Meadowood Music News
WINTER WEATHER HEADS-UP
Probable Early Closing 3/3/15
Date posted: 03/03/15
Winter Weather Heads-up:
Meadowood will almost certainly be closing early today because of the freezing rain forecast for our area. The time will be determined by the arrival of the storm. We will update with specifics ASAP.
Also, the Old Time Jam at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, hosted by Tom and Betty Druckenmiller, is cancelled tonight due to the forecast weather.
IS PENNDOT PROCESS TO INSTALL ROUNDABOUTS ON 222 ILLEGAL?
Law office Kaplin|Steward Letter to the Federal Highway Administration
Date posted: 10/03/14
Law office Kaplan|Stewart wrote to the Federal Highway Administration on September 30 regarding the project that would install multiple roundabouts on route 222 between Kutztown and Blandon. The attorney asserts that PennDOT incorrectly/illegally filed an exemption from seeking public input by inaccurately citing that the project had raised no objections in the community and would have minimal or no impact on local growth or economy. The letter promises litigation if the project does not solicit and consider public input in a meaningful way. The attorney's letter (without bulky attachments that accompanied the letter) is at http://www.meadowoodmusic.com/photos.cfm?SeriesID=20141003171253.
TRAVEL WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT - TAKE A COPY OF FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 SECTION 41724
Airlines are now required by Federal Law to let your Axe on the Plane
Date posted: 11/23/13
I am plagiarizing from the web site, "Ari's Take" at http://aristake.com/?post=87. We are grateful to Ari for the information and to our friend Amy Sutryn for sharing the info with us because you can now INSIST that an airline let you take your instrument on a plane with you. Here is the scoop:
TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM ARI'S SITE:
It's 145 pages of various airline passenger rights, but hidden on page 74 and stretching all the way to the middle of page 75 is the Musical Instruments clause. It states: <...more>
OPEN JAMS - PLACES TO PLAY WITH OTHERS
Dates and Locations
Date posted: 05/10/09
Meadowood hosts Bluegrass and Classical jams at the store. Here is a listing of them:
Meadowood has two Bluegrass jams; one is every Tuesday from 6 to 9, and the other is a slow jam on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7 to 8. Mike & Paula host the Bluegrass jams on Tuesdays; Mike hosts the jams on Thursdays. The jams are open to any musician interested in playing Bluegrass music - beginning players will have more lead opportunities in the slow jam.
Meadowood hosts a string "jam" for the more classically-bent, on the second Thurs of the month from 6:30 to 8 (September through May - the jam takes a summer break during Jne, July and August). Meadowood violin teacher, Judy Terwilliger hosts the "Classical Jam." All violin, viola, cello and upright bass players interested in playing for fun are welcome (music is available for all levels/ages of players - please bring your own music stand).
Other organizations in the area also host jams for Old-time, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Swing, Folk and Celtic Music. A brief listing appears below. Additional details are available on another page of this web site (click RESOURCES above, then click PERFORMING VENUES, then click JAMS).
Celtic sessions occur at the Ugly Oyster in Reading (every Thurs of the month) and Granny McCarthy's Tea Room in Bethlehem (3rd Thurs of each month).
Folk music jams occur in Allentown and Reading, hosted by The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society (Allentown - 3rd Wed each month) and Full Circle Music Society (Reading - 2nd Tues of each month).
Oldtime, Swing and Blues jams are hosted at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem (1st Tue of each month, 3rd Tue of each month, 4th Wed of each month). If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Meadowood (contact information is available if you click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the navigation bar at the left of this page).