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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Southside observes Pulaski Day

Monday, May 23, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The bright morning sunshine and a modest crowd paid tribute to the Polish-born American Revolutionary War hero Brigadier General Kazimierz Pulaski at his namesake park at the busy corner of East Third and Brodhead streets April 24.

In 1778, while Count Pulaski was in Bethlehem to visit his convalescing friend, Major General Lafayette, he was presented with a banner made by the Moravian Single Sisters. The dashing Polish cavalry officer was mortally wounded in 1779 during the Battle of Savannah, Ga.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center dedicated

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Spring snow showers predicted for April 9 had Executive Director Adrian Shanker concerned that inclement weather might keep the Lehigh Valley community away from the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

Fortunately, despite the snowflakes, well-wishers packed the room, plus most of the first floor, two art galleries, library and front entrance lobby of the former warehouse that had been converted into a law office at 522 W. Maple St. (in the vicinity of Sixth and Hamilton streets), Allentown.

‘Sacred Sisters’ act at PSU De Long Gallery

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Eight accomplished women who devoted their lives to God are the subjects of “Sacred Sisters, a Collaborative: Holly Trostle Brigham and Marilyn Nelson.” Paintings by figurative visual artist Holly Trostle Brigham, accompanied by poems authored by award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson, are on display in Penn State University Lehigh Valley’s Ronald K. De Long Gallery through April 29.

Two artists ‘Land’ at JCC for joint gallery exhibition

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The “double-feature,” continuing through April 15, the Gallery at the JCC, Jewish Community Center of Allentown, is a collection of works created by two talented local artists; Kay Frederick and Melissa Perhamus.

The works of the two women fill the two-room gallery. “Where You Land” was conceived when, according to Frederick, “ … we were trying to find a commonality … because Melissa … has got a style that has a wonderfully organic, ‘foresty’ feel … part bullish and ‘Salvador Dali-ish’ … and mine is so representational, kind of the opposite end ...”

Travels with Sandy ‘Journeys’ a destination at Easton Hospital Gallery

Friday, March 11, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Easton Hospital Gallery at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, provides ample room for Sandra Corpora to display examples of her artistic travels across time, space and genres.

“This retrospective exhibition of oil paintings explores a variety of motifs and evolution of style in landscape, figurative and still life. Throughout all the pieces, work is based on study from life and plein air painting on location.

Bethlehem: Wellness center, deli plans approved

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

The Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission, which usually holds hearings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, held this one Feb. 22 at the Banana Factory as Presidents’ Day fell on the third Monday this year.

Bethlehem city inspector Philip Roeder, having recently taken over as chair from board member Beth Starbuck, who previously held the post for 16 years, welcomed Roger Hudak’s debut as a new member. Hudak is a Southside resident and the chair of the Mayor’s South Side Task Force.