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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

adidas deal approved

The East Penn School District Board of School Directors voted to bring back to the table a proposed uniform and apparel agreement between adidas America and the school district, then passed it with seven “ayes“ and two “nays” at the April 24 meeting.

The sportswear company will provide one set of custom uniforms in the first year to the varsity teams and $10,000 in promotional product at retail value each year of the agreement in years two through four.

Allentown Central: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Allentown Central Catholic High School, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.


Thursday, April 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Administration proposes 2.9 percent increase to balance budget

Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder and Business Administrator Robert Saul presented the proposed final budget to the East Penn School District Board of School Directors for review and discussion at the April 10 meeting. A vote on the budget will be taken at the May 8 meeting.

“The tax increase with this budget is 2.9 percent,” Schilder said. “The budget term reserve is little bit over $7 million which represents a five percent budgetary reserve.”

Joseph Elliott’s photographs ‘Monumental’ at Muhlenberg Martin Gallery

Friday, April 7, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Says Joseph E.B. Elliott of “Monument and Ephemera,” a retrospective of his work: “The thread through all of it is exploration of places that people don’t normally explore: industrial sites, industrial landscapes, older urban interiors, structures and places that people don’t normally get inside.”

The exhibition of three decades of Elliott’s photographic work continues through April 22, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Leave It to Beaver:

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

Silver Beaver Awards and other Scouting accomplishments celebrated

The 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 recently 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.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

New deputy tax collector appointed

Macungie Borough Council reluctantly accepted Pat Vassilaros’ letter of resignation as deputy tax collector at the March 6 meeting. Vassilaros cited an increase in her workload in the Lower Macungie Township real estate tax office as her reason for stepping down. Borough administrative assistant Cynthia Hartzell was then appointed to replace her.

Council president Chris Becker reported part of the roof blew off the Locust Street Apartments across the street from borough hall during the severe storms of Feb. 25. He praised the borough’s first responders’ handling of the emergency.

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.

‘Gardens’ grow at Civic514

Friday, December 30, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“My art is intended to inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined,” says Ronald K. De Long in his artist’s statement.

De Long’s newest series of oils on canvas, “Les Jardins des Paradis” (“Paradise Gardens”), is on view through Jan. 2, Civic 514 Gallery, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.

De Long decided to create “gardens that didn’t exist in reality.

“I didn’t want to recreate real gardens because I can’t do anything better than the ‘Big Guy Upstairs,’” says De Long, a Bethlehem native.