October 2019

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Allentown Appliance

Since 1987, customers have relied on this family-owned premier appliance store for their selection, expertise, and excellent customer service. You walk into a box store and are bombarded by boring aisles of appliances. You search for a sales associate. You go to Customer Service and ask for a sales associate. You wait for the sales associate. Ten minutes go by and your fru... »



Boulton may not be the most recognizable place name in the Lehigh Valley, but the Henry family who settled there holds a distinctive place in the history of American gun making, outfitting American soldiers who fended off the British for the second time, the fur trade, and Union troops in the Civil War. No one lives there anymore, but Boulton is still a large piece of land... »

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Hello Beautiful Salon & Boutique

  Autumn Faux Fur Jean Jacket (with Removable Leopard Fur Collar, Not Pictured) $98 Layered Silver Necklace $30 Ada Belt – Skinny Stud Wrap $49 Cassandra Button Down Dress $85 Metal Dangle Necklace $24 Hi Honey Flannel Shirt $70 Mini Chloe Olive Purse $80 High Road Flare Denim Jeans $92 Cecelia Rose Gold Fringe Earrings $30 Astoria Black Booties $85 Old Blood Je... »

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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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Halloweenify Your Home

The tale of Halloween’s beginning goes back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain—a day devoted to turning away ghosts, as the Celts believed ghosts returned to be among the living on that day. People roasted their bonfires high and donned costumes to chase away spirits, but this time also celebrates the arrival of harvest time and the advent of the darker half of the ... »

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Leaf Peeping Day Trips

A mountain excursion to see fall foliage is always a classic day trip, but the Lehigh Valley offers an abundance of options for leaf peepers right in our backyards. This year’s foliage looks promising because of the adequate moisture the area has received and should be very similar to last year’s dazzling display, according to Rick Hartlieb, assistant district forester wit... »

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Fall Foliage River Ramble

When nature presents a dazzling spectacle of autumnal color, take in the show with a leaf-peeping drive along the Delaware River. Start by heading south from Easton on Route 611—and immediately start thinking about fueling up with a breakfast stop at Mueller’s General Store and Kitchen. Located next to the canal towpath just a few miles from the city (but worlds away from ... »

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Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, cooler temperatures will be here before we know it! Given that our homes are typically our single biggest investment, here are a collection of ideas from Consumer Reports, HGTV, and yours truly (having owned homes for many, many years), which you may find useful. Getting your home ready for winter may feel tedious and unnecessary. ... »

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Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt

When history and alcohol collide, really interesting things happen,” says Mark Will-Weber.  “Alcohol is part of the whole fabric of the colonial and American story.” The Bethlehem author learned just how deeply the two are entwined when researching his books “Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt,” which examines the drinking habits of America’s presidents, and “Muskets and App... »

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Fire Prevention Month

Fire is an essential part of our lives. We use it for cooking, for heating, for industrial and scientific applications, for ambiance, even for many religious rites. But fire can easily become assertive and dangerous. Take the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In two days, it destroyed 3.3 square miles of the city at a cost of $222 million (about $4.6 billion today). That’s rough... »

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