scary job being a convenience store or small business owner or clerk because of the chance of being robbed.

Banach said she wouldn’t let her son hold the job because of the chance of facing an armed robber on a shift.

“Sure enough, you’re the reason why,” Banach said.

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Zoning: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Chrysanthemums

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Gus Elias amidst the chrysanthemums

It’s the zoning case that just won’t go away. Nearly two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to get involved in the proposed business expansion of Elias Market, located on Linden Street in Bethlehem. That should have ended a case that spawned multiple zoning hearing board decisions, a lost transcript that required more hearings and numerous court reviews along the way. Despite losing at every step, an increasingly small group of neighbors calling itself the Bethlehem Homeowners Association, has continued the fight with a litany of complaints to the City. That in turn has resulted in several enforcement actions, all of which have been dismissed. The most recent rejection, which followed a special meeting on September 16, ended with a visit from six police officers. Yong Hao, one of the few remaining Elias opponents, lost his composure and began pointing at affable Chairman Gus Loupos. Another opponent, Al Bernotas, is facing three counts of harassment for following an Elias delivery truck in April. “It just needs to stop,” noted Elias’ next door neighbor, Kathy Capuano.

In an email before last week’s hearing, Bethlehem Homeowners claimed that Elias intends to purchase her property so he “can spread this malignancy further.” This was news to Capuano. She denied that her property is for sale or that she has been approached.

Her grandfather, John Jamon, originally owned what is now known as Elias Market in 1929. It was part of an 18 acre orchard that sold apples, cherries, peaches, plums, and pears that were locally grown. His market, called Jamon Orchards, was sold to the Pichel family after his death in 1978, and Kathy Capuano worked there. In 2006, the Elias family took title, minus the orchard. Many of the homes surrounding the market were originally part of that orchard.

Capuano was one of a large group of neighbors and happy who now support Elias Market. “We go outside and enjoy our yard,” she said in an interview after the hearing. “There’s no extra noise. I can’t believe selling flowers on macadam bothers anyone.” Anna Stofko, a Northampton County retiree, spoke after the hearing of Elias’ generosity to her church. “He is always giving us fruit and vegetables,” she said.

At his business on the Friday after the hearing, Gus Elias was pushing a wheelbarrow full of chrysanthemums while simultaneously haggling with a Chinese restaurant owner over the price of a box full of cucumbers. Elias wanted $22, but the restauranteuer only wanted to pay $13. “Look at these!”, Elias said as he opened the box. ” These are the Ferraris of cucumbers!” They both swore that each was putting the other out of business, but then shook hands at a price of $18.

Elias, who started his business in Bethlehem with just two people, now has 35 employees. In a world of chain markets, this is a rare family business that flourishes by offering quality produce at low prices. “This business is going to my children,” he explained. “I want my neighbors to be happy, too.”

Years ago, while the zoning case was winding its way through the courts, Elias had an open house for neighbors who were upset over his expansion, which essentially consisted of improvements to what was then an unsafe loading dock. He had hoagies and drinks for everyone, and wanted to hear their concerns. But few people came. Undaunted, Elias has continued to do what he can to appease neighbors. He is spending $100,000, above and beyond what is required by the Zoning hearing board, for improvements to make everyone happy. “I don’t like to have enemies,” he said.

One of the improvements he is making is a $55,000 trash compactor to prevent garbage from flying out of a dumpster. “I’m trying to do the right thing for everyone.”

Elias was cited by Zoning Officer Suzanne Borzak for selling flowers on the paved area of the business next to Linden Street.

“Selling flowers on the paved area?” scoffed Capuano, who noted that her own grandfather sold pumpkins there as long ago as 1979.

“I’m so sick of this situation,” she added, complaining about the way “grown adults treated the board members and zoning officer.”

“They shut us down,” complained Bernotas. Solicitor Terry Faul had ruled that they lacked standing in an enforcement matter, which Bernotas called “muzzling.” He stated that the City put on a weak case that would have been much stronger had opponents been allowed to participate. Bernotas had offered to share his evidence with Assistant City Solicitor Matt Deschler, but after several canceled meetings, Bernotas was told there would be no meeting. According to Bernotas, Deschler was directed not to meet with him.

“Enforcement is so lax in this town you can put a battleship through it,” complained Bernotas. He went on to explain that Elias is just his “whipping boy,” and that his real venom is directed at The Zoning Hearing Board. In emails to Mayor Bob Donchez and City Council, he has referred to the Board as a “newly formed Gestapo unit” intent on muzzling City residents. He slammed board members, who are paid $25 a month for a night of hearings that can easily go on for five hours, for their occupations.

“Somebody’s getting money under the table to be as stupid as they’re being,” he charges, with no corroborating evidence.

Unlike a city council or the planning commission, a zoning hearing board is a quasi judicial body with a court reporter in which sworn testimony is taken in support of or against a zoning appeal. Those who desire to speak must demonstrate standing, which generally applies to the property owner and those within a certain radius of the property. In a zoning enforcement decision brought by the City, it is unclear whether anyone beyond the City itself and the property owner have standing, a point that Bernotas concedes.

While claiming that his ire is directed mainly at the Zoning Hearing Board, Benotas continued his complaints about the Elias expansion. To prove his contention that the business is involved in wholesale distribution,, he followed an Elias truck from Bethlehem to Allentown in April, stopping where the truck stopped and taking pictures. A spooked driver called Elias, and a private criminal complaint charging three counts of harassment against Bernotas is scheduled for November. He disputes allegations that he directed profanities at the driver, and vowed he will continue following the trucks because “my name is Al Bernotas.”

Will Bethlehem appeal the dismissal of the latest zoning enforcement notice? “We’re having a meeting to discuss the Zoning Hearing Board decision,” announced Darlene Heller. who heads the City’s Planning and Zoning Departments.

NCC Open House Proves Why It is Among the Best

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With campuses located in Monroe County Bethlehem Township and on Bethlehem’s South side, Northampton Community College is considered among the best in the country. It proved that at a recent open house at the Fowler Center, which is impossible to complete in just one day. Tobor the Robot, EMT demos, the Fab Lab and cooking classes are just some of the school’s practical productions. In addition, there’s a reading room for area children, filled to the brim with books.

EMT Training. – One of the school’s offerings is a 200-hour EMT course that provide certifications for people to work in ambulances or at hospitals. Many people who take this course also go on to become R.N.s or physicians, including Dr. Rebecca Pequeno, who runs the Emergency Room at St.Luke’s Anderson campus. Pictured above are instructors Mari Beth Esordi (left) along with Irene Mast and John Evans. Mast also teaches an eight hour heart saver class, which has provided CPR instruction to approximately 5,000 members of the public. “I think everyone should learn CPR to save a life,” she said.

Cooking with Mary Grube. – People might need those CPR classes after eating all the different samplings dished out by Return to Elegance’s Mary Grube. In addition to her cooking show on WFMZ-TV69, Mary is teaching nine different classes at the college this fall, from Dinner for One to Champagne Tasting. Her class, which offered champagne and tapas samples, was packed. “I love cooking,” she said and that’s good to know because her work product quickly disappeared. “I don’t think you should fight food,” she lectured, and nobody did. They just ate it.

Children’s Literacy. – The Cops ‘n Kids Reading Room, tucked away on the fourth floor, seems like no big deal. But is is. That’s how Beverly Bradley, a retired teacher, has been able to distribute 683,736 books to Bethlehem children. For free. Children can bring books or take a “5-pack” every Wednesday. On Saturdays, different programs are offered to the children. For example, in early October, the Wildlands will be there to show kids how to make a planetarium out of toilet paper.

“I’ve got to see that one,” said a dubious Bradley.

Bradley grew up in a large family on the South Side with next to nothing, and relies on donations to ensure that no child goes without at any of her events. She spoke of one occasion in which her brother, Tommy Donchez was cooking hot dogs. A father who was worried whether he’d have enough money to feed his four kids, asked how much.

“Five for nothing!” was Tommy’s reply. The father started to tear up.

Donchez’ group also helps select the children for the tree-lighting ceremony every year with the Mayor. This year they will come from Holy Infancy and Miller Heights. Every child will get his ir her very own back pack, a box lunch and a ride on a Trans-Bridge bus. Five children are designated as Mayor’s Assistants and help him to turn on the lights.

Last year, the mother of one of the children selected began to worry as he prayed every night, “Please God, make sure I don;t get sick.” She asked her son why he was so worried and he explained. “Mom, the Mayor has picked me to turn on the lights of the City. If I’m sick, the City will be in the dark.”

In the end, it’s about the kids, not the books, explained Bradley.

Bev Bradley and Bethlehem Attorney Barb Hollenbach, who volunteers her time, offered to read Winnie the Pooh’s Blustery Day. But it was time to play a little blackjack, something they don’t teach kids.

Faites Vos Jeux. It’s common to see college kids break out a deck of cards to play hearts or even poker between classes. But you won’t find any gambling courses at Moravian College or Lehigh University. Not only does Northampton Community College offer instruction on gaming, but they bring in the casino tables as well for Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and every table game you’ll find at The sands. Above, Anna Stofko tries her hand at spinning the Roulette wheel.

According to Deborah Driscole, who helps administer this program, students are offered a ten-week course in which they are trained and certified in two different table games. There are 15 students per class, which runs through about eight cycles per year. Students who become certified can go on to audition at The Sands and other casinos. Once they are hired, the casino will send some students back for additional training on other table games. Over the past five years, approximately 1,500 students have successfully completed this program. Ninety per cent of them are hired by a casino.

James Kandle, a Blackjack instructor, provides pointers to a would-be dealer.

Cocktail, anyone? – Most people who visit a casino enjoy a cocktail or two while they’re gambling. Northampton Community College offers several programs for that, too. In mixology classes, students learn how to make a gin and tonic that even James Bond would approve. Students can  pick up ServSafe food handling and RAMP (Responsible Alcohol Management Program) certifications The school also offers instruction in how different wines complement different meals. Above, students Katarina Delnero, Taleya Folks and Isabbel Dacosta prepare mocktails for open house visitors.

Fab Lab – The brainchild of Dr, Paul Pierpoint, the Fab Lab is a place where anyone, from mad scientist to artisan, can test his ideas. It offers 3-D printers like the one above, along with laser engraving, woodworking, guitar building, metalwork, electronics and a sound studio..

In addition to being an open lab for the public, there are now 20 instructors who teach nearly 60 courses. Above you can see several guitars in their early stages as they are built by students in one of the many unusual courses offered. Students can select an acoustic or electric guitar, or even a ukulele.

Unless someone at the Fab Lab comes up with a time machine, this report has to stop here. There was simply no time to view many of the other programs, including the dental lab, nursing school and medical assistant training. Also, this open house was limited to the Fowler Building on the South Side campus.

Bethlehem’s South Side is increasingly being equated with The Sands and Steelstacks. But this open house is proof that Northampton Community College has helped the city and its residents make the transition from an industrial-based economy to a what former mayor John Callahan liked to call a “knowledge-based economy.”

Is Pornography an Evil in Our Society?

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Cupid’s Treasure, a Stefko Boulevard sex shop, has been receiving unwanted attention from a group intent on forcing the business to close. The King’s Men, a Catholic pro-life group promoting “masculine spirituality,” has been picketing the adult book store. Founder Mark Houck credits his group with shutting down 12 sexually oriented businesses.

“We’ve had patrons come to us and thank us for doing this,” said Houck. “They are grateful.” Calling pornography an “evil in our society,” Houck was particularly upset that a sexually-oriented business is located across the street from Valley Farm Market, where it can be seen by children. “This brings sexual deviance to the community,” he insisted.

The King’s Men was sued by Adult World, another sexually-oriented business in the Quakertown area, following a similar protest in which it was alleged that protesters sprinkled holy water and buried miraculous medals on the property. A federal court dismissed the lawsuit.

FireRock Productions hauls in 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards

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The winning programs included a profile of Shane Burcaw, and features about the city of Bethlehem and Porters' Pub in Easton.

FireRock Productions captured four Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards during an award ceremony Saturday night.

The Emmaus-based video production company won in the categories of human interest, craft achievement, public/current/community affairs feature, and lifestyle program.

Among the winners was Shane Burcaw of Bethlehem, a Moravian College graduate who has chronicled his battle with muscular dystrophy in blogs, newspaper columns and television productions.

The wins bring to five the number of Emmys owned by FireRock, which is owned and operated by Rocky and Julia Urich.

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The awards ceremony was held Saturday night at the Philadelphia Hilton.

Great night for FireRock Productions!! Four Emmy’s. Joe Uliana and I won for The Bethlehem Story. It was a fabulous…

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FireRock’s awards included:

In human interest, “A Will to Survive.” Shane Burcaw, executive producer/writer; Erinn Malone, producer; Julia Urich, director; and Rocky Urich, editor.

In craft achievement, photographer Rocky Urich.

In public/current/community affairs feature, “The Bethlehem Story.” Lynn Cunningham, producer; Joe Uliana, producer; Julia Urich, director; and Rocky Urich, editor.

In lifestyle program, “DISHcover Lehigh Valley — Porters’ Pub.” Kim Lilly, producer; Julia Urich, director; Rocky Urich, photographer; Marta Countess, associate producer; Jeff Countess, associate photographer.

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