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Serving the Underserved

Serving the Underserved

Volunteerism During the Pandemic Helping people has never been more challenging. As the COVID pandemic has unfolded, Lehigh Valley food pantries and soup kitchens have seen a shift in need and numbers concerning the pool of people they serve, while struggling to meet the shifting dynamics of doing so. Retiree Bob Hintze has served as a volunteer at Bethlehem Emergency Food... »

Roasting Garlic for the Holidays

Roasting Garlic for the Holidays

I grow lots of garlic. A fetish with growing different varieties in my garden – more than 600 exist from around the world – grew into a vocation as a part-time farmer, with around 40,000 cloves planted at the peak of that experiment. Garlic is planted in the fall for harvesting in mid-summer. So, by the time the holidays rolled around, I had next year’s crop in the ground ... »

Italian Christmas Eve: The Feast of Seven Fishes

Italian Christmas Eve: The Feast of Seven Fishes

The Feast of Seven Fishes has historical and religious origins that trace back to southern Italy. Many Roman Catholics traditionally avoid red meat on Christmas Eve, some avoiding food altogether and breaking their fast only after midnight mass. As the name implies, the Italian meal consists of (at least) seven seafood dishes, although some families go overboard (pardon th... »

Pharo Garden Centre Christmas Displays

Pharo Garden Centre Christmas Displays

Santa Claus is coming to town! Founded in 1912 by Penn State graduate Merritt Pharo, Pharo Garden Centre at 4505 Easton Avenue in Bethlehem hosts a popular annual Christmas Shoppe that draws familiar and new customers from the tri-state region and beyond. “We’re opening two weeks early this year so people don’t feel like they’re packing in,” said Victoria Leister, who runs... »

The Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Scotch

The Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Scotch

Scotch is a type of whisky produced in Scotland, typically from malt grains. (Bourbon, another type of whiskey, is mainly made from corn mash and produced in the United States.) The term “whisky” itself is an English version of the Scottish Gaelic “uisge beatha”—literally “water of life.”  While there are many types of whiskys, Scotch and bourbon are the most popular. To b... »

Foster Jewelers

Foster Jewelers

Foster Jewelers, a full-service jewelry store established in Northampton in 1947, prides itself on personal customer care. Thus, the business is the perfect choice for guys who may not know much about jewelry and are looking to purchase something special for their significant other. “If you have no clue, we’ll take good care of you,” says Lucy Schneck, who owns and o... »

Mexico Lindo

Mexico Lindo

Married couple Jose Avila and Delia Perez hail from different parts of Mexico – Avila is from, Toluca, the capital of the country’s central state of Mexico, and Perez is from Oaxaca. In 2009, the couple – who migrated to the U.S. in the early 1990s –took over ownership of the restaurant Mexico Lindo at 720 Main Street in Bethlehem, which had been in business as mostly a ta... »

Golf with a Shotgun

Golf with a Shotgun

Introduction To Sporting Clays The concept of sporting clays originated in England and is sometimes described as “golf with a shotgun.” While one need not be a hunter to participate, targets at various stations along the course simulate the flight of fowl – such as ducks – or ground game – such as rabbits. This region is host to one of the largest sporting clay venues in t... »

Bridgeton House on the Delaware

Bridgeton House on the Delaware

Photos courtesy of Bridgeton House & Jumping Rocks Photography LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Bridgeton House on the Delaware, a country inn originally built as a private residence in 1936 and having realized many incarnations before serving in its current capacity as an award-winning getaway, is the only true riverside bed-and-breakfast acommodation serving visitors to... »

Vera Cruz Chief Closes in on 50 Years of Service

Vera Cruz Chief Closes in on 50 Years of Service

Founded in 1942, Vera Cruz Fire Co. at 4093 Main Road West in Emmaus is one of 42 fire departments servicing the greater Lehigh Valley. The company’s oldest active member recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Like most fire companies serving the area, Vera Cruz depends on volunteers. “We’re the only station in Lehigh County that has two tankers,” said longtime fire chief ... »

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