Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

BETHLEHEM HCC: Committee balks at demo proposal

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley’s proposal to tear down a house they own to make room for a new grassy plaza was tabled by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission at the July 16 meeting in the Rotunda. The property consists of a former one-story gothic revival brick church with a stone façade on one side and a circa-1935 wood frame house on the other, connected at the rear by a 1940s era brick addition. A small parking area lies between the two older buildings. Representing the Hispanic Center complex at 520 E. Fourth St.

National Museum Of Industrial History offers printing, paper-making workshops

Friday, August 17, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

National Museum of Industrial History Education coordinator Kitsa Behringer says workshop participants will enjoy a hands-on experience while learning the art of making paper by hand and machine; setting type; printing on a hand-fed, foot-powered press; and bookbinding.

Paper-making expert Tom Necker joins master printer Bob Mueller and bookbinding expert Ulla Warcholl to supervise the “apprentice printers” in the labor-intensive processes.

HARB-Board goes easy on Hardball Cider

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Hardball Cider manager Madeline Scarinzi hit a home run for her employer with a successful signage proposal at the July 11 meeting of the Historical and Architectural Review Board in the Rotunda. Representing Geoffrey Deen, owner of the establishment at 553 Main St., Scarinzi received a certificate of appropriateness for a double-sided hanging sign featuring the business’s colorful logo of a stitched apple and crossed baseball bats. A pinstripe is to be added and the words “Gastropub and Craft Bar” are to be changed to a serif font for the 24-by-16-inch sign.

Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest celebrate Lehigh Valley arts community

Friday, July 27, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Underpinnings,” a collaborative project between Muhlenberg College’s Martin Art Gallery and Cedar Crest College’s Center for Visual Research, brings to the fore art by Lehigh Valley arts institutions officials and employees.

Muhlenberg College Martin Art Gallery Director Paul Nicholson and Cedar Crest College Visual Research Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins teamed up to create an opportunity for area creatives who work behind the scenes in the arts community to show their artwork.

BETHLEHEM Developers seek commission’s advice

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Larry Eighmy and Larson Lovdal from the Stone House Group, along with architect Bret Peters, sought advice from the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission regarding the structure located behind the iconic Flatiron Building. Eighmy, also owner of the property through Sycamore Hill Farm Development, presented plans to convert the Wells Fargo Bank’s parking deck at 327 Broadway and 324 W. Fourth St. into a magistrate’s office and courtroom with secure parking, a microbrewery and commercial space during the May 21 meeting in the Rotunda.

The art of Ellen Grim Harter in the Baum tradition

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

A reception for “It’s All About Color,” more than 30 colorful works by Ellen Grim Harter on exhibit through July 6 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, will be held at 6-8 p.m. June 21, at The Baum School of Art, Allentown, as part of Allentown’s Third Thursday series.

As one of nine grandchildren of Walter Emerson Baum, who founded The Baum School of Art and was a founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Harter often watched the artist at work on his sketches and paintings.

Gettysburg Conservation Day LV volunteers charge picket fences

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by ED COURRIER in School

The Lehigh Brigade of the Civil War Round Table and students from Saucon Valley HS formed part of the 66-member contingent from the Lehigh Valley volunteering their services April 21 at the annual Gettysburg Conservation Day.

They cut brush from around the fences on the Henry Spangler Farm site within the battlefield park. The volunteers also dismantled, then rebuilt fences in need of repair, as well as painted posts, pickets and rails.

Christmas City Spirits light up meeting

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Christmas City Spirits, represented by Seth Cornish and Brett Biggs, was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed lighting for the courtyard adjacent to the venerable Sun Inn at 564 Main St. by the Historical and Architectural Review Board. Cornish’s proposal was turned down the previous month, but found success when he returned to the Rotunda May 2 with highly detailed plans for the project. Three black lantern style fixtures are to be installed on posts, with smaller LED string lighting suspended from airplane cables zigzagging above the North Green.

Christmas City Spirits light up meeting

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Christmas City Spirits, represented by Seth Cornish and Brett Biggs, was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed lighting for the courtyard adjacent to the venerable Sun Inn at 564 Main St. by the Historical and Architectural Review Board. Cornish’s proposal was turned down the previous month, but found success when he returned to the Rotunda May 2 with highly detailed plans for the project. Three black lantern style fixtures are to be installed on posts, with smaller LED string lighting suspended from airplane cables zigzagging above the North Green.