Bethlehem Press

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Pioneering panelists share experiences at BAPL

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“Memories of Steel: Women of Bethlehem Steel” featured three women who shared memories of their involvement with “The Steel” during its heyday and decline in the Lehigh Valley. A collaborative effort of the Steelworkers’ Archives and Lehigh University, the event was held March 7 at the Bethlehem Area Public Library on Church Street.

City consults HCC on blighted Goodman Building

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The distressed property at 30-32 E. Third St., locally known as the Goodman Building, has been a source of contention between owner Alvin Kanofsky and city officials for several years. The City of Bethlehem, represented by Alicia Miller Karner, director of community and economic development, deputy director Amy Burkhart, and attorney Matthew Deschler, told the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission at the Feb. 27 meeting that the city had considered purchasing the property through eminent domain.

3 x 3: Diverse views, diverse artists in Muhlenberg College galleries

Friday, March 3, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Three separate exhibitions are on view in Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. These are diverse views and diverse artists, each with a distinct perspective.

AM DeBrincat’s “Speculative Fiction” is on display in the Galleria Lobby.

Patricia Satterlee’s “Already Gone” is also in the Galleria.

George Afedzi Hughes’ “Urban Allusions” is in Martin Art Gallery.

In “Speculative Fiction,” continuing through March 27, DeBrincat assembles mixed media paintings with images taken from analog and digital archives and blends them together.

Scouting accomplishments celebrated at Minsi Trails Court of Honor

Monday, February 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Silver Beaver Awards to Michael Caffrey, Charlie Chase, Rev. Gary Marsh, and seven others at the Council Recognition Dinner Jan. 27 at the East Hills Moravian Church in Bethlehem The Silver Beaver is a distinguished service award for registered adult “Scouters” who have made a positive impact on the next generation through their years of service. Presenting the medals were Dr. Arnold Traupman and Glenn Higbie.

Bethlehem HARB--Two buildings to get new awnings

Monday, February 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Bethlehem’s Historical and Architectural Review Board, with chairman Fred Bonsall, vice chair Philip Roeder, and freshman member Derrick Clark, approved two similar projects at the Feb. 1 hearing in the Rotunda.

Julian Sghiatti, owner of Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn at 530 Main St., was granted a certificate of appropriateness to install a dark blue awning using fire-retardant material and repaint the existing trim to match. The building, owned by Steve Holloman, was the former home of Shuze.

Gallery View: Student artists

Friday, February 3, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Studying Artists: Portraits of Baum School of Art Students by Marco Calderon” is a series of large format digital photographic prints mounted on foam board on view through Feb. 8, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Balm School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.

“People are my passion. I love faces. But more than [that] I love faces, I love ideas. I love that we are so different from each other …,” Calderon says of his work and the Baum exhibit.