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Emmaus

Emmaus

40°32’13’N  75°29’45”W The New York Post frequently refers to this borough as “sleepy Emmaus,” in its reporting of all things Rodale, Inc., which had been headquartered here for decades. But local historians point out that’s just not true. “Emmaus is not a sleepy town,” says Richard Farmer, president of the Friends of the 1803 House, Inc., a historic farmhouse with ties to... »

Southside Bethlehem

Southside Bethlehem

40°37’34’N 75°22’32”W When traveling over the New Street Bridge from the north side of Bethlehem, views of notable brick facades and towering church steeples morph slowly into modern storefronts and lively collegiate crowds. The rows of colonial homes fade into the background while bespoke glassware, local homemade baked goods, and a funky art scene come into full view. Wi... »

New Tripoli

New Tripoli

40°40’51″N 75°45’07″W COUNTY: LEHIGH ZIP CODE: 18066 POPULATION: ~ 898 In the northwest quadrant of the Lehigh Valley, New Tripoli sits between 78 and 476. This sleepy town, with plenty of green rolling hills, has a population just under 1,000 and enough farmland to satisfy even the most country-hungry city dwellers. Though originally called Saegers... »

Schnecksville

Schnecksville

40°40’33″N 75°36’59″W COUNTY: LEHIGH ZIP CODE: 18078 POPULATION: ~ 2,935 Long golden sunsets gleam across stretches of cornfields, while shadows deepen behind the softly rolling hills. The air is still, but the mechanical buzz of four-wheelers can be heard nearby, and every house dotting the bucolic countryside seems to have a barn or old work truck... »

Portland

Portland

40°55'14"N 75°5'52"W COUNTY:  NORTHAMPTON ZIP CODE:  18351 POPULATION:  ~ 519 About 20 miles north of Easton along the alluvial plains of Route 611, the terrain suddenly dips and with it comes the beautiful Delaware River. Settled in the early part of the 18th century to support the country’s expanding industry, a pair of bridges bear the name of the humble borough. This i... »

Bethlehem Food Co-Op

Bethlehem Food Co-Op

Imagine this: You’re about to whip up an awesome dinner. Everything from the recipe is laid out on the counter and ready to go—but then you realize that one essential ingredient is missing. The meal just won’t be the same without it. That’s an easy fix, right? Just hop in the car and drive to the grocery store to pick up the missing item. Problem is, if the nearest store i... »

R&H Simon Silk Mill

R&H Simon Silk Mill

In the late 1800s and into the 1900s, the Lehigh Valley was a well-known home for two booming industries: silk and steel. This began during the end of the Industrial Revolution, and both industries were thriving, but one didn’t last as long as the other. The silk industry rapidly found itself unraveling.  At its peak, Allentown was the number one silk city in America, but ... »

10 Things to Do This Holiday Season

10 Things to Do This Holiday Season

From festive lights and Christmas putzes to seasonal performances and unique shopping experiences, the Lehigh Valley offers plenty of ways for adults and children of all ages to get into the holiday spirit. Allentown Holiday Train Display. The America on Wheels Museum, 5 N. Front St., Allentown, has stationed model trains around its galleries for the holiday season and wil... »

Roseto

Roseto

If you know where to look or who to ask, you can still find traces of the Roseto Effect among the quiet streets of this borough tucked in the hills of northern Northampton County. “My plumber still makes prosciutto and still has the most beautiful stash of it in his garage. Prosciutto was served at every meal when you wanted to say thank you to those around the table,” say... »

SteelStacks

SteelStacks

Those who consider history as nothing more than a dry iteration of facts and figures irrelevant to modern life should think again. In South Bethlehem, the past is a dynamic platform for building a burgeoning present and securing a flourishing future. And SteelStacks counts among the driving forces behind the economic—and cultural—turnaround transpiring in the abandoned bro... »

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