Concordia Lutheran Church in Lower Macungie Township exists today because of the foresight of its founders at Concordia of Bethlehem nearly 35 years ago.
“That congregation realized the South Side Bethlehem neighborhood was changing and they were aging,” Concordia Pastor Waldemar Vinovskis said. “It was a real forward-looking group.”
That vision was harnessed by Pastor Raymond Malec, who on April 29, 1984, began worship services at Allen Organ’s Octave Hall.
‘Tis the season that piano sensation Jim Brickman hits the road.
The Grammy-nominated pianist understands that being a successful entertainer is about more than creating captivating and beautiful music. Brickman’s easy as Sunday morning style resonates with his audience and it’s part of the reason they keep coming around for more.
Brickman’s 30-city United States holiday tour, “A Joyful Christmas,” lands at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Salisbury junior Shane Artis capped an impressive 2018 season with a workmanlike showing during the 2018 PIAA Cross Country Championships in Hershey.
On a course battered by a hard rain and fierce winds gusts during the competition, Artis, the only Falcon participant at the Nov. 3 meet, finished 59th out of 228 runners in the Class 2A field. He completed in 18 minutes and four seconds.
How do the arts enhance your life?
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) says plenty.
The 501c3 organization was established “to promote the value of the arts, foster collaboration in the community and encourage arts engagement for all people in the Lehigh Valley.”
The Arts Council honored its membership at the annual Arts Count 2018 annual fall reception and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grant Awards presentation Oct. 16, Butz Corporate Center, 842 Hamilton St., Allentown.
The District 11 Cross Country Championship brings out the best in many runners. That was the case for Salisbury’s Shane Artis.
The Falcon junior finished third overall in the Class 2A boys competition with a time of 16:54 during the Oct. 24 meet held at the Bethlehem Municipal Course. Following the race, Artis conveyed his strategy.
The year is 1928. The Roaring ‘20s are nearing their conclusion and the Great Depression’s desolation awaits.
In West Allentown, a stately, regal and artful movie palace opens known as the Nineteenth Street Theatre.
Ninety years later, years of planning, months of renovations and $5.5 million have created a refurbished Civic Theatre of Allentown, which officially reopened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11.
Scrap policy is evolving and how the United States responds matters, and matters a lot.
That’s what panelists told a crowd assembled at the 2018 Lehigh Valley Energy & Environment Outlook and Expo, Sept. 21, Homewood Suites, Center Valley, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Ground zero for those changes are occurring in China. The communist country has recently banned certain materials and is requiring exporters to ship materials that are almost entirely devoid of contamination.
Enter the front door of the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley and make the first right. Head down the hall and you’ll see them on your left. Literally hundreds of class photos dating back more than half a century. Smiling children with their classmates and teachers.
“Let me see where mine is,” says Amy Sams, JCC adult program and event coordinator. “Oh, here it is.”
There in a small frame is a class photo of when she was a young girl. Just like it is for thousands of other students.
The Great Depression, 1933. Joseph Zeller and his younger brother Frank are promoting fights for a gangster. Joe is a lad of 14 and is learning the ropes of human nature and the difference between what people say and what people do.
Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.
The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.
Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.
But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.
God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.