Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

BETHLEHEM HCC Advice sought for Goodman Building

Monday, April 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Director of City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Alicia Miller Karner and Michael Metzger from Alloy 5 Architecture provided the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission with preliminary plans for renovating the deteriorating Goodman Building at the March 19 meeting in the Rotunda. They also sought input from the commission on a proposed 5-story masonry-clad building for the adjoining vacant lot once occupied by the South Bethlehem National Bank.

Amazed by ‘Grace’

Monday, April 2, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Charter HS of the Arts hosted a March 3 evening charity premier of “Getting Grace,” a comedy/drama about a teenage girl losing her battle with cancer.

This was the finale of a full-day event where the film was shown consecutively at three Lehigh Valley venues. There was a morning screening at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at Arts Quest followed by a matinee premier at the Roxy Theatre in Northampton.

Gallery View: Chocolate block photos

Friday, March 30, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Lydia Panas began collecting blocks of chocolate in 2000. She would find time to focus on her “Chocolate, Hair + Lint” still-life series back then, when she wasn’t busy with family life and raising three young children.

Photographing the combination of lint, chocolate, and her own hair, the work was, “Symbolic of my daily life,” according to the artist.

“The hair was a metaphor for aging, the lint from the children’s clothing was about family, and the chocolate referenced my often-forgotten desires. As markers of time, they recalled what fell away and what was gained.”

SOUTH SIDE - Spring cleaning tops to-do list

Monday, March 26, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Mayor’s South Side Task Force Chairman Roger Hudak reminded members that the Spring Southside Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are to meet at Farrington Square rain or shine. Breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m. The annual event is sponsored by South Side Task Force and Lehigh’s Community Affairs office, among others. Adrienne Washington from Lehigh University confirmed this at the Feb. 27 meeting.

Baum School ‘Curiosities’

Friday, March 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Assembled Curiosities” at The Baum School of Art featured mixed media assemblages of Domenick Naccarato and photography by Lindsay Woodruff in the David E. Rodale Gallery, as well as their merged collection of random objects of inspiration in the Rodale Family Gallery.

The two Lehigh Valley artists, who were previously unacquainted, are avid collectors. They find a creative spark in mundane objects and fleeting moments of everyday life.

Bethlehem HARB--Board approves new business signs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Historical and Architectural Review Board granted a certificate of appropriateness to Gail Fly for proposed signage at 523 Main St. during their meeting in city hall room A-109 Feb. 14. The Feb. 7 hearing had been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Gail Fly, owner of Designer Consigner, was approved for a 19.2 inches high by 144 inch wide sign with pink letters highlighted in beige, on a black background surrounded by a beige pinstripe. The color scheme is the same as the Designer Consigner blade sign approved six years ago for another location on Main Street.

PCFLV strikes gold at Hearts gala

Monday, February 19, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley (PCFLV) raised more than $100,000 at their Hearts of Gold Gala recently. The swank fundraising event was hosted at the Iron Lakes Country Club in Allentown. Guests in tuxedos and evening gowns enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a wine pull, and a live auction of children’s artwork conducted by auctioneer Jason Douglas Houser.