August 2018

Your End of Summer Bucket List

Your End of Summer Bucket List

25 things you need to do, see, and eat before school’s back in session It happens to the best of us. Come August, you realize that summer’s quickly slipping away and you haven’t taken advantage of all the amazing activities the Lehigh Valley has to offer. But we’re here to help. Whether you’re into ‘Festing or feeding giraffes, doing yoga on the farm or shopping at the far... »

Cold-Brew Coffee

Cold-Brew Coffee

With soaring summer temps, it seems crazy to consume anything hot. So many of us turn to iced coffee to stay cool and provide that much needed morning buzz. But not all iced coffee is created equal. Cold brew coffee not only tends to have a superior taste, it may even be a bit healthier. For one, it’s less acidic than regular brewed coffee, which means it’s easier on the s... »

Generation Anxious

Generation Anxious

More kids are stressed out than ever. Here’s how to help them chill. Worries, nervousness, knots in the stomach—anxiety is a common and pervasive thread woven through the daily lives of millions of Americans. And according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as one in eight children feel the effects of anxiety. Countless fears cause anxious feelin... »

Painting the Town Red…and Blue and Orange!

Painting the Town Red…and Blue and Orange!

People have been painting on walls since the days of the cavemen, but only in the past few years have murals been making a prominent appearance in Easton. And the latest artist to grace an Easton wall with her art is the youngest one yet. Madison Scott first became aware of the Easton Murals Project last year, when her visiting uncle saw its trademark “There should be a mu... »

H. Winter & Co. Tile

H. Winter & Co. Tile

Herman Winter says his business may look somewhat deceiving from the outside, but one step inside will reveal a blast of color, textures, and possibilities from one of the oldest forms of home decorating. H. Winter & Co. (890 N. Gilmore St., Allentown), a tile wholesaler that Winter’s father started in 1975, offers four showrooms dedicated to backsplashes, floors, and ... »

Kira Willey

Kira Willey

Bringing musical yoga and mindfulness to underserved kids in the Lehigh Valley. If you ask children’s yoga instructor Kira Willey the career milestone she’s most proud of, the answer may surprise you. The singer-songwriter has recorded four award-winning albums of children’s music and mindful moments, published a children’s book, had multiple yoga and mindfulness episodes ... »

Pearly Baker’s Alehouse

Pearly Baker’s Alehouse

This long-time favorite destination of Easton’s Centre Square attests to the staying power of good food, good drink, and good company. WE LOVE Warning: Non-meat eaters may need to avert their eyes form the passionate description of incredibly crave-worthy Pale Ale Braised Short Ribs (left). This cut of beef, richly marbled and deeply flavored, benefits from long, slow cook... »

Day in the Life of Eight Oaks Distiller Caitlin Bagenstose

Day in the Life of Eight Oaks Distiller Caitlin Bagenstose

When Catilin Bagenstone looks at a bushel of red winter wheat seeds, she sees bottles of vodka—630 to be exact. Of course, she’s viewing it through the eyes of a distiller at Eight Oaks Craft Distillers in New Tripoli. “We used this metric when our farmer was planting last fall to estimate just how many bottles of vodka we’ll yield in the future from one acre. It’s amazing... »

Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets

Molinari’s INGREDIENTS 4 medium or large beets  1 T sherry vinegar  2 T extra virgin olive oil  1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 sprigs thyme 2 sprigs oregano 2 fresh bay leaves DIRECTIONS Wash beets, pat dry with paper towels, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add sherry vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and bay leaf. Toss to coat beets. Transfer to a b... »

Get Back on the Field Faster

Get Back on the Field Faster

In his prime, Paul Ferency of Forks Township was a 6’5”, 350-pound wall of muscle—and he knew how to use it. “I was among the top 5% of people on earth when it comes to strength,” he says. This might seem like an exaggeration, until you learn that Paul competed in 54 world championship matches to determine the world’s strongest man, played in Scotland’s Highland Games (... »

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