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10 Reasons to Visit the Christmas City this Holiday Season

10 Reasons to Visit the Christmas City this Holiday Season

Look closely and you’ll find dozens of reasons to visit the Christmas City during the holidays. Here are 10 of our favorites: 1. HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES  From November 23 – December 30, experience the old-world romance of the Christmas season as you enjoy a tour of Bethlehem’s downtown National Historic Landmark District by carriage. historicbethlehem.org/carriage-rides... »

Family Tree Harvest – Celebrating “Famous” Family Recipes

Family Tree Harvest – Celebrating “Famous” Family Recipes

Food informs the narrative of life, and positive emotional memories are forged at the table. The sight, smell, and taste of favorite dishes, whether trotted out for holiday feasts, backyard barbecues, or birthday bashes, serve as enduring connections to the people who prepared them. Recreating the special recipes used by those family members—whether that designation is by ... »

An Honest Approach to Selling Handmade Furniture with HomeSquare Furniture

An Honest Approach to Selling Handmade Furniture with HomeSquare Furniture

Our fathers and grandfathers always seemed to know a quality product when they saw it. Today, despite the amount of information we have at our fingertips, we often know very little about the work and care that goes into the products we buy. And, although most companies opt for increasing productivity or profitability, there are still companies working to put quality and re... »

Books Make Incredible Gifts

Books Make Incredible Gifts

If you are a person of a certain age, then you can remember what it felt like to pick up a book. It was very tactile—you felt the weight of it, and the thickness of the pages. It may have had an interesting book cover, or been on your parents’ nightstand.  Maybe there’s a dog-eared paperback on your bookshelf by J.D. Salinger, Thomas Hardy, or Emily Dickinson that you hang... »

Battle of the Bulge Association – Lehigh Valley Chapter

Battle of the Bulge Association – Lehigh Valley Chapter

Compatriots, and even Allentown’s Lionel Adda, at times, were uncertain about sharing their experiences in World War II and in the Battle of the Bulge. But since its first meeting in May 1998, then held in Walnutport, the Lehigh Valley chapter of the national organization first called Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge—since changed to the Battle of the Bulge Association—... »

Invest in your smile

Invest in your smile

Insights into Cosmetic Dentistry—looking great and feeling confident for the holidays and beyond Your smile is your calling card. It’s the first thing people notice. Having a smile that you’re not so proud of can make you feel bad about yourself, impact your relationships, and your career, says Dr. Fayez Baki of Keystone Dentistry. Baki is seeing more and more patients who... »

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

As Americans observe Veterans Day on November 11—a national holiday since 1938—an ever diminishing number of U.S. service members being honored count among those forces that stormed five beachheads in northern France on D-Day. More than 150,000 Allied troops participated in the largest air, sea, and land invasion in history, helping to turn the tide against the Axis powers... »

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Crystal Spring Tree Farm

Planting and harvesting Christmas trees takes years of patience. As a grower, you need a crystal ball to predict the type of tree that will be popular when the crop matures 7 to 10 years later. Aptly, Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton is as well-named as it is mature. Here, where 15 varieties of trees are grown, it’s Christmas every day where Chris Botek and crew spend... »

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

A treasured substance once favored by Cleopatra and ancient Egyptian pharaohs remains a precious commodity today. Over thousands of years of cultivation, the harvesting of saffron has changed remarkably little: Three delicate red threads—the stigma of the crocus sativus—must be removed manually from each hand-picked crocus bloom. And it takes about 77,000 of these small pu... »

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Pig Out: 5 Must Try Foods at This Year’s PA Bacon Fest

SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF GREATER EASTON DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP PA Bacon Fest is a hog-wild weekend of all things bacon. Find bacon-eating contests, hog-calling competitions, a bacon 5K, bacon and beer pairings, and of course, plenty of delicious eats. It’s one of the country’s ‘5 Can’t Miss Bacon Festivals’ (Parade.com) and has two days full of family-friendly fun, live mus... »

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