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Eureka! The Baker Institute

Eureka! The Baker Institute

An old adage maintains that “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” That may be true, but the path to innovation can be daunting. Fortunately, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University provides students with many ways to encourage forward-thinking and problem solving. The center was endowed ... »

Fall Overhaul

Fall Overhaul

Your Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist Autumn, with all the changing leaves and cooler temperatures, will soon be upon us. Personally I love this time of year—you may need a light jacket, but you can still drive a convertible with the top down. Here are some easy to-do items to get your place ready for the upcoming season, so it will be easy to break it down into weekend... »

Figs

Figs

September Marks The Seasonal Peak Of The Fig Venture beyond the Fig Newton cookie for an au naturel experience with these plump and juicy little treats. From the chewy skin—ranging from deep purple or ruddy brown to bright chartreuse, depending on the variety—to the pulpy, rosy-hued flesh flecked with miniscule seeds, figs offer culinary versatility. “The taste of a fig is... »

Best I Ever Had: Pulled Pork at The Sweet Spot

Best I Ever Had: Pulled Pork at The Sweet Spot

Groundhog Day isn’t as widely celebrated as other holidays, but that wouldn’t be the case if it were up to Terry Ellis, owner of The Sweet Spot in Allentown, who puts the holiday at the top of his list. Twenty years ago, Ellis began hosting a Groundhog Day neighborhood party where he served his homemade pulled pork recipe. As word spread, instead of heading to Punxsu... »

We Tried It: Owowcow

We Tried It: Owowcow

Our staff was fortunate enough to indulge in a sampling of made-from-scratch Owowcow ice cream. Every flavor is uniquely different, each containing an exciting element of something unexpected. Here’s what we think! OWOWCOW Ottsville 4105 Durham Rd Ottsville 610.847.7070 Wrightstown 591 Durham Rd Wrightstown 215.598.3248 Lambertville 237 N. Union St Lambertville, NJ 6... »

Chris Powers

The Power of Being Prepared for a Crisis

The 200-year-old company Brooks Brothers filed for bankruptcy, unemployment claims topped 30 million, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by almost 40%, and oil futures bottomed driving the price of gasoline down to a near 25-year low. Thanks to COVID-19, many American households and businesses have been under some form of unexpected financial stress since the middl... »

Classical Guitar Rocks

Classical Guitar Rocks

To hear Daniel Boring describe it, classical guitar could be the ultimate gateway instrument: It’s affordable; it’s versatile; it’s relatively easy to learn; and learning its technique paves the way to picking up other plucked, fretted instruments. An acoustic guitar with nylon strings, the classical guitar “has a much softer tone and more tonal possibilities” than a steel... »

Enrichment Learning

Enrichment Learning

Explore What Northampton Community College Can Offer If you find yourself glued to the cooking channel or home design shows, or just happen to be a perpetual learner, then perhaps some non-credit courses are what you need for new hobbies to take flight. Adult personal enrichment courses are open to learners of all ages and backgrounds. They’re taught by qualified instructo... »

Get Fresh: Newhard Farms Corn Shed

Get Fresh: Newhard Farms Corn Shed

Zukes, cukes, peppers, and tomatoes are all perfectly respectable summer crops, but let’s face it: The star of this season’s produce show is sweet corn. And whether your on-the-cob consumption style is delicate a nibble or an uninhibited gnaw, nothing brings the juicy gusto like premium quality ears from Newhard Farms. Joel Newhard, who operates the fifth-generation Ruchsv... »

Best I Ever Had: Red Stag Tots at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

Best I Ever Had: Red Stag Tots at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

Thanks to Executive Chef Jill Oman, all-American tots have claimed a prominent spot among the British Isles-style starters at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. While a significant crunch factor contributes to the success of this recent cross-cultural menu addition, what sets them apart is what’s inside: An array of rotating fillings, with one variety featured each day, gives these ... »

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