Accessibility: An asset, core value -- Arts Council honors community supporters of access to the arts
Three community cultural leaders were honored recently by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council for their efforts to provide access to the performing and visual arts for persons with hearing, visual and physical disabilities. During the annual Arts Council membership reception at the Good Shepherd Health and Technology Center, Executive Director Randall Forte praised the work that is being done, and then presented certificates of congratulation to the honorees from the Pa. Senate.
It was dog day Sunday - literally - at the first-ever Wimmer Wag Fest held recently at the Animal Therapy Center in Bethlehem. The outdoor animal adoption event celebrated the work of 25 non-profit shelters, rescue centers and advocacy groups that participated with a variety of adorable adoptable pets from puppies and kittens to more mature animals.
One purpose of the fest was to provide information on adoptions and to give prospective pet owners the chance to observe and interact with the animals, according event coordinator Brianna Russo.
'Pay attention to your dreams' Proponent of self-healing, Dr. Bernie Siegel, delivers annual bereavement lecture
Love, feelings, God, dreams and self-healing were among the many topics explored by best-selling motivational author Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, speaking recently on "The Psychology of Illness and the Art of Healing" before a near-capacity audience at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem. His presentation marked the fifth anniversary of annual lectures sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement and the St. Luke's University Health Network.
It was little more than a month ago that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed his commercial airliner into a mountain in the Alps in France, killing himself and 149 passengers and fellow crew members. News coverage at the time focused on reports that Lubitz suffered from depression - an assumption supported by the discovery of antidepressants and a doctor's note in his home, and claims that he had been treated in psychiatric and neurology clinics.
The New York Times reported that Lubitz "had a medical condition that he hid from his employer."
Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, best-selling author of "Love, Medicine and Miracles" and founder of Exceptional Cancer Patients, speaks on the "Psychology of Illness and the Art of Healing," 7:30 p.m. April 22, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
The lecture is the fifth in the series sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement and St. Luke's University Health Network. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
More than 600 children and adults from throughout the Lehigh Valley were treated to an early Christmas with all the trimmings this year, thanks to the efforts of Project Hope of Easton and Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church. In its 27th year, Project Hope provides everyone attending not only a traditional Christmas dinner, but also coats and other items of clothing, take-home bags of food, a wrapped gift and several books for each child, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.
A 14-year-old ninth grader at Central Catholic HS in Allentown captured a total of six ribbons for baking at the 2014 Great Allentown Fair. Danica Kercimar Schofer beat out peers and adult bakers to take home three first-place and three second-place ribbons in nearly half of the 13 culinary contests held during the seven days of this year's event.