Editor’s Note: At the request of the City of Bethlehem administration because of the Coronavirus, “Quiet Reflections” and the next Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Rotunda Gallery exhibition by Lehigh Valley Charter Arts students have been canceled.
“Quiet Reflections,” Jeffrey M. Green’s solo exhibition of his colored pencil works provides a temporary respite from today’s turbulent world through March 30, Rotunda Gallery, Town Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.
Guided by Lower Macungie Middle School Band Director Erin Trautmann, the LMMS Jazz Band serenaded the East Penn Board of School Directors at their March 9 meeting with “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Blue and Sentimental.”
After getting “jazzed up” by the student musicians, the directors unanimously voted to approve an amendment to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Sports Medicine Services Agreement.
The East Penn Board of School Directors unanimously voted to award the contract for Emmaus High School’s new turf and track resurfacing project to Skepton Construction, Inc. at the Feb. 24 board meeting. On the previous recommendation of James Lynch, of D’Huy Engineering, the winning base bid of $1,490,000 plus bid alternates, soft costs and contingencies, went to the Pennsburg-based contractor.
Joy filled the room as residents at Legend of Allentown celebrated Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 with “Waffles with your Sweetheart.”
Loved ones savored waffles with whipped cream and a choice of toppings prepared by Chef Sargent Majors. Staff set up a festive Valentine-themed exhibit of vintage photographs of the couples, including several framed wedding and anniversary pictures. The golden-agers also basked in the sound of golden oldies.
The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence for Jeffrey Kleckner, a retired business teacher and Gary Reigal, a former district business manager, at the start of board’s 3 1/2 hour long Feb. 10 meeting. Kleckner died Feb. 6 and Reigal died Jan. 16.
A request to address the board at the meeting was granted to Chris DeJohn, of Lower Macungie Township, who supported the new turf field project. He asked the board, “To finish the project well,” by including the Hornet logo in the field’s center and the words “Emmaus” and “Hornets” installed at the end zones.
The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence for Denise M. Mullin, a Wescosville Elementary School instructional assistant, at the board’s first meeting of 2020 Jan. 13. Mullin died Dec. 14, 2019 at age 54.
After being serenaded by “Fermata Nowhere,” the East Penn Board of School Directors got back to business at the reorganized board’s first regular meeting Dec. 9. The Emmaus High School all-boys choir, under the direction of Rita Cortez, sang an a cappella rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” which delighted all who listened.
An organizational meeting was held Dec. 3 by the East Penn Board of School Directors. Ken Bacher and Paul Champagne were promptly returned to their previously held posts of president and vice president respectively, by unanimous board votes.
Board Secretary Janine Allen presided over the meeting until Adam Smith was elected president pro tempore to briefly oversee the swearing in of new members and the election of officers.
“Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas” has returned to its fanciful stage for another run of vintage seasonal fun in the Liberty Bell Museum, Allentown.
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 holiday show has been going on since 2003.
Douglas Wiltraut has received the Robert Sanstrom Prize, a Gold Medal, and $5,000, as an honorarium, for his painting, “Fading Away” (2018, egg tempera on panel, 22 in. x 33 in.) at the 65th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) held at the Salmagundi Club, New York City.