Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Board ponders plethora of proposals

Monday, July 8, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Representing 79 W. Market St., Mike Psitus of Express Sign Outlet was quickly granted a certificate of appropriateness for a 25-inch by 99-inch window sign for Stark Financial Group by the Historical and Architectural Review Board at the June 5 meeting held in the Rotunda. The vinyl decal graphic and sans serif font of the company logo is blue and green with off-white outlines. The first floor window measures 84 inches by 117 inches. The commercial building is owned by Rudy Amelio.

Palette Club exhibit at Penn State LV

Saturday, June 29, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Bethlehem Palette Club’s “All-Member Exhibition” is back for a second year in Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Ronald K. De Long Gallery with 34 non-juried submissions, concluding with a closing reception, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. July 27.

“This is the best space we’ve had for it,” says Exhibit Chairperson Pam Baylis. “We’ve been very lucky. We have had two years in a row here.”

The PSU Lehigh Valley gallery affords exhibiting three-dimensional works.

2019 Congressional art awards presented at Baum School

Friday, June 14, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Ten high school art students from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania were honored at the Baum School of Art during a reception for the 2019 “An Artistic Discovery Congressional High School Art Competition and Exhibition.”

Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-15th) presented the national commendations and Urban Affairs Liaison Alta Mercado from the office of State Senator Patrick M. Browne (R-16th) handed out state commendations.

Fern Roopchand from Wild’s office assisted with the awards ceremony.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

‘Out of Sight!’ neighborhoods

Don’t sweat the small stuff, discover it at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts at 427 N. New St. Hidden away in the second floor vault are rows of movable shelving housing the Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse and Toy Collection. With 44 structures and 6,000 pieces, this is one of the largest antique dollhouse collections in the United States. Most of the collection was either handmade or manufactured from 1830-1930, representing 100 years of architectural and decorative arts history.

Touchstone goes ‘UnBound’ for arts fest

Friday, June 7, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Touchstone Theatre will present “Festival UnBound,” a 10-day visual and performing arts festival, Oct. 4-13, at venues in South Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.

According to festival coordinator Bill George, “This ten-day series of performances, installations and happenings is created in collaboration with the people and artists of Bethlehem, visiting regional and international artists, and Bethlehem city government.”

GRADUATION - LV ACADEMY - ‘Many more mountains’

Friday, June 7, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

“It‘s been an honor to be here on behalf of the board of trustees,” said Board President Martin Smith as he praised the Lehigh Valley Academy graduating seniors at the Zoellner Arts Center May 28. For him, Smith announced, it was personal; his daughter, Madalyn, was one of the 61 receiving high school diplomas from the regional charter school that day.

Camel’s Hump Farm

Friday, June 7, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

Student volunteer leads renovation

Freedom HS sophomore Olivia Taylor organized a group of volunteers to assist her and members of Friends of Johnston, Inc. in renovating the Children’s Garden at Camel’s Hump Farm April 13. As a local event tied to Global Youth Service Day, Taylor successfully scored a $700 grant for the project from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

The 16-year-old said, “I truly like doing outdoor projects,” and mentioned that she has helped out at Camel’s Hump Farm for three summers.