East Penn Press

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Early Learning

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The Early Learning Center (ELC), holds an information session, 2 - 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Lehigh Carbon Community College, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Preschool children ages 3-5, along with a family member, are invited to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available.

The sessions begin and end with “Mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness.

Attendance is free. Registration is requested.

For information or to register: email elc@lccc.edu, or call 610 799-1165.

The last art exhibit: Richard Redd gives it all away

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Scrapbook Show: The Life and Times of Richard Redd” marks the end of Richard Redd’s long and prolific career.

The retrospective exhibit of 60 years of innovative works by the award-winning artist at the Alternative Gallery in The Cigar Factory, Allentown, features not only Redd’s early works, but also pieces not been seen for decades. Scattered among those gems are poems, clippings and snapshots celebrating the artist’s life.

Healthy Geezer: Post-Polio Syndrome

Friday, November 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine had polio when he was a youth and now the disease seems to be coming back in his old age. Have you heard of this?

The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 440,000 polio survivors in the United States may be at risk for Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS), a condition that strikes polio survivors decades after they’ve recovered from an attack of the poliomyelitis virus. Researchers estimate that PPS affects from 40 to 80 percent of polio survivors.

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.


Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sharon and Andrew Holko Jr. of Orefield announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Charles “Tripp” Gresham III, son of Kelley and Charles Gresham II of Newport News, Va.

Sarah and Tripp are 2013 graduates of The College of William and Mary.

Sarah, who graduated with a business degree, majoring in accounting, has completed her CPA certification.

She is a market manager with Norfolk Southern in Virginia.

Tripp is in his final year at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

The couple is planning a June 2018 wedding in Norfolk, Va.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Christmas charm:Kaleidoscope Theatre presents “Cinderella’s Christmas,” 2 p.m. Nov. 25, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The show is a holiday twist on the classic family favorite “Cinderella.” The musical adaptation, with book, lyrics and music by David G. Payton, of the famous fairytale is loaded with beautiful songs, including two original Christmas songs, gorgeous costumes, exciting holiday magic and lots of audience participation that makes the production fun for everyone.