As Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast Mmonday, area residents prepared for the worst. The wine and spirits shop located in Northampton posted this sign announcing it was closing early Monday afternoon. Schools and area colleges also closed in preparation. The storm left many in the area without power and downed trees closed roads. For more on the storm, see next week's Northampton Press.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's Women's Business Council (WBC) presented the Athena and Athena Young Professional Awards during its annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon Oct. 23 at Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem.
The 2012 Athena Award was presented to Stephanie Hnatiw of Macungie. Hnatiw is Executive Director of the YWCA of Bethlehem.
The 2012 ATHENA Young Professional Award was presented to Michelle Chrin of Hellertown. Chrin is a Marketing Associate for Caruso Benefits Group, Inc.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter has presented the Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy award for "Cosmo's World II: Water" in the Children-Youth-Teen Program or Special category to eMediaWorks.
Accepting the Emmy at the awards ceremony in Philadelphia was Teri Haddad, producer, eMediaWorks, along with Scott Paul, director, and Brandon Pousley, editor.
"Cinderella: Enchanted Edition," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3; 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Stagemakers at the J, JCC of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. allentownjcc.org, 610-435-3571
"Faust in France," adaptation by Christopher Shorr of Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus," Moravian College Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 - 3; 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Arena Theatre, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, Bethlehem. moravian.edu/theatre, 610-861-1489, ext. 3
The 2012 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF) will be held Nov. 2 - 4 in Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
Award winners will be announced the night of Nov. 4 in a ceremony at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.
The festival will present several awards to participating filmmakers including Best Feature, Best Short (15 - 50 min.), Best Short (less than 15 min.), Best Commercial-Viral Video, Best TV Pilot-Web Series, Best Documentary and Audience Award.
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is presenting the second annual "Art for Everyone," 2 - 5 p.m. Nov. 4, suite adjacent to L.L. Bean, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley Parkway, Upper Saucon Township.
Tom Hall Auctions will auction off more than 100 fine-art paintings and prints with the proceeds shared equally between the artists and the arts council. Thirty regional artists are represented, including Michael Sincavage, Kim Robertson, Vivian Fishbone, John Gaydos and Daniel Kainz.
Oct. 16, 1942, was the premiere of the ballet, "Rodeo," by Aaron Copland at the Metropolitan Opera House with dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, a dance company that moved to the United States during World War II.
Salisbury High School kicks off the Freddys high school musicals season with "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, high school auditorium, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.
The show includes, above, left to right: Taylor Heverly (Audrey), Alan Mendez (Audrey II) and Tommy Walters (Seymour).
"Little Shop of Horrors" is a 1982 off-Broadway musical which went to Broadway. It is based on a low-budget 1960 Roger Corman-directed horror film spoof. The musical was made into a 1986 movie directed by Frank Oz.
A Speed Networking Event, 6 p.m. Nov. 15, sponsored by Lehigh Carbon Community College's (LCCC) Alumni Association and Career Development Center, will be held in the Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.
The event is free and open to the public. A reservation is recommended. RSVP by Nov. 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-799-1090.
Lafayette College is partnering with WLVT Channel 39 to produce a live, student-run election night broadcast from the college's Farinon Center.
The PBS station will air the live show to its 2.6 million viewers in northeastern United States 9 - 11 p.m. Nov. 6.
More than 100 students from a variety of majors are working on the show, "Fifty States of Grey," which will feature up-to-the-minute information on the races for President, Senate, and House of Representatives.