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I N T H I S I S S U E Meet the new faces and the Lehigh Valley legends who have made our community a model of ingenuity, hard work, and entrepreneurial spirit. Read their stories and learn how they are redefining the future of business.
Our eclectic local food and drink scene is here for you with fabulous takeout... no matter the season. Check out this quick guide and try them all!
Over a lifetime, we hold on to things that have meaning— objects that spark a memory or commemorate a milestone. They may not look like much, but the items on the cover have deep meaning to our team. Find the stories at figbethlehem.com.
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Backyard Bucket List You don’t have to go far to fill your (safe and socially-distanced!) calendar with great things to do. Whether in-person or virtual, there’s so much going on right here in Bethlehem and throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Origin Stories Origin stories remind us of our history and make us stronger. Throughout this issue, read about how some of our local small businesses and organizations got their start—and what drives them forward. S TA R T S O N PA G E 8
Fresh Face: Bloc Dispensary 6 Giving Back: Jennie Gilrain and John Noble 14 Meet our 2021 Social Mission Partner: Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem 18
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Local Business Love 24 Authentic: Dr. Stephen Tang, OraSure Technologies 26 And of course
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T H I S I S S U E M A R K S just over a year since the word Covid became a part of our daily lexicon. It’s difficult to comprehend the magnitude of the past 13 months, or even to recall exactly what life was like before our day-to-day was so drastically changed. Working with local businesses through the past year, we have watched in awe as they have navigated an evershifting landscape of challenges, drawing on seemingly inexhaustible stores of energy. Remembering our “why” can be a source of strength and inspiration, for ourselves and for others. For this issue, our first of 2021, we invited local businesses and organizations to revisit the source of it all: their origin stories. ISSU E 30
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Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Bethlehem
Fresh Face: Bloc Dispensary “ I T ’ S A C O M B I N AT I O N O F E V E R Y T H I N G ,” says Darin Carpenter, CEO of Justice Cannabis Co. (formerly known as Justice Grown), the parent company bringing cannabis dispensary Bloc Dispensary to Bethlehem. He’s talking about the philosophy that drives the business: creating dispensaries as inclusive community cornerstones. And operating with a culture of integrity and accountability, investing in communities, sustainable agriculture, and legal aid— expunging or sealing minor drug records—for those disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. That kind of holistic approach to the rapidly expanding business of cannabis is itself a sustainable model, and an exciting one. Justice Cannabis Co. is building a platform that provides a meaningful and memorable customer experience—thanks to a team of curious, invested, and excited cannabis connoisseurs on a mission to make people feel good. “What gets me up every morning is the challenge,” says Darin. “It’s a significant thing we’re undertaking, building a brand that’s loved and trusted, being a part of social and regulatory reform in the United States.”
MEDICAL MARIJUANA, or medical cannabis, refers to compounds of the cannabis plant—in particular, Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol, more commonly known as THC and CBD—that are used to relieve serious and chronic symptoms. the
CBD, OR CANNABIDIOL, is an anti-inflammatory compound and is considered the most useful active substance for medical marijuana use. MEDICAL CANNABIS is used to help manage symptoms of a variety of illnesses and conditions, as a therapeutic treatment to manage chronic pain, and as part of cancer therapy. Contact your physician with questions or for more information.
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Darin Carpenter, CEO of Justice Cannabis Co.
A few members of the Bethlehem Bloc Dispensary team
We’re very excited to be a part of Bethlehem, we’re hiring a local team, and are happy to bring jobs, and a new industry, to the community.”
The army veteran—he got his start in the healthcare field as a special operations combat paramedic—has a background in agriculture and plant science, and has been in the cannabis business for 11 years, a period of rapid growth and deregulation in the industry; Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program was first signed in to law in 2016. Getting a medical marijuana card can still be a mysterious process, so Bloc Dispensary partnered with Leafwell, a telehealth platform that streamlines the means of securing medical marijuana cards and physicians’ medical cannabis certificates. Bloc Dispensary aims to embody the values of adventure, connection, and quality, in service to the fundamental belief that cannabis can be a powerful vehicle in bringing people together to feel good. At Bloc, the customer experience is paramount, and each
dispensary is designed to be a safe, trusted community resource, where everyone is welcome. “We believe that when we are feeling good, we’re better able to connect with, laugh with, and uplift the lives of others,” says Darin. “That’s why feeling good is at the center of our business.” Highly-trained pharmacists and patient advocates can guide new patients as they find the right cannabis variety or product combination for relief from a particular ailment. The company is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania for medical marijuana dispensary operations and cultivation/processing sites, and expects to open its dispensary in Bethlehem in April 2021. “We’re very excited to be a part of Bethlehem,” says Darin. “We’re hiring a local team, and are happy to bring jobs, and a new industry, to the community.”
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The potential for growth is great. “What excites me most is the platform we’re building,” says Darin, citing genuine community connections as key to Bloc’s success. Whether it’s relief from pain or other medicinal purposes, Bloc sets out to create an offering that brings the benefits of cannabis into the hands of those that need them. “We wanted to create a safe place for people to not only feel better, but to feel a sense of belonging,” says Darin. “Community is the heartbeat of our business. Providing genuine, heartfelt support and an opportunity for real connection is our superpower.”
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From small beginnings to big business—it’s our origin stories that remind us of our history and make us stronger. EST. 2021
It all starts with an idea. And then comes a whole lot of early mornings, late nights, and dedication to bring that idea to reality. On the following pages, you’ll read inspiring stories of heart and hard-won success. Some of the people on these pages started from scratch, others saw the potential of a family venture and worked to multiply it for the next generation.
We salute our local small businesses and nonprofits for the courage, strength, and ingenuity that saw them through the challenges of the past year. These folks are as hardworking as they come, and their efforts help drive our community forward. So whether you’re enjoying a night out, furnishing your home, or looking for a great organization to support, make sure to keep it local.
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Artwork by: Cathy Begg, Andy Dipietro, Marilyn Fox
Van Haute today, six years after the Gallery opened on Bethlehem's Main Street. From our Fall 2014 issue; the Gallery's very first appearance in Fig!
Ward Van Haute and Eve Metzger
Bethlehem House Gallery
After 15 years working in the art department
in the film and theatre industries, Director/Curator Ward Van Haute decided to open an art gallery in Bethlehem. The Gallery’s mission was and remains focused on the idea that art belongs in the home. Since that time, Bethlehem House Gallery has become known for specializing in emerging and established artists from the Lehigh Valley and beyond, offering art for sale for a broad range of household budgets.
They expertly design exhibits in modern home interior designed settings to demonstrate to their patrons how innovative and thoughtful contemporary art can be displayed practically in their homes. Having designed hundreds of rooms—both in the gallery, and on TV and movie sets—Van Haute is happy to consult and advise customers on interior design and how their newly purchased art can enrich their space.
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local and regional artists showcased
original pieces featured
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Our eclectic local food and drink scene is here for you with fabulous takeout... no matter the season. Check out this quick guide, and try them all!
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Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar Mexican fare and drinks on Main Street
526 Main Street | 610.419.1736 | urbanobethlehem.com
How to Order: Toast online ordering at urbanobethlehem.com is preferred, phone-in ordering and Grubhub available
TAKEOUT TOP THREE
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Delivery with Toast or Grubhub, Dine in or outdoors (with heaters!)
raditional Guacamole with T cilantro and lime Pollo Quesadilla with chicken, beans, and chipotle aoli “El Trio” Nachos with chicken, chorizo, and pork
Tapas on Main
Spanish tapas, sangrias, and more
500 Main Street | 610.868.8903 tapasonmain.com
451 Main Street | 610.691.5100 | theflyingeggbethlehem.com
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Delivery with Toast or Grubhub, Dine in or outdoors (with heaters!)
Breakfast and brunch seven days a week Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Delivery with Toast or Grubhub, Dine in or outdoors (with heaters!) How to Order: Toast online ordering at their website is preferred, phone-in ordering and Grubhub available 10
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Three-Meat Breakfast Skillet with cheesy biscuits Avocado Toast with tomato and cilantro Huevos Rancheros with cheese and chorizo
How to Order: Toast online ordering at tapasonmain.com is preferred, phone-in ordering and Grubhub available TAKEOUT TOP THREE
Costillas de Cordero Lamb Chops pinach & Gouda Dip with toasted pita S Paella Palomino with mixed shellfish and chorizo
Eclectic, globally-inspired lunch, dinner, and cocktails 51 West Broad Street | 610.419.1200 twistedolivebethlehem.com
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Dine in or outdoors How to Order: Call 610.419.1200 TAKEOUT TOP THREE
T hai BBQ Salmon with wakame salad and scallion rice Marinated Skirt Steak with plantain fried rice Super Lump Crab Cakes with lemon aioli and fresh vegetables
Easton Wine Project’s “Wine Wagon” A mobile wine bar for your outdoor event Offering: Servicing weddings and soirées of all kinds, the Wine Wagon brings wine, wine slushies, sangrias, and wine cocktails to you! How to Order: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the Wine Wagon for your event.
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Create your own custom menu, including: W ine slushies Seasonal sangrias Selection of Easton Wine Project wines
Easton Wine Project
Urban winery with food and wine to go Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Delivery to Simon Silk Mill residents, Dine in or outdoors How to Order: Online at eastonwineproject.com or call 610.438.2533 TAKEOUT TOP THREE
Jumbo Soft Pretzel Charcuterie & Cheese Board Margherita Flatbread with tomato confit and burrata Crispy Cauliflower Bowl with veggies and buttermilk ranch At the Simon Silk Mill, 1247 Simon Boulevard, Easton | 610.438.2533 | eastonwineproject.com
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Scratch-made breakfast and lunch 22 West 4th Street | 610.849.2673 | roastedbethlehem.com
How to Order: Online via the Toast App at roastedbethlehem.com or call 610.849.2673
Seasonal Pancakes (pictured: Cinnamon Bun) Oreo Encrusted French Toast with housemade cream filling Vegan Mary Sandwich with tofu, roasted tomatoes, and spinach
Distinctive Thai cuisine and house-made French desserts 221 West Broad Street | 610.866.1686 221restaurant.com
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Dine in or on the porch
TAKEOUT TOP THREE
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Delivery, Dine in, or outdoors
How to Order: Call 610.866.1686 after 3pm
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Mango Salad with shrimp, peanuts, and spicy Thai vinaigrette Red or Green Thai Curry with shrimp, chicken, or vegetarian B asil Stir Fry with shrimp, chicken, or vegetarian
Scratch made New American Kitchen with French and Asian Influences 74 West Broad Street | 610.814.0100 edgerestaurant.net
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Dine in or outdoors How to Order: Call 610.814.0100 TAKEOUT TOP THREE
A sian Pear Salad with cider vinaigrette Tuna Tartare with ginger lime aioli and wonton chips Pan-Seared Duck Breast with mushroom späetzle and cherry
New American cuisine and cocktails 306 South New Street 610.419.4320 | zestbethlehem.com
How to Order: Call 610.419.4320
TAKEOUT TOP THREE
Offering: Curbside, GrubHub delivery, Dine in, or heated terrace dining
Crab & Mango Spring Rolls with coconut curry remoulade C hicken Dumplings with sweet soy yuzu and cucumber slaw F ilet Mignon with buttermilk mashed potato and asparagus
Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom The finest extra virgin olive oils and vinegars 508 Main Street | 610.866.2615 | seasonstaproom.com
Offering: In store shopping, Curbside, and local Delivery How to Order: Place pickup/curbside orders at seasonsinstorepickup.square.site, delivery orders at seasonstaproom.com, or call 610.866.2615.
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Family Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil T raditional Balsamic Vinegar T uscan Herb Infused Olive Oil
Franklin Hill Vineyards
Social Still Local micro-distillery with creative lunch and dinner
Locally made, award winning wines
530 East 3rd Street | 610.625.4585 | socialstill.com
Main St Commons, 559 Main Street, Suite 124 610.332.WINE | franklinhillvineyards.com
Offering: Takeout, Curbside, Delivery (limited hours), Dine in, or outdoors (with heaters!)
Offering: In-store shopping and tastings, Curbside, and Delivery How to Order: Place curbside orders at fhvwines square.site, UPS delivery at franklinhillvineyards.com, or call 610.332.WINE. TAKEOUT TOP THREE
S easonal Sangria Growlers to take home in a logo’ed growler Four-Wine Flights with your choice of any four wines or sangrias Test Tube Tastings with five wines of your choice
How to Order: Online at socialstill.com TAKEOUT TOP THREE
Social Still bottles and cocktails to go Social Stack Burger with 1000 Island dressing and all the fixins N ot-Zerella appetizer with locally-made cheese, bacon, and jalapeño jam 13
Giving Back | Making a difference in the lives of others
Noble and his team painstakingly deconstructed the building around the chimney in order to preserve the swifts’ habitat.
Developer John Noble and BASD teacher Jennie Gilrain, on the property of the Wilbur Mansion.
Giving Back: Jennie Gilrain and John Noble: Saving Swifts C O N S E R VAT I O N — whether you’re preserving historic character, community soul, or the natural world— can be at the heart of real estate development. It’s the key to local developer John Noble’s philosophy, and his newest project on Bethlehem’s South Side—the redevelopment of the Masonic Temple and historic Wilbur Mansion property on Wyandotte Street—is a beautiful example. The Lehigh graduate purchased the property in 2015, and in 2020, despite the challenges of COVID-19, broke ground on a complex that will include a restaurant and apartments with breathtaking views. Shortly thereafter, “I got an email,” he says. “It said: did you know you have birds in your chimney?” The birds in question are Chimney Swifts—small, joyous aerialists, more tornado than flock (you’ve seen them!). They nest vertically in chimneys, and, as chimneys have dwindled from residential
structures, so too have their homes. That email John received was from local fourth grade teacher and passionate nature advocate Jennie Gilrain. She and her husband had noticed the swifts funneling into the temple’s historic stone chimney, and she was moved to act. “I had visions of chaining myself to the chimney,” she laughs. But she hadn’t yet met John—who was grateful to hear about the birds, so he could act as well. “I’m not a big fan of hurting things when you build things,” he says. Learning about Rodale’s sustainability practices as an undergraduate at Lehigh was an early influence. Not only is conservation an ethical responsibility, it’s an opportunity to be creative. “When someone throws a curveball that you’re not expecting,” he says, “you think, how can we make this cool?” It’s that kind of creative energy that draws people together and creates
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change. Not only has the stone chimney been preserved—as of January, the swifts’ home is free-standing—it will become a feature of the property. On February 2, Bethlehem City Council passed a resolution presented by Council members Olga Negrón and J. William Reynolds to name the chimney swift the official city bird. A Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium grant will support three public events about the swifts, urban ecosystems and sustainable development, to be held at the Bethlehem Area Public Library; John will be a speaker at the April 21 panel (register at bapl.org/saveourswifts). “And maybe it goes beyond saving a chimney; maybe it becomes a focal point to raise awareness” about ethical development, says John. “Maybe this influences a developer to look at a bog turtle and say, they’re pretty cool. Maybe we should do something to save them.”
You can support this project at charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/save-our-swifts.
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A P R O G R A M O F S E C O N D H A R V E S T F O O D B A N K and Community Action Lehigh Valley, The Seed Farm provides new farmers with valuable, practical experience and skills on their training farm in Emmaus, PA, as well as the opportunity to launch sustainable farm businesses in their innovative farm incubator. They’re cultivating the next generation of farmers and growing the local food economy in the Lehigh Valley.
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Lara Bly Designs
Lara Bly spent years as an international designer in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Beirut before deciding it was time to fulfill her ultimate dream: to work under her very own label. But Lara had become accustomed to directing the patternmakers and machinists in design rooms—not creating those patterns and sewing the clothing herself. With hard work and determination, Lara re-mastered the skills she first learned as a fashion design student in London—and her work soon surpassed that of the many mentors that she had worked with over the years.
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In 2007, first working from home creating designs at her dining room table, she took the leap—and the rest is history. In January 2019, Lara moved into her first retail and design space in South Side Bethlehem—and this year, found her “dream space” just a few blocks away. Today, Lara’s design studio and boutique (with both custom and ready-to-wear pieces) creates a unique experience for the client, with designing, patterns, cutting, sewing, and fittings all done right in the studio, and fabrics sourced from the top European and NYC textile companies in the world.
Attending college in London and being a part of London Fashion Week sparked Lara’s goal of pursuing a spot at NY Fashion Week.
Working as a couturier in Beirut, Lebanon taught Lara the unique skills that remain a part of her design process to this day.
In 1995, while presenting her final collection at her
graduation fashion show in London, Lara met Princess Anne, who was attending as an honorary guest!
“ T ruly, my most momentous milestone has been moving from my first boutique to my dream store. Scheduled for early May, this move is so exciting, and the new space is awe-inspiring— giving me the opportunity to show all that I love and all that I am capable of as a fashion designer.” -L ara Bly
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(New location coming May 2021!)
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Since Fox Optical opened on Bethlehem’s South Side in 1998, the boutique optical shop has become known and beloved for offering personal care, fashionable frames, and a holistic consideration of all the ways that sight (and being seen) affects an individual. But the space is also beloved by neighbors and clientele as a natural extension of Fox Optical’s community spirit. Shortly after opening, Dr. Tim Fox and his partner (and optician) Mike Belletti—a fiber artist with deep connections to the Bethlehem art scene—began hanging a rotating gallery of local art in their South Side office because “we love art, and we knew so many artists looking for a place to be
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seen.” Over time, the gallery brought in new customers and delighted existing ones—and since then, they have shown over 100 artists, mostly local, in their gallery space.
With an ever-present philosophy of creating change out of genuine interest and thoughtful intent, Fox Optical provides far more than a beautiful environment. Dr. Fox and the team truly care about each client and their visual needs—providing expert care while taking time to truly listen. The experience at Fox Optical is uniquely personal, and you’ll feel like family from the very first time you visit. “After 22 years,” says Tim, “it really is like family.”
Bella, Dr. Fox’s 14 yearold bearded collie, started coming to work with Dr. Fox in January 2007. Now semi-retired, the gentle pup remains a terrific ambassador for Fox Optical.
Dr. Tim Fox LITTLE-KNOWN FACT
Transforming the Community Together At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions —one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Each year, Fig partners with a nonprofit organization working to transform the community. Our 2021 Social Mission Partner is the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem. Please join us in supporting them.
Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem The Boys & Girls Club Mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible individuals.
As our Fig Social Mission partner, 10% of every subscription in 2021 goes directly to the work of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem. Subscribe at figbethlehem.com/subscribe
The Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem builds character through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude. Young people of all nationalities, races and creeds join together in wholesome recreation and companionship—guided by trained professional staff who serve as positive adult mentors and role models. Club programs help young people succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports, and explore vocational choices.
art of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations, the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem exists to help girls and boys of every race, economic level, religion and ethnic culture, develop the qualities to become responsible citizens and community leaders. Whether kids just need a secure place to hang out with friends, or want to be involved in a variety of social or recreational programs, the Club provides a positive place to belong— where they can develop self-esteem, personal values and life-affirming skills.
Most importantly, the Club shows youngsters that someone cares—and wants them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Winston Alozie, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem
Follow along throughout the year as we highlight the impactful programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem.
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Allentown Rescue Mission EST. 1900
Founded in 1900, Allentown Rescue Mission is a compassionately run homeless shelter for adult men who have exhausted all other avenues of support. Residents receive safe shelter, nutritionallybalanced meals, clothing, access to medical care, and access to a wide variety of social service organizations. The Allentown Rescue Mission addresses the diverse needs of residents with the goal of transitioning the men back into the community as productive members of society, and ending homelessness—one man at a time. Founding Story
Founder Obadiah Becker was called to be a Rescue Mission Worker, but he denied the role because he felt he wasn’t educated enough to do a good job. After a tragic accident seriously injured his daughter, Obadiah prayed and promised to dedicate his life to God and mission work if she was spared. He kept his promise: Obadiah’s daughter survived, and on November 8, 1900, the Allentown Rescue Mission was born.
Obadiah Becker Milestone Moments ↘ 1900
Finds its first home on Hall Street
20,000 people served 18,000 sheltered
The Allentown Rescue Mission fed thousands of victims of the Great Depression
The Allentown Rescue Mission stays open during the Spanish Flu pandemic
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For more than a century, the Allentown Rescue Mission has tackled the root causes of homelessness and helped put an end to homelessness one life at a time. 19
If this pandemic has taught people anything, it’s realizing what is most important to them in this life…oh, and to not touch your face!”
Life is too short not to sparkle! W H E N T H E PA N D E M I C forced Susan to shut down her brick and mortar store last year, she introduced “Questions & Cocktails” on Facebook Live. After a few sessions, she began receiving requests to show jewelry, especially from her own original line, Bella Mani. “Happy Hour Shopping with Dan & Susan” was born! Think home shopping laced with non-stop jewelry, smiles, and fun—with a pop-in or two from her husband Dan (the house mixologist)! The show has become such a hit that she has gained a nationwide following and has done over 40 episodes! 20
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Susan has always said that you should love every single purchase. Now more than ever, she believes people will take this more to heart—choosing more quality items over quantity, purchasing heirloom-level pieces they can enjoy now, and pass on later to a loved one. OFFE RING : Custom Designs Onsite Repairs Jewelry Repurposing Wedding/Engagement Diamond Consultations
Recover. Succeed. Transform. “I HAD NO BUILDING, NO STUDENTS, NO FA C U LT Y, N O M O N E Y, A N D H E R E I W A S : T H E P R I N C I PA L O F A S C H O O L ,” says John Petruzzelli, principal of Kolbe Academy. Still, Petruzzelli calls it “an easy decision” to assume the helm of the first faith-based recovery high school in the nation. The former principal of Bethlehem Catholic High School had been interested in recovery high schools for some time— there are over 40 in the country serving students in recovery from substance use disorder. As a lifelong educator, coach, and student advocate, John had witnessed the difficulties, not to mention the stigma, faced by students battling addictions. In 2018, the Allentown Diocese invited him to build a Catholic recovery high school from the ground up, securing partnerships across the valley to support the school. John hired exceptional faculty and staff—who believe in the mission “to the marrow of their bones”—and whom he feels honored to call colleagues.
Petruzzelli also serves as Social Studies teacher at Kolbe. “J O H N ’ S L E A D E R S H I P AT KO LB E AC A D E MY I S SAV I N G LI V E S .”
Dr. Brooke Cortese Tesché
Secretary for Evangelization, Education & Formation Chancellor for Catholic Education
John Petruzzelli, principal of Kolbe Academy recovery high school in Bethlehem
The feeling is mutual. “The dynamic between John and the students and staff at Kolbe Academy is truly a blessing,” says Arielle Kaminski, Advancement Director at Kolbe. “John’s leadership is centered on relationships and service; he is always willing to roll up his sleeves and work with any of us through our struggles.” Kolbe’s mission is to support students with recovery plans, academic plans, and activities that help them grow as people and lead to success. Kolbe’s first class graduated in 2020—in a culture of compassion, accountability, honesty, and trust. “We’re giving students courage and strength,” says John, “to get up in the morning and say: I’m going to conquer whatever the battle is today.”
TELL E V E R YO N E YO U K N O W ABOUT KO LB E A C A D E M Y— YO U N E V E R KNOW WHOSE LIFE YO U M I G H T SAV E !
The battles are many; the need is great. Between Northampton and Lehigh County, “close to 2,000 kids a year are being assessed for drug and alcohol issues, and the mental health issues related to addiction,” says John. “And that’s preCOVID. The more we can educate, the more people come to understand addiction as a family disease, a community disease, the quicker we’re going to address this health crisis.” Every single day, John's heart, so rooted in the mission of Kolbe Academy, is centered on the students and their families. And they feel it: “Kolbe Academy has been here for me this whole time,” says Kolbe student, Gabe. “They’ve been helping me, they’ve been there for me when I needed to talk through the darkest times—through pretty much anything.” N O S T U D E N T W I L L B E T U R N E D A W AY FOR FINANCIAL REASONS.
395 Bridle Path Road
Social Still spirits are distilled
ORIGIN STORIE S
and the team
onsite by Adam
Adam and Kate Flatt,
Adam and Elaine in the
early days at the vineyard
Social Still Distillery
The Lehigh Valley’s first distillery, Social
Still was built on the idea of exploration. Fueled by the notion that travel inspires creativity, during a trip to the Colorado mountains in 2012 Adam and Kate stumbled upon a craft distillery and, “Soon, the idea of making handmade spirts became an obsession for us,” says Adam. An idea was born. With their combined backgrounds—Adam was co-owner of local Franklin Hill Winery, and Kate had years of experience in the restaurant business—the two turned it into a one-of-a-kind experience and brand. It wasn’t long before Social Still was being awarded national and international metals for their locallycrafted spirits. The recognition of our products solidified our determination to continue our dream towards success, and that passion translated to their creative food menu, as well. Now, over six years later,
530 East 3rd Street
Social Still is a fixture in Bethlehem’s food and drink scene, providing bottles to go, as well as an eclectic cocktail and food menu that continues to delight their customers. “We are so proud of our culinary program,” says Kate. “It pairs perfectly with our production and customer experience and continues to innovate inside Bethlehem’s robust restaurant industry.” Founders
Kate and Adam Flatt LITTLE-KNOWN FACT
Social Still is housed in a former Bank Building built in 1919 during prohibition. Multiple vaults still exist in the building and it is where many of the spirits are aged!
ORIGIN STORIE S EST. 1976
The Franklin Hill story starts on 60 acres
in Northampton County, where single mom Elaine Pivinski took a leap in 1976 and started one of the first vineyards in PA. In 1982, she added a winery— the first in the Lehigh Valley—with fingers crossed that people would come. They sold out in 4 months. Elaine found her true passion on the vineyard while raising two small kids and working seven days a week. “The open space and isolation made my children become very creative,” Elaine (now affectionately known as ‘Momma Grape’) says, “and they are both entrepreneurs today.” In fact, you’ll see the fruits of her son Adam Flatt and wife Kate’s entrepreneurial spirit (pun intended!) on the facing page.
All the “firsts” in those early years led to more and more of them. Pivinski becomes the first female sole proprietor to receive a mortgage from her bank. Franklin Hill wines become the first wines at Musikfest. Elaine is the first woman inducted into the Lehigh Valley Business Hall of Fame. Adam and Kate’s Social Still Distillery opens as the first distillery in the Valley. And Franklin Hill wines are now available in supermarkets and retail locations from Philadelphia to the Lehigh Valley. We can’t wait to see what’s next. FUN FACT
Franklin Hill’s most popular Wine is Sir Walter’s Red named after Elaine’s beloved father, Walter. That’s him on the label, smoking his beloved pipe full of Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco.
Bonnie Pysher and Elaine taking one of their first
vineyard photos in 1986
Elaine in her Ford
pickup dropping poles
Elaine and son
Adam Flatt, after
a "juice mishap"
“ I’ve realized there’s no such thing as failure. I was just warming up for success.” - Elaine Pivinski
559 Main Street, Suite 124
Local Business Love MORE FIG
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Browse this section of Lehigh Valley businesses for a quick look at some local loves.
Empower Nutrition and Wellness Find your road to a well-nourished life and live without limitation 100 Keystone Avenue, Emmaus 610.421.4849 | liveempowered365.com
Empower offers a collaborative-care approach and a whole-body positive experience to help build self-awareness, find selfacceptance, develop self-confidence, and implement self-care. Personalized packages include support for body dysmorphia, GI intolerance, assistance for athletes, and much more—including the only integrated disordered eating programs of their kind in the Lehigh Valley.
Located on Bethlehem’s South Side, Venture X provides meticulously designed office solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. No long-term lease required. Memberships are all-inclusive covering everything from space, technology, and utilities to gourmet coffee, daily cleaning, and professional staff. Contact us to set up a tour.
The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem Making yoga practice inclusive and accessible to all
521 E 4th Street 610.867.9642 | theyogaloftofbethlehem.com
Stressed? Overwhelmed? A regular yoga and meditation practice can drastically reduce stress and anxiety. The Yoga Loft offers a wide range of livestreamed and recorded sessions until the studio reopens for live classes. Make the decision today to take better care of yourself. 24
Mission Plant Co.
101 East 3rd Street 484.821.1497 | apothecasalon.com
email@example.com 610.653.3414 | missionplantco.com
Interior plantscapes add life to your workplace
Style and spa services and an eclectic boutique
Mission Plant Co. provides innovative indoor plant leasing with full maintenance services—including botanical design, installation services, and routine plant maintenance— for commercial settings both large and small. Get a free consultation and see how easy it is to enhance your space by bringing nature indoors!
Apotheca offers a wide array of spa and style services—including hair, lash lifts and brow lamination, waxing, natural nail services, and more—all in a unique, cozy setting. Whether you’re updating your cut or color, unwinding with a facial, or curating your wardrobe, Apotheca’s meticulous staff of experts will help you achieve exactly the look you’re after.
Ultra Fine Brows
Permanent makeup and naturalistic cosmetic tattoos 50 E Broad Street, Suite 106 ultrafinebrows.com
Aardvark Sports Shop
Running and walking shoes and apparel 559 Main Street, Suite 122 610.866.8300 | aardvarksportsshop.com
Ultra Fine is the ultimate source for your permanent makeup and microblading needs in the Lehigh Valley. Other Services include lip blush and lash enhancements, all provided in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment in a downtown Bethlehem private studio. EST. 1984
Our friendly, expert staff welcomes you to shop safely in our award-winning Historic Downtown run shop serving ALL runners and walkers. We provide personal attention to each customer, with a fitting process and foot measurement to find the right shoes, apparel, and accessories. Online shopping is also available with at-store and curbside pickup plus free shipping options. 25
Authentic | Leading the way through innovation and example
Authentic: Dr. Stephen Tang, OraSure Technologies Innovating healthcare on a global scale S T E P H E N S . TA N G , P H D H A S B E E N the president and CEO of OraSure Technologies since 2018, though he joined the board in 2011—and has watched the company grow since he was a graduate student at Lehigh University in the 1980s. After he received his PhD in chemical engineering, he was manager of Lehigh’s biotechnology research center, where OraSure’s predecessor was in residence. “To see that company morph into what’s now OraSure Technologies”—a medical diagnostic company headquartered on Bethlehem’s South Side, responsible for the first over-the-counter HIV test and now developing an at-home COVID test—“has been pretty spectacular,” says Dr. Tang. When he thinks back to the beginning of the company, “It’s kind of like I was this kid riding my bike past the candy store, not knowing that some day I could actually run the candy store.” He certainly never imagined he’d run it during a pandemic—and during a moment when OraSure’s proven innovations could make a truly global difference. He has a BS in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, has served as president and CEO of The University City Science Center, an urban research center and business incubator in Philadelphia, and held senior management positions with Olympus America, Millennium Cell, and A.T. Kearney. But nothing quite prepared anyone for the challenges of 2020. “There was no class on how to lead a company during a pandemic,” he says. “A lot of us are trying to figure this all out, with all the experience and gumption we have.” The son of immigrants from China, both accomplished scientists in their own right, Dr. Tang and his family lived in the Lehigh Valley from 1982 to 2013; his attachment to and investment in the region is deep. “Bethlehem’s a very special place for all of us,” he says. “I’m really pleased that OraSure can elevate Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. We try to take people along with us on our journey and in our success, and I hope that’s what we can do for the community.” 26 Learn more about Fig Authentic at figbethlehem.com
Dr. Stephen Tang, OraSure Technologies
FIG WA S H O N O RE D TO S IT DOWN WITH D R . TA N G R E C E N T LY. W H AT F O L L O W S I S A N E D I T E D C O N V E R S AT I O N .
OraSure’s mission is to “do good and help solve the world’s greatest health challenges.” What does that mean to you? That’s a big question. And I think we’re on track for doing it, but there’s a whole lot more we can do. It’s like the refrain from Hamilton: “There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait.”
OraSure developed the first at-home HIV test. How did your experience with that test prepare you for the challenge of COVID-19? In many ways we’re the underdog in this combined industry effort to create an at-home test, but we have a set of experiences that others don’t: we sell an over the counter product already. The OraQuick ® lateral flow platform has been around since 2000, and the OraQuick ® In-Home HIV Test received FDA approval in 2012. Right now we’re building capacity so that by the end of this year, we’ll be able to produce 70 million tests a year—which is close to the number of devices we’ve manufactured in total between 2004 and 2020. That’s the kind of massive ramp up that we expect globally; testing’s not going to go away. This past year has been an extraordinary one on many levels, and I can only imagine how it has affected the medical diagnostic industry–what has it been like? Typically, diagnostics is pretty sleepy. Now, it’s like the whole world is hanging on everything we’re doing. And we want to get out of this pandemic as much as anyone else! It’s really very satisfying that the work we’re doing can directly contribute to that. When I became CEO three years ago, my intent was to create a leadership model based on accountability and empowerment. It’s helped us become more nimble as we make decisions, which is so important in this kind of environment.
By making healthcare more accessible and equitable, we can have a tremendously positive impact on people, near and far. It means making it easier to take care of yourself, and know more about yourself—we help you know more about what’s in you, on you, and around you. In that sense, you can have a better relationship to your own health, to other people, and to the world. What has this past year taught you? So many things. As a leader, it’s important to communicate clearly and honestly even though you don’t know all the answers. As a student of business and leadership, I am amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish. On a personal level, I’ve been taking an inventory about what’s really important— I’ve found joy and meaning in everyday things. This year has challenged a lot of assumptions we made about what we can do and not do, such as work productively from home. It was conventional wisdom that we all had to go to the office, and I’m not saying that’s not important—but I am saying that maybe some of the things we thought were true just aren’t. What are your hopes for the future? I have a grandson that was born in June last year; he lives in Amsterdam with his parents, and I haven’t seen him yet. So the first thing on my list is to hold and hug and play with my grandson. I’m hoping that everyone else has a chance to gather and be wherever they want to be, whenever they want to be there, sometime soon.
Everything else that’s happened—the social and racial unrest, the political climate, people under duress, in isolation, caring for multi-generations, working from home which is also a school—it’s a lot. It’s a lot to happen at one time. And I am enormously proud of and grateful for the work that my colleagues have done, rising above the challenges of this moment to keep focused on the bigger goals.
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ORIGIN STORIE S
Rise Above Hair
Ashley had loved working as a stylist in a salon on Bethlehem’s South Side since graduating from Paul Mitchell’s The Vision Academy in 2008. But she had begun to feel it was her time to grow (no pun intended!) and do her own thing. In January of 2018—also on the South Side because of the community Ashley felt there— she opened Rise Above. “I love this location and area,” she says. “Everyone’s so helpful and kind. They wave to you when you walk by. Everybody knows each other, everybody helps each other, and that’s really nice.”
With a flair for cuts with character, Ashley built a beloved clientele in the shop for two years on her own. In 2020 she hired two full-time stylists—first Josh, then Jeffrey. With an upbeat punk rock aesthetic, colorful posters, and brightly packaged products dotting the space, all are welcome at Rise Above. With gender-neutral pricing and pronouns, “We do specialized color and haircuts for EVERYONE,” Ashley says. “Everyone deserves to have fun hair.” And if you’re lucky, you’ll meet her sweet and friendly pup, Dottie, who will lie by your feet while you get your hair done.
333 South New Street riseabovehair.com
5 From our summer
Milestone Moments ↘ 2020
Ashley expands her team threefold, hiring stylists Josh Calendra and Jeffrey Sizzahands. Dottie approves.
2018 issue: Ashley and Dottie's first appearance in Fig!
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Co-Owner Shelli Topping
Co-Owner Derek Wallen
In 2017, Shelli had already been working for a local Bethlehem
cafe when an opportunity arose to own her very own breakfast spot. She had already fallen in love with the customers—and with her friend Derek’s love of cooking and entrepreneurship, it made a perfect recipe for great success!
Right from the start, Shelli and Derek knew how important it was to “Think Local” (a phrase they use as something of a mission statement). They started with switching all of their eggs to locally farmed, and now regularly use local farmers and butchers—even the tofu is made by Fresh Tofu in Allentown. Other proud milestones include being able to donate meals or meal profits to local nonprofit organizations, including youth programs such as Lehigh Valley Girls Rock, homeless shelters such as Victory House and New Bethany Ministries, and front line workers throughout the pandemic.
22 West 4th Street
Derek Wallen and Shelli Topping
Almost everything at Roasted is made from scratch: from dressings, to seasonings, even their chorizo! They’ve expanded their offerings to include fresh baked goods during the pandemic. Almost everything on Roasted’s menu can be made vegan!
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Edge Restaurant Edge came to Downtown Bethlehem 19 years ago
in 2002, bringing with it an urban, “New York vibe”. And behind their eclectic, upscale French and Asian-infused cuisine since Day 1, has been Executive Chef Tim Widrick. Chef is known for paying attention to the latest in food, regularly upgrading and changing the menu to fit the palate of all kinds of diners—always with a creative flair. “His menu is sure to tantalize any taste bud,” says coowner (and proud wife!) Karen Widrick.
Edge is an active supporter of local nonprofits, with fundraising events from networking Charity Happy Hours to their now Charity Curbside Family Meals. Edge loves to give back to the community that has supported them for 19 years! “ O ne cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - V irginia Woolf
74 West Broad Street, Suite 220 edgerestaurant.net
Over the years, Edge has evolved in to a more “chiccasual” atmosphere, guided by the ownership team of Executive Chef Tim, Karen, Spencer, and Carissa. The menu has stayed consistent with food made from scratch in an all scratch kitchen. The atmosphere, while still staying chic, has become more casual and upbeat, all the while keeping that fine dining service and food.
ORIGIN STORIE S EST. 2002
his creative fusion cuisine,
Chef Tim Widrick, known for
Edge since day one.
has been Executive Chef at
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ORIGIN STORIE S
It all started in the mid-70’s…Touchstone’s founding
members were part of an improvisational bilingual street theatre troupe made up of professional artists, university students, local teachers and teens led by John Pearson at Lehigh University. Inspired by their experience, Bill and Bridget George and Lorraine Zeller established a resident professional ensemble in 1981 with a vision of creating original, movement-based theatre. The young company trained in mime and dance and taught theatre workshops and residences in schools, prisons, and most everywhere. They devised and rehearsed new work in the founders’ backyard garage off Hayes Street, and performed their original plays in the streets, parks, playgrounds and at colleges and traditional theatre spaces regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Bill George, Bridget George, Lorraine Zeller Milestone Moments ↘ 1987
Touchstone moved into its current 4th Street home on Bethlehem’s South Side
Touchstone launches an MFA in Performance Creation in partnership with Moravian College
321 East 4th St touchstone.org | 610.867.1689
Touchstone transforms The Protection Firehouse (built in 1885 by A.W. Leh) into a theatre.
Today, Touchstone’s ensemble of artists continues to create original theatre, often in site-specific locations and based on our community’s story, such as 2019’s inaugural ten-day Festival UnBound, presented in venues and open spaces throughout Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. Touchstone teaching artists work with students from elementary through college, and most recently, launched an MFA in Performance Creation graduate program in partnership with Moravian College. 40 years later, the founders’ vision still inspires.
Original Touchstone production Yellow Moon Jamboree performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll in the early 1990s!
Yellow Moon Jamboree
and local music icon Dave Fry)
Touchstone Theatre Ensemble (L to R: Emma Ackerman, Bill George, Mary Wright, Christopher Shorr, Lisa Jordan, Jp Jordan)
Photo Credit: Ron Yoshida
Bill George and
(L to R: Founders
Donation from proceeds of Wind Creek’s face mask vending machines.
Community support is paramount, and Wind Creek Bethlehem will continue to make it a priority.”
Wind Creek Cares THROUGHOUT THE WINTER MONTHS, Wind Creek Bethlehem has continued to put a focus on the community with initiatives benefitting essential workers and local charities. To show support and appreciation for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis, Wind Creek Bethlehem distributed house-made treats to local hospitals and law enforcement. The property’s pastry chefs baked and packaged over 1,000 individually wrapped cookies and 300 boxed lunches. The cookies and lunches were dropped off to essential workers at organizations including St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Cedar Crest campus, the Bethlehem Police Department, Emergency Medical Services and Firefighters. On property, two Wind Creek Cares initiatives provided guests with the opportunity to make direct contributions to charitable organizations.
Throughout the property, face mask vending machines have been installed, offering guests a chance to purchase face masks for one dollar—with 100% of the proceeds donated to local nonprofit organizations including the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank Lehigh Valley. To date, close to 6,000 masks have been purchased. A second on-property initiative allows Wind Creek Bethlehem guests to donate unused vouchers into a collection box. Proceeds from the vouchers, collected twice a week, are donated to recipients including the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley. “Guest response to our internal initiatives has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Kathy McCracken, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Wind Creek Bethlehem. “Community support is paramount, and Wind Creek Bethlehem will continue to make it a priority.”
77 Wind Creek Boulevard
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Derrick and Warren have worked with a number of set decorators to help provide unique props and accessories for a variety of movies and television projects!
A snapshot of the original space, with sweet shop mascot, Dingo.
When they moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2013, as
Derrick and Warren were furnishing their newly-purchased home, they struggled to find a local place that offered quality home furnishings that reflected their eclectic personal style and tastes. So with Warren’s background in the home furnishings industry, and Derrick’s strong analytical and organizational skills, they began curating a small network of suppliers and offering products online in the spring/summer of 2015. Soon after that came a small pop-up location in Easton—and then, their first official brick and mortar store in the spring of 2016 on Bethlehem’s historic Main Street. As a new business with a limited budget, Domaci’s very first offerings were close-outs and samples from vendor partners, filling in the rest of the space with vintage goods that they found at local auctions and estate sales.
523 Main Street, Suite C domacihome.com |
Derrick and Warren Clark Milestone Moments ↘ 2015
Domaci’s online shop was founded
Domaci’s brick and mortar opened
Having to shut their doors to the public in March of 2020 due to the COVID outbreak was a very scary moment. “Not knowing how long we would be unable to conduct face-toface transactions was unsettling, but thanks to an outpouring of local support and a strong existing infrastructure on our side, we were able to quickly and easily pivot to strictly virtual transactions, and carry on until we were officially able to reopen our doors.”
Seasons Olive Oil
our second store in Annapolis, MD and a third store in Lancaster. Our newest store opened in 2015 and took us to Morristown, NJ. We are passionate about producing, importing, and selling top quality EVOO. We have dedicated most of our lives to learning about producing the best, nutrient-dense extra virgin olive oils to share with our customers, and I am proud to say that we have become leading experts around the subject of olive oil. Fortunately, our job never feels like work, but an amazing journey of innovation and growth.”
daughter helping with the opening of Seasons
Tim and Soraya in Southern Spain
They have won over 15 gold and silver medals for olive oil quality at worldwide competitions putting them into an elite category as an olive oil producer in Spain.
Tim and Soraya’s
“Tim and I met in high school in 1994 while I was an exchange student in Bethlehem, PA. After high school, I went back to Spain to attend college and Tim later studied in Madrid for a year while attending college. Tim fell in love with Spain and our family business of producing extra virgin olive oil. In the late nineties, we dedicated all the time we could learning how to export EVOO to the USA. For the next ten years, we drove across the East Coast and opened up retail store accounts for our brand Aguibal. In 2009 Tim and I decided to take a risk and open our first EVOO store in Historic Bethlehem. A year later, we opened
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Tim Balshi and Soraya Aguilar Balshi Milestone Moment ↘ 2015
Lisa DiDonato, Manager of Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom on Bethlehem's Main Street.
Tim and Soraya took their biggest risk to date by starting MillPress Imports, now a leading importer and packer of fresh extra virgin olive oil for leading stores and brands across the US and Canada. Their business has grown beyond their wildest expectations, and for that, they are forever grateful. Without the success of Seasons and support from their local communities, they would have never been able to launch MillPress and expand their business across the country.
508 Main Street, Bethlehem seasonstaproom.com 610.866.2615
Bridal for the love of fashion
T H E R E ’ S A C O U T U R E S E C R E T in the heart of Bethlehem, but, says fashion designer and owner Barbara Kavchok, “It doesn’t have to be a secret anymore.” Barbara Kavchok’s bridal gowns may be available at boutiques around the world, but she designs them right here in her hometown of Bethlehem. She loves working one-on-one with brides, listening to their style inspirations, designing a beautiful look, and creating the one-of-a-kind wedding dresses of their dreams.
she says. “I don’t have one type of look.” Whether a bride wants a fully custom design or a piece made-to-order from an existing collection, Barbara’s Bethlehem atelier has something just for them. While custom is her niche, Barbara has a large collection of designs for brides to choose from.
Getting a piece of custom couture direct from the designer isn’t just a VIP experience, it’s a thoughtful and sustainable one. “When a bride comes directly to me,” says Barbara, “they don’t have to pay for alterations. Whatever the price of the dress is, that’s the price; I’m making it for them.” And Barbara’s fashion interests are broad. Her existing collections have a “variety of designs,”
The experience upon entering the Barbara Kavchok studio is unlike any other. After being greeted by a relaxing, bohemian styled bride room, you’ll be stunned by the hustle and bustle of the work room just around the corner. This is where hand-crafted pieces of well-loved, wearable art are made.
701 West Broad Street, Suite 200
Custom bridal gowns start at $2,200 (total price inclusive of fittings), and special occasion/mother of the bride custom styles start at $1,100.
I think Disney princesses probably had a big impression on me.” “Bridal for the love of fashion” is Barbara’s mantra. She always adored the fashion empire, Eugenia Couture, which her mother started—and where Barbara became an apprentice, and later, Chief Designer, before launching her own brand in 2016. She grew up watching her mother create gowns, filling suitcases with Barbie clothes and designing her own paper doll dresses. “I think Disney princesses probably had a big impression on me,” she laughs.
The Bride Room at Barbara Kavchok Atelier opened at the corner of 6th and Broad Streets in West Bethlehem in July 2020, and is currently taking private appointments with brides and two guests, following standard COVID protocols. Barbara is thrilled to be able to play "dress up" in person with her brides again! C A LL O R E M A I L TO A R R A N G E YO U R I N - P E R S O N A P P O I N T M E N T.
The exciting and ever-evolving world of fashion is what excites Barbara to design new styles. While she loves to create sleek and classic dresses for her brides, she finds herself the most passionate when designing cutting-edge, editorial styles that incorporate different fabrics and even spray paint. Her degree in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia makes Barbara stand out from the crowd, as brides can be sure their gown is designed from an artists’ point of view. When she’s working on a new collection, mindful use of materials and sustainability is part of the design process itself; Barbara designs a dress knowing how the leftover material will be incorporated in other styles. Barbara stays true to her belief that fashion should always be inclusive to every shape and size, religion and ethnicity. Because she creates completely customized gowns, Barbara ensures each and every one of her brides feels beautiful and comfortable in their one of a kind dress. Whether she is cutting fabric, sketching a new design, or “oohing and ahhing” over her beautiful brides, Barbara loves working at her women-owned business. When it comes down to why she has been in the bridal industry for so long, it’s simple; she is delighted to have brides wearing an expression of their love in wearable art. To view Barbara’s collection bridal gowns, visit www.barbarakavchok.com
701 West Broad Street, Suite 200
ORIGIN STORIE S Jonathan Yock, Rogue
Wave Founder and CEO
↘ Jonathan Yock at sea in Cape Town, South Kermit, Welcoming Committee Chair
Africa in 2017
Rogue Wave International
H E LPI N G LO C A L R E AC H G LO B A L
During his 25-year career in international shipping, Rogue Wave International founder Jonathan Yock has had the opportunity to travel the world, develop relationships with clients and colleagues, and learn about cultures around the globe. “When the opportunity to establish Rouge Wave presented itself, I welcomed the challenge, as owning my own business has always been something I aspired to do.” Says Jonathan. “Being an entrepreneur has allowed me to find new, modern, and flexible ways to use my logistics experience to help local companies expand into international markets.”
A local company with a global reach, Jonathan and the Rogue Wave team provide small- to medium-sized businesses with services that help them expand their presence and products to an international market. It’s a lot to know, and they make it accessible—with a straightforward, user-friendly approach to understanding all of their services, including transportation and logistics, ocean shipping, intermodal, trucking, and business consulting. Whether you have inventory for a single small crate, or hundreds of containers, Rogue Wave has smart and innovative transportation options to help you accomplish your goals. (Plus, a very friendly mascot named Kermit.) 38
Jonathan Yock Milestone Moments ↘ NOVEMBER 2017
Jonathan was officially licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as an Ocean Transport Intermediary.
The day Rogue Wave secured their first international booking!
One West Broad Street, Suite 20 (11th Floor) shiprogue.com
ORIGIN STORIE S
LI FE I S B E T TE R LO C A L
It all began with Garden Bargains and Kospia’s
Nursery—founded in 1969 by Barry’s parents, Marian & John (“Big John”) Kospiah. In 2014, after years of serving the Lehigh Valley with multiple garden centers, the family decided to scale back to their single property in Alburtis which served multiple needs. Kospia Farms was born.
Stop by Kospia Farms and after being greeted by Cutty the dog, you will be serenaded by music and the sounds of the long horn Watusi cattle and Ruby the Horse seeking your attention!
‘Big John” of Garden Bargains circa 1972. What a character!
A unique, destination retail store situated on a natural 26 acre farm (dating back to the late 1800’s), Kospia Farms offers locally-sourced trees, shrubs, and seasonal plants available for purchase in an inspiring outdoor environment. Through personal consultations in-store or at your home, Barry and Maureen offer expert design and installation services for landscaping, hardscaping, and customized outdoor furniture and decor. The end result is a unique and personalized outdoor living area that combines design, space and function to enhance your home and your life.
And then there are the stores: a design showroom for stunning custom outdoor furniture and décor, and two charming retail spaces featuring handmade gifts by over 100 local artisans. “We love it when new customers enter our showroom for the first time. Often we hear them gasp out loud! And it’s always followed by I had no idea you had all of this! I’m gonna tell my friends!”
Barry and Maureen Kospiah (and Cutty the Dog)
“Our customers continue to tell us we’re the Valley’s best kept secret! But we don’t want to be a secret anymore!” - Maureen Kospiah
2288 State Street, Alburtis
Backyard Bucket List You don't have to go far to fill your (safe and socially-distanced!) calendar with great things to do. Whether in-person or virtual, there's so much going on right here in Bethlehem and throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Flip through our Backyard Bucket List section for some of our favorite highlights this season!
Janet Fish, Pears and Glove, 1985
JOIN LEHIGH UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES THIS SPRING FOR
Taste of Art Jane Mitchell, Untitled, 1970
LUAG's Taste of Art is a new program series that weaves
culture and history together by pairing cuisine and recipes from the local South Side Bethlehem community with works of art from LUAG’s permanent collection. Through interactive lectures, DIY-at-home tastings, storytelling, and discussion, individuals of all ages and backgrounds will experience the intersection of art, cultural heritage, and cuisine. Program offered in partnership with Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites.
A limited number of FREE kits including a signature recipe and ingredient, art activities, and LUAG swag will be available for pick-up at the LUAG Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center or at our restaurant partner locations.
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N AND TO REGISTER
Francisco Zuniga, Yucateca Con Fruta (woman), 1974
420 East Packer Avenue
Dear Lehigh Valley:
The SouthSide Arts District is the
A Personal Invitation from the
SouthSide Arts District You're
Lehigh Valley’s home for art, entertainment, shopping and dining. From our unique boutiques, fantastic restaurants, special events, and public art, the SouthSide Arts District is one of the most eclectic places to live, work, and play! Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward threads, strong, vibrant signature pieces for your home, a delicious meal or a slice of history; the SouthSide Arts District is truly the Art & Soul of Bethlehem. This Spring we welcome you to explore our public art on the Greenway ArtsWalk or Urban Arts Trail, join us for our First Friday Celebrations, or embrace the return of outdoor dining with Spring Restaurant Week! There’s something for everyone this Spring in the SouthSide!
G R E E N W AY A R T S W A L K NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2021
Have you visited the South Bethlehem Greenway lately? You’ll notice a big change: ten double-sided large easels showcasing artwork, stretching from New Street to the Wind Creek Casino. It’s the new Greenway ArtsWalk, and the exhibition on display couldn’t be more timely. In partnership with the Lehigh University Art Galleries, the exhibition is an extension of their latest exhibit, Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection. The ArtsWalk features 20 photographs that shine a light on significant events of the 20th century to the present—featuring world leaders, the media, politicians, civil rights movements, and everyday Americans.The 1.7 linear mile path of the Greenway ArtsWalk, goes from 306 S. New Street to the Wind Creek Casino—and there’s a complimentary audio guide, so be sure to bring your ear buds! We encourage residents of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley to visit the Lehigh University Art Galleries to explore the full exhibit, as well as walk the Greenway, and participate in community programs. It’s our hope this exhibit will empower local civic duty, and start healthy conversations to encourage positive activism. “Love” by Christopher Colon Location: Fillmore & Third Streets
A R E YO U A N A R T I S T ? M U S I C I A N ? W A N T T O V O L U N T E E R ?
Contact SouthSide Arts District at 610.419.9180 or learn more at southsideartsdistrict.com or on Facebook! 42
324 South New Street
Bucket List EASTER EGG HUNT IN THE SHOPS OF THE SOUTHSIDE M ARCH 27 1: 0 0 PM –3: 0 0 PM
Grab your baskets and join an Easter Egg Hunt in the shops and restaurants of the SouthSide Arts District. This event is free, but each child must reserve their spot to ensure crowd control. Please visit our website to reserve your bunny’s spot on the hunt! All guests must wear a medical mask when inside and outside during this event to ensure safety. Each hunter will get their own custom map and enter designated businesses and search for 3 eggs containing candy! Arts and crafts will be available at Color Me Mine and all “hunters” will get the chance to meet the Easter Bunny for a FREE Photo!
“Diversity”by Maltas Con Leche Location: Urban Arts Trail
Easter Egg Hunt maps will be emailed on Thursday, March 25th. Maps will include parking details, all shops and restaurants participating, with your specific spot to start. Egg hunt begins at 1 p.m.! Happy Easter from the merchants of the SouthSide Arts District!
F I R S T F R I D AY A P R I L , M AY, J U N E
On the First Friday of every month Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District comes to life, celebrating art, culture, food, and music. Guests are invited to visit our local art galleries, unique boutiques, salons and shops, all while enjoying food and drink samples or specials from our diverse restaurants. Each First Friday has a theme tied to that specific time of the year, as well as a charity drive to help our community in need. Check our website for a full list of all First Friday happenings and details! “Blue Herons” by Virginia Abbott Location: South Bethlehem Greenway
Urban Arts Trail | April 2 Mother’s Day Sidewalk Sale | May 7 Summer Vibes | June 4
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Indulge your taste buds from one edge of the world to the other, right in your own neighborhood! Join us as we celebrate the return of outdoor dining, fresh air and for the first time Spring Restaurant Week, April 12-18 featuring 20 restaurants and bars with specialty menus, discounts, and more! No matter your craving, the SouthSide can deliver. Showcasing cuisines from the far east of Asia, the deep heart of Italy, to the southern borders of Mexico, take your taste buds on an adventure...at home! Menus will be tailored for both dine-in or takeout to help guests support local dining, enjoy Restaurant Week deals and dine in a fashion they feel most comfortable. Stay tuned for participating restaurant week menus!
See you soon!
Love, The SouthSide Arts District
324 South New Street
Charles Warner, Founder “ My mission has always been to make glass crafting fun, accessible, and enjoyable for people, and fostering a positive customer experience is essential.”
Warner Art Glass Center A COLORFUL OUTING FOR ALL AG ES! Origin Story
Like so many great beginnings, the Warner Art Glass Center story starts with pure curiosity. As a teen in San Diego, founder Charles Warner was fascinated by the vibrant colors of stained glass art in church windows, drawn by the stark contrasts in the ways the glass reflected and transmitted light. Fueled by inquisitiveness and a desire to learn, he joined a community of stained glass artists and began practicing the craft himself. A few years later, Warner opened a small shop of his own, offering art glass supplies, classes, custom stained-glass work, and, as he puts it, “customer service above all else.” Built on a philosophy of making glass crafting truly accessible for all, he moved the business to the Lehigh Valley in 1980, where it flourished into one of the leading art glass supply stores in the world.
Glassblowing classes for individuals and groups
Is glassblowing on your bucket list? Well we can help you check it off! Schedule a “Hot Glass Encounter” in which you will work with our professional glassblowers to help you create your own glass art. Check out our website for more details. Reservations are required. 44
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Hannah Shine, Glassblower
Learn the art of mosaicmaking
Fused Glass Piece By Dr. Fang
Like to piece things together? Try mosaics, it is super easy and you get stunning results. We will show you how! Check out our website for more details.
WA R N E R A R T G L A S S C E NTE R I S AVA I L A B L E F O R workshops, free lessons, corporate or personal glassblowing parties, and other events. The expert staff offers a variety of classes in stained glass, mosaic, fusing, glassblowing, glass sculpting, and more.
Warner Art Glass Center encompasses all fields of glass art—from mosaics, to fusing, to glassblowing, and more—for all ages and levels of experience. And though the store is bigger, the offerings more diverse, and the selection even more vast, it rests on the same heartfelt mission of inviting people in. “It's my way of giving back,” Warner says. “To come full circle and inspire others the way I was inspired as a kid, so they have a lifetime appreciation of the fascinating world of art glass.”
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Nick Litwak, Glassblower
GROWING GR APES , MAKING WINE, AND C R E AT I N G F U N M E M O R I E S
Tolino Vineyards is a family owned and operated
ten-acre vineyard and artisanal winery established in 2007. Committed to growing quality grapes and handcrafting awardwinning wine, Tolino’s passion for winemaking grew out of their agrarian roots and Italian heritage. The Tolino family invites you to gather some friends and visit our beautiful estate vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Northampton County! Relax with a glass of your favorite selection and take in the majestic mountain views, the tranquil rows of vines, and the serene rural landscape. G AT H E R F A M I LY & FRIENDS INDOOR & O U T D O O R S E AT I N G
Open for indoor and outdoor seating at their Bangor and Stroudsburg locations, Tolino has heaters and fire pits for your comfort. Their Easton Public Market location has outside seating on two spacious patios and more seating options will continually be added through the season.
HOST AN EVENT
Year round, Tolino is the place to be! Listen to live music on weekends, February through November, with special events each month including Wine and Chocolate Flights, a Mother's Day Event, Paint and Sips, Yoga in the Vines, End of Summer Sangria Sunday, Family Friday Nights, Dinner in the Vines, and even a Halloween 5k! Check their events calendar for specifics. And don’t forget that Tolino is available for small parties— they will be opening up for events in 2022, so book your birthday, anniversary, baby shower, or other celebration now! 280 Mount Pleasant Road, Bangor
THINGS TO DO, THANKS TO THE
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission is a non-
All BFAC Events are
profit voluntary organization that celebrates the importance of the arts in our city. Please join us as we offer a broad selection of free events throughout the year, like…art exhibits, summer concerts, and a public arts festival in May. ROTUNDA GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
SCULPTURE GARDEN CONCERT SERIES
Each summer, over the course of ﬁve or six Friday evenings in June and July, the BFAC hosts free concerts in the Sculpture Garden to which families bring blankets, folding chairs, and picnics. Free admission to all. The Summer 2021 Concert Series will be Virtual Follow along at Facebook and bfac-lv.org for details.
T H E M AYO R ’ S G A L L E R Y
BFAC is pleased to present a new series of exhibitions highlighting the City’s major art collection. The changing exhibits share the City’s artistic treasures with the community and its visitors, and highlights the importance of art as an integral component of Bethlehem’s culture.
An eclectic series of exhibitions, featuring regional solo artists and group shows take place at the Bethlehem Town Hall Rotunda Gallery, at 10 East Church Street, throughout the year. 2021 Opening Exhibition! The Lehigh Valley Arts Alliance Members “Flora and Fauna” March 31-May 7 | Artists Reception: Sunday, April 11 2-4pm (Masks required. CDC rules will be enforced.)
GALLERY HOURS ARE M O N D AY T O F R I D AY, 8:30AM–4:30PM. Closed weekends and holidays.
ENTR ANCE TO THE GALLERY IS THROUGH T H E C I T Y H A L L L O B B Y.
DOWNTOWN FINE ART AND CR AFT SHOW
Traditionally held over Mother’s Day weekend, the sidewalk art show along Main Street in Historic Bethlehem is a celebration of the ﬁnest local and regional artists. Over 80 juried artists and craft artisans participate each year in this popular two-day outdoor Fine Art Show. SCULPTURE GARDEN
Bethlehem’s Sculpture Garden, nestled in a shaded hollow on the east side of City Hall, is a favorite spot where residents stroll or linger to enjoy the art and the garden plots. The community is invited to join occasional, short work parties to keep the garden lush, whether or not you have a green thumb!
The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission invites area arts organizations to submit proposals for annual arts grants. The grants are offered to encourage new works of art, educational programs, exhibits, presentations, and other arts-related activities.
PO Box 1851, Bethlehem PA 18016
TUNE IN TO A PERFORMANCE WITH
IceHouse Tonight Set in the unique, rustic space that is the historic
MARK YO U R C A L E N D A R S and tune in to monthly live, local, streaming performances at the new icehousetonight.org
Charles A. Brown Ice House, on the banks of Bethlehem’s Lehigh River, the IceHouse Tonight performing arts series presents a steady stream of diverse performances and events for every season—with programming focused on local artists and performers from right here in the Lehigh Valley. Restrictions on in-person performances spurred the creation of a virtual-only series, Live from IceHouse Tonight, so that we can safely take in the local arts from the comfort and safety of our own homes. The show must go on, in person or otherwise: with a heartfelt dedication and a hyper-local focus, IceHouse Tonight believes that this city is our stage, our canvas, our place to make.
56 River Street, Bethlehem
Basement Poetry The Witherbees
Wildlands Conservancy VISIT
Did you know that Wildlands Conservancy, the region’s
nonprofit land trust, boasts 14 different nature preserves with more than 2,800 acres to explore?
And there’s an app for that! The Wildlands Preserve App is the perfect daytrip companion for select destinations, whether you’re hiking with man’s best friend (on leash!) or interested in birding, mountain biking or simply seeking some fresh air. Plan a daytrip to a nature preserve that’s close to home, or head north to the Poconos, and use the preserve app to navigate trails, discover points of interest, and even get directions to your next adventure. It’s all within reach when you plug IN to the outdoors with Wildlands. 48
3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus
Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley FOR E NGAG ING AND THOUG HTFUL DISCUSSION S ON COLORISM , PRIVILEG E , E DUC ATION , STIG M A AND M E NTAL HE ALTH , POLICING , AND I M M IG R ATION The Community Conversations series is a sequence of virtual lectures between the months of January and June 2021. Future conversations will center around key issues impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, with racial justice-centered discussions.
R E G I S T E R T O AT T E N D Z O O M M E E T I N G S O R V I S I T H C LV. O R G F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N
M I S S I O N To improve the quality of lives of families (Hispanic and non-Hispanic) by empowering them to become more self-sufficient, while promoting an intercultural understanding in the Lehigh Valley.
HCLV is a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. HCLV.org
Contact Victoria Montero at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.868.7800 ext. 221.
ArtsQuest ArtsQuest is excited to offer socially-distanced, limited capacity events this spring and summer—both inside the ArtsQuest Center and outdoors at the SteelStacks campus. Concerts, comedy shows, dining experiences, and more are being added every week.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
VISIT W W W. STEELSTACK S .ORG AND W W W. BANANAFAC TORY.ORG FOR THE L ATEST DETAILS . 101 Founders Way
Visit, explore, and experience almost three centuries of Bethlehem’s rich heritage with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites! HBMS offers guided walking tours on weekends and the self-guided Heritage Trail that can be done at your own pace from your phone. GO TO HISTORICB ETHLEHEM .ORG TO LE ARN MORE ABOUT UPCOMING E VENTS , PROGR A M S , AND E XHIB ITION S . 505 Main Street
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Community BOB AND PAT BANK S C AN ’ T WAIT TO MOVE TO GARDE N SPOT VILL AG E . When Pat’s sister Jeanne moved to Garden Spot in 2015, Pat knew she also wanted to live at Garden Spot someday! When she retired in spring 2020, Pat knew it was time to get serious about moving. In their 60s, Bob and Pat lead a vibrant, purposefilled life and can’t wait to continue their story at Garden Spot Village. Read Bob and Pat’s story in Destination Garden Spot Village or online at destination.gardenspotvillage.org. 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland
103 South Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602
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Fig Industries is redefining success through social impact and environmental accountability to the communities we serve.
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