Andrew J. Bisson, owner of Bisson Creative at 78 W. Market St., was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed window signage during the Historical and Architectural Review Board’s Nov. 7 meeting held in the Rotunda. The vote for the proposal was unanimous.
“Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas” has returned to its vintage stage for the 15th season at Allentown’s Liberty Bell Museum.
Pip and his holiday puppet show premiered at Hess’s, Ninth and Hamilton streets, in 1962. After the iconic Allentown department store closed, puppets, props and stage found a home at the Liberty Bell Museum where the seasonal show has been going on since 2003.
Community Action Development Corp. of Bethlehem (CADCB) Director Anna Smith updated the Mayor’s South Side Task Force members Oct. 30 on projects they are involved in for South Bethlehem. Smith explained during her presentation that CADCB operates under the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, a federally-funded anti-poverty organization. Their mission, she said, is to improve the quality of life in south Bethlehem by fostering economic opportunity, promoting community development, and empowering residents.
The City of Bethlehem received a certificate of appropriateness for proposed window signage for the outside plaza entrance to the Rotunda at 10 E. Church St. during the Historical and Architectural Review Board’s Nov. 7 meeting in the Rotunda. The commission unanimously approved a four-panel perforated window overlay installed on the outside glass for the two windows flanking the plaza access doors and the two above the doorway. Representing the project were Barbara Fraust and Vince Gentilcore from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission.
The Martin Guitar Museum & Visitor Center hosted the Scouting Alumni & Eagle Gathering Oct. 17. Three generations of scouts were present at the annual get-together to enjoy a meal catered by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and the opportunity to reconnect with fellow Eagle Scouts and friends.
Weary from dealing with a seeming parade of demolition proposals, the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Oct. 13 unanimously tabled one by Larry Eighmy for the rear addition behind 409-411 Wyandotte St. Although the three-story commercial and residential buildings date back to circa 1880, the rear addition and three-story stair tower were built during the early-to-mid 20th century.
“Charles F. Stonewall: Between Silence and Light” explores the emotional aftermath of personal trauma captured through the camera lens, in an exhibition through Dec. 15, Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley.
Each photograph, shot with models, some with acting experience, reflects emotions of sadness, hurt and betrayal experienced by people who had been severely traumatized. The powerful works provide a face for the anonymous victims.
“Playing with Color” explores the surreal through Yevette Hendler’s infrared photography and color manipulation in an exhibition through Dec. 2, with an artist’s reception, 6 - 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Civic Theatre 514 Gallery, Alentown.
The exhibition, curated by Deborah Rabinsky, features dreamlike landscapes, blossoms, and the human figure.
“We are surrounded by so much reality these days that we just can’t escape it. So rather than reflect back the reality that is readily available, I present a surrealistic view through my art,” states Hendler.
As part of their “Hot Off the Press” exhibit, Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History hosted a printing and papermaking workshop in August at 602 E. Second St. The evening’s “apprentice printers” enjoyed a hands-on experience creating paper from pulp, setting type and printing from a hand-fed, foot-powered press, then binding the pieces together into a small book.
A certificate of appropriateness was granted to Moravian College on colors for the Moravian Book Store at 428-444 Main St. by the Historical and Architectural Review Board. The new color palette for the building was approved at the commission’s Oct. 3 meeting in the Rotunda. The vote was unanimous.