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ISSUE No

26

SPRING 2020

Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community

City of

Bethlehem

The Feel Good Issue


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Feeling good

Treat yourself, care for others, explore the community you live in. Page through this issue for dozens of ways to feel good this spring—and beyond.

giving back

authentic

Where giving is a given: Bonn Place Brewing Co.

Shaping the schools that shaped him: Jack Silva.

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fresh face

social mission

Welcoming new businesses to our community: Georgia’s Flower Truck.

Introducing our 2020 Social Mission Partner: Monocacy Farm Project.

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And of course,

great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. KEEP READING

supporting the arts

love is in the air

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the arts in Bethlehem: IceHouse Tonight and SouthSide Film Festival.

Planning your big day? Here’s your go-to guide to some of the Valley’s finest wedding vendors.

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ON THE COVER: Thinking of leaving someone an encouraging letter or a “note-to-self” to choose love today? Consider going analog with a simple pencil and a piece of paper. ON THIS PAGE: Our Senior Designer Pete Rodriguez, Photographer Karlo Gesner, and Bethlehem Director Kiera Wilhelm on set at a photoshoot.

ISSUE 26 / SPRING 2020 / BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA / THE FEEL GOOD ISSUE


C R E AT E D A N D P RO DUCE D BY F I G I N D U S TR I E S Creative thinkers and makers with a forever mission of Design For Good. Learn more about our mission and meet our team at figindustries.com. PUBLISHER Fig Industries

WRITER Kate Racculia

ACCOUNTING Matt Brandt

DIRECTOR Kiera Wilhelm

PHOTOGRAPHER Karlo Gesner

P R I N T I N G PA RT N E R The Standard Group

DESIGNERS Pete Rodriguez Jason James Emily Hartung Emily Schlotter

PRODUCTION Melissa McDade Tina Interrante Lisa Side Kelly McAllister

D I G I TA L Amy Hynes Kinectiv

C O M M U N I T Y PA RT N E R S A N D C O N T R I B U T O R S ArtsQuest

Touchstone Theatre

SouthSide Film Festival

IceHouse Tonight

Downtown Bethlehem Association

SouthSide Arts District

ALL THINGS SOCIAL Look for Fig Bethlehem on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily coverage of local entertainment, events, food, fashion, and community.

A D V E RT I S I N G I N F I G To find out how you can strategically and effectively market your business through the Fig communications package, contact Kiera Wilhelm at kiera@figindustries.com.

Fig Industries is redefining success through social impact and environmental accountability in the communities we serve. Learn more about our B-Corp certification at figindustries.com/designforgood.

Fig Industries, LLC has made every attempt to ensure that all information contained in this publication has been obtained from reliable sources, but all such information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness or accuracy. The views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Fig Industries, LLC. Fig Industries, LLC cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions contained in, or reliance made upon the contents of, this publication. Copyright: Copyright 2020 © Fig Industries, LLC. All rights reserved. Photography or page layout contained in Fig shall not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the specific written permission of Fig Industries, LLC. Contact 717.394.7737 or studio@figindustries.com.


E V E RY S E A S O N I N B E T H L E H E M and the Lehigh Valley is uniquely beautiful, but there’s something extra special about spring. And I don’t know about you, but this spring feels extra extra-special: as we emerge from winter hibernation mode, rubbing our eyes and stepping into the light and warmth, we find ourselves not only looking at a new season, but at a brand new decade. It feels like a natural time to try something new: break out, invigorate, discover a novel delight. In this issue, we’ve gathered lots of ways for you to do just that. You’ll find pages filled with plenty of feel-good ways for you to treat yourself, engage in your community, and care for your planet. Savor a delicious meal. Splurge on a piece of jewelry, or have a spa day. Attend a performance, take in some art. Give your home a facelift. Try switching to earth-friendly products and learn about ways to live more sustainably. What feels good to you?

Sometimes feeling good comes from doing good. And with this in mind, we’re proud to announce our 2020 Social Mission Partner, the Monocacy Farm Project. By growing organic produce on their Bethlehem farm, offering it to us through a “pick-your-own” program, and donating fresh fruits and vegetables to local shelters, they’ve got our well-being, community, and planet in mind at all times. We invite you to

learn more about Monocacy Farm Project, and how you can support their work, on Page 34. It’s our pleasure to connect you, our readers, with local businesses and organizations who offer (with heart!) products and services intended to enhance our lives, and our community at large. There’s something here for everyone. And caring for ourselves equips us to better care for others. So find what feels good to you, then go ahead and treat yourself. You deserve it. LO T S O F LO V E , KIERA WILHELM & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM

A NOTE FROM FIG

Feel Good.


WH AT ’ S HA PPENI NG AT

I N T H E H I S T O R I C C H A R L E S A . B R O W N Ice House on the picturesque bank of Bethlehem’s Lehigh River is one of the Valley’s best-kept secrets: the IceHouse Tonight series. Set in the unique, rustic space that is the Ice House, the series presents a steady stream of diverse performances and events every single season. Fig is proud to be a sponsor of this special series, so check in with us throughout the year and tune in to our social channels to stay on top of what’s happening at IceHouse Tonight. The secret’s out, and you’ll be so glad we shared it with you. You’re welcome! T H E I C E H O U S E T O N I G H T S E R I E S , now in its eighth year, was established to serve and share the arts of the local culture. As such, programming is focused on the work of the resident arts community and the local values, issues, and heritage that support that community. IceHouse Tonight believes that this city is our stage, our canvas, our place to make.

MARCH 7 WDIY Radio’s 25th Anniversary Party 10 Tuesday Muse: Poetry workshop and

open mic

11 Indian Music with Arati Shah Yukich:

Healing and transformation

APRIL

MAY

7 Lehigh Valley Girls Rock: Punk Rock

12 Tuesday Muse: Poetry workshop and

open mic

Aerobics 8 Indian Music with Arati Shah Yukich: Healing and transformation

13 Indian Music with Arati Shah Yukich:

9 George Hrab & Friends: A Beatles Sing-Along

22 Basement Poetry

Healing and transformation

10 Beyond Bars: Voices from women within

23 Tape Swap Radio: Lehigh Valley Punk Rock

16-18 Crowded Kitchen Players: “The Rising”

11 Godfrey Daniels Night

27 Tony Gairo’s Cross Current Big Band

21-22 “The Revolutionists” by Lauren

14 Tuesday Muse: Poetry workshop and open mic

26-29 “The Revolutionists” by Lauren

22 Tony Gairo’s Cross Current Big Band

13-15 Failte Festival St. Patrick’s Day

Celebration

the criminal justice system

Gunderson: Selkie Theatre Gunderson: Selkie Theatre

25 Tony Gairo’s Cross Current Big Band

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17 Dave Fry’s Troubadour Two

Flea Market

31 Dina Hall in Concert


Restored with

LOVE

M E G A N D A B B Y of Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals love running their business out of Bethlehem, a place that values history and things built to last. “We find endless artistic inspiration in our community,” say Abby and Megan, who pride themselves on recycling old treasures. Most of their pieces are restored, repurposed, or made from salvaged materials. “We believe in supporting shops that use environmentally friendly practices. Luckily, in the Lehigh Valley, there is an increasing push towards sustainability—and we’re proud to do our part to protect the planet and invest in our community,” they say. “Our studio and rental company owe their success to our incredible clients that see in us a company that honors the past while preparing for the future.”

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“We find endless artistic inspiration in our community” Meg Fox and Abby Ogden, Owners

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All LUAG events are free and open to the public

Cultivate your

curiosity

TBD Join Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for three new program series that are sure to inspire and cultivate your curiosity. A R T I N D I A L O G U E is a series of interdisciplinary conversations between members of the AAD faculty and colleagues from both the university and the wider community, reflecting the ways in which their work is dynamically engaged with other fields of inquiry.

C O N N E C T & C R E AT E workshops invite F A M I LY D AY S allow visitors of all ages members of the community to join them for a brief to explore great works of art from the LUAG exploration and creative conversation around a work collection and exhibitions through conversation of art from the LUAG Permanent Collection, followed and hands-on projects in the galleries. Geared by a hands-on activity and creative response. Open toward children ages 4 to 12 with their adult to all ages. No artistic experience necessary. companions, but everyone is welcome. LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG GIVING BACK AT FIGLANCASTER.COM 7

VISIT THEIR NEW WEBSITE LUAG.ORG FOR DATES, TIMES, AND MORE INFORMATION

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Love where you live. W H E N YO U ’ R E L O O K I N G for a new home—or when you’re putting your home on the market—you want to work with someone you can trust. Someone you know. But how do you get to know a local realtor? They’re already right on your phone. @LehighValleyListings is the social media brainchild of two realtors at Century 21 Ramos Realty, a SouthSide Bethlehem real estate and property management company that has been family owned for three generations. Brenden and Katie Ramos, a husband and wife real estate team and Bethlehem natives, are bringing real estate into the 21st century. In social media and real estate, “marketing beautiful pictures of your home is everything—it’s what gets the right buyer into your home,” says Katie, but the larger industry has been slow to embrace that natural synchronicity of social media and traditional marketing techniques. A quick scroll through @LehighValleyListings’ Instagram features stunning photography of homes for sale. Listing your home with Katie and Brenden at Century 21 Ramos Realty includes complimentary professional photography, as well as a unique property website, traditional open houses, social media marketing, and more. The feed also includes sweet stories from clients, local business spotlights, real estate tips and advice, and tales from Katie and Brenden’s own home renovation. Katie is both a successful realtor and content creator for the @LehighValleyListings’ Instagram and Facebook channels, and has been thrilled by the response—the genuine relationships, not just sales, that the couple has made with people across the Valley and the country. “Our family name is on that For Sale sign—Ramos Realty. At times the lines can get blurred,” she says, between business and personal, “because of how much heart we invest in our clients. It’s who we are.” On social media, sharing your authentic self, what you know and care about, and then bringing those personal connections together in the real world, is what powers social media for good. The realtors behind @LehighValleyListings are your modern realtors. They’d love to get to know you and be a part of your real estate success.

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Yoga for ALL Alysha Pfeiffer Yoga Flow

Jhoanna Rae Aerial

Epifanie Calata Restorative

Sandra Kessel F.I.R.E.

Talina Santana Animal Flow Jocelyn Cuevas Metal Misfits CORE Michael Lear Ashtanga

M O V E M E N T B Y N U H O U S E is a unique home of healers dedicated to leading you through exercise of your body and mind. Whether it be your desire to slow down or sweat it out, the house has a mission of holding space for you to release and reconnect. Classes are built to meet the needs of all levels of practice, so whether it’s your first step on the mat or if you’re an experienced yogi, find what you need inside...let the house open the door. Book online See schedule on Mindbody app

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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to the Lehigh Valley.

Fresh Face: Georgia’s Flower Truck T H E L E H I G H VA L L E Y has its share of food trucks—but did you know we have our very own flower truck? Georgia’s Flower Truck first bloomed in 2019, a year after owner Kait Harrison was inspired by a similar business. “That’s it,” the Bethlehem native thought. “That’s for me!” She’d grown up loving nature, gardening alongside her mother, and this was a natural next adventure for the budding entrepreneur. You’ll find the vintage green Volkswagen truck—originally from California, and most recently brought up from Georgia—at the Nazareth Farmer’s Market, the open truck sides flush with zinnias and sunflowers, for creating your own bouquets or

choosing a single stem for a friend—or yourself! You can even book the truck for a private event, a wedding or a shower, or a unique company outing. “That,” says Kait, “is the beauty of having a business on wheels.” Georgia’s Flower Truck will also provide flowers for special events, and deliver their fresh bespoke creations across the Valley. Now in her second year of business, Kait remains committed to providing a thoughtful human connection, always driven by her core values: minimalism, sustainability, and loving and supporting local. As often as possible, she sources her flowers from local gardeners and greenhouses (sometimes the zinnias are from

Kait’s beloved vintage VW bus, which folks can find at markets and events around the Lehigh Valley

her mother’s garden), hoping one day to grow on her own land. She’s grateful for the support, enthusiasm, and kindness she’s received from her customers and community—and the opportunities she’s had to get to know them, and to bring a little nourishing beauty into their day. “Flowers certainly aren’t a need, but it means so much to people. Whether it’s adding a splash of color on a kitchen table, or a thoughtful stem for a friend, it’s one of life’s simplest joys,” she says. “Life doesn’t have to be complicated. I remember that every time I’m with my flowers.”

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THE TEAM THAT BRINGS YOU EDGE...

T H E T E A M AT E D G E R E S TA U R A N T A N D L O U N G E is thrilled to announce the arrival of Surv, opening this spring in Forks Township. With two separate outdoor seating areas, a pizza lounge with a wood-burning oven, full-service bar, and a creative menu that ranges from casual to upscale, Surv’s stunning space and unique concept in dining will fit your appetite at any moment.

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74 WEST BROAD STREET #5738, BETHLEHEM

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Tim Widrick Executive Chef/Operating Partner Karen Widrick General Manager/Operating Partner

Spencer Cobb Operating Partner

Carissa Cobb Operating Partner

...IS SURV-ING UP SOMETHING NEW PARK PL A Z A AT 1800 SULLIVAN TR AIL, EASTON

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“Deconstruction No. 10 Homeward Bound” by James A. DePietro

“Cats at Home” Barbara Kozero

Susan Berkenstock, “R-EVE-olution:” 1st Place Ward Van Haute, Executive Director/Curator

Tammy Kushnir, “Cradled:” 2nd Place

Kate Hughes, Gallery Director

James Conte, “Handmade Lamp:” 3rd Place

A contemporary classic AT B E T H L E H E M H O U S E C O N T E M P O R A R Y Art Gallery, the scene is always changing. Four times a year, you’ll notice that their Main Street windows get covered up for two weeks—then open with a celebration of an entirely new display of original, innovative contemporary artwork by

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459 MAIN STREET

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FROM BETHLEHEM HOUSE GALLERY

emerging and established regional artists. This spring, you can view their Juried Show, “Home” including the three winners (pictured, above)—all set up in a furnished modern interior that demonstrates the use of art in real-world settings. Stop in and make yourself at home!

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What does

“Living your best life” mean to you?

J E N N I F E R C E N E V I VA , A A M S ®, A D PA ® partners with her clients to answer this very question. For many, it means living for the now while planning for a comfortable retirement. For others, it is leaving a legacy for future generations. Whatever your definition of living your best life, contact Jennifer today and start a conversation about setting your financial plan in motion to get you where you want to go.

J E N N I F E R C E N E V I VA , A A M S ®, A D PA ® FINANCIAL ADVISOR 83 WEST BROAD STREET 610.865.7959 EDWARDJONES.COM/JENNIFER- CENEVIVA

MEMBER SIPC

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TA K IN G C ARE OF YO U R HAIR, E V E RYWHE RE

CLEMENTINE L O C AT E D I N H I S T O R I C Downtown Bethlehem, Clementine Salon offers an extensive range of services and products, including: Waxing Facials Manicures and pedicures Haircuts, color, and highlights Salon products from Oribe, Davines, R&Co, and more

Owner Adele Holliday and her rescue pup, Leonard

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77 WEST BROAD STREET #1C

610.419.8899

CLEMENTINESALON.COM


Compendium: Chroma

Doré Vorum, 40.7128° N, 74.0060° W

Color Through the Decade

Banana Factory Juried Exhibition March 21-May 3 Compendium: Chroma, the fourth-annual juried exhibition, asks artist to submit works inspired by and featuring a Pantone’s Color of the Year from the years 2010-2020. The exhibition is designed to highlight the thriving artistic community of the Lehigh Valley and region and to showcase the diverse array of multi-disciplinary artists. In addition, the exhibition promotes the Artist Collective program at the Banana Factory Arts Center which offers creative networking, professional development, and career opportunities for visual artists. Compendium: Chroma is part of SouthSide Arts & Music Festival, May 1 and 2.

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Certified, positive training for your best friend KA I L LY M U T H A R D is on her clients’ side—humans and canines alike. The owner and head trainer of Educanine is passionate about force-free clickerbased training, emphasizing positive reinforcement to reward and encourage rather than punish behavior. Clicker training is “not fear-based,” she says. “It’s about setting a dog up for success and rewarding that success.” Educanine offers in-home, one-on-one training with dogs and their humans, as well as day camp sessions for focused training with a pup while their humans are at work. Kailly, formerly a social worker, offers graduated and customizable programs for puppies and adult dogs (“kindergarten, high school, and college”), as well as dogs with more complicated behavioral issues. Pennsylvania doesn’t regulate animal training, which can make it difficult to know if you’re working with a trainer who’s serious and knowledgeable about the field. Kailly is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and completed both a three-year training apprenticeship and a professional program at the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior in Waltham, MA. She wants her clients to connect with their dogs, for both parties to be excited, and to experience the thrill of those ‘ah-ha!’ moments of human-canine communication. “Your dog is not giving you a hard time,” she says. “They’re having a hard time.” With support and expert guidance, you can build a deeper understanding. By using a clicker, “you’re creating a thinking dog”—a dog who’s having fun and making positive choices rather than avoiding negative consequences. “They know they’re playing a game, and when they get the right answer, they get a reward,” says Kailly. “When you meet a dog who’s been clicker-trained, they react as if to say: what can I do for you? Can I sit? Can I spin? Can I give you my paw?” She laughs. “You want the dogs to offer behaviors. To take chances and figure things out on their own.” SERVING THE ENTIRE LEHIGH VALLEY

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DONEGAL SQUARE

DONEGAL SQUARE 534 Main Street donegalsquare.com

Proprietor Neville Gardner took part in the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign in 2019. This experience inspired him to create the “Hope for Life” cancer awareness tartan, working closely with a weaver in Scotland. Each color in the tartan represents a different form of cancer—and a generous portion of the profit from its sale will benefit ACS and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Advocating for small businesses in the historic, arts, and shopping districts. THE DOWNTOWN B E T H L E H E M A S S O C I AT I O N is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, whose aim is to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote, and advance downtown business areas within the City of Bethlehem. IN ADDITION to supporting a merchant-based membership, the DBA is proud to count the following local nonprofits amongst its members: ArtsQuest Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Bethlehem Area Public Library Celtic Cultural Alliance Friends of Bethlehem Mounted Police Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites International Institute for Restorative Practices Lehigh University Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre Moravian College Northampton Community College Star of Bethlehem Festival Sun Inn Preservation Association The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Touchstone Theatre Find out about the benefits of being a member of the DBA by contacting Tammy at TammyW@lehighvalleychamber.org

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AM LUXE

AM LUXE 74 West Broad Street, Suite 280 amluxeapparel.com The social mission of AM Luxe states that “Giving back to the community is in fashion.” Owner Ann Marie Supinski started “Shop with Purpose” events when she opened AM Luxe in 2015. Regular events are held at the shop, with a percentage of sales being given back to nonprofits in the communities where Ann Marie and her clients and associates live.

A A R DVA R K A A R D VAS R KPSO P OR R TTS S S HS O PH O P 559 Main Street, #122 aardvarksportsshop.com

Designed by Aardvark customer Bryan Rimbey—winner of the 3rd Annual Aardvark T-Shirt Design Contest—this shirt is available for sale at Aardvark now! Three dollars from the sale of every shirt sold in 2020 go to Lehigh County Special Olympics, a charity selected by Bryan as part of his prize. Charities selected by previous contest winners have included Animals in Distress and the Allentown Rescue Mission.


Downtown Gives Back APOLLO GRILL

APOLLO GRILL 85 West Broad Street apollogrill.com

The team at Apollo believes in community partnerships, which is why they give back and help local nonprofits through ongoing charity events. To them, it not only feels good, but it builds a strong foundation for the entire team. With clear vision and endless passion, Apollo Grill is dedicated to helping maintain a thriving Lehigh Valley community.

EDGE E D G E R E S TA U RR A NE T S TA U R A N T 74 West Broad Street, Suite 220 edgerestaurant.net

The team at Edge Restaurant is grateful to its wonderful guests for making them a part of the community for 18 years and counting. As a way of expressing their gratitude, Edge gives back: the restaurant hosts at least one charity event per month, raising funds and awareness for nonprofits in the Lehigh Valley.

FR ANKLIN HILL NE E F R A N K L I N H I L LVVII N YAYA RDSR D 559 Main Street, Suite 124 franklinhillvineyards.com

Take a sip and pay it forward…introducing FHV’s 2020 Vision Campaign. They’ll choose a deserving nonprofit each month to donate a portion of each month’s themed flight to. Franklin Hill Vineyard is honored to be a member of the Lehigh Valley for over 40 years and look forward to helping so many who help them.

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Located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks 101 Founder’s Way Bethlehem, PA 18015

Two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse

Regular series focusing on international, horror, cult and classic films

Equipped with the latest technology to assist the hearing and visually impaired

For films and tickets, visit steelstacks.org/film


Travel the world without leaving

Bethlehem June 16–20

541 days

venues

event

T H E S O U T H S I D E F I L M F E S T I VA L presents five days of juried selections ranging from documentaries to horror films created by everyone from first-time filmmakers to Oscar nominees who bring their stories from around the world to share with Bethlehem. Hosting directors and actors from across the globe, the festival has established itself as an international festival with a small-town feel. Audiences are able to interact with filmmakers during Q&A sessions and

Take Note

Learn More At: SSFF.ORG 24

OUR 8TH ANNUAL

SSFF Fundraising Dinner AT MOLINARI’S MONDAY, JUNE 15TH, 2020—Festival Eve! Support the festival and celebrate its 17th year with a multi-course dinner presented by a team of five chefs from some of the Lehigh Valley’s most venerated restaurants. The event sells out annually, so get your tickets early! ssff.org

truly travel the world without leaving Bethlehem. Now in its 17th year, the SouthSide Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the art of the independent filmmaker and the community culture of South Bethlehem. Since its first festival, SSFF has screened over 1,500 films from 47 states and 102 countries, giving passionate filmmakers a venue to share their stories through moving pictures—stories told with vision, humor, anger, empathy, silliness, sorrow, and uplifting reference. If you love film, don’t miss this extraordinary event.


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Summer 2020 Issue Contact Kiera Wilhelm at kiera@figindustries.com to learn more or to secure your page today!

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Amy’s Creative Cakes

Featured Vendors

Photo: Dearly Beloved Photo: Marco Calderon Photography

Donna Forsythe and the Lehigh Valley Celebrants

Photo: Nicholas La Due Photography

DPNAK Events

Photo: Dustin Weiss Photography

Bella Bridesmaids Allentown

Moravian College Catering

Nina Lily Photography

Photo: Hand and Arrow Photography

Susan Bella Jewelry


Love is in the air

I F YO U ’ R E P L A N N I N G YO U R W E D D I N G — congratulations!—we’re here to help with a one-stop shop of some of the Valley’s finest wedding vendors. From dresses to decor, cakes to celebrants, photos to food, we’ve got your special day covered.

rel(EVENT) EVENT PL ANNING Shellie Reid Warner, Lead Planner and Designer instagram.com/releventeventplanning shellie@releventeventplanning.com 610.554.5032 Emphasizing creativity, the team at rel(EVENT) designs events that entertain the senses using color, texture, and most importantly... their clients’ personalities. Every detail is considered, even the unexpected ones, so you can enjoy your event. A M Y ’ S C R E AT I V E C A K E S Amy Recinos, Owner amyscreativecakes.com amyscakes@verizon.net 267.374.7475 Amy’s Creative Cakes creates beautiful, delectable wedding cakes made with awardwinning recipes as well as catered desserts and cupcake displays for weddings, corporate occasions, and special events of any kind! DONNA FORSYTHE AND THE LEHIGH VA L L E Y C E L E B R A N T S Donna Forsythe, Owner lehighvalleycelebrants.com Donna@LehighValleyCelebrants.com 484.369.0252 Laughter! Tears! Joy! Celebration! Lehigh Valley Celebrants hand-craft and officiate unique, joyful, couple-centered ceremonies. Their goal is for your ceremony to be the beginning of the wedding day celebrations!

B E L L A B R I D E S M A I D S A L L E N T OW N Erika Berardinucci, Owner bellabridesmaids.com allentown@bellabridesmaids.com 484.221.9897 At Bella Bridesmaids Allentown, Erika and her team know that every bride has her own vision. They want to give every bride the feeling when she shops at Bella, she’ll find the perfect dress for her bridesmaids! DPNAK EVENTS Danielle Pasternak, Wedding Planner dpnak.com danielle@dpnak.com DPNAK focuses on helping amazing couples confidently plan memorable and intentional weddings. Led by award-winning wedding planner and co-host of the “Put a Ring on It” podcast, Danielle Pasternak.

M O R AV I A N C O L L E G E C AT E R I N G Pat Hartigan, Director of Catering catering@moravian.edu 610.861.1474 Moravian College Catering provides affordable, elegant catering for rehearsal dinners or weddings at their Downtown Bethlehem locations, or offsite at the venue of your choosing. Ask about their special event packages or custom menu options! S U S A N B E L L A J E W E L RY Susan Bella Linski, Jewelry Designer & Owner susanbellajewelry.com info@susanbellajewelry.com 610.434.8001 Express your love and your style with wedding bands from Susan Bella. Whether they make you custom rings or you select something from their fabulous inventory, you will be getting the best the Valley has to offer!

N I N A L I LY P H O T O G R A P H Y Christina Campbell, Owner ninalilyphotography.com christina@ninalilyphotography.com @ninalilyphoto Nina Lily Photography is an award-winning wedding photography studio specializing in documentary storytelling with a modern nostalgic approach. Owner Christina Campbell brings a mix of contemporary vision, fine-art aesthetic, and ten years of event industry experience to your wedding collaboration.

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Treat yourself. You deserve it!

WHEN’S THE LAST TIME you treated yourself to something special? All of the jewelry Susan wears tells a story. It represents an important moment, a special place, or simply a design that made her heart beat fast! Wearing and creating unique, beautiful jewelry is Susan’s way of indulging; let Susan and the Bella Team help you treat yourself, too. YOU DESERVE IT!

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HOME HOME LOVE BUILDS A BETTER HOME HOME HOME

Ask Martha to Schedule Your VIP Appointment! #AskMartha

T U S K E S I S A FA M I LY- O W N E D, 3rd generation Lehigh Valley home builder that puts their heart into every home. They think designing a new home should be fun, exciting, and as individual as you are. Their experienced team is ready to help you create your dream home. Take a tour of any Tuskes-built home and you’ll see for yourself the care that goes into each and every house. They’re not just your builder, they’re your neighbors too! 4511 FALMER DRIVE

610.255.7956

TUSKESHOMES.COM

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A L LU R E

Left to right: Katie Rymon, Priscila Tuley, Lenka Plutko (seated), Dr. John Spurlock

HER E FO R YOU R

SELF - CARE

W I T H A G O A L of providing each and every client with the utmost individual attention, the experienced team at Allure Medical Spa works to ensure that you’ll feel comfortable, valued, and heard as you share your personal beauty and wellness goals—and throughout your entire experience. Using the latest in technology and practice, Allure Medical Spa offers a variety of services from classic facials to body contouring, laser aesthetics and hair removal, skin revitalization, sun damage treatment, Botox and Juvederm, and more. All of this awaits you in a friendly and welcoming environment. Contact the team at Allure to schedule a consultation today—you deserve it!

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More than a

vineyard

L O C A L LY O W N E D A N D O P E R AT E D Black River Farms is much more than a vin​e yard. Home to over nine acres of sustainably-farmed grape vines consisting of 14 varieties, this family-run business also features beautiful gardens, intimate event spaces, multiple active beehives (producing Black River Farms’ delicious “Bizzy Honey”), and a relaxed, rustic tasting area where you’ll feel right at home­— all powered by a 200kw solar field.

Owners Andrew and Kris Warner

2472 BL ACK RIVER ROAD

Blessed with rich and productive soils that assist them in growing grapes of the highest quality, the Black River Farms family is proud to share their flavorful wines with you.

484.935.1011

BL ACK-RIVER-FARMS.COM

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Spring Taste

Delectable Treats

Freshly-prepared meals

Handmade specialty items

F R O M H O U S E - B A K E D treats to freshly prepared meals to locally-raised meats, it’s Saylor’s mission to provide you with food you can trust, made with love—in all the colors and flavors of the season.

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1105 MAIN STREET

610.838.6363

SAYLORSANDCO.COM

100% PA-raised meats


AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example. Jack Silva with students at Broughal Middle School, where he attended and played on the (undefeated!) basketball team as a young man.

Authentic: Dr. Jack Silva B E T H L E H E M H A S A LWAY S been Jack Silva’s home. The Assistant Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District was born into a family that lived in a small apartment on the Southside. He was one of the first kids at the new Fountain Hill Elementary as well as a member of the legendary Broughal Rockets Basketball Team. Jack is quick to share that he is a proud graduate of Liberty High School, Class of ‘82. “I’ve always liked school,” he says. “I’ve been in school my entire life; I’ve never not been in school”—as a student, a teacher, an administrator, and as, since Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy recruited him to the BASD ten years ago, Assistant Superintendent. Jack supervises the district’s 22 principals

and oversees all aspects of the academic program. He forges BASD partnerships with local organizations such as ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and all of the local colleges. He sees his job as “bringing it all together to benefit the students, the teachers, and principals, creating ongoing systems of support.” There’s not a day when he isn’t aware and grateful for how much his own life has been shaped by being a BASD kid. “I did not come from wealth or prestige or anything like that,” Jack says. “The greatest advantage that I had in my life was a loving mother, and that I had the BASD schools behind me, in my corner.” When he was a child visiting his grandparents’ noisy house on Polk Street—“I could feel the rumbling of the freight trains, hear the

pool balls breaking at Zelko’s up the street, and flinch at the boom of the igniting blast furnaces”—he knew that Bethlehem would thrive in the future, but could not imagine that he would take such an active part in the lives of kids like himself. “I’m blessed.” “Do many of our students face challenging circumstances? Sure,” he says. “Are teaching and learning always changing? It’s definitely a challenge. But my job is to encourage our people, resource them, and bring the community together.” It’s part of the Bethlehem ethos that Jack Silva grew up with, that’s as much a part of him as he is a part of Bethlehem: “We can build it, we can make it bigger and better, we can achieve great things. And we can do it in every neighborhood, and we can do it for all of our kids.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG AUTHENTIC AT FIGBETHLEHEM.COM

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“To merely say ‘thank you’ to Fig would fall short of the mark. In shining a light on the Monocacy Farm Project as their 2020 Social Mission Partner, Fig also illuminates the urgent needs of our underserved communities and of the Earth, our common home. We are moved to that place of deep gratitude from which we, united with the broader community, are called to act­­—TOGETHER!” –Project Director, Sister Bonnie Kleinschuster, OSF

Left to right: Project Director, Sister Bonnie Kleinschuster, OSF Project Manager, Eli Stogsdill Marketing and Events Coordinator, Amy Baringer Board Member, Bob Drake

Introducing our 2020 Social Mission Partner: The Monocacy Farm Project AT F I G , we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find

solutions—and is passionate about helping its neighbors. We believe in the mission of the Monocacy Farm Project—our 2020 Social Mission Partner. Please consider supporting and surrounding them this year.

I N 2 0 12 , T H E S C H O O L S I S T E R S at St. Francis sold a portion of their property in Hanover Township along the Monocacy Creek. True to their Franciscan tradition, the Sisters sought a sustainable use for their remaining farmland and committed to feeding the hungry, caring for the earth, and growing healthy community. Nourished by the support of local businesses, individuals, foundations, interfaith coalitions, and volunteers, the seed planted just 7 years ago has continued to grow. Today, the Monocacy Farm Project includes: community garden plots, production fields, a young apple orchard, a propagation greenhouse with rainwater collection, and solar power systems. The Project’s Grow Healthy Community Initiative donates weekly supplies of organically-grown produce to area food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters throughout the growing season. Educational workshops for children and adults are presented throughout the year on gardening, ecology, health, and sustainability. In 2019, the farm initiated a “Pick-Your-Own” program for those wishing to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables. All donations received through the Community Gardens and Pick-Your-Own support the Grow Healthy Community Initiative. Community Gardens open April 15, 2020. Reserve your pre-tilled plot now—email Eli@MonocacyFarmProject.org Want to learn more or get involved? Investigate or donate at MonocacyFarmProject.org.

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395 BRIDLE PATH ROAD

610.867.8494

MONOCACYFARMPROJECT.ORG


Josh Thivierge @posixthiv

Josh Ross @artronin9 Alicia Jagels @scarpo

Mariah Gannett @mariahgannett

Ken Tackash @kentacletattoos

Treat yourself to a little color S P E C I A L I Z I N G I N C L E A N , illustrative tattoos full of bold, vibrant colors, the team at Raygun Samurai wants to provide you with a unique, custom piece of art that you can be proud to display forever. Whether it’s your first tattoo or you’ve already got a few, there’s always room for a little more color!

7 EAST 3RD STREET

610.419.0355

R AYGUNSAMUR AI.COM

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A good hair day, every day O W N E R A S H L E Y M AT L O C K provides everything from fresh cuts, to color, to conditioning and Olaplex treatments, in a bright and cozy shop. Ashley’s personalized attention, cuttingedge services, and selection of products that are sulfate, paraben, and gluten free—as well as cruelty free and vegan—will give you that ‘good hair day’ feeling, every day!

Owner and stylist Ashley Matlock

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333 SOUTH NEW STREET

610.419.4262

RISEABOVEHAIR.COM


Derek’s Special: House-made vegan and gluten free black bean burger, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, portabella mushrooms, grilled spinach, roasted tomato, garlic

House-made Locally-sourced Feel-good food USING FRESH, locally-sourced ingredients, Roasted offers a diverse menu chock full of house-made items—and you can customize your selections to meet your own dietary needs. Whether you’re feeling healthy or decadent, tofu scramble or Oreo french toast, Roasted has something delicious in store for you.

Fresh Tofu Cooper Scramble: broccoli, red onion, roasted beets, roasted Brussels sprouts, toasted walnuts, roasted potatoes (make it with local Nesting Box eggs, if you prefer!)

Chorizo Hash: House-made local chorizo, roasted potatoes, mixed pepper and onion, crowned with local Nesting Box eggs

22 WEST 4TH STREET

610.849.2673

ROASTEDBETHLEHEM.COM

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Seeing things clearly

FOX O P T I C A L

C O M M I T T O 2 0 / 2 0 vision in 2020. From a thorough and personalized exam to the latest in frame design, Fox Optical will have you seeing clearly in no time.

Frame Models: WABY (foreground) and MANUEL (background)

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28 EAST 3RD STREET

610.332.2400

FOXOPTICAL.COM


GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others. One dollar for every pint of Bonn’s ‘Pink Boots Skootch’ beer purchased will benefit locally owned female businesses through a donation to CADC/CACLV.

Giving Back: Bonn Place Brewing Co. “IT WAS SOUTHSIDE OR BUST,” says Sam Masotto, known as “Grand Chancellor” of Bonn Place Brewing. He and Gina (“Co-Chancellor”) had been looking for their next act, after touring the country as the title characters in the play Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. The tour introduced them to Bethlehem, and the city had what they were looking for: neighborhoods. Proximity to family. And possibility. Bonn is guided by Sam and Gina’s philosophy of being the change you want to see in the world: be the neighbor you want to have, run the business you want to support. Bonn’s small, session-style English ales have won awards, but the vibe of the brewery—laid back, welcoming, TV-less (“you’d be surprised who befriends

each other because there’s no TV,” says Sam)—is what built a community. “People were so kind and generous,” says Gina, of how they were welcomed to the SouthSide. “Our customers, staff, they’re our family. These are our people.” And people have power. After two coworkers came in wearing the exact same shirt for a PA-based brewery— completely by chance—“Shirt Swap Saturdays” were born. Now, staff will wear shirts from a local business or nonprofit, raising awareness and funds by donating a portion of profits from beer sales. Through Shirt Swap and an ongoing cycle of fundraisers, Bonn has donated to local nonprofits including the Bethlehem Mounted Police Unit, New

Bethany Ministries, and the Bethlehem Area Public Library, to name just a few. And for the second year in a row, Bonn has supported the local chapter of the Pink Boots Society, a national nonprofit that supports women in the beer industry. A dollar of every sale of Pink Boots Skootch—brewed locally by Bonn from Pink Boots hops—stays right here to support local women entrepreneurs, through the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley’s Community Action Committee. At Bonn, generosity is a part of business as usual. “It’s one more way to give back,” says Sam, “to the community that’s given so much to us.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG GIVING BACK AT FIGBETHLEHEM.COM

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Hello Spring! W I T H A N E V E R - C H A N G I N G food and drink menu featuring the freshest ingredients creatively prepared in-house, Social Still is always in season.

Ocean Drive: Orange vodka, house-made Blue Citrus Liqueur, pineapple, simple syrup, lime

Citrus Cured Salmon: Salt-roasted beets, blood orange, pomegranate molasses, bee pollen

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530 EAST 3RD STREET

610.625.4585

SOCIALSTILL.COM

F U N FA C T: Bee pollen is loaded with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, lipids, and over 250 active substances!


INTRODUCING

Everyday Essentials FOR A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME

All Natural No Harsh Chemicals Strong enough to tackle everyday messes People, Pet, and Plant Friendly 100% Cruelty Free

Owners Derrick and Warren Clark with their trusty companion, Dingo

W E A L L K N O W the team at Domaci offers a unique selection of eclectic furnishings for your home. Now they provide all you need to keep it sparkling clean—naturally.

ADDRESS, L ANCASTER 484.892.6486 ###.###.#### DOMACIHOME.COM WEBSITE

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Caring. Committed. Connected.

R C N E M P L OY E E S L O V E where they live, and they love where they work. And this caring team is committed to keeping the Lehigh Valley connected— bringing you faster, more reliable, and award-winning residential and commercial high-speed internet, Digital TV, and phone services. RCN’s mission statement says it best: “Take care of the customer, take care of each other, do what you say you’re going to do, and have fun!”

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2124 AVENUE C

800.RING.RCN

RCN.COM/LEHIGH-VALLEY

Left to right: Rachel, Direct Sales Representative Hieu, Direct Sales Supervisor Chad, Customer Satisfaction Technician Simone, Customer Maintenance Specialist


Committed to Caring R E S P O N S I B L E W A S T E P R O C E S S I N G , efficient energy

consumption, and local recycling initiatives are at the core of Wind Creek Bethlehem’s corporate sustainability strategy. Wind Creek Bethlehem has consistently been recognized as a leader in sustainable initiatives—receiving the Green Key award from Green Key International, an organization committed to promoting sustainable business practices. In an effort to reduce landfill use, Wind Creek Bethlehem installed an on-site food digester capable of converting 70,000 pounds of food waste into wastewater annually. Eco-friendly lighting fixtures, complete with motion activated sensors, were installed in all 282 hotel rooms—significantly reducing energy consumption.

A Culture of Caring Corporate sustainability is not limited to one office; rather, it’s embedded in Wind Creek Bethlehem’s culture. A Hygiene Kit Build collects unused toiletries for local shelters, and community cleanup events and various drives are heavily attended by team members looking to make conservation efforts a priority.

Food Digester Food waste is collected and delivered daily to Food Digester, broken down by microorganism, and turned into renewable fuel and wastewater that avoid landfills. Over 69,250 pounds of food waste are diverted each year!

Sustainability Give-Back Efforts Items are donated and repurposed each year, including linens and unused rolls of toilet paper that are donated to local community shelters and animal rescues. And each spring and fall, Wind Creek staff participate in clothing and food drives to benefit those in need. 77 WIND CREEK BOULEVARD

484.777.7777

WINDCREEKBETHLEHEM.COM

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What’s Happening in the

SouthSide

Arts District

T H E S O U T H S I D E A R T S D I S T R I C T is not only the Lehigh Valley’s home for art, entertainment, shopping, and dining—they’re also a nonprofit organization that works to improve the economic conditions in South Bethlehem. One of the ways they do that is through events! First Friday, Restaurant Weeks, and Cocktail Crawls (to name a few) are all created to help introduce you to the SouthSide, and the SouthSide to you. For more information visit southsideartsdistrict.com.

Artist: Dripped on the Road

Are you an artist? Musician? Want to volunteer? Contact them at 610.419.9180 or learn more at www.southsideartsdistrict.com or find them on Facebook!


SPRING ON THE SOUTHSIDE Saturday, April 18, 12-5pm Every April, the Arts District comes to life with the first festival of the year: “Spring on the SouthSide!” This community festival encompasses the stretch of 3rd Street and beyond—and includes the Cops ‘N’ Kids Celebration of Reading, music throughout the Downtown, and of course a plethora of chili to sample! Mark your calendars and spend the day on the SouthSide!

THIRD THURSDAY TACOS DOWNTOWN Every Third Thursday, Starting May 21 As if Taco Tuesday wasn’t your favorite day of the week, here’s another Taco Day sure to satisfy your taco desires. On the Third Thursday of each month SouthSide restaurants and bars will offer unique taco specials, drink specials, and music to celebrate Third Thursday Taco Night. Be sure to be on the lookout for special menus from Social Still, La Lupita, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, and more—all offering a fun and delicious special menu for every taco lover.

SIP & SLIDE SUMMER COCKTAIL CRAWL Saturday, June 13, 1-5pm This fun summer event will have the SouthSide celebrating with sidewalk sales, live music, and a delicious summer-themed Cocktail Crawl. Passports can be purchased online or onsite at the SouthSide Arts District office at 324 South New Street. Passports on sale soon! Enjoy 10 tasty sample-sized cocktails from your favorite SouthSide restaurants and shops! And don’t miss the... SPRING DEBUT OF THE NEW PUBLIC PIANO! The SouthSide Arts District wants to become the Lehigh Valley’s public art mecca—and with the addition of new murals each year, music celebrations each First Friday, and street corners decorated with artist-designed flower pots, they are on their way to becoming just that. And this spring, a Public Piano will be introduced to their streetscape! Located at Fillmore Street and Third on Northampton Community College’s campus, the artistically-painted piano will be permanently installed so anyone can sit down and add a soundtrack to the street. 324 SOUTH NEW STREET

610.419.9180

SOUTHSIDEARTSDISTRICT.COM

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TH E SOU T H S I DE

A RT S DIST R ICT

is the Lehigh Valley’s home for art, entertainment, shopping, and dining. From vast art galleries to unique boutiques, fantastic restaurants and special events, the SouthSide Arts District is one of the most eclectic places to live, work, and play! Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward threads, signature pieces for your home, a delicious meal, or a slice of history, the SouthSide Arts District is the Art & Soul of Bethlehem.

CBD American Shaman

Social Still

1. Balance Your Body CBD American Shaman

9 East 3rd Street | 610.601.2411 | AmericanCBDBethlehem.com

Using CBD products can enhance your body’s natural ability to maintain balance and manage occasional stress. American Shaman products do it best: using proprietary nanotechnology makes their CBD nine times more bioavailable than anything else on the market, making their products faster and more efficiently absorbed by the body. CBD American Shaman is here to help you be your best self!

2. Go Out For a Cause

Cutter’s Bike Shop

Social Still

530 East 3rd Street | 610.625.4585 | socialstill.com

Did you know Social Still has partnered up with water.org to give families in need access to safe water? Next time you are deciding to go out, choose Social Still and join their mission to provide safe water for everyone on the planet. For every bottle purchased, Social Still donates to water.org to provide FIVE MONTHS of safe water to people in need!

3. Exercise Cutter’s Bike Shop

418 East 3rd Street | 610.419.4027 | cuttersbikeshop.com

Exercise has a profound effect on our well-being. Studies have shown just 20 minutes outside in good weather not only improves your positive mood, but it broadens your thinking and working memory! Imagine that! Family-owned and operated by bike enthusiasts for the last 11 years, the staff at Cutter’s can suit you up with the perfect bike to get you outside and loving life.

Are you an artist? Musician? Want to volunteer? Call 610.419.9180 or learn more at southsideartsdistrict.com or find them on social!

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324 SOUTH NEW STREET

610.419.9180

SOUTHSIDE ARTSDISTRIC T.COM


Colony Meadery

Lara Bly Designs

Fowler Family SouthSide Center at NCC

Your CBD Store Bethlehem

S I M PLE JOY S

A-List Salon & Spa

on the

SO U T H S ID E

Everybody deserves a little break, a reward, or a boost. It’s the simple joys in life that help us get through the daily grind—and doing little things to boost our self-esteem not only can help with your inner happiness, but can improve your mood in general—which makes others happy. Here are seven ways the SouthSide Arts District can help you treat yourself!

4. Gather with friends

5. Take a class

211 East 3rd Street | 855.632.3669 | colonymeadery.com

511 East 3rd Street | 610.332.8668 | northampton.edu

When it comes to improving your happiness, nothing is more essential than social time. Time spent with friends and family makes a huge difference in how happy we feel. It’s time to gather your colony and head to The Colony Meadery—where your hive can sample and indulge some of the most unique and delicious meads in the Lehigh Valley.

Antonia Fernandez wants to help you succeed! She’s the new Manager of Community Outreach at Northampton Community College’s SouthSide Campus, where there are an array of opportunities and classes to help you advance your career, business, or passion. Expressing your creativity, and working hard towards self-improvement are great ways to boost your self-esteem and happiness.

6. New Year, New You

7. Relax

The Colony Meadery South Bethlehem

Northampton Community College | Fowler Family SouthSide Center

Lara Bly Designs | 321 South New Street | 484.935.1025 A-List Salon & Spa | 128 West 4th Street | 610.849.2011 PSA: It’s not selfish to put yourself first. Self-care and self-acceptance are keys to a happier life, but it’s a habit we sometimes forget to practice. Purge your closet, and make space to take your wardrobe to a new level with new clothes from Lara Bly Boutique. Freshen up your hair and look with the expert stylists at A-List Salon & Spa. They’re ready to help you on your journey to self-care!

Your CBD Store Bethlehem 14 West 4th Street | 484.635.1938

Studies have shown that 75% of Americans suffer from stress daily. Stress can negatively affect not only your body, but your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. CBD oil is an all-natural way to help reduce daily stress and keep living your best life. Your CBD Store has everything you need to not only reduce your stress, but help reduce your pet’s stress as well!

LE ARN MORE ABOUT THE SOUTHSIDE ARTS DISTRIC T AT SOUTHSIDE ARTSDISTRIC T.COM

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Arts

Enhanced

DENTAL

Dr. David Burt, DDS

General, Restorative, and Cosmetic Dentistry Oral Cancer Screenings Dentures and Oral Implants Veneers Teeth Whitening Dental Sleep Medicine ...and more Dr. Lauren Miller, DMD

A great smile has 32 parts E A C H T O O T H P L AY S an important role in your smile, so make sure each one is taken care of. Offering an extensive list of dental services and using the latest technology, the skilled and caring teams at Enhanced Dental Arts and Mountainville Dental cater to all of your family’s dental needs. From routine checkups to cosmetic and restorative care, let them help you take care of the 32 teeth in your mouth to get one result: a great smile.

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ENHANCEDDENTAL ARTS.COM MOUNTAINVILLEDENTAL.COM

2299 BRODHEAD ROAD SUITE G, BETHLEHEM 610.866.0172 2004 SOUTH 5TH STREET, ALLENTOWN 610.791.2307

Two skilled dentists, two great locations!


Take care of you.

Services include: Massage Salt Room Therapy Hydrafacial Sauna Cuts & Color Eyelash Extensions Manicure & Pedicure

T H E T E A M AT N E W AT T I T U D E wants to help you to feel as great on the inside as you look on the outside. Whether you’re enjoying some “you-time” at their wellness center or upgrading your style in their full-service salon, you’ll receive special attention every step of the way from their experienced stylists and practitioners—and you’re sure to step out the door with a new attitude.

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610.253.5550

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Interior Renovations • Kitchen Design • Bathrooms • Custom Built-Ins • Basements

From their family

to yours

Mariah Biery & Dan McGinty: Production Team O N C E YO U ’ V E F I N A L I Z E D your design plan with Bob and Casey, LVIC co-owner (and Bob’s brother!) Dan McGinty and project manager Mariah Biery step in. Renovations can feel overwhelming and they’re here to help. Mariah will assist you in making selections and communicating throughout the process, and Dan will be on-site to supervise the job.

Bob McGinty & Casey McGinty: Design Team LV I C C O - O W N E R Bob McGinty and his daughter Casey will expertly guide you through kitchen, bathroom, basement, and whole-floor renovations. First step? Bob will schedule an in-home meeting to discuss design ideas that accomodate your specific needs and budget. To further help you craft your vision, the team creates detailed plans enhanced by Casey’s 3D designs.

S P E C I A L I Z I N G I N I N T E R I O R remodeling and renovation, the team at Lehigh Valley Interior Construction gives you the expertise and attention to detail of a small company— with the production capacity of a large firm. With over 30 years of experience, LVIC is a family-run business that’s invested in your family’s well-being, too.

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F In the first episode, learn how Art Petrosemolo, Garden Spot resident since December 2016, finds purpose in writing stories and taking photos for local newspapers.

Retire with

Purpose PODCAST

GARDEN SPOT COMMUNITIES PRESENTS:

SEASON ONE OF THE PODCAST IS NOW AVAILABLE

RETIRE WITH

PURPOSE

This brand new podcast explores what it means to retire with purpose, live to your full potential, and explore abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Six stories of real people who found real purpose. Listen today: gscretirewithpurpose.org

AT G A R D E N S P O T people are changing the world. Sharing their stories inspires others to live with purpose—to volunteer and to engage their world. Their newest storytelling style, podcasting, connects you directly with residents and staff. 433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND

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24 East 3rd Street, Suite 2 Bethlehem, PA 18015

presorted standard us postage paid fig industries 17604

Fig Industries is redefining success through social impact and environmental accountability to the communities we serve.

Please pass this Fig on or recycle it.

The Rooftop at 306 South New Street SouthSide Bethlehem 610.419.4320 zestbethlehem.com

April Showers. May Flowers. Happy Hours. Monday-Friday 4-6 pm

Profile for Fig Industries & Fig Magazine

Fig Bethlehem Spring 2020  

Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...

Fig Bethlehem Spring 2020  

Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...