The Riverside Festival of the Arts will return to the Easton waterfront this Saturday and Sunday. This year marks the 17th appearance for the festival which hosts visual arts, live music, vendors, and a juried plein air art contest with a chance to nab $1,600 for the best piece. Ellen Shaughnessy is on the festival's committee and gave us five things she's most excited for this weekend.
Host Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP(r), AEP (r) welcomes Dave Ellowitch, CFP(r)and financial advisor, as they discuss insurance and the life cycle on the next program. (Original air date September 18, 2013.)
Blend host Keith Kelleher welcomes poet Ernest Hilbert and producer/musician Dave Young to talk about their project “Elegies & Laments,” a collaborative affair that is a groundbreaking merge of music and poetry. (Original air date September 18, 2013.)
On this week’s program host Eleanor Bobrow talks with Dr. Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Human Development at the University of Texas, and author of Self-Compassion. Her book helps us understand how to use self-compassion when we are feeling down so that it encourages us to get up and try again, in order to reach our full potential. (Original air date September 9, 2013.)
Ellis Finger talks with Gabriela Lena Frank, who is doing a residency at Lafayette College which will result in a new commissioned work for the Lafayette choirs, guest vocal soloists, and the Chiara String Quartet, to be presented Sunday, April 14. (Original air date September 11, 2013.)
The tables are turned as George Miller and Kate Scuffle move to the other side of the desk as tonight’s guests on the program. They’ll be talking about their production at the recent Galway Fringe Festival, as well as George’s direction of a radio play of the winner at the Scripts Festival in Ireland. (Original air date September 16, 2013.)
Historic downtown Bethlehem was host to a number of artists on Saturday. artINplace aimed to give people a chance to view the creation of paintings and sketches in a setting they may not be used to--inside local businesses. In all, 17 artists participated, most using models for their pieces.
Easton's circle welcomed skaters near and far on Saturday as Homebase Skateshop and Drinkys Pub teamed up to host the Downtown Throwdown. Ramps and a half pipe were open to the public from 3-7 pm. The rest of the night saw skaters from as far away as Reading competing for Homebase merchandise and $500 cash.
Becky Bradley is the new executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, replacing Mike Kaiser, who retired this summer after more than 40 years as its executive director. As a woman, as a newcomer, as a former city planner, as a young professional, she is breaking the mold. In a region that is growing, sprawling, segregated by class and race, with a market that is usually growing so fast it is hard to plan ahead, Becky will be facing plenty of challenges. Alan Jennings hosts. (Original air date September 12, 2013.)