‘American Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Is Recovering From Kidney Surgery

Now that his kidney stones are gone, Phillip Phillips is ready to rock.

The “American Idol” winner is recovering from successful kidney surgery and will be able to perform for the show’s upcoming all-star concert tour.

“Surgery went well, he’s resting and will be ready for the Idol tour kick off on July 6!,” Leslie Fradkin from 19 Entertainment, the production company behind “Idol”, told TheWrap.com.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/american-idol-winner-phillip-phillips-recovering-kidney-surgery-healthy-upcoming-tour-article-1.1091713#ixzz1xAXmjT6H

Open House At GoggleWorks Apartments This Weekend

After years of planning and more than a year of construction, the $16.7 million GoggleWorks Apartments are far enough along that its sponsor, retailer Albert R. Boscov, plans an open house Saturday and Sunday.

The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Second and Washington streets complex named after the late state Sen. Michael A. O’Pake.

Essentially, it will be just one apartment.  The furniture is being set up this week.

And it won’t be handicap accessible, at least not yet.  The two elevators are off-limits to the public because the building is still under construction; visitors will have to climb a flight and a half of stairs.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=391320

$10,000 Art Scholarship Awarded To Pottstown High School Student

Pottstown, PA – $10,000 Art Scholarship Awarded

One Saturday, June 2, 2012 the Greater Pottstown Foundation along with the Gallery School of Pottstown awarded a $10,000 scholarship in a ceremony held at the School.   Eight local high school seniors competed to win the scholarship, which is designed to financially assist a qualified applicant in pursuing their further education in the arts. The scholarship candidates were:  Georgia Brum, Donna Chu, Trevon Clifford, Raelyn Hedgepeth, Meghan Luna, Lauren Niedelman, Sarah Walsh and Colleen Young.

Pottstown senior Raelyn Hedgepeth won the close contest and will receive the $10,000 scholarship.  Trevon Clifford, also a Pottstown senior, was the runner-up.  Paul Prince, from the Greater Pottstown Foundation, and Cathy Paretti, from the Gallery School, presented the award.  The scholarship was based on two criteria:   an artistic performance as displayed at the Greater Pottstown Foundation Scholarship Show at the Gallery School of Pottstown, and an essay on why the applicant wanted to continue their education in the arts.  The applicant’s intended field of study had to include a major in an arts related field.  In addition to submitting a completed application form and essay, each student was required to participate in the art exhibit at the Gallery School of Pottstown.  Students created pieces of art from three of four categories:  watercolor or pastel; pencil, charcoal or ink; oil or acrylic; and sculpture, which included pottery, stone, glass, metal, fiber or wood.

The Gallery School of Pottstown is a 501c3 non-profit community art school and gallery.  The School offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages.  The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence.  The Gallery on High hosts rotating shows featuring local artists.  The Gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items.  The Gallery on High is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4:30pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.  The Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

Attached pictures: recep6.jpg: Paul Price, Greater Pottstown Foundation, Raelyn Hedgepeth, scholarship winner; and Eva Yashinky, Pottstown High School art teacher.  recep7.jpg: Eva Yashincky, Pottstown High School art teacher, and Trevon Clifford, runner-up.  gpf7.jpg: Pardee Parody, watercolor by Raelyn Hedgepeth gpf-email-header.jpg: a compilation of the work from all 8 scholarship candidates

The Gallery School of Pottstown
@Gallery on High
254 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464