Bethlehem Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

La Borinqueña to the rescue!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

‘When you understand where you come from,

“That cargo plane’s engine just failed! If it crashes, it’ll wipe out most of Luquillo!” shouts La Borinqueña as she attempts to protect the Puerto Rican coastal city from catastrophe. The newly-minted comic book superhero is the self-published creation of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a Marvel Entertainment writer and art director/owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based production studio.

Spotlight on dark consequences of U.S. foreign policy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

YWCA Bethlehem’s Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture series featured a preview event with “Consequence: A Conversation About Interrogation and the Iraq War” at Kirkland Village Oct. 11. Bethlehem-based author and army veteran Eric Fair was interviewed about his experiences as a contract interrogator by Brian Mello, associate professor of political science at Muhlenberg College.

“Eric’s experiences are his and not mine. But the war in Eric’s memoirs is ours,” said Mello as he introduced Eric Fair, author of “Consequence: A Memoir” published in 2016.

Works from Ashcan School in Baum School of Art exhibit

Friday, November 24, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Twenty-five rarely seen works were guest-curated by New Jersey collector Gary T. Erbe for “John R. Grabach and Henry M. Gasser: New Jersey Masters,” an exhibition in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries at the Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Grabach, born in 1880, taught at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. Gasser, one of his top students, was born in 1909. The talented New Jersey-based artists became colleagues when Gasser was hired as the Newark school’s director.

Air Products Foundation funds health innovation at LVHN One City Center

Friday, November 24, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Business Showcase

Progress in medical care innovation was celebrated by a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at One City Center for the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation.

Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi was thanked by LVHN President and CEO Dr. Brian A. Nester for the company’s donation of $5 million through the Air Products Foundation.

Article By: Ed Courrier Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Mayor’s South Side Task Force focused on how Bethlehem is dealing with the arrival of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria at their meeting Oct. 31.

“We are definitely seeing an increase in the usage our daily services,” said New Bethany Ministries’ Kate Cohen, who added, “We have seen a lot of families coming up from Puerto Rico using the pantry and the hospitality center.” Cohen announced New Bethany is holding a 20th anniversary Luminaria Night Celebration fundraiser at the Luckenbach Mill Dec. 8.

Massage therapy center sign approved

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Healing Hands, represented by business owner Jennifer Burns and Brian Podenbach of Valley Wide Signs & Graphics, was quickly approved by the Historical and Architectural Review Board for installation of a bracket sign on the front of Tiger Hall at the October 4 meeting. Burns, also owns the venerable building at 518 Main St. The certificate of appropriateness was granted with the stipulation that a serif font be used for wording above and below the logo on the oval-shaped sign for the massage therapy center.