May 3, 2013 by Mark
This year’s ‘Race For Adam’ will take place tomorrow in allentown, along the Lehigh Parkway, featuring short hills and plenty of scenery.
The race itself is limited to 425 participants, though the day’s activities will [Read more]
April 2, 2013 by Sarah
Alysse Danyi, a 12-year-old student at Nazareth Area Intermediate School in Allentown, recently aided the local chapter of Cops ‘n’ Kids by collecting an impressive 16,000 books to distribute to area children.
Cops ‘n’ Kids Lehigh Valley is the [Read more]
March 2, 2013 by Sarah
The hockey arena scheduled to open in downtown allentown in the fall of 2014 has finally been given a name: the PPL Center.
The arena is named for PPL Corp, a utility holding company with headquarters in [Read more]
February 2, 2013 by James
Getting ready for school will be a bit different for students in the Allentown School District next fall.In a vote at the end of January, the school board approved a proposal for school uniforms.
Beginning with the [Read more]
January 1, 2013 by Sarah
For the past 17 years, allentown as celebrated the holiday season with a light display throughout Lehigh Parkway. This year, ‘Lights in the Parkway’ has a reason to shine just a bit brighter.
The 2012-13 show is in [Read more]
December 1, 2012 by Sarah
The Allentown Art Museum brings the work of a native son home in December and in January.
The paintings of Franz Kline, an artist known for his abstract expressionist paintings, will be on display in an exhibition called ‘Franz Kline: Coal and Steel’. The exhibition features 64 works by Kline, from both his early career and his later years. The paintings are a rare treat for art-lovers, as many of them have not been displayed before the public untilnow.
Kline was born in 1910 in the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania. His earliest paintings reflect his experience growing up in the coal mining region of the state. The paintings in the exhibition will include ‘Chief (Train)’ from 1942, a deep red and purple image of a locomotive. Imagery in other early paintings featured bridges and industrial sites.
Kline’s connection to the Northeastern part of the state was still evident even as he moved into the abstract expressionist style he for which he became known. Many of his paintings were named for towns and areas of Pennsylvania, such as ‘Scranton’ and ‘Delaware Gap’.
Dr. Robert S. Mattison served as the curator for the Franz Kline exhibition. Mattison is a professor of Art History in nearby Easton, at Lafayette College. The Allentown Art Museum has made use of catalog printing, with a soft-bound catalog features 90 colorful images of Kline’s work, as well as text from Dr. Mattison describing the phases of Kline’s work life.
The exhibition is up until January 13, 2012 at the museum, which is open five days a week, from Wednesday through Sunday.
November 1, 2012 by James
salisbury Senior High School in allentown will kick off the 2013 FREDDY award season with its production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
The FREDDY Awards started [Read more]
October 2, 2012 by Sarah
Medications languishing in bathroom cabinets present a problem to people across the country. On September 29, a number of Allentown pharmacies participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
During the event, people were [Read more]
September 1, 2012 by Sarah
Not every day do two cows named after characters in a Disney movie get to compete in a state fair but, during this year’s allentown Fair, Sully and Mike Wizouski, two Holstein steers, are making [Read more]
August 2, 2012 by Sarah