Fig Lehigh Valley | Summer 2024

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Lehigh Valley

The Green Issue An enthusiast’s guide to local dining, shopping, arts, and community ISSUE N o 42 | SUMMER 2024

A team of experts


having an educated and compassionate support team is necessary to ensure a successful transaction. As luxury property specialists, Rebecca L. Francis and her team are diligent in educating buyers, setting them apart from the rest.

The Rebecca Francis Team brings not only a keen eye for the distinctive charm and value of your property, but also a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success. Whether it’s sprawling acres of farmland, stately historic estates, or picturesque equestrian properties, they specialize in marketing unique homes to discerning buyers.

Their expertise shines in navigating the intricacies of high-value property sales, including ACT319, Farm Land Preservation, historic designations, and multiple parcel acquisitions. They equip both sellers and buyers with the information and resources needed for a seamless and rewarding experience.

Don’t settle for an ordinary real estate journey. Elevate your buying or selling experience with a team that excels in matching unique properties with their perfect owners.

From left to right: Debra Protchko, MBA & Rebecca L. Francis, Associate Broker, MBA

Enjoy a sunny summer day in Lehigh Valley by picnicking in one of the region’s beautiful parks! Fill your basket with a cozy blanket, local produce, artisanal cheeses, and your favorite farmers’ market goodies.


Fig Lehigh Valley has cooked up something special for our summer issue, and we can't wait to share it with you! This issue celebrates mindfulness, sustainable living, our beloved food and drink scene, and the incredible flavors of our region.

Delicious Destinations, Local Flavors

Savor unique dining experiences to satisfy every palate and lifestyle with Fig Lehigh Valley’s annual Food & Drink Guide.


The Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture

Unearth the purpose and intention behind Eight Oaks Farm Distillery’s regenerative farming practices.


Marvels in Your Backyard

Plan your next adventure at one of our area’s distinctly diverse nature preserves.


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

Premier Pickleball Destination

Take a peek inside the St. Luke’s SportsPlex in Allentown, poised to become the pickleball mecca of the Northeast.


Immersive Culinary Experience

Escape with Wind Creek Bethlehem and enjoy a diverse culinary lineup for every taste—fine dining, contemporary American cuisine, and specially crafted beverages.


Fig Authentic: Lindsay Watson

Get to know this creative social butterfly with a passion for connecting people to their purpose.




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A note from Fig

Savor the summer

WELCOME to Fig Lehigh Valley’s Green Issue! As we bask in the warmth of summer in Lehigh Valley, our thoughts naturally turn to the lush, beautiful environment that surrounds us. This season, we are excited to shine a light on mindful choices that nurture both our community and our planet.

Our region is a remarkable hub of sustainability and innovation. Eight Oaks Distillery exemplifies the power of sustainable farming practices and community-driven initiatives. By using ingredients grown locally, the Eight Oaks team produces exceptional spirits while bolstering local agriculture and promoting a greener future for the Lehigh Valley.

Speaking of local ingredients—in this issue, we are thrilled to present our annual Food & Drink Guide. This guide will help you discover the best places to enjoy delicious al fresco dining, plant-based options, foodie events, and farmers markets. We celebrate the talented chefs in our region who work tirelessly to curate unique dishes and creative menus, as well as the farmers who make it all possible.

Meanwhile, Lehigh Valley’s natural beauty continues to inspire. Explore with Wildlands Conservancy, a local conservation nonprofit maintaining 14 nature preserves that offer outdoor experiences and green spaces right in our own backyard. Volunteer with The Seed Farm, a program run by Second Harvest Food Bank that nurtures the next generation of farmers while supporting local food production for those in need. Experience the serenity of nature with Copper House Events, where every gathering in their secluded, tranquil forest brings discovery and reminds us of the power of human connection nurtured in harmony with the earth.

These organizations epitomize the best of what Lehigh Valley has to offer—a deeprooted commitment to making our region a better place for all. As we continue to support and celebrate these incredible initiatives, let us take heart in knowing that together, we can create a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

With gratitude and inspiration, Ashley Russo


Channel your inner glow

IN A FAST-PACED WORLD where everyone is on the go, it’s important to prioritize self-care and invest in your well-being. Unique Glow Wellness and MedSpa founder, Julianne Vargas, BSN, RN, fosters an inviting community for clients to be comprehensive providers of their health. Through a commitment to wellness with mindfulness practices, clients gain confidence while being supported by a trusted, experienced team throughout their aesthetic services.

Unique Glow focuses on taking proactive steps to help clients not only look their best, but feel it too. Aesthetic enhancements such as Botox injections and rejuvenating facial therapies boost self-esteem through glowing results. Services like IV vitamin drips and mindfulness-enhancing procedures help clients cultivate presence in their daily lives. Clients can also explore holistic approaches to enhance both their physical and mental wellness through tailored aesthetic treatments.

Every service is guided by a trusted team member focused on helping you achieve your wellness goals. The team at Unique Glow takes each wellness journey seriously, supporting their clients every step of the way while providing visible and confidence-boosting results.

This well-rounded approach to selfimprovement makes Unique Glow unlike the rest. Invest in yourself and start your wellness journey with Unique Glow today.

From left to right: Stephanie Pathak, RN & Julianne Vargas, BSN, RN

Discover the Paws-ibilities in Lehigh Valley


Prized for 177 miles of stunning trails connecting vibrant communities, the Lehigh Valley is the purr-fect place to take furry friends to explore the great outdoors.

From Jacobsburg State Park at the foot of the Blue Mountains to the scenic Lehigh Parkway just minutes from Downtown Allentown, the region offers pet owners a wide range of places to explore.

Those experiences extend to many pet-friendly businesses and attractions. The Lehigh Valley, where there is a festival nearly every weekend, hosts the Pet Expo at the Allentown Fairgrounds and the Paw Prints on the Canal event in Northampton.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a Triple-A affiliate of the

Philadelphia Phillies, designates a day when leashed cats are welcome and a “dog zone” for other days when “puppers” can come.

The region is peppered with pet-friendly breweries, wineries, and restaurants where you can spend “Yappy Hour” with your furry best friend.

Pets can even eat local. The region, grounded in a strong tradition of manufacturing, is home to well-known pet food makers, including Nestlé Purina ®, Freshpet ®, and Spot & Tango. The region boasts a third of Pennsylvania’s jobs in pet food production, offering pet parents careers that follow their passion.

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Life’s better on The Water

THE WATERFRONT IS MORE THAN JUST A NEIGHBORHOOD; it’s a canvas for exceptional experiences and fresh opportunities. This vibrant and new Allentown destination is nestled along the picturesque banks of the Lehigh River, making it a stunning spot for comfort, work, and leisure.

Expertly planned by the region’s premier design and development professionals, The Waterfront is equipped with a variety of activities. Visitors and tenants of The Waterfront can experience the beauty of the Lehigh River while enjoying a leisurely stroll along the

garden-lined half-mile River Walk. Its historic programming plaza, Kift Square, is perfect for outdoor farmers' markets and year-round events. Take in the sights of boats passing by in the amphitheater, where dynamic views are the cherry on top of a peaceful day. Wherever you are, the natural beauty of Lehigh Valley is sure to follow.

River House, the first residential building at The Waterfront, will offer top-tier amenities such as social lounges, a courtyard, and a rooftop. The courtyard will include a pool, game lawn, and outdoor barbecues.

Did you know that The Waterfront is also the ideal place to work? Mixed with classic and modern architectural styles, 615 Waterfront, a six-story commercial building, boasts a two-story lobby, first-floor retail suites with space for a restaurant, and spectacular office views. The Waterfront is open for exploration and adventure. Whether it’s for work or play, there’s something here for everyone.

Start the journey of a lifetime and visit for more information.


Players enjoy pickleball on the Amish-built “barrel” bays at St. Luke’s SportsPlex on Crackersport Road in Allentown.

Pickleball Center St. Luke’s opens major regional

JEANETTE MASLONKAHARTZELL GOT HOOKED on pickleball the second time she played it. “You just fall in love with it,” says the Easton resident. “It challenges you and it lets you challenge other people.”

Jeanette is one of thousands in the Lehigh Valley who are flocking to the new St. Luke’s SportsPlex. According to Mary Jo “MJ” Cambridge, Director of Operations for St. Luke’s SportsPlex and Pickleball Lehigh Valley, “The best part is watching people connect with others. It is changing people’s lives physically, mentally, and emotionally. What a gift to us all.”

“Pickleball is this wonderful sport for

all ages and abilities. People from all different experience levels are coming together not just to play the sport, but to make friends and become a community at this amazing facility,” adds MJ, a Bethlehem Catholic graduate who worked for the U.S. Tennis Association and has fond memories of playing tennis when the facility was the West End Racquet Club.

The St. Luke’s SportsPlex on Crackersport Road in Allentown, visible from Route 22 just west of the Route 309 intersection, is poised to become the pickleball mecca of the Northeast, according to MJ, who is hoping to land a Pro Pickleball Association event in 2025.

St. Luke’s SportsPlex is a 75,000-squarefoot facility with 25 indoor courts plus a 22-court, three-acre outdoor area.

The indoor courts feature six majestic 8,000-square-foot Amish-built “barrels,” or bays, that sport 12 NBA-quality hardwood pickleball courts, 12 designated hardcourt pickleball courts, plus an event center lined for another indoor court.

“This is such a welcoming community, whether you have experience or no experience at all. Everyone is willing to help and play with you and teach you things,” MJ says.

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America over the last four years according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.


Your vision is their focus

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Don’t let blurry vision hold you back any longer— visit Fox Optical & Gallery today.

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A-List Salon has a wide selection of sustainable products available for their clients, including Davines: a natural product line founded on sustainability and giving back. With these products, clients achieve vibrant color and texture while being kind to Mother Nature.

Book your appointment with A-List Salon today to harness your natural beauty.

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History

BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER fosters inclusion while honoring the past.

Their LGBT Community Archive collects, preserves, and provides access to the LGBTQ+ history of Lehigh Valley. In partnership with Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College, this archive includes publications, records, personal papers, oral histories, and artifacts documenting local and regional LGBTQ+ life and activism. The archives are in the process of moving into Bradbury-Sullivan Center, so the public will have the ability to celebrate a shared history while increasing the visibility of underrepresented individuals.

In addition, Bradbury-Sullivan Center creates community through its 14 community groups.

“Our community groups serve to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to come together and build community,” said Community Programs Coordinator Peter Flood.

“We serve both those that are local to Lehigh Valley and people all over the world through our virtual meetings.”

Bradbury-Sullivan Center brings everyone together, especially through their Lehigh Valley Pride festival.

“Pride is important to me because it allows me to see the work of centuries of queer history in action,” said Archive Coordinator Tiersa Curry.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 18 and visit to discover all that Lehigh Valley Pride has to offer.

From left to right: Community group facilitators Owen Pudliner (he/him), Kay Jones (she/her), and Peter Flood (he/him) with Archives Coordinator Tiersa Curry (she/they).

Developing women leaders

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From left to right: Hasanna Birdsong, Emma Fitzgibbon, and Michelle Resto-Carlson

Giving Back: Chad Butters


Eight Oaks Farm Distillery Founder and CEO Chad Butters knows the importance of making an impact. “That’s what I’m here for. We’re all here to improve our communities,” Chad said. “My purpose in life is to leave the land better than I found it.”

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery was created when Chad’s wife received a cancer diagnosis. It was then that he and his family truly reflected on what they wanted out of life. From that contemplation, Chad and his family decided to start a business that allowed them to spend time together and have fun while also bettering the community.

At Eight Oaks, every decision is influenced by making a difference,

starting with their raw ingredients. Chad and his team have worked together to alter recipes so that the ingredients are solely coming from Lehigh Valley, letting their farm serve as inspiration.

“We should do things that are worth doing,” Chad said. “It’s worth doing when you’re making a positive impact on the community you live and work in.”

During their first year of operation, Eight Oaks received more donation requests from nonprofits than they could handle. Seeing the severe need inspired Chad to use Eight Oaks and partner with nonprofits that resonate deeply with them, including Second Harvest Food Bank, Cancer Support Community, and PA Veteran Farm Network. Eight Oaks recently hired a

director of community engagement, whose position is solely dedicated to connecting and maintaining relationships with community partners.

Through their partnership with PA Veteran Farming Network, Chad developed a grant program that offsets the extra expense that prevents farmers from taking advantage of government programs to develop their farms.

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery is committed to being caretakers of the community.

“Tomorrow is not promised, yesterday is already gone,” Chad said. “What are you going to do today to make a difference?”

See the impact of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery’s community work by visiting

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The spirit of Sustainable Agriculture


of New Tripoli, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery cultivates all the grains needed to craft an array of awardwinning spirits, as well as ingredients for cocktail garnishes and their kitchen menu. However, their farm goes beyond the spirits they produce. Through a focus on the land and the people who develop it, Eight Oaks grows the community around them and remains rooted in purpose.

Every stage of the distilling process is cyclical and connected to their mission of being a positive force in the community where they live and work. Eight Oaks is a proud advocate for regenerative agriculture, which primarily focuses on fostering a harmonious relationship between the land, crops, livestock, and wildlife. Taking these steps to mimic natural ecosystems promotes the long-term health of the land while simultaneously mitigating climate change.

Eight Oaks crafts the best spirits possible due to the team’s diligence in providing the land with everything it needs to thrive. With an in-depth, holistic water management system, the farm’s artesian well naturally pumps gallons of crystal clear, clean water to their crops. This is a key aspect of regenerative farming that enriches soil health while creating resilient ecosystems, resulting in healthy, delicious products.


EIGHT OAKS HONORS the integrity of their land by growing the many ingredients that factor into their delicious spirits and cocktails, all harvested from healthy soil. The two types of soil on their land, Berks-Weikert and Comly, are ancient soils that are nutrient-rich and well-drained. In their commitment to sustainable farming, Eight Oaks lets the soil of their farm speak for itself, as its characteristics make it the perfect conditions to grow rye and barley—two very important ingredients to the community’s favorite spirits.

Cultivating crops such as rye, wheat, non-GMO corn, and barley reduces their carbon footprint while supporting the health of their farm. By harnessing the natural characteristics of their land, Eight Oaks not only curates unique flavors into their distilled spirits, but also embraces sustainability and supports the local economy.

With healthy soil and an intricate water irrigation system, Eight Oaks takes the extra step to maximize the natural potential of their farm by incorporating livestock. Every cow, chicken, and honey bee on their farm plays an integral role in their distilling process.


NOTHING TASTES BETTER than a cocktail created with purpose and sustainability in mind. The team at Eight Oaks Farm Distillery is dedicated to regenerative farming practices and is eager to educate the community about making sustainability accessible to all. They are more than just farmers and distillers; they are members of the Lehigh Valley community doing their part in making the region a better place, one drink at a time.

Learn more about Eight Oaks and their sustainability initiatives by visiting

Ridge Runner: made with Eight Oaks Bourbon Whiskey, orange marmalade, honey, and Greenhouse bitters. Shaken well.

Lehigh Valley Ambassador Program

DISCOVER LEHIGH VALLEY (DLV) loves to highlight the outstanding work of its Ambassadors. DLV is proud to recognize a new Lehigh Valley Ambassador, Perla López Baray. An Emmy-nominated journalist and news anchor at WFMZ-TV, she is also a leading woman entrepreneur and has created her own line of

perfumes. Perla is always ready to inform the community, and she says that her unforgettable journey has given her a wonderful opportunity to share something that for her is priceless: her heart, energy, faith, and love for her community. Keep shining Perla!

The Lehigh Valley Ambassador network continues to grow, with

nearly 2,000 Ambassadors taking the pledge to become advocates for the region. DLV is hard at work bringing opportunities and access to giveaways, behind-the-scenes events, and much more. Join the community of Ambassadors at Ambassador-Program.


Local flavors Delicious Destinations

THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE the brightness of farm fresh produce, the bustle of local markets on a weekend morning, and the ease of outdoor dining with friends. This is summer in Lehigh Valley, and we are savoring every moment. Our welcoming community is known for many wonderful things, and the richness of our local culinary scene is one of them. In our annual food and drink guide, find fresh flavors, veg-friendly eateries, and local destinations for every taste and lifestyle.

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B E an Easton f oo D i E

EASTON HAS QUICKLY become a top destination in Lehigh Valley for exquisite and authentic culinary experiences. Held twice a year, Easton Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for foodies throughout the region to get a taste of all that Easton has to offer!

This week-long event fosters a strong sense of community pride, as all the participants are locally owned Easton restaurants that directly boost the local economy.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, every dining experience is unforgettable. Each menu is carefully curated by talented chefs at an affordable cost, making typically higher-priced restaurants accessible to all. Many restaurants also offer vegan and glutenfree menu options with rich, vibrant flavors.

Is your mouth watering yet? Mark your calendars for July 14-20 and check out all participating restaurants at

Photo featuring Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna and The Crabby Patty from 3rd & Ferry Fish Market

f I n D t HE B r EW for You

LOST TAVERN BREWING is proud to brew and operate in the Greater Lehigh Valley, supplying fresh, craft beer to two taprooms located in Hellertown and Bethlehem, PA.

782 Main Street, Hellertown 444 Main Street, Bethlehem

Irr E sisti B le ingr ED i E nts

TOASTIQUE BETHLEHEM is a chic Gourmet Toast and Juice Bar serving a variety of toast creations, smoothie bowls, nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices, all-natural smoothies, espresso and coffee, and other convenient grab-and-go options. Whether you’re fueling up for a busy day ahead or unwinding after a long one, Toastique’s feel-good atmosphere and friendly faces make you feel right at home. Visit Toastique Bethlehem to enjoy flavorful favorites like the Spicy Crab gourmet toast and more delicious options.

21 East Third Street, Bethlehem

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AFTER MONTHS OF CLOSURE due to the owner’s battle with cancer, VegOut has officially reopened! With a new look and menu, the restaurant offers savory plant-based comfort food, from burgers to milkshakes. Despite ongoing recovery, owner Mary Lopresti is grateful for the community’s love and support. Visit her 100% cruelty-free vegan cafe today.

1 East Church Street, Bethlehem

the code FIG24 for a complimentary taco when you make a purchase of $10 or more.

WITH FIVE LOCATIONS and a food truck for private and corporate events, Don Juan Mex Grill offers Latin-inspired foods like tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads in the Lehigh Valley area. Fueled by the desire for healthier options on the go, owners Juan & Melanie created a menu with flavorful options made from simple ingredients.

Hispanic and family-owned, Don Juan Mex Grill has focused on delivering the most delicious, authentic Latin cuisine to the Lehigh Valley since its opening in 2011.

Driven by passion, integrity, excellence, and giving back to the community, Don Juan Mex Grill is here to serve you.

Locations in Easton, Bethlehem, Emmaus, and Fogelsville

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FOOD BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER for a shared experience centered around delicious creations. The Lotus Restaurant Group family of restaurants delivers upscale dining, scratch-made dishes, and culinary excellence for every occasion.

Sunny Side Up

The Plaza Waffle—Classic Belgium

Waffle made with Pearl Sugar, topped with Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Brown Sugar Whipped Cream, and Powdered Sugar

1800 Sullivan Trail, Suite 435, Easton 610.438.1602


Porcini Mushroom Dusted Pork

Tenderloin with Sundried Tomato

Risotto, Vietnamese Carrot and Cucumber Salad, Spicy Crispy Chickpeas, Pomegranate Molasses

1800 Sullivan Trail, Suite 150, Easton 484.544.0624


Pan Seared Duck Breast with Mushroom

Spätzle, Broccoli, Dried Cherry Gastrique

74 West Broad Street, Suite 220, Bethlehem 610.814.0100

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ON A WARM SUMMER DAY at SteelStacks, what better way to listen to a free concert than with delicious food and ice-cold drinks? The Levy hospitality team has curated a strong lineup of public concessions that will satisfy the cravings of all visitors to SteelStacks this summer.

First up is the Antipasto Jar: the perfect starter for any savory fan. Stuffed with Kalamata olives, smoked provolone, balsamic roasted tomato, herb-marinated artichokes, and gremolata aioli, this jar is the perfect way to kick off a night of fun.

If you’re looking for something aside from your classic burger and fries, spice things up with the Grilled Pineapple Wrap. Packed with hot mustard soy sauce, Tajin, Asian slaw, and cilantro, this vegan wrap will have your taste buds tingling for more.

Next in the lineup—dessert! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Walking Churro. Between the sweet vanilla bean ice cream and caramelized bananas topped with whipped cream, this dessert is what dreams are made of.

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Still looking for something sweet? Try the Chocolate Hummus Snack Pack! Filled with candied walnuts, salted pretzels, and fresh fruit, this flavorful treat is quite the catch. Pro tip—take out the pretzels to make it vegan.

Don’t strike out by forgetting a beverage! An Aperol Spritz is a classic summer cocktail with the perfect amount of bubbles and flavor. Mixed with Prosecco, Aperol, and a splash of soda water, sipping away at this satisfying drink is a great way to cool down while enjoying an outdoor show.

These new menu items are a great addition to the delicious options already available at SteelStacks. Visit SteelStacks and make the most of your summer! Check out upcoming events and new menu items at

25 West Third Street, Bethlehem 610.332.1300

SteelStacks’ Executive Chef Julie E. Marble, Levy Restaurants

THE FARMERS’ MARKETS OF LEHIGH VALLEY are a testament to sustainable agriculture and community spirit. Picture a family-friendly atmosphere where you can browse fresh, locally sourced produce and flowers alongside pasture-raised meats and eggs. Grab a delicious, ready-made meal while enjoying the melodies of live music. Beyond food, find unique handcrafted gifts and local wines, spirits, and beers—all from the very people who create them.

Shopping aside, a trip to the farmers’ markets of Lehigh Valley is a celebration of the community, the farmers, and the freshest seasonal bounty the area has to offer. Support local growers and artisans by visiting your favorite Lehigh Valley farmers’ market this summer.

For more information, check out each market’s website or visit

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1825 West Chew Street

Thursdays-Saturdays | Year-Round



Farrington Square

Thursdays | April 25-November 14



Eighth Avenue & West Broad Street

Saturdays | June-October



5 North Main Street

Sundays | June-October


Scott Park

Saturdays | May 4-December 21


Triangle Park

Sundays | May-November


Macungie Memorial Park

Thursdays | May 16-October 31


Nazareth Circle

Saturdays | May-October



Northampton Municipal Park

Tuesdays | May 14-September 24



Water Street Park

Sundays | May-November



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Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville

Saturdays | May-October


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LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BETHLEHEM, Wind Creek Bethlehem offers more than just gaming, entertainment, and resort amenities. From craft cocktails and fine wines to delicious fare and specialty brews, the property has established itself as an immersive culinary experience.

“Wind Creek Bethlehem’s dining scene provides a culinary ‘escape’ like no other,” said Patrick Ryan, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Wind Creek Bethlehem. “With a diverse food and beverage lineup, there’s something for everyone and every taste.”

Chop House at Wind Creek —known for its fine dining experience and selection of USDA prime meats—has a vibrant drink menu including specialty, made-to-order cocktails. If you are looking for a unique Old Fashioned,

the Brown Butter Old Fashioned is the way to go. Chop House at Wind Creek washes its bourbon with brown butter to create a distinguished flavor that perfectly balances with the lemon juice and Angostura bitters. Are you looking for something sweet or spicy? The Spicy Paloma combines jalapeño infused tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda—creating a balanced, refreshing drink that packs a little heat. For something sweeter, the PineappleClove Daiquiri is the way to go. This cocktail is uniquely made with charred pineapple to create its very own signature flavor.

Urban Table serves up a selection of contemporary American cuisine, including dishes such as pan-seared salmon, braised short rib, cauliflower steak, and braised lamb shank. The restaurant also houses the Urban Lager,

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a beer specifically brewed for Urban Table and crafted locally at Funk Brewing in Emmaus. If you are looking to try a margarita, Urban Table debuts new, limited-batch margaritas every week including the Prickly Pear Margarita, Honey-Rita, Peach Margarita, and the Hibiscus Margarita.

Looking for a post-dinner nightcap? MIXX at Wind Creek is the property’s very own, high-end cocktail bar located off the hotel lobby. MIXX at Wind Creek crafts creative and refreshing cocktails including their most popular cocktails, Lavender and Cucumber Fizz and Raspberry Hibiscus Mule, available for a limited time.

“We take pride in not only our specially crafted cocktails and beverages but also the exceptional selection of entrées and food items available here on property. Each dish and drink are thoughtfully curated to ensure a truly memorable dining experience for every guest,” said Xolani Dlamini, Director of Food and Beverage at Wind Creek Bethlehem.

The great selection of food and beverages doesn’t stop there—the property also features a buffet, bars, quick-service eateries, and new to the property, Twisted Tees . Located in The Outlets at Wind Creek, Twisted Tees is a quirky, golf-themed sports bar and restaurant offering elevated pub fare including their famous Dirty Dogs (hot dogs with a twist), and state-of-theart golf simulators. Whether you are looking for a drink or something to eat, Wind Creek Bethlehem’s offerings are sure to impress.

77 Wind Creek Boulevard, Bethlehem 877.726.3777

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Chop House
Urban Table
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A SHIFTING CULTURAL LANDSCAPE and growing awareness of healthy eating and environmental sustainability are influencing more people to seek out meatless dining options in the Lehigh Valley.

Despite the increasing demand, finding creative and high-effort vegetarian and vegan dishes can still be a challenge when dining out. Created by Derek Wallen and Shelli Adams, Roasted is the exception. No low-effort dishes are allowed and all dietary preferences are welcome.

Located on Fourth Street in Bethlehem, Roasted is a cozy space buzzing with chatter from the lunch rush. The coffee is always hot, and you will find an abundance of fresh, local, and scratch-made breakfasts and lunches with plenty of healthy vegetarian and vegan options.

“There’s something for everyone on the menu,” Derek remarks as Chef Chris McDermott plates a Vegan Scarlet (pictured), one of Roasted’s famed savory pancakes packed with broccoli, mixed peppers, onion, vegan cheddar, and topped with seasoned tofu. “We focus on sourcing our ingredients locally and supporting our neighbors. We’ve tried to create a menu people actually want to go through the trouble and expense of dining out for, and make them feel like they have a place at our table no matter their dietary needs or preferences.”

A few of the most popular vegan dishes on the menu include the Cooper, a roasted medley of broccoli, potatoes, onion, walnuts, and brussels sprouts, and the Five Points Burger (pictured) a house made black bean burger topped with delicious veggie chili, caramelized onions, jalapeño, vegan cheddar, and vegan chipotle mayo.

You can catch breakfast or lunch at Roasted in SouthSide Bethlehem. They are open Wednesday to Friday from 7:30AM to 2PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 2PM. On weekends, Derek recommends taking a walk down the Bethlehem Greenway after lunch to snag a pint of locally brewed beer from Country Club Brewing.


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FRESH FROM THE FIELD and picked at peak ripeness, the vegetables grown at Mei Xiang’s Wonder Garden in Hellertown need to travel only 15 minutes before they are peeled, chopped, seasoned, roasted, or stir-fried into vibrant and comfortably portioned dishes at Wonder Kitchen, her small restaurant on the corner of Fourth and Adams in SouthSide Bethlehem.

Mei Xiang and her husband Yiting Hu purchased their 23-acre farmstead in Hellertown in 2018—about a year after they made the life-changing decision to move their family from Beijing to the United States. After certifying their land for organic farming, Mei and Yiting quite literally began growing their family’s new life from the ground up. The pair has invested their time, physical well-being, and passion into growing ginger and a variety of organic crops, which are all sold at their farm’s produce stand, purchased by local restaurants in the Lehigh Valley, or used to create the homestyle cuisine at Wonder Kitchen.

The menu at the restaurant is truly delightful, consisting of simple homestyle Chinese and Pan-Asian dishes that burst with the flavors of fresh ingredients from Mei’s farm, such as the crisp Kering potatoes (Indonesian-style potato chips served in a sweet and spicy sauce), Singapore Noodles (curried rice noodles stir-fried with veggies and meat/tofu) or Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice with veggies and a sunny side up egg). Nothing is left to waste, with food scraps from the kitchen being broken down into compost that enriches the soil at Wonder Garden.

Patrons enjoy a curious satisfaction in their souls when savoring the first bites of a meal from Wonder Kitchen; the flavors are enriched all the more by the fact that the people behind this petite and unassuming Asian bistro are making great strides to further sustainable farming in the Lehigh Valley. They are minimizing food waste and enhancing the quality of produce available to our communities. Suddenly, every mouthful becomes just that more delicious.

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COOKBOOK AUTHOR, Pam Anderson and her husband David have been gathering people around their table for years. At Copper House Events in Upper Bucks County, their team provides abundant, seasonal, and nourishing food served with love.

Copper House Events offers a secluded hideaway for those seeking inspiration, relaxation, and recreation.

Ideal for corporate or private gatherings, this venue promises memorable experiences in a luxurious woodland setting. Consider Copper House Events for your next retreat.

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BSI team members at Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop in South Bethlehem

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Marc Ashner, Vice President—The Shelby

The Malanga Chips paired with an Old Fashioned are staple menu items that will have you attending brunch every weekend.

Dave Erickson, Account Director—Mister Lee’s Noodles

The Hot and Spicy Ramen and Fried Chicken Ramen are great choices to share, and don’t forget to add an egg for extra flavor!

Heidi Boudargham, Account Director—Apollo Grill

The delicious Tuna Crunch Wrap is the perfect combination of fresh and savory delight. Make sure to try a glass of the Alias Cabernet too; you won’t regret it!

Jack Standbridge, Benefits Consultant— Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar

The Chicken Enchiladas will send you on a flavorful journey, just don’t forget to pair it with a Classic Margarita Al Fresco.


BSI Corporate Benefits knows the importance of supporting the community. It’s no secret that small business owners wear many hats—from helping customers, to marketing, to finance, and HR. Managing employee benefits can be time-consuming and complex. BSI’s team of benefits consultants alleviates this stress by taking work off business owners’ plates, allowing them to focus on running their businesses without worrying about how healthcare costs impact their bottom line.

The BSI team has an impressive range of industry expertise, supporting clients with employee benefits, human capital management, data analytics, customer service, and more. Working as a partner and extension of their clients’ human resources teams, BSI manages over $850 million in healthcare spend for organizations across the country ranging in size from five to 20,000 employees.

When their team isn’t volunteering with local nonprofits or supporting their client’s employee benefits, they can often be found frequenting some of Bethlehem’s top establishments. Right up the street from the new BSI headquarters in South Bethlehem is the cozy Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop, where team members can grab a hot beverage to start their day or stop in for a mid-day treat.

Whether it’s an established favorite or a new place to try, the BSI team is proud to support the local businesses that make the Lehigh Valley so vibrant. Learn more about BSI and the work they do at

205 Webster Street, Bethlehem 484.821.1300

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SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK works tirelessly to ensure that fresh and nutritious food is accessible to children, seniors, and families in the community. Operating several impactful initiatives, The Seed Farm is one program through Second Harvest that is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of farmers.

Situated on 42 acres of preserved farmland, The Seed Farm's agricultural business incubator provides beginning farmers with affordable access to land, infrastructure, equipment, and technical assistance so participants can start their farm business. This helps meet the needs of new farmers who may lack the land and funds to own a farm.

The farm not only works to support food production, but also ensures that strong, local food systems are available to those in need. The Seed Farm’s Growing Partners raised bed program aims to increase access to nutritious, fresh food for low-income urban residents. This program also provides opportunities for residents to grow food and gain gardening confidence, breaking barriers to food equity in the Lehigh Valley.

Through their Farm to Pantry program, The Seed Farm grows and harvests high-demand produce for the food bank, furthering its impact and reach to those in need. Last year, Second Harvest Food Bank provided 6.7 million pounds of fresh produce, perishable protein, and fresh dairy products thanks to their program participants.

Greenhouse Manager Hannah White, Program Manager Katy Hunter, and Farm Manager David Sell are the proud employees of The Seed Farm, contributing to a more sustainable and stable future. Through programs like The Seed Farm, Second Harvest Food Bank is able to keep residents of Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities healthy, educated, and full of high-quality produce.

For more information on all the programs offered through Second Harvest Food Bank, visit their website at

6969 Silver Crest Road, Nazareth

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fE stival flavors


The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has the ultimate guide to this summer’s top festivals. Whatever it is you’re craving, the Lehigh Valley has you covered all summer long.

Blues, Brews & Barbecue

June 22 | 12 pm –10 pm Downtown Allentown

Ole Towne Festival

June 22 | 2 pm –9 pm Walters Park, Phillipsburg Martin on Main

July 27 | 12 pm –7 pm Downtown Nazareth

Easton Eco Extravaganza

August 18 | 11 am –4 pm Scott Park, Easton

Hungry for more?

Visit to stay up to date on all the exciting events and festivals happening this summer.

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Move beyond the pain with St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care.

Let us help you reach your desired level of activity and have a future that’s pain free. Trust St. Luke’s innovative team of orthopedic joint specialists who are skilled in non-operative solutions, robotic-assisted technology, tissue-sparing surgical techniques, and same-day surgery for hips and knees.

For Direct Access to St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care, call 484-526-1735.

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With convenient locations throughout the region, including our new St. Luke’s Orthopedic Hospital – West End Campus, the best place for orthopedic care is always close to home.


Indulge in a symphony of senses at Easton Farmers’ Market!

COME VISIT EASTON FARMERS’ MARKET, where tranquility meets the thriving pulse of local downtown life. Every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM, the Easton Farmers’ Market is home to scenic riverfront views, a playground, an outdoor stage, dogfriendly park spaces, and more than 50 beloved farmers and food vendors.

Why not pedal your way to paradise? Join Easton's cycling initiative and embark on a picturesque journey to the market, jump on the D&L Trail or your favorite roads to Easton, and ride in anticipation of the gems that await.

Embrace seasonal eats and experience the magic of the Easton Farmers’ Market, where mindfulness, sustainability, and community converge in a celebration of all things local. See you by the river!

Find more info at

The Easton Farmers’ Market is a program of the


Nurture Nature Center

Explore the wonders of the natural world and cultivate environmental stewardship at Nurture Nature Center. This hub of discovery and education is proud to help transform Easton into a more active and sustainable community.

518 Northampton Street, Easton 610.253.4432

The Healing & Wellness Corner Dive right into tranquility and rejuvenation at The Healing & Wellness Corner, where holistic treatments and expert care promote balance and well-being.

101 North Fourth Street, Easton 484.861.7287

Gyro Concept

Savor the flavors of Greece with Gyro Concept. Authentic ingredients and innovative twists create a delicious journey through Mediterranean cuisine, known as the healthiest, most nourishing diet.

323 Cattell Street, Easton 610.438.1176



Medical students, fellows, residents, future nurses and other health care professionals are choosing to train at St. Luke’s – a nationally recognized Top Hospital – because of our mentorships, small class sizes, diverse offerings, state-of-the art curriculum and technology, and wellness programs. Whether you come to St. Luke’s for one of our on-the-job training programs, join a class at our oldest nursing school in the U.S., or explore one of our medical education programs, we have a health care track that’s right for you. Get started today and let St. Luke’s help you achieve your dream of caring for our community through a rewarding career in health care.

Start Here. Grow Here. Thrive Here. Find your calling today:

It's wild out here

HOME TO THE LEHIGH RIVER WATERSHED, Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, and Lackawanna

Counties span some of Eastern Pennsylvania’s most beautiful open spaces. Within this remarkably scenic area, Wildlands Conservancy—a local conservation nonprofit—maintains 14 distinctly diverse nature preserves.

Wildlands protects the places we call home, and its nature preserves offer something for everyone. Visitors enjoy trails to hike, run, and bike, woods to take in and explore, streams to fish, waters to paddle, scenery and wildlife to inspire, moments to savor, and memories to make. Wildlife is vast and varied, as is the terrain, which ranges from open

meadows and streamside trails to dense forests and mountain paths.

These marvels are all right in our backyard, and a visit to one of these nature preserves is a great way to spend an hour, an afternoon, or a day. Some preserves are readily accessible, with parking, beginner trails, and restrooms. Others are more on the rugged side, including some that can only be reached by watercraft or by appointment. All ages and all types of nature lovers are welcome.

To plan your next adventure, visit

Chuck Charkowsky
Dorothy Rider Pool
Steve Miller South Mountain Preserve Steve Miller South Mountain Preserve Kevin Frank Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

Authentic: Lindsay Watson

AS THE CO-FOUNDER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF FIA NOW EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS, Lindsay Watson is a creative social butterfly with a passion for connecting people to their purpose.

Through her corporate experience from Wall Street to Main Street, Lindsay has gained valuable insights that have propelled her to success as an entrepreneur, HR leader, and public speaker.

As a small-town girl raised in a predominantly white community, Lindsay Iearned the value of diversity and visibility from a young age. “It’s easier to be what you can see,” Lindsay said. “If people can’t see others who look like them in places that are visible, it’s more difficult to visualize themselves there.” Lindsay’s drive to create safe places for black and brown community members is evident through her community activism.

Lindsay is proud to be the first African American woman to serve on the boards for Miller-Keystone Blood Center, Habitat for Humanity, and Women United.

“I come from a family of firsts,” Lindsay said. “My father made history as one of the first African Americans to reach the rank of Admiral in the U.S. Navy. My mother made history by helping to establish a magnet school, which her grandchildren later attended. I know my responsibility is to stand on the shoulders of those who have worked hard before me and to honor them.”

Lindsay, with support from her mentor William Brown, co-founded FIA NOW after leaving her job on Wall Street.

“My business partner and FIA’s CEO, Bill Brown, has been a mentor to many over the years. It was his investment and belief in me that allowed me to become an entrepreneur through FIA!”

FIA NOW is the first minority-owned employment services company in the Lehigh Valley, serving the community for eleven years. Their latest division in outplacement services offers career coaching and severance package options to companies during layoff processes. With their extensive access to information and expertise, FIA NOW’s goal is to keep talent in Lehigh Valley and fill in the gaps throughout the workforce.

In addition to her work with FIA NOW, Lindsay is the proud founder of Joy Fluent: a 100% woman and minorityowned virtual assistance company in the Lehigh Valley. She is also a public speaker and workshop facilitator. “I love being in a community where I can use my experiences to support our growing and diverse Lehigh Valley,” Lindsay said.

Learn more about Lindsay and her work by visiting

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Sustainable Sparkle

DID YOU KNOW jewelry is the original “ green ” industry? Susan Bella Jewelry embraces this heritage by offering exquisite pieces that minimize environmental impact. Sourcing high-quality and ethically obtained materials, she frequently partners with smaller, family-run businesses that share her commitment to sustainability.

Susan ’ s passion lies in creating custom pieces that become treasured heirlooms. By giving new life to heirloom gems or crafting timeless designs, she encourages quality over fleeting trends. Her methods

Susan believes in giving back to the earth that provides such beauty. That ’ s why she donates regularly to, planting trees to offset the environmental impact.

Visit Susan Bella Jewelry and discover sustainable elegance that reflects both your values and your unique style. Schedule your custom design appointment today by calling the shop!

NOTE: There was a professional on standby to properly clean all gems after the photoshoot. Susan loves to garden but never wears jewelry to do so—even with gloves!


Gross McGinley’s

Super Six

MEET THE SUPER SIX dedicated attorneys named to the 2024 Super Lawyers list, an honor placed on only the top 5% of lawyers throughout Pennsylvania. They embody the highest quality of service with dedication, innovation, and professionalism.

Powerhouse Attorney Jack Gross serves as solicitor for several local municipalities, and counsels businesses in Asset Sales/Purchases, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and more, tirelessly working for the betterment of the Lehigh Valley.

An equestrian and runner, Loren Speziale credits her success to her constant push to the finish line and

has made her mark counseling clients in Business, Banking, and Real Estate.

Samuel Cohen, a passionate litigator, counsels his clients with compassion for their needs. His pursuit of justice places Sam as a top litigator, mediator, and arbitrator.

Adrian Cousens, a veteran of the Air Force, is no stranger to challenges and built his practice and reputation in insurance defense litigation and estate litigation.

Sarah Charette, dedicated to justice, is a skilled litigator who is a fierce defender in medical malpractice and criminal defense matters through her laser-focused drive to victory.

Jacob Oldaker, a rising star, has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2024 list. A Business, Estate Planning, and Sports Law (NIL) attorney, Jake has a bright future.

These Super Six are icons supported by a team of committed professionals that each gives credit for their successes. Gross McGinley is based in Allentown, Stroudsburg, and Easton, Pennsylvania. For more information visit

From left to right: Samuel E. Cohen, Jack F. Gross, Jacob D. Oldaker, Sarah Hart Charette, Adrian K. Cousens, and Loren L. Speziale Love the land. Girl Scouts have been stewards of the land for more than 100 years. If the environment is important to you, join us as a Volunteer. 53

Grown in Lehigh Valley

LEHIGH VALLEY IS MORE THAN A HOME to the ASR Media team; it’s a foundation for careers, a philanthropic community, and an inspiration for all their video production work.

The ASR team comprises members with roots in Lehigh Valley, beginning with their educations. Many have received degrees from the region’s well-known and highly regarded institutions, including Kutztown University, DeSales University, and Northampton Community College. The team takes great pride in their local education and considers it a key factor in their success.

Promotions within the company have fostered a space for growth and opportunity at ASR, keeping employees local to the place they love. Recently, Katie Santana, Abby Mutschler, and Stephanie Mettler have proudly stepped into their new roles as President, Vice President

of Post-Production, and Vice President of Production. These new roles have allowed them and other recently promoted employees to continue building connections and creating meaningful work in an industry they love.

ASR Media’s heart lies in the nonprofit sector, and that goes beyond the hundreds of videos they create for the community each year. All team members serve on various boards and committees, constantly forging connections with businesses and trailblazers of the Lehigh Valley community.

The ASR team truly blossoms where they’re planted—right here in Lehigh Valley. Learn more about the team at ASR Media by visiting

From left to right: Stephanie Mettler, Katie Santana, and Abby Mutschler

Boost your curb appeal

LECOMPTE REALTY has ten simple projects to make your home shine:

1. Front Door Refresh: A new coat of colorful paint instantly elevates your entryway.

2. Add Potted Plants: Create an inviting atmosphere by adding vibrant potted plants to your entry.

3. Illuminate Your Outdoors: Install stylish outdoor lighting fixtures to create a warm ambiance.

4. Create a Cozy Haven: Transform your patio with comfortable seating and a few well-placed accessories.

5. Mailbox Makeover: Spruce up your mailbox with a fresh coat of paint, decorative numbers, and flowers around the base.

6. Install Window Boxes: Add character with window boxes filled with seasonal flowers.

7. Tidy Up Your Landscaping: Pruning overgrown shrubs and trees enhances curb appeal and also improves plant health.

8. Pressure Wash Your Exterior: Blast away dirt from your home ’s walkways with a pressure washer for a fresh, clean look.

9. House Numbers Upgrade: Swap out old house numbers for ones that compliment your home ’s architecture.

10. Add a Charming Doormat: Add personality to your entry with a welcoming doormat to greet guests.

If you are considering a sale, call LeCompte Realty today. As part of their marketing plan, the LeCompte Realty team will walk you through the steps to fine-tune your home to achieve top-dollar.

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Beautiful place, beautiful people


an open-air lifestyle center in Center Valley, has become a beloved community hub, prompting new tenant additions and exciting updates. Upgrades include new seating in Town Square, The Patio, and breezeway; a revamped gazebo; and a refreshed pop jet fountain. Additionally, outdoor amphitheater seating

now has shades, and property-wide signage upgrades are planned for fall.

The center ’s vibrant new look, expanded tenant lineup, and community events make it a go-to destination in the Lehigh Valley. Visit their website for a complete list of tenants, and stay tuned for more to come!

Yankee Candle Great Greek Mediterranean Grill Brooks Brothers Francesca’s European Wax Center Banana Republic Gail Gray J. Crew Factory Starbucks

DREAMING OF A FURRY FRIEND? Look no further than Saucon Valley Cute & Cuddly Schnauzers, LLC! Shawn and Jim Hayashi specialize in breeding and training miniature and toy schnauzers, ensuring the highest quality through DNA testing and a 10-year genetic health guarantee. These friendly puppies are well-socialized and eager to join your family.

Get ready to fall in love and visit their YouTube Channel at SVCC Toy Schnauzers.



DOROTHY ZUG TAYLOR created a significant endowment to provide St. Luke’s nursing students with scholarships. Her longstanding ties to St. Luke’s University Health Network date back to her time as a 1957 graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing. “Dotty,” as she was known to her friends and family, passed away in July 2023 following a lifetime of accomplishment and service to her community.

The newly established Dorothy Zug Taylor St. Luke’s School of Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund will be used to provide scholarships to nursing students with demonstrated financial need and an interest in entering a nursing career in acute care or behavioral health. Preference will be given to first-generation, post-high school students who intend to work at St. Luke’s following graduation.

Her original “Pay It Forward” endowed scholarship fund to benefit the St. Luke’s School of Nursing was created in 2007 to support and advance the education of students and faculty members.

The most recent endowment continues her longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities for aspiring nurses.

“St. Luke’s and the School of Nursing deeply appreciate this latest example of Dotty’s commitment to the nursing profession. As a proud graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing, she has supported the school for decades. Through this most recent endowment, Dotty has ensured that countless students will be able to pursue a nursing education that would otherwise be out of their reach. Additionally, a nursing excellence award to recognize practicing registered nurses will be named in her honor,” said Carol Kuplen, former President of St. Luke’s University HospitalBethlehem and Chief Nursing Officer.

Following her graduation from nursing school at St. Luke’s, Dotty went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a nurse in Philadelphia before settling in Bethlehem and raising three children: Dr. Kathy Zug, Marty Zug, and the late Charles Zug IV.


seamless integration

• Reliable WiFi connectivity

• Smart home automation

• Electrical services

• LED lighting design

• Audio and video systems

• Window shading solutions And more! Full-Service Connectivity

FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES, RMS has provided clients with practical technology and electrical solutions that are simple to use and built to last.

Their thorough and innovative process gives clients peace of mind knowing their needs will be met, and expectations are exceeded. From initial concept to world-class ongoing support, RMS provides solutions that simply work.

Now more than ever clients demand solutions that are simple, reliable, and beautiful. RMS invites you to their beautiful new showroom so you can see what truly seamless integration is all about.

Ready to upgrade your lifestyle with a company who values your trust? Schedule a consultation today.

From left to right: Jordan Binkley, Director of Service Operations; Caleb Fetter, President; and Grant Lehman, Director of Electrical Services

From Vulnerable to Vigilant Protecting Businesses’ Money,

Data, and Reputation

MCIT IS THE EXPERT CYBERSECURITY TEAM every business needs, large or small. Located in Downtown Bethlehem, the firm provides managed cybersecurity and IT services that keep the local business community secure and working. Their program, CyberShield, is an all-encompassing solution for businesses that manages cyber risks and ensures operational efficiencies. This multi-layered approach is methodically and strategically coordinated with state-of-the-art AI technology and a dedicated team of cybersecurity and IT experts. With more than 60 organizations under management with a combined workforce of over 2,000, MCIT is ready to defend your digital castle.




“VOLUNTEERING NOT ONLY GIVES YOU PURPOSE —it also helps, in a small way, to brighten someone’s day,” says Rita McEldorney, a future resident and volunteer of Garden Spot Village. Rita has a long history of volunteering and has impressed the value of volunteering on her family. “I want to teach my grandkids to be kind, compassionate people,” she says. Rita and her husband Dave look forward to moving to Garden Spot Village where they can continue to grow their community through volunteering.

Learn more about Rita and Dave’s journey to Garden Spot Village at


What can your genes tell you about your health?

What can your genes tell you about your health?

Participating in St. Luke’s University Health Network’s community health research program, DNA Answers, is quick, easy, and at no cost to you. You’ll learn about your genetic risk for certain cancers and heart disease, for which actions may be taken to help prevent, delay, or reduce symptoms. You may share your results with any healthcare provider at any facility for consultation or care. These insights can help you and your healthcare provider make more informed and proactive care decisions for you and your family. Health insurance is not required to participate.

Participating in St. Luke’s University Health Network’s community health research program, DNA Answers, is quick, easy, and at no cost to you. You’ll learn about your genetic risk for certain cancers and heart disease, for which actions may be taken to help prevent, delay, or reduce symptoms. You may share your results with any healthcare provider at any facility for consultation or care. These insights can help you and your healthcare provider make more informed and proactive care decisions for you and your family. Health insurance is not required to participate.

If you participate, you also have the opportunity to learn about your ancestry and other traits like, caff eine sensitivity, sleep patterns and more.

If you participate, you also have the opportunity to learn about your ancestry and other traits like, caff eine sensitivity, sleep patterns and more.

Your voluntary participation supports research that could lead to new discoveries for improving healthcare for your community and generations to come.

Your voluntary participation supports research that could lead to new discoveries for improving healthcare for your community and generations to come.

Start planning for a healthier future today.

Start planning for a healthier future today.


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