Making A Difference

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It

In 2016, women made up only 26 percent of the nation’s computing workforce, and it’s not because they aren’t working: women also held a whopping 57 percent of professional jobs last year, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Similarly, while women received 57 percent of the nation’s bachelor’s degrees in 2015, only 18 percent of computer a... »

Lehigh Valley Girls Rock

Lehigh Valley Girls Rock

When we are encouraged and supported to be ourselves, we can better step into well-rounded roles that serve our communities. It can start at any age, right now, with us. Lehigh Valley Girls Rock (LVGR) is the local chapter of Girls Rock, an organization that takes that heady sentiment and blends it with punk and DIY ethos, intersectional feminism, and instruments. Particip... »

Cafe the Lodge

Cafe the Lodge

You’ll likely have a hard time removing your eyes from the breakfast menu—scrambled eggs with feta and sun-dried tomatoes, spiced brûlée oatmeal, and homemade granola—or the Cuban pulled pork panini, buffalo chicken wrap, and vegetable minestrone for lunch. But through the temptations and desire to eat well, you might miss the subtle reminders that Café the Lodge is much m... »

Coffee House Without Limits

Coffee House Without Limits

It sounds like the plot to a romantic comedy, but Billy Mack really was on tour with his band when he fell in love with a little coffee shop in South Dakota, and it really did change the course of his life.  It was called The Red Rooster Coffee Shop, and as soon as Billy walked through its doors, he felt at home. “We ended up having a show at The Red Rooster and I just wal... »

Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

It’s after hours at the Peaceable Kingdom Animal Shelter and Clinic as Kathy Tomecek quietly approaches and opens the door to the cat room. “I’m waking you all up. I’m sorry,” she announces as the light reveals a room full of yawning, stretching calicos, tabbies, and other felines of every shape and size, each holding court and regally staring down from their perches or cu... »

The Easton Area Neighborhood Center

The Easton Area Neighborhood Center

com·mu·ni·ty (noun) 1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. 2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Look no further than the definition of “community” as you get to know The Easton Area Neighborhood Center (EANC). Celebrating its golden anniversary this yea... »

Hungry

Hope for the Hungry

It’s one thing when you’re stuck with leftovers, wondering what to do with the surplus food. But when you’re faced with commercial freezers full of meat and you plan to open a fresh, responsibly sourced seafood restaurant, there’s more to consider than making soup or throwing together some hash. Michael and Rebecca Pichetto confronted that dilemma three years ago as they w... »

A Food Bank For Fido

A Food Bank For Fido

For years, Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem has opened its doors for a soup kitchen, serving 150 people in need of a nutritious meal at lunchtime on weekdays. Back in 2005, Vanessa Segaline, then 14 and a parishioner who was volunteering with the soup kitchen, began noticing people taking food with them. Her inquisitiveness led to some surprising answers and inspired ... »

Counters for a Cause

Counters for a Cause

At national battlefields and military shrines on American shores and abroad, the stories of valor and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have often been told in granite markers, some grand, some understated. It makes the annual, national yard sale of granite remnants, sponsored by a network of North American stone fabricators a fitting gesture to help ... »

Phoebe's Kitchen

Phoebe’s Cooking Show

Every week, thousands of viewers tune into a show called Phoebe’s Cooking Show. Unconstrained by one cuisine or course, Phoebe whips up everything from guacamole to fruitcake, often in less than ten minutes. Her show is so popular that when she drops into the local diner or ice cream stand for a treat, waitresses and guests bombard her with future recipe requests. For most... »

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