December 2019

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... »

The Christmas City

The Christmas City

With festivities abuzz and lights aglow, it’s fitting for Bethlehem to be known around the world as Christmas City. The earliest inspiration for this moniker came in 1741 when Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf and a group of Moravian missionaries settled along Monocacy Creek, naming the area Bethlehem on Christmas Eve that same year. O Little Town of Bethlehem In 1937, ... »

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Bella Mani by Susan Bella – Handmade Locally

‘Florence Tre’ Pendant (chain additional) $615 ‘Florence Uno’ Pendant (chain additional) $255 ‘Pienza Uno’ Ring $135 ‘Venice Uno’ Lever Back Earrings $180 ‘Pienza Tre’ Threader Earrings $105 ‘Florence Quattro’ Earrings $1,285 ‘Venice Uno’ Necklace $125 Assorted Mini Mani’s in the Maki... »

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... »

New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries

BRINGING LIGHT TO THE DISADVANTAGED Light in the darkness. Since its founding in 1985, New Bethany has assisted more than 100,000 individuals in its role of providing opportunities for a secure future for the hungry, the homeless, and the mentally ill of the Lehigh Valley.  And every December, many Lehigh Valley residents hear about New Bethany Ministries through “Luminari... »

Girl on the Hill Framing

Girl on the Hill Framing

Despite our sophistication, we continue a practice of our cave-dwelling ancestors: placing mementos on walls. Crude paintings of wild beasts have yielded to diplomas, medals, and photographs, but the intent is the same. Girl on the Hill Framing in Bethlehem specializes in crafting artful displays for them. Owner Dawn Moser traces her artistic roots to her childhood years. ... »

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—... »

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ICS Heating & Air Conditioning

Relaxation, work, chores, playtime, entertaining—whatever you do at any given time goes so much better in a comfortable setting. When your heating and cooling systems at home and work operate as intended—running quietly and efficiently in the background—life moves rather smoothly. But in the moment your heater quits on the coldest day of the year, or when your air conditio... »

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