Fig Bethlehem Winter 2021

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The Gifting & Giving Issue ISSUE No 33 | WINTE R 2021 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community


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IN THIS ISSUE This season, celebrate those you love in the place we all love to call home, the Lehigh Valley.

Contents

As festive lights illuminate the night, singer-songwriter Kendal Conrad smiles as she belts out a tune and twirls around in her holiday best. A decorated Steel Stacks served as the perfect backdrop for the cover of the winter issue. Read more about Kendal on page 18. Kendal’s custom-designed holiday wear can be found at Lara Bly Designs. Photo by Matt Hamm.

ON THE COVER

Give Local ‘Tis the season to give big and support local non-profits who are doing good work right here in the Lehigh Valley. Find 20+ to support in our annual Giving Guide. 45-60

Fig Authentic Humanitarian, writer, and feminist Manal Omar brings her #LetLoveIn movement to the Lehigh Valley. 68-69

Gift Local Want to make this holiday season extra special? Lehigh Valley retailers have the perfect gifts to make you shine. Keep it local and get everything you need at the businesses you’ll find in our annual Gift Guide. 13 - 3 5

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Fig Giving Back: Leigh Erhlich knows how to give back fashionably. 1 0 -11 Small Business Big Heart: Meet some of the small businesses making the Lehigh Valley special. Sponsored by Wind Creek. 63-65

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And of course great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. Keep Reading

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Cheers to the

Lehigh Valley WELCOME TO THE WINTER EDITION O F F I G —a cheerful celebration of the Lehigh Valley’s small business community and impactful non-profits who bring joy and meaning to our holiday gatherings and a smile to our faces.

A note from Fig

This winter season marks eight years of spreading the love-local message through Fig. When our team sat down to dream up this issue, we thought about capturing the beauty found all around us in this historically rich community. For our annual Holiday Shop Local Guide, we set out to highlight our unique neighborhood retail shops where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts to delight friends and family. On several crisp, fall evenings our front cover and inside fashion spreads were photographed under an illuminated harvest moon. Our crew traveled to iconic spots in the Lehigh Valley, capturing the exquisite nightlife and extraordinary architecture for which it is widely recognized. The evening-lit Steel Stacks served as the perfect backdrop to showcase our community—honoring the past and present while looking toward the future.

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In the spirit of giving, you’ll also find our Fig Giving Guide, where we feature the important non-profits in our area. It’s a great way to get involved and connected with the needs of others to give back this holiday season as well as all throughout the year. We encourage you to find your passion, connect with one (or several), and work alongside your neighbors to make good things happen. As we come together with friends and family this holiday season, we encourage everyone to shop and give locally—knowing that small choices will make the season truly and authentically sparkle. Through all the change around us, Fig’s mission and commitment to the Lehigh Valley and our small business community within remains strong. So let’s celebrate—boldly, hopefully, joyfully— gifting generously and giving back meaningfully to the place we get to call home. Cheers, Kate Hughes & the Fig Team Be a part of the mission. Become a subscriber of Fig and help us spread the “love local” message even further while giving back—10% of your subscription goes to our Social Mission Partner, Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem. Subscribe at figbethlehem.com/ subscribe. Gift subscriptions available.

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Visit Split Pine’s Winter Wonderland! Festive decor, jolly holiday music, fun events, and specials all month long!

Axe-ceptional Holiday Fun!

L O O K I N G F O R A F U N D AT E N I G H T A D V E N T U R E ? Or a memorable night with friends? Split Pine offers a truly unique axe-perience that you will remember for years to come! Friends. Beer. Sharp objects. What more could you ask for? Come out for some pine-splitting, BYOB fun! Follow us on Facebook: @splitpine 6

627 Hamilton Street, Allentown 484.274.6527

COOKIES & CAROLS Cookies + live Holiday music = BEST DAY EVER! (Stay tuned for more info from City Center) Saturday, December 4, 12–4pm Saturday, December 11, 12–4pm Saturday, December 18, 12–4pm UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER WEEKEND Merry Axe-mas! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and throw axes with friends while drinking alcohol! (We hear it’s the best way to get your holiday stress out before all that quality family time...) Friday & Saturday, December 17–18

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Decorate your hair for the Holidays

A - L I S T S A L O N H A S A F U N A N D F R I E N D LY approach that will leave you feeling cheerful all season long! They offer professional and quality service, with fantastic interaction from all of the staff. Join the A-List for your holiday haircare and color experience!

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Apply online: AListSalonSpa.com

128 West 4th Street, Bethlehem

610.849.2011

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LBJMEDIA .COM

WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR  High-Production Quality  Fast Turnaround Time  Great Customer Service  Bilingual Services  A ffordable Financing Options

LBJ MEDIA WANTS TO KNOW,

Luis Bardales Jr, Founder & Producer at LBJ Media

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

L B J M E D I A I S A T E A M of professional storytellers. Boring is not in their mantra. They work with motivated brands that are looking to create, stand out, and are fearless to the possibilities. Offering high quality video production services used for television ads, online promotions, and other corporate needs. Whether you need a professional headshot for LinkedIn, a design for your next billboard campaign, or a new mobile-friendly website, they’ve got you covered—with superior digital marketing and design services that can turn your story into a brand.

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Allentown

484.505.6549

contact@LBJMedia.com

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Where all is JOLLY & BRIGHT

B E L I E V E I N . . . PA N C A K E S ! At Roasted, they make pancakes that are creatively inspired by the season (and vegan too!). Local blueberries, peaches, and apples are used in their blueberry cobbler, peach cobbler, and caramel apple pancakes. Want more? They make their very own vegan peanut butter cups for the peanut butter cup pancakes, and of course, the crowd favorite—cinnamon bun pancakes which run from January to Valentine’s Day (then try their red velvet special!). And if you’re already sweet enough, look for their rotating specials and soups.

22 West 4th Street, Bethlehem

610.849.2673

roastedbethlehem.com

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Giving Back | Making a difference in the lives of others

Giving Back: Leigh Ehrlich L O C A L FA S H I O N I S TA L E I G H E H R L I C H spends her days working in her luxuriously decorated home office, which she designed around a clear desk so she can always “see her shoes.” Unlike most people, she still dresses up to work from home every day, using the opportunity to experiment with her outfits, applying and flexing her own office fashion rules. When she’s not working her day job as the CFO for Hospital Operations at Lehigh Valley Health Network, she spends time dreaming up ways of giving back to her community, especially through one of her passions—fashion. Over the past year and a half, like all of us, Leigh became very aware of the struggle small shops were facing in the Lehigh Valley, and she wanted to find a way to specifically help local female-owned clothing shops. She decided if people weren’t going out for fashion, she’d bring fashion to them. After recruiting a small group of friends, family, and neighbors to participate as both models and audience members alike, she opened up her backyard and threw an impromptu fashion show featuring clothing and designs from two of her favorite local shops—AM Luxe and Lara Bly Designs. What resulted was something quite remarkable. People connected once again, safely and very fashionably, and everyone involved was more than thrilled with how it turned out.

“Everyone was dressed up, smiling and really, truly, happy,” Leigh said. With the first show being such a hit, Leigh has plans to continue this fashion show every year, expanding it to help more of her neighbors showcase their merchandise. Growing the show undoubtedly means more details and plans to work out from her gorgeous office, but Leigh is up for the challenge. She hopes the new annual event will continue to improve and bring together this community she loves. Leigh said “We all just need to work together, and we can do it with confidence and style”...and that’s exactly what she did.

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gifts local

OUR UNIQUE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY is a true gift that is worth celebrating. Each and every independent retailer on the following pages has overcome incredible challenges as they’ve continued to fill the streets of the Lehigh Valley with inspiring and thoughtful goods. From your home, to your wardrobe, to your holiday gift list, they have just the thing to make the season sparkle. Use this guide to find something local and unique to gift yourself and your loved ones.

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S HOW-S TOPPI NG SU I TS G I V E YO U R S E L F T H E G I F T of a custom tailored suit that is guaranteed to make a first impression. At Edwing Joseph & Sons, their mission is to transform your look with the power of an impeccably made suit.

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302 East Broad Street, Bethlehem

201.228.0616

edwingjsons.com


DESIGN YOU R L O OK T H IS HOL I DAY SE A SON! VOTED BEST CONSIGNMENT IN THE LEHIGH VA L L E Y Y E A R A F T E R Y E A R , Designer Consigner is a high-end designer consignment boutique nestled in the heart of downtown Bethlehem. Carrying plenty of amazing, highquality brands such as Prada, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabanna, and much more! Stop in and step out in style!

New location coming January 1 — 77 West Broad Street, Bethlehem

610.419.0913

mydesignerconsigner.com

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WHER E UR BAN ELEGA NCE MEETS

D OW N TOW N CH A R M D I S C O V E R T H E M I X of upscale sophistication and downtown charm carefully curated by Ann Marie from AM Luxe. From head-to-toe, Ann Marie will choose a style to make you feel even more beautiful than when you walked through the door.

Explore our Curated Collection

Now carrying menswear!

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74 West Broad Street

610.419.2037

amluxeapparel.com


LU X U R IOUS LOOKS T O F I T E V E RY B U D G E T. I N A D D I T I O N T O T H E L A R A B LY I N - H O U S E L A B E L , she also offers a curated collection of select contemporary brands which compliment her signature custom designs. Stop in her store and walk out with a perfect fit for any occasion.

202 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem

484.935.1025

larably.com

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L E H I G H VA L L E Y ’ S

Pop-Country Powerhouse

K E N DA L C ON R A D

K E N D A L C O N R A D is a singer, songwriter, and social media influencer. Her single Leader of the Pack garnered over 26 million views on TikTok and over 1 million plays on SoundCloud. She sang a duet onstage with Keith Urban at Musikfest in Bethlehem. She has opened for 34 of country’s hottest artists, including Blake Shelton at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open to a crowd of 18,000 with Alabama at the Santander Arena. Most recently she opened for Dennis Quaid at the Sellersville Theater and Jimmie Allen at Musikfest. She has performed the National Anthem for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, NASCAR, and more. Most recently she performed the National Anthem at the PPL Center for USA Hockey. As an influencer, she has worked with brands such as Mattel, Dunkin’, Hilton Hotels, Universal Music Group, and 21Seeds Tequila. Visit Kendal’s food blog on Instagram @kendalsbites to check out the best eats in the area. Her food content has been featured in local magazines.

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Stylish S PA R K L E S WHERE ST YLE MEETS QUALIT Y for the past 90 years. Musselman Jewelers has a dazzling array of diamonds, silver, and colored gemstones to delight that special someone on your gift list.

Shop Now

420 Main Street, Bethlehem

610.866.3982

musselmanpa.com

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I R E L A N D&SCOT L A N D Right here at home or across the ocean—let Neville be your guide! A F E W Y E A R S B A C K , Neville Gardner, proprietor of Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, took part in the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. This experience inspired Neville to create a cancer awareness tartan, adding a unique Celtic twist to products supporting cancer research.

Once the tartan was developed, Donegal Square enlisted its customers to name the tartan. The name “Hope for Life” was chosen with the hope that someday cancer research will uncover a cure. Handcrafted in Scotland of 100% wool, these one-ofa-kind tartan items are available in hats, caps, ties, scarves, scrunchies, shawls, stoles, waistcoats, and kilts. A generous portion of “Hope for Life” proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Working closely with a weaver in Scotland, the tartan was designed for the six vibrant colors to have significance. Pink represents Breast Cancer, light blue for Prostate Cancer, lime green for Lymphoma, lavender for All Cancers, white for Lung Cancer, and Purple to honor Caregivers. Ever wanted to take a Celtic tour? Now you can! Book your trip here with guide Neville Gardner: donegalsquare.com/travels

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Shop the line: redstagpub.mykajabi.com/HopeForLife

Scan to Shop

Just want to bring that Celtic vibe home? Remember, Celticfest happens every year!

534 Main Street, Bethlehem

610.866.3244

Order or rent your custom made kilt at: donegalsquare.com/kilt-rentals

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Assistant Director, Rachel Bell

Director/Curator, Ward Van Haute and the Van Haute Family

Artwork featured: Black and White Photography by Joe Billera Sculptures by Khalil Allaik

Gallery Assistant, Cody Abrachinsky Photo by Jacqueline Agentis

D E C K the WA L L S B E T H L E H E M H O U S E G A L L E R Y ’ S director and curator, Ward Van Haute, integrates scenography into every exhibit, grounding each gallery room into a unique and innovative interior designed space to highlight the practical use of fine art in the modern home. At Bethlehem House, they believe that anyone can be an art collector and that all homes can be enriched by the display of original fine art. Come visit their friendly staff and be welcomed home!

459 Main Street, Bethlehem

“Emerald Path” by Nancy Bossert

610.419.6262

bethlehemhousegallery.com

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In G O O D SPIRITS

T H E H O L I D AY S A R E S N E A K I N G U P O N U S A G A I N ! While this may be your favorite time of year, finding the right gift can be a little stressful. And that’s not the way gift-giving should be. Buying presents for friends and loved ones should be joyous, but when time slips through your fingers and you have a long shopping list of items you have yet to purchase, it can be a little hard to get into the holiday spirit. Fortunately, if you are a medical marijuana cardholder, you can treat yourself to a little gift that will help you relax and enjoy the season. Bloc Dispensary is excited to keep you and every cardholder on your nice list in blazingly good holiday spirits. Their dispensaries carry top-of-the-line brands like Cresco, Terrapin, Standard Farms, Kind Tree, Moxie, and many more. They have a full range of products in the categories of flower, vaporizers, concentrates, tinctures, and edibles. Best of all, you can avoid the hassle of holiday crowds by shopping online. Their website also offers staff recommendations, making it even easier to find something patients will love. From their family to yours, they wish you happy holidays and happy gift-giving!

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YOU DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD. The team at Bloc is here to help you explore their best-inclass cannabis products and find just what you need to feel your best this winter season.

3650 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

484.214.5400

blocdispensary.com

hello@blocdispensary.com

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Enchanting F L AV O R D R E S S U P YO U R W I N E this holiday season and think outside the glass! Franklin Hill Vineyards wines blend brilliantly to create spritzers, mimosas, martinis, and more! Wine cocktails pair perfectly with family, friends, and celebrating every occasion.

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559 Main Street, Bethlehem

7833 Franklin Hill Road, Bangor

610.332.9463

franklinhillvineyards.com


FESTIVE FRAMES M A K E A S TAT E M E N T A S YO U G AT H E R W I T H FA M I LY and friends this holiday season with a pair of frames that will pop from Fox Optical. Dr. Tim Fox takes the time to get to know you—your history, your habits, and your needs—to determine the best way to help you see clearly and stylishly.

28 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem

610.332.2400

foxoptical.com

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Lara Bly Owner/Designer

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Designs

T H AT P OP be a bly girl

Bly Girls... Yeah, it’s a thing. A Bly Girl lights up any room she walks into. She has style, grace, and class —all in total comfort. Lara Bly Designs are exquisitely handmade designs that check every box. So “Fly Bly” for a visit or join in Ladies Night to find out how YOU can become a Bly Girl in upcoming issues of Fig! W I T H C O L O R F U L H U E S , interesting patterns, and silhouettes that will turn heads, Lara Bly Designs is here to make you feel confident, comfortable, and above all, stylish this winter season. Get lost in luxury at her storefront on East Third Street or dream up a custom look all your own with Lara Bly herself. MONTHLY LADIES NIGHT | Last Thursday of every month FASHION SHOW | December 3 SOTA FUNDRAISER | December 5 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT MAKING SOIRÉE | December 7 and 14 FABULOUSLY FASHIONABLE FUNDRAISER | December 8 Check out larably.com for details on all events and for spectacular affairs in the making for January and February!

202 East 3rd St. Bethlehem 484.935.1025 larably.com

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WA R M H E A RT S , PE AC E F U L M I N DS

living local

T H E YO G A L O F T O F B E T H L E H E M Don’t let the winter chill stop you from feeling better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gather some friends and family and give a class at The Yoga Loft a try. Their beginner classes are a great place to start!

loving local

B E C O M E A S U B S C R I B E R and have Fig sent right to your mailbox while giving back—10% of your subscription goes to our Social Mission Partner, Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem. Subscribe at figbethlehem.com/subscribe. Spread the local love! Gift subscriptions available.

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521 East 4th Street, Bethlehem

Fig Industries is proud to be recognized for meeting the highest standard of social and environmental accountability. Learn more about how we’re using our business as a force for good at figindustries.com.

610.867.9642

theyogaloftofbethlehem.com

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your cuisine

D R I Z Z L E , M A R I N AT E , dress, fry, or sauté—Seasons olive oils and vinegars are the key to making your winter dishes come to life. They’ve made gift giving even easier with their curated gift sets that are sure to excite the foodies in your life.

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508 Main Street, Bethlehem

610.866.2615

seasonstaproom.com


BR IGH T

Spirits

S I P A N D G I F T L O C A L this holiday season with a trip to Social Still’s bottle shop. Distilled right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, they use the finest raw materials and craft processes to produce their small-batched spirits.

530 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem

610.625.4585

socialstill.com

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New for 2021 T H E

CHRISTMAS CITY ORNAMENT a

Domaci Exclusive

VISIT OU R S H O P S in Beautiful Bethlehem DOMACI MARKET

A take on a modern-day general store featuring decor, gifts, and everyday essentials for a happy and healthy home. Shops on Main | Main Street

DOMACI HOME

A new kind of furniture shopping experience where you’ll work alongside a home furnishings specialist to create rooms that are uniquely you. Discover thousands of options both virtually and in-store by experiencing samples and floor models throughout each of the shops. Featuring the Domaci Design Studio design services. Shops on Main | Main Street

DOMACI FLEA @ P L A N T S + V I N TA G E

A collaboration with Steel City Plant Co. and the Domaci Flea vintage collection, it’s the ultimate green shopping experience. Upstairs at the Woolworth Building 551 Main Street

CHRISTMAS CITY SHOPPE

Direct from Christmas City, USA, it’s your source for unique Christmas decorations, gifts, and Bethlehem souvenirs. Christkindlmarkt ArtsQuest, South Side Bethlehem

W E ’ V E A LW AY S D R E A M E D of creating a store that is more than just a place to shop, but also a place where family and friends can gather. At Domaci, it’s our mission to help our guests create a space they’ll love, both within their four walls and within the community we love to call home. Domaci Co-Founders

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Peace, Love, Joy, and G R E AT J E W E L RY AT S U S A N B E L L A , they believe wearing jewelry should evoke an emotion—and they want you to have fun while you’re picking it out! Whether it’s to treat yourself or someone you love, their unique pieces and excellent customer service are sure to put a smile on your face. Can’t make it in? Watch their Facebook Live shows Thursdays at 6pm (or catch the replay) to see amazing new pieces featured. 1746 West Allen Street, Allentown

610.434.8001

susanbellajewelry.com

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Rich P A L E T T E S BLENDING THE VISUAL L ANGUAGE of his Caribbean heritage with his experience in urban America, Rigo Peralta refers to his work as conditioned surrealism, inviting you to explore hidden elements and change your perspective each time you view one of his pieces. Be inspired at his brand new art gallery at 1601 West Chew Street.

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1601 West Chew Street, Allentown 484.632.7848

rigoperalta.com


T R E AT YOU R F E E T

F R E S H FOL I AGE

A A R D VA R K S P O R T S S H O P From heel to toe, Aardvark Sports Shop helps you find running shoes that help you perform your best and get more enjoyment out of running. Do you have a runner on your gift list? They also offer gift cards!

MISSION PLANT CO. Enhance your workspace with a touch of nature without the stress of keeping your plants happy. Mission Plant Co. brings the plants and the expertise, and you get all the benefits of a botanical display for your office space. Get a free consultation today!

559 Main Street, Suite 122, Bethlehem aardvarksportsshop.com

610.866.8300 hello@missionplantco.com

610.653.3414

missionplantco.com

One of a kind

GI F T GI V I NG LOOKING FOR SOMETHING U N I Q U E this holiday season? The handcrafted, upcycled pieces from Metal Worx Jewelry Designz tell an enchanting story of the past, present, and future—the perfect gift for the creative collectors in your life.

510 Main Street, Pennsburg

610.955.6587

metalworxjewelry.com

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Ronald Susser, President

Jon Clark, Design Director Reetha Dubinkin, Sales Manager

L U X U R Y in D OW N T OW N A L L E N T OW N R E : f i n d I S A H O M E F U R N I S H I N G S S T O R E with a twist. Ron’s background in luxury retail (Tiffany & Co.) and Jon’s somewhat quirky but high-end aesthetic from Home & Planet has created a truly one of a kind and acclaimed shopping destination. In addition to the store, RE:find also operates two art galleries with Art Curator, Deborah Rabinsky: ARTHAUS (next to the store) and ARTHAUS at the Mezz (in the Marriott Renaissance). Made to Order Upholstered Furniture Simon Pearce Crystal Currey & Co. John Derian Fine Art Vintage Antiques

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645 Hamilton Street, Allentown

610.841.4866

Chilewich Holiday

refindallentown.com


MIKE is in the HAUS MICHAEL LEBSON’S SOLO EXHIBIT Similar But Different coming to ARTHAUS March 15 through May 1. Artist reception will be announced in April. Michael will also be exhibiting work in Digital Frontier: An NFT Exhibition at the Gallery at Steel Pixel Studios from January 3–31.

Follow Lebson on Instagram @michaellebson ARTHAUS at 645 Hamilton Street, Allentown

foundation.app/@MichaelLebson

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GI NGER A N D T H E SCH NA PPE S along with The Lofts On Main PR E SE N T...

GI V I NG! G I V I N G M U S I C T O C H A R I TA B L E O R G A N I Z AT I O N S Ginger and The Schnappes jazz and swing band donates its time and talent to charitable organizations, allowing them to have quality, professional live music for their fundraising events. GIVING TO ARTSQUEST The Lofts on Main, Bethlehem’s only 5 Star luxury boutique hotel, donates its profits to support ArtsQuest. G I V I N G T O S U P P O R T, P R O M O T E , A N D E N C O U R A G E M U S I C A N D M U S I C E D U C AT I O N Together, Ginger and The Schnappes and The Lofts on Main have: Donated the Williams Brew Stage at Steelstacks Supported ArtsQuest’s presence on the Northside Provided over 500 student tickets for concerts and talk-backs with the Preservation Jazz Hall Band throughout Musikfest Promoted bimonthly Jazz Improvisation nights at the Palette and Pour at Steelstacks

Available on all streaming platforms

For information on booking a 5 Star luxurious, modern and unique room in this 1890s building, visit DrAndSirRentals.com

To hear their debut album “Social Music,” visit MixonBrewMusic.com

817 West Broad Street, Bethlehem

610.442.4685

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GEORGE TORRELLA 3 Jazz musician and provider of jobs to 40+ musicians a year Keeping live jazz alive in the Lehigh Valley!

A LONGTIM E

love affair with Jazz

G T 3 - J A Z Z S TA N D A R D S After arriving in the Valley from NYC in 2002, George Torrella immediately began working at farmers markets and wherever he could sit-in. “I was 15 when my brother brought the ‘Getz/Gilberto’ album home. I wore it out imagining what it would be like to play jazz in a club. At that time the Beatles were leading the British Invasion and Elvis was taking a back seat to it all. Rock and Roll was reimagining itself as Civil Rights, Vietnam, the birth control pill, and the first video game were shaping our youth...But I was in love and Jazz was it! I decided to focus on Live Jazz and to play ‘Standards’—songs that have been recorded by Jazz greats over the years. Timeless tunes forever identified with The Great American Songbook and serve as reminders of our multicultural roots. I’ve been fortunate over the years to have had the help and guidance of so many wonderful musicians.” 38

484.866.1748

torrellavision@gmail.com

Today, George performs 100+ times each year, working with more than 40 fabulous local musicians in many of the Valley’s restaurants, hotels, and clubs and working weddings, festivals, and private events. George has been particularly blessed through his association with The Bookstore Speakeasy, an awardwinning Jazz venue in South Bethlehem. It is themed as an authentic roaring 20s speakeasy, serving classic cocktails and savory small plates. “The Bookstore provided me with a stage to showcase some of the area’s finest Jazz musicians. I’ve been able to vary ensembles including occasional vocalists and instrumentation ranging from piano, guitar, bass, drums, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, and percussion. I invite you to come to the Speakeasy and enjoy an authentic Jazz experience.”


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C R A F T I N G T H E F I N E S T C O C K TA I L S using laborious and time-honored techniques from the past with the finest liquors available and hand-squeezed fresh juices daily—the Bookstore’s unique cocktail list features timeless classics from the prohibition era, with a few modern additions, destined to become classics in their own right. Serving distinctive, modern American cuisine and cocktail menus to complement one another with seasonal rotation, sourcing locally when possible, they offer live jazz in a warm and inviting 1920s speakeasy. Dress in your roaring 20s best and join the fun!

336 Adams Street, Bethlehem

610.867.1100

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The man, the myth, the legend…Meet Jansen Howard! Jansen Howard is the General Manager of the A P O L L O G R I L L . When Jansen is not buzzing around the Apollo Grill, he enjoys working out, playing sports, and being with his family and friends! By the way, he highly recommends the wings, black and blue tenderloin, and the BLAT!

Jansen Howard is a true leader, my friend, and the hardest working person I know. He is the man who controls the madness, keeps us all calm and motivated all while orchestrating one hell of an amazing wine list. — Rachel Griffith, Owner of Apollo Grill

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420 East Packer Avenue   |   610.758.3615   |   luag.org

YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK:

The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art F E B R UA RY 1 , 2 0 2 2 - M AY 2 7, 2 0 2 2

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Chanel Chiffon Thomas; A mother who had no mother, 2018; Embroidery floss, acrylic paint, and canvas on window screen

Curated by Antwaun Sargent and Matt Wycoff and coming this spring to Lehigh University University Art Galleries, Young, Gifted, and Black showcases works in a variety of mediums by emerging artists of African decent alongside works by established artists who’ve paved the way for younger generations. A timely exhibition of the lines of lineage and association in contemporary Black artists’ explorations of social relations, sexuality, gender, identity, abstraction, and much more. Free education programs and events will invite everyone to explore and celebrate the works in the exhibition through artist talks, community discussions, and workshops. Courtesy of the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art

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Tunji Adeniyi-Jones; Blue Dancer, 2017; Oil on canvas

B E CO M E A M E M B E R Receive exclusive access to members-only receptions, programs, and behind-the-scenes events that feature LUAG’s collection of over 18,000 works of art from diverse time periods and cultures. LUAG exhibitions and regularly scheduled programs are always free and open to the public. Join on our website.

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Fig Bethlehem was born in 2013 with a mission to tell the stories of the amazing people and tenacious small businesses of Bethlehem. And now, we have exciting news to share: Starting in 2022, we are officially expanding our scope and our local team so we can tell the stories of the incredible people and places all across the Lehigh Valley! Stay tuned for more news on our social channels and keep loving local right along with us. We hope you are enjoying this local-loving magazine. In case you didn’t know, Fig is owned by Fig Industries, a design and marketing studio located in the heart of Lancaster City. We are a small team of passionate creatives who love small cities and are champions for small business. If you own a business and want to build your brand, we’d love to meet you.

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Swing by for the holidays B E A U T I F U L , F U N , A N D U N I Q U E , Fox and Finch memories are made every day. Gather friends, family, pets, and one of those incredible Lehigh Valley photographers to create holiday gold. Lighting, backdrops, furniture, and props—it’s all right here! Big ideas, imagination, and smiles are all welcomed and encouraged at Fox and Finch.

Abby Ogden, owner, with her family and two dogs

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502 South Clewell Street, Fountain Hill

610.653.7850

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2021

Giving Back Guide

Lehigh Valley Join us in celebrating the organizations that make it their mission to support the Lehigh Valley in immeasurable ways.

Gives Local

The holiday season brings magic to the air, cozy nights, fond memories, and a special attention to the rich tapestry of support that is woven into our community. The Lehigh Valley is known for its ability to lift each other up, assist neighbors in need, and open their hearts to causes that are bigger than themselves.

The following pages will offer many ways to continue, or expand, your holiday tradition of giving.

Explore non-profit organizations that bring creativity, vitality, and care to people across the Lehigh Valley all year long. And offer your support—financially, by voluteering, or by sharing their story.

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The Lehigh Conference of Churches  |  457 Allen Street, Allentown   |   610.433.6421   |   lehighchurches.org

SINCE 1954, The Lehigh Conference of Churches has been bringing healing, housing, and hope to the Lehigh Valley’s most vulnerable. Through programs like housing assistance, three free meals a day/five days a week, and a drop-in center to provide a sense of community, we aim to play a vital role in supporting our community. This summer alone, we were able to: Assess 572 households for rental assistance Serve over 10,000 meals Provide services to 124 individuals, 54 of whom were homeless, at our drop-in center Partner with us!

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In partnering with The Lehigh Conference of Churches, you help provide short- and long-term solutions that empower individuals and get families back on their feet. Our social service programs put our faith into action through compassionate outreach to those on the margins of society. To learn more, donate, or for volunteer opportunities, visit lehighchurches.org.


Allentown Rescue Mission 355 Hamilton Street, Allentown   |   610.740.5500   |   allentownrescuemission.org

AT THE ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, a team of dedicated employees meet people where they are and give them the resources to get where they are going. They are a non-denominational social services organization that provides critically-needed goods and services to homeless and impoverished men, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, or religion. For more than 100 years, they have served the Lehigh Valley, believing that we all deserve a second chance.

Services

Emergency Shelter Transformation Program Clean Team Workforce DeSales Free Medical Clinic Get Involved

Whether you participate in their Shop and Drop Program, sign up for the Changed Lives Champions, or provide a monetary gift, your thoughtful and generous gift will go a long way.

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Sights for Hope  |  845 West Wyoming Street, Allentown   |   610.433.6018   |   SightsforHope.org

SIGHTS FOR HOPE, known formerly as Center for Vision Loss, transforms lives by removing the barriers to independence and success caused by visual impairments. Through life skills education, technology solutions, individualized support, and prevention services that empower people with visual impairments to thrive, Sights for Hope’s focus is on hope over loss. 96% of clients maintain their level of independence 97% of clients improve their access to medical care 92% of clients remain able to perform daily activities 8,009 children are screened in a typical year According to the CDC, about 93 million adults in the United States are at risk for vision loss and visits to the eye doctor have dropped by an estimated 80% during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get Involved While every community member is impacted by the pandemic, individuals with visual impairments are experiencing the effects at a greater magnitude. It is the generous giving that has maintained the most critical services including guided transportation for food access and medical appointments, emotional support groups, casework, and the safe implementation of free vision screenings for children. Loyal support of Sights for Hope has maintained independence for individuals living with visual impairments and championed vision health throughout every obstacle, including the current pandemic.

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To make a donation visit SightsforHope.org/Give.


Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania 6969 Silver Crest Road, Nazareth   |   484.287.4015   |   shf blv.org

FIGHTING FOR FOOD JUSTICE Second Harvest provides nutritious food, offers nutrition education, advocates to end food insecurity, dismantles barriers to create access, and works to attain food justice. Their programs provide children, seniors, and families with fresh and nutritious groceries. They also provide training and access to land for new and emerging farmers at The Seed Farm, help people enroll to receive SNAP benefits, and administer supplemental nutrition programs for seniors and military families. Get Involved For every $1 donated, Second Harvest provides six meals to our neighbors in need. To make a donation visit shfblv.org.

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State Theatre Center for the Arts   |  453 Northampton Street, Easton   |   610.252.3132   |   statetheatre.org

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S I N C E 19 2 6 , T H E S TAT E T H E AT R E I N D O W N T O W N E A S T O N has been in the business of creating memorable, joyful moments for their patrons and performers. They are delighted to have reopened for their 95th Season, and as CEO Shelley Brown told their volunteers, “Seeing you all here feels like a B-12 shot!” The 2021–2022 season kicked off in the beginning of September and will be running through the end of June, with new shows being announced along the way. Which means now is the perfect time to purchase a State Theatre Membership—either for yourself or a friend—to get first access to ticket sales! Memberships start at $75 and last all year long. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. Speaking of gifts, State Theatre gift cards start at $25 and NEVER EXPIRE! The perfect gift for everyone on your list.


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Social Mission

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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.

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he 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 lifeaffirming skills. 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.

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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

1430 Fritz Drive

610.865.4241

bgcob.org

Most importantly, the Club shows youngsters that someone cares—and wants them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Follow along throughout the year as we highlight the impactful programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem.


IceHouse Tonight  |  56 River Street, Bethlehem   |   icehousetonight.org COMMUNITY HAPPENS AT THE ICEHOUSE The IceHouse Tonight series regularly demonstrates the strength and versatility of our local arts community. Our weekend performance schedule features full stage productions in theater, music, and dance, as it sets the stage for audience exchange, the premiere of new works, and great conversations with local artists after every show. Weeknight programming at the IceHouse features performances and workshops in jazz, poetry, world music, rock, punk, and more. IceHouse offerings during the week are models of community participation as they teach, share, and engage the public on a regular monthly schedule. Our Mission Developed as a model of the sustainable arts, IceHouse Tonight is a community initiative designed to serve and share the arts of the local culture. As a vehicle for creative placemaking, the venue focuses on works created by local and regional artists. Get Involved Since 2011, the IceHouse Tonight series has presented over 1,000 live performances to local audiences—everything from live music to comedy, theatre, dance, poetry, and more. A donation of any amount helps us ensure the future of live local arts. icehousetonight.org @icehousetonight Performers from DanceLink

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United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley  | 610.758.8010  |  unitedwayglv.org

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IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s commitment remains the same—to build strong, healthy, and safe communities where every person thrives. Over the past year, our community has made incredible strides in recovering from this pandemic. Together with partners, we helped 27 million people stay in their homes, feed their families, stay connected to school, and more. We’ve made great strides, but the work continues. Not everyone is back to normal and thousands of our neighbors are still struggling to recover and rebuild. Let’s continue to build this community—our community—together.

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Their Mission

Together, we’re building a strong community—where our kids thrive, our seniors are healthy, and everyone has access to nutritious food and emergency services. Get Involved

Every gift counts, no matter how small. Learn how you can create lasting change at unitedwayglv.org/donate.


Christmas City Follies YO U R A N N U A L D O S E O F J O L LY M I S C H I E F, M E R R Y M E L O D I E S , A N D H O L I D AY C H E E R I S B A C K !

You will truly feel raw emotion brewing inside of yourself, feeling joy in its true essence.” Celebrate the holiday season in the Christmas City with Touchstone’s high-spirited, homegrown, vaudevillian variety show!

Touchstone Theatre  |  321 East 4th Street, Bethlehem   |   610.867.1689   |   touchstone.org

EXPERIENCE THE FUN DECEMBER 2–19, 2021 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2pm; additional performance on Saturday, December 18 at 2pm “Follies is jolly in the best sense of the Christmas season, almost giddy in its enthusiasm while frequently out-loud laughter hilarious, as well as insightful, in its skewering of holiday shibboleths even as it explores and celebrates the reason for the season.”

“Christmas City Follies sets creative bar high for holiday fun [...] It had to do with the fact that this vaudevillian collection of holiday-themed shorts is funny, heartwarming, thoughtful, creative and a little bit crazy. Part of a holiday tradition that never grows old.”

— PAUL WILLISTEIN, LEHIGH VALLEY PRESS

— J ODI DUCKETT, MORNING CALL

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610.360.0508   |   fifolv.org

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AFTER NEARLY 10 YEARS AND COUNTLESS FILMS, FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) still may be one of the best kept secrets in the Lehigh Valley...except to filmmakers. From the start, FIFO’s ongoing mission has been to grow, cultivate, and support filmmaking here in the Lehigh Valley, using a simple business concept that attracts revenue to the area while also creating jobs and careers.

The Founders

FIFO founders Bill Hartin, writer, director, and filmmaker, and Gene Connelly, actor and producer, knew from the start that money and talent would be their biggest challenges in establishing their non-profit filmmaking venture. But now that ample talent has surfaced, along with an impressive number of short and feature-length films to its credit, FIFO’s chief ongoing challenge is funding, as more filmmakers seek help for projects from its nearly 300 members.

Bill Hartin Writer, director, & filmmaker

Gene Connelly Actor & producer


Junior League of the Lehigh Valley   |   P.O. Box 282, Bethlehem   |   484.408.6688   |   jllvpa.org WHO WE ARE Women powered. Mission driven. The Junior League has played an integral part of the development, improvement, and support of the Lehigh Valley for the last century. We focus on educational disparity, food access, and developing the potential of women. W H AT W E D O The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley has a proud history of making a positive impact. Currently, we are working with community partners throughout the Lehigh Valley to address and solve pressing issues like educational disparity, food insecurity, and literacy. Through partnerships, signature programs like the backpack give-back, scholarship program, and fundraising initiatives, our members make a

difference in the community while developing as leaders and building friendships. JOIN US If you are enthusiastic about volunteering in our community, developing your potential as a leader, and building lifelong friendships, we invite you to begin your journey with us. Learn More Prospective Member - Virtual Information Session: February 3, 2022, 7pm Prospective Member - Information Session & Social: February 7, 2022, 6pm – Black River Farms Register online at jllvpa.org

T H AT ’S W H AT S H E S A I D   |   Friday, March 11, 2022   |   8 PM-10 PM   |   Cedar Crest College

That’s What She Said is a provocative, one-night event presented on stage, featuring 10-12 local women sharing their unheard, remarkable personal stories in an intimate theatrical performance. The featured women, who represent diverse ages and backgrounds, brave the microphone to encourage other women to live fearlessly and embrace who they are.

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SouthSide Arts District  |  324 South New Street, Bethlehem   |   610.360.5778   |   southsideartsdistrict.com

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THE SOUTHSIDE ARTS DISTRICT is filled with beautiful works of public art, exciting and thoughtful programming, and some of the most unique and wonderful small businesses in the Lehigh Valley. An initiative of the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation, the SouthSide Arts District organization is committed to creating an economically thriving South Bethlehem Business District. But they can’t do it without you.

Get Involved If you want to see more public art—like our Street Mural “Connected by Kindness” and fun events like First Friday and Cocktail Crawls, the SouthSide needs your help.

Street Mural “Connected by Kindness” by Sarah Karess and Mounir Mulhem

“Love” by Artist Christopher Colon

Please join them as a community sponsor and donate to the organization to ensure the future of this program! Visit southsideartsdistrict.com/resources to help contribute to their mission, and be a part of the artistic renaissance in our SouthSide Community!


Southside Arts District Events The shops and restaurants of the SouthSide Arts District want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and encourage you to shop small this holiday season! Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward custom threads, eclectic signature pieces for your home, hand crafted spirits, or a slice of history, support the art and soul of Bethlehem and shop small. SOUTHSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL The Christmas Tree Trail is back for shoppers, offering a trail throughout Downtown featuring 15 vibrantly decorated Christmas Trees! Guests can select their favorite tree on our website for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the SouthSide business of their choice and the merchant winner of the Christmas Tree Trail! Winners will be selected Saturday, December 18. Shoppers can also look forward to shopping and dining deals every Saturday until Christmas! Every Saturday is Small Business Saturday during the holidays. Visit our guide online and put a lot of local under the tree this year!

A VERY MERRY FIRST FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 The holidays are here, let’s work together to help our friends in need. Bring an unwrapped toy for a local child and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to the SouthSide merchant of your choice! Who knows...maybe Santa will be there! Special Music Guests: Not for Coltrane at The Colony Meadery, Chelsea Lyn Meyer at Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, The SwingTime Dolls at Five Ciders Brewing Company, and Eighteenth Hour at F&A Groghouse

NAUGHTY OR NICE COCKTAILS & COOKIES CRAWL DECEMBER 4, 11, 18 He’s making a list, and we’re checking it twice. Join in December 4, 11, or 18, whether you’re naughty or nice! The crawl features 10 different sample-sized holiday themed cocktails and treats, along with holiday shopping deals and food specials! Get your Christmas shopping done, all while enjoying the crawl! What to expect: Pumpkin martinis, spiked eggnog, chocolate chip cookies, pop up vendors, carolers, and be on the lookout for Santa & his elf! Special Music Guests: (12/4) Ginger and the Schnappes, Leah Fuls, The Reconnect, (12/11) The Wonton Soups, Two for Tea, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Doug Kaetz, (12/18) The Swingtime Dolls, Ralph Pagano, Pentley Holmes, and Doug Kaetz

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Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation  |  jaacf.org G O I N G B E YO N D From its founding in 2013 until the COVID-19 lockdown, the Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation (JAACF) delivered nearly 20,000 delicious meals to individuals spending precious last moments with a loved one at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem.

Bob Agentis, Founder and Chairman of JAACF

“We were comforted to know we were not invisible as we grieved the imminent loss of our mother,” recalls Carol, a hospice guest. A lunch delivered by JAACF was her father’s first meal in four days. He was reluctant to leave his wife’s bedside. It’s a common situation that Bob Agentis, founder and chairman of JAACF, knows well—when he lost his wife Judy of 47 years to pancreatic cancer and the only option for food was a single vending machine. Currently, there is one palliative care physician nationwide for 1,300 people diagnosed with a lifethreatening illness, and one for every 20,000 patients with a severe chronic illness. With an aging population and an increasing number of patients with life-limiting illnesses or chronic conditions, current palliative needs are not fully met. Therefore in early 2020, in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network, JAACF founded the Judith Adele Agentis Palliative Care Scholarship Fund. To date, 15 nurses have received the scholarship for palliative and hospice care certifications. In addition, the scholarship program will be expanded to include the Oncology and ICU departments.

Fun ways to support JAACF Scholarship Fund:

A Fabulously Fashionable Fundraiser at Lara Bly Designs to benefit Judith Agentis Palliative Care Education Scholarship Fund on Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 to 9:30pm, complete with fine wine tasting and delicious appetizers. JAACF was awarded the Heart of Hospice Award by the Pennsylvania Hospice Network and is also recognized as a Shining Star by St. Luke’s University Health Network. To donate to JAACF meal delivery or scholarship fund, please visit jaacf.org. 60

Shop Jewelry Designed by Bob Agentis to Support the JAACF Palliative Care Scholarship Fund

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Small Business. Big Heart.

A S T H E L E H I G H VA L L E Y continues to recover, please make it your personal mission to continue your efforts to make every day a love local day. Thanks to our friends at Wind Creek, on the following pages you will meet some of the faces of the Lehigh Valley’s retail and restaurant community.

Lovelyy Faces Spa Lounge 813 Linden Street Salon #12, Bethlehem | 484.561.0052 lovelyyfaces.net

Ashley Pizarro, Owner

The London Shop 339 Northampton Street, Easton 610.258.0161 | thelondonshopofeaston.com

Family owned and operated since 1939, The London Shop is a men’s clothier that remains committed to its founding principles of quality, selection, and unsurpassed customer service. Making you look good is their business.

Lovelyy Faces LLC Spa Lounge is created by women for women. It’s an all-inclusive luxurious lounge. Their goal is to enhance the natural beauty of women so they can look and feel their best. They provide professional makeup artistry, eyelash extensions, and custom brow design enhancements such as henna, tint, micro shading, and facials.

RC Moore

now known as Rosie Revolution 1561 Main Street, Hellertown 484.851.3262 rosie-revolution.us

RC Moore is a luxury vintage shop featuring pieces from the 1800s to 1985. Everything is cleaned and restored and what they cannot restore, they bring back to life in another way. Shop the Lehigh Valley’s best kept secret. They are for the brave, the bold, and the fashion trendsetters. Don’t be afraid! Be you, be MORE, RCMoore Vintage and Millinery!

The Hidden Gem Venture X 306 South New Steet, Suite 110, Bethlehem 610.417.2485 | thehiddengemlv.com

Ann Marinho, Owner

The Hidden Gem offers Crystal Therapy and Meditation Services where clients can relax and decompress from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and shop online for the perfect gift.

Proceeds go to charities. 77 Wind Creek Boulevard

877.726.3777

windcreekbethlehem.com

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Small Business. Big Heart. Sterner’s Stems

Knobs ‘N Knockers

645 Hamilton Street, Allentown 484.357.9285 sternersstems.com IG: @sternersstems

512 Main Street Bethlehem | 610.419.2548 knobsnknockers.com

Melissa Sterner, Owner

Sterner’s Stems is a plant studio and build-your-own terrarium bar offering a buffet of options. The “build your own bar” is complete with a large selection of terrarium glass, hanging glass, and pottery to choose from. They’ve got plenty of mini plants and succulents to complete your project. Bring your group and host your party here!

Whether you’re building a new home, redecorating a room, or just bringing new life to a favorite piece of furniture, they invite you to visit their showroom in-person or browse their online catalog and discover the elegance in the details.

Mercantile Home 140 Northampton Street, Suite D, Easton | 610.258.4046 mercantilehome.com

Mercantile Home is a creative lifestyle brand located at 140 Northampton Street in downtown Easton. They design and create artful personal and home accessories utilizing new, organic, and upcycled materials. Visit online at mercantilehome.com for more details.

The Loving Piece 7 North Third Street, Easton | 484.206.8140​ thelovingpiece.com

Nanci Hummer, Owner

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Polliwogs & Petunias 245 Northampton Street, Easton, 917.355.4953 polliwogsandpetunias.com

Hemlock Art Gallery 9 North Second Street Easton hemlockartspace@gmail.com | hemlockart.com

Hemlock Art Gallery in downtown Easton carries unusual, artist-created items, oddities, ornaments, and art. Join them for their Yuletide pop-up shop on December 21 & 22. For more information, visit hemlockart.com or @hemlockartspace on Instagram.

Polliwogs & Petunias is an eco chic children’s boutique located in historic downtown Easton. They carry organic clothing from size newborn to 8 and eco friendly toys, games, and gifts. Many items are organic, fair trade, eco-conscious, or created by local artisans.

T H A N K YO U T O W I N D C R E E K F O R S U P P O R T I N G T H E S M A L L B U S I N E S S E S O F T H E L E H I G H VA L L E Y. And now, Wind Creek Bethlehem has ex tended the proper t y ’s most recent communit y relations initiative directly to its guests. A true embodiment of communities helping communities, Wind Creek Bethlehem guests can now donate unused gaming vouchers into collection boxes located throughout the property. Proceeds from the vouchers, collected twice a week, are donated to local recipients including the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley and Victory House of Lehigh Valley.

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877.726.3777

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Local author and designer walks the walk and talks the talk...in style!

Author and Designer Allen Davis

D I R T Y M O N E Y O N T H E T R A I L shoe is a unique, limited edition shoe concept—custom designed by Allen Davis and not found anywhere else! Made to order and hand crafted in Italy from genuine, pristine Italian leather—shipped anywhere in the United States. With cuttingedge design, inspired by the traditional mountain ‘pedula’ with special lace hooks, this 130mm high sneaker has a fully embossed upper and is a great mix between robust upper construction and light-boxed sole design. Each pair comes with an official Limited Edition Certificate. To order: aliveshoes.com/dirtymoneyott

Author Allen Davis’ Dirty Money on the Trail book in 3D Diamond Foil is available in soft back and hardback as well as ebook format on Google Play.Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Book, Smashwords and Wattpad. Coming soon to Audiobooks. Order online at: aliveshoes.com/dirtymoneyott

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Authentic | Leading the way through innovation and example

Fig Authentic: Manal Omar F O R 2 5 Y E A R S , Manal Omar has dedicated herself to humanitarian causes and conflict resolution, including work as a frontline civilian peace builder in war zones from Iraq to Nigeria to Afghanistan. Manal was named among “Top 500 World’s Most Influential Arabs” by Arabia Business Power in 2011 and 2012. She was recognized among the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2009. In 2007, Islamic Magazine named Manal one of the 10 young visionaries shaping Islam in America, and more recently George Mason University named her among 50 Exemplars for their 50 year anniversary. Manal is a member of the Truman National Security Fellowship, an inaugural fellow for Foreign Policy Interrrupted, connected to the Sex Coach University community, and an Ambassador for Millions of Conversations. Creator and founder of #LetLoveIn campaign through her Across Red Lines foundation, Manal dedicates her life’s work to women finding their authenticity and aliveness while not losing connection to their faith. In her Ted Talk, “Women at the negotiating table—the missing piece in peacebuilding,” Manal focuses on her belief that the peacebuilding community needs to change its approach to conflict resolution by inviting women, with their full sexuality intact, to take a seat at the negotiating table, where currently less that 10% of negotiators are women.

Manal’s memoir, “Barefoot in Bagdad,” is a riveting story of hope and despair, of elation and longing—her words take the reader to the front lines of a different kind of battle, where the unsung freedom fighters are strong, vibrant, and female.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MANAL OMAR OR BECOME AN A M B A S SA D O R FO R # LE TLOV E I N C A M PA I G N , V I S IT H E R W E B S I T E : acrossredlines.com

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cultivating Courageous and Compassionate people and workplaces A R E YO U R E A DY T O unleash your personal potential? Power up your team and find your spark? Create a new future for your organization? Get inspired? Make a change? Think differently? Then you are in the right place!

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President and Chief Ignitor at The Think Good Company

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Home for the Holidays A S A L U X U R Y C O L L E C T I O N S P E C I A L I S T, Nancy concentrates in high-end residential real estate throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Being a President’s Circle Award winner in 2020 is testament to Nancy’s strong work ethic and friendly communication style. She also brings the added benefit of helping her clients stage their homes, even using her own personal staging and design inventory. Nancy loves helping her clients achieve their goals!

See Nancy's current luxury listings

NANCY B. SLICK Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Luxury Collection Specialist PA Lic #RS347734

2 North Main Street, Cooopersburg

610.704.4510 (C)

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Over 20 years of

Smile-Making

D R . T I M O T H Y T E S T graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1993, moving right to the Valley after graduation—opening his own business in 2000. Recently upgrading to all digital x-rays (meaning far less radiation for the patient and more accurate images to prepare diagnoses), they offer a full range of dental services including implants, cosmetics, and orofacial pain management.

HAPPILY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!

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1322 Center Street, Bethlehem 610.868.1045


Feeling pulled in a million directions as a business owner?

F E AT U R E D W O R K

Don’t add commercials to the to-do list. Let Living Proof Pictures tell your story. L I V I N G P R O O F P I C T U R E S brings its years of filmmaking experience to better develop and explore the storytelling aspect of modern advertising. ​ Living Proof Pictures founder Brandon C. Lay is an award-winning producer, director, editor, cinematographer, and writer. His work has been recognized by Film Festivals and Awards Bodies across the country and around the globe. When Brandon takes on your project, you aren’t hiring a videographer—you’re hiring an expert storyteller, who along with his team is equipped to take your seed of an idea and bring it to creative fruition.

At the start of the pandemic Living Proof Pictures along with NAMI-LV created the PSA “Spread Sunshine Not Germs.”

They were then pursued to create the “I’m Okay” Campaign for Northampton County Department of Mental Health.

A C C E S S T O L I V I N G P R O O F P I C T U R E S service can begin by contacting founder Brandon C. Lay via phone or email: 484.764.5202 or Guy30032@msn.com Or begin the process through this QR code and S A V E 1 0 % O F F your first service until the 2022 spring issue of Fig.

Which was followed up by their most popular commercial, the Addy award winning Rose the Sunflower.

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W I T H A N E V E R- C H A N G I N G menu of house-made infusions, fresh-squeezed juices, and fine liquors, the bar at Twisted Olive presents endless options for creative cocktails. Chef Steve Kershner and his team use the freshest fruits (including figs from Chef’s own garden!), herbs, and spices to concoct a unique palette of flavor profiles for you to choose from. Mix and match, make up your own, or let the bartender take care of you. Then pair your drink with a little something from the world-bistro-style menu, and your evening is set. Whatever the occasion, Twisted Olive has just the thing.

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51 West Broad Street

610.419.1200

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Creating in

Community THE MAKERS AT GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE create incredible art in a variety of forms. The Artisans Corner, a temporary holiday shop in the Village Square at Garden Spot Village highlights their wares. Discover watercolor paintings, contemporary wall décor, artistic quilts, and handcrafted wood items. The collection of handmade items reflects the artistic talent of Garden Spot Village residents and demonstrates how meaningful it is to create in community. Stop by and shop Thursday through Saturday, 10-4pm.

433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland

717.355.6000

gardenspotvillage.org

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