New Memoir Class to Begin

DmclayTel Hai resident and memoir workshop leader, Donna McLay invites aspiring writers to the next memoir writing course scheduled to begin its seventh season on January 8, 2014. Donna says, “Each person’s life is unique as a fingerprint. No one else has had your experiences. Do you have a story to tell? Perhaps there’s a book you’d like to write. Last summer, workshop member, Bob Thompson published his World War II Scrapbook, which was begun in our first memoir class held in 2008. You can do it too!”

Mrs. McLay offers an eight-week writing course on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00pm in the Magnolia Room of the Garrett Community Center on Tel Hai’s campus. Sessions will be held January 8 through March 5 (skipping February 5, 2014). The $25 course fee is payable to Donna McLay at the first class. Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Donna at 610-273-4605 to register.

Tel Hai is located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township, east of Route 10. The nationally accredited community, established in 1956, offers a variety of residential accommodations, personal and health care, Adult Day and rehabilitation services on its 149 acre campus. For directions visit the website: and click on “Contact Us.”

PHOTO: Memoir Writing instructor, Donna McLay will offer an 8-week writing course beginning on Wednesday, January 8 on Tel Hai’s campus. Participants are encouraged to create memoirs of their own life experiences to share. Pre-registration is requested by calling the instructor at 610-273-4605.

Concert Series Continues at Tel Hai

Scott Marino trumpet Jan 2014Tel Hai’s Concert Series continues in 2014 with a performance by Scott Marino on trumpet. The program will be offered free of charge on Sunday, January 5 at 7:30 PM in the community’s Auditorium/Chapel located on the Tel Hai campus off Beaver Dam Road. The public is invited to join residents and staff for this program of fine classical music including Mozart, Grieg, and Debussy among others. Pianist, Jeffrey Uhlig will accompany Mr. Marino.

Mr. Marino is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His teachers included principals of the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra. His professional career began at 18 when he began substituting with the Philadelphia Orchestra.  As a principal player Scott has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, as a Concerto Soloist of Philadelphia, Orchestra Sinfonica of Torino (Italy), New York National Opera Orchestra and the Trenton Symphony of New Jersey. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and the Long Island Philharmonic as a substitute player.

Mr. Marino taught in the Governor’s School of Pennsylvania, Glassboro State College (NJ—now Rowan University) and the Hebrew Art School of New York. Presently Scott has a private trumpet studio in Philadelphia and is a free-lance player—primarily in Philadelphia and New York City.

Mr. Marino will be accompanied on piano by returning favorite, Jeffrey Uhlig. Mr. Uhlig has appeared as a collaborative pianist in numerous concerts in the US and in Russia. Highlights include performances in Washington, DC, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Jeffrey is sought after to accompany notable singers and instrumentalists as well—including many members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Uhlig is a chamber music player, vocal coach and also serves on the faculty of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. In New Jersey, Mr. Uhlig is principal keyboard with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Ocean City Pops.

Directions to the Tel Hai campus can be found on the website: or by GPS using the physical address 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook.

PHOTO: The Tel Hai community’s Concert Series continues with a performance by Scott Marino on trumpet on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:30pm. Marino will be accompanied by returning favorite, Jeffrey Uhlig on piano.