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Baum students create a big mural at new center for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Friday, September 23, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

When the children and their “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters” enjoy activities inside the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley Youth Center, they will also be able to enjoy the wall art surrounding them.

The former St. Joseph’s Lutheran Church, built in 1887 at Walnut and Carlisle Streets, Allentown, is now home to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley. The building was donated by the disbanding congregation to the mentoring organization in late 2015.

HARB approves CSF, Buxmont signage

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed signage for the properties at 531 and 544 Main St. by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission on Sept. 7. Represented by IIRP marketing director Dan Dow, the institute proposed to install a new hanging wooden sign on an existing bracket of the building’s front façade at 531 Main St., where their offices are located. Valley Youth House also has offices at 531 Main St.

Video installation an allegory at Muhlenberg Martin Gallery

Friday, September 16, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“the water between us remembers, so we carry this history on our skin. long for the sea-bath and hope the salt will heal what ails us …” greets the visitor to the darkened room where Deborah Jack’s video-sound installation plays in a continuous loop on three floor-to-ceiling projection screens. The video can also be viewed backwards behind of one of the screens, which makes it seem there are four places in the room to view the film.

Sailing into an Erie Adventure on the U.S. Brig Niagara

Monday, August 29, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The brig U.S. Brig Lawrence was a floating heap of splinters, shredded canvas and blood. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship, named for Perry’s friend Captain James Lawrence, who had been killed early in the War of 1812, could no longer keep up her valiant fight with the British fleet. Perry and a handful of his crew rowed across the Lake Erie battle zone at Put-in-Bay to the brig U.S. Brig Niagara where he transferred command of his fleet of nine vessels.

Bike Bethlehem! Bike share program ‘Ready to roll’

Monday, August 22, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“I am pleased to announce the launch of Bike Bethlehem!” declared Mayor Robert Donchez from the steps of the Bethlehem Public Library Aug. 15.

“I hope the Bethlehem Bike Share will be so successful that it will continue to expand throughout the city,” Donchez said before turning to City of Bethlehem Health Director, Kristin Wenrich, to present an overview of Bethlehem’s innovative new program.

‘Getting Grace’: Reel meets real at Pediatric Cancer Foundation event

Friday, August 12, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Daniel Roebuck is making progress on his motion picture directorial debut with “Getting Grace” this summer. Nearly done with location filming in his hometown of Bethlehem, Roebuck, along with several cast and crew members took time to enjoy lunch with several families affected by cancer at an event hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.