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Support the businesses of Bethlehem this season! Shopping small gives us a chance to put our money where our heart is. Head downtown for the most unique gifts and the best service—all while feeling good that your dollars are going back into our community.

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Y E A R ’ S E N D is a natural time for reflection. It’s a season in which we often find ourselves looking back, reliving memories both joyful and wistful. This time of year also gives us much to look forward to: there’s something exciting about turning the last page on the calendar and anticipating the fresh opportunities a new year brings. And with festive events popping up all over town, there are lots of wonderful chances to connect, share, and give. In this issue, we want to invite you to do all of these things. Connect. Share. Give.

First, we’ve put together a special section featuring some of the inspiring local nonprofit organizations working tirelessly to make a positive difference in Bethlehem and beyond. All nonprofits seek to solve a problem, to serve a need—providing for and enriching our community and the people in it—and they can’t do it alone. We invite you to read about their good work, then consider supporting one or more of them through donations, volunteering, or both. See our annual Giving Guide on page 46 for more information about ways you can make a difference. Second, explore our curated Gifting Guide and make the commitment to do your shopping, well…in shops this year. In the guide, you’ll find a beautiful selection of unique gifts, hand-selected

by local merchants, and you’ll even see photos of some of the merchants themselves— the people putting thought and heart into their business, whom you can meet and get to

Taken at NAMI Lehigh Valley, one of the nonprofits featured in our Giving Guide

know, and who value your support. And, money spent in our community stays in our community. You have the opportunity to have a big impact with this small choice. The holidays are a time to reflect, to look forward, and to show our appreciation to the ones we love. There’s so much that Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley give to us—and so many opportunities to give back. We hope this season fills you with great gratitude for both. KIERA WILHELM & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM

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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Bethlehem.

Fresh Face: CBD American Shaman CBD IS A HOT TOPIC right now, and there are many brands out there to choose from. If you’re wondering if it could be of benefit to you, then Laura Penske of CBD American Shaman has you covered.

anxiety in the past,” Laura says. “I never really felt like they made much of a difference—but when I tried American Shaman’s CBD, I felt the difference quickly and I was really impressed.”

Laura and her husband opened their new franchise at 9 East 3rd Street on Bethlehem’s SouthSide in August of 2019. With over 300 CBD American Shaman locations throughout the country, theirs is the only one in the Lehigh Valley.

CBD hemp oil should not be confused with marijuana; it won't cause a “high”. Rather, CBD, or “cannabidiol,” is the compound of the cannabis plant believed to enhance your body’s ability to maintain balance and manage physical and emotional stress, as well as other therapeutic applications.

“I’m especially interested in CBD because I have a background in herbalism, and I tried using a couple of different brands of CBD oil to help with my

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they cover more surface area in the body,” Laura says. “That way they're more bioavailable, so they work better, faster, and last longer than other CBD products.” But Laura doesn’t just want you to take her word for it—she wants you to come in and see for yourself. They give free samples to everyone who comes into the store, and encourage people to come back multiple times. “We're really focused on providing information to people who come to our store,” Laura says, “so that they know exactly what they’re getting and how CBD works.”


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

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the joy. T H E H O L I D AY S are full of opportunities to show our appreciation to the ones we love. This year, as you hunt for the perfect present, we ask you to make every choice deliberate and every dollar count. How? By making your holiday gift list and hitting the streets of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. W H Y S H O P LO C A L ? It's simple. You'll find a beautiful selection of unique gifts, hand-selected by local merchants—real people who put thought and heart into their business, whom you can meet and get to know, and who value your support. And, money spent in our community stays in our community.

Throughout this issue you'll discover a curated collection of gifts sourced from local retailers in Bethlehem and beyond. Turn the pages and be inspired!

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Thinking Local Alexander Clare Alexander the Art alexandertheart.com Layne Lyons Lyons Design Company lyonsdesigncompany.com

Shelli Topping Co-owner of Roasted

Derek Wallen Co-owner of Roasted and Lehigh Valley Printing

Hailey Sibilia Artist

A RT I S T/ D E S I G N E R L AY N E LYO N S and Derek Wallen, co-owner of Lehigh Valley Printing and Roasted, had an idea. Combining the capabilities of LVP and the community outreach of Roasted, with ties to the Lehigh Valley art community, they wanted to actively promote the idea of THINK LOCAL. Buy. Eat. Drink. Listen. Local. The result: a series of T-shirts designed by Layne, and two other local artists, Alexander Clare and Hailey Sibilia. Stay tuned to Roasted and LVP's social channels to find out where you can pick up yours!

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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Bethlehem.

Fresh Face: The Rustic Wood Project W H E N K A R A M E A S E , Nickie-Jo Breiner, and Lisa Davis first met and bonded at a game for their boys’ football team, they never thought they’d become a team themselves. But that’s exactly what happened when they created The Rustic Wood Project, a do-it-yourself workshop that offers step-by-step instruction where you can create personalized rustic home decor. In the near future, customers will be able to create oversized outdoor games and dabble in wood burning. After becoming fast friends, the trio ended up attending a party together that combined woodworking and wine. They enjoyed the experience so much that they decided they’d like to think

about doing it themselves. “We had a lot of fun,” Nickie-Jo says. “and we all woke up the next morning and realized we still wanted to do it.” And the plan for The Rustic Wood Project was born. Parties at The Rustic Wood Project’s workshop occur on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and you need to register online one week before your event—though the team will make every effort to offer time slots during the week. In addition to private parties, they also offer open workshops. Dates and times can be found on their website and Facebook page. The team also does fundraising and community-based events on a regular basis, such as Liberty High School Theater, 259 EAST ELIZ ABETH AVENUE

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, as well as tricky trays and bingos. The Rustic Wood Project would be glad to work alongside you and a foundation of your choice. You’re invited to bring your own food, drink, and music to The Rustic Wood Project—and you can also bring your own wood-working ideas. “Here, you can literally come with any idea, and we’ll make it happen for you,” Kara says. “We enjoy creating and designing custom pieces that complement our customer's style.” Ultimately, the goal is customer satisfaction. “We do a lot of communicating with guests that are coming in,” Lisa says. “We want you to love it!”

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Unique wines of character and distinction—with personality!—from the Lehigh Valley’s oldest winery Ask about: Franklin Hill's top-selling “Sir Walter’s Red”, named after owner Elaine Pivinski’s father!

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SOCIAL STILL DISTILLERY / Small batch, ultra-premium bourbon, vodka, rum, and more. World-class spirits produced right here in your hometown. Ask about: One-of-a-kind “Sasquatch” bourbon, infused with PA maple syrup and vanilla beans

Putting craft into cocktails.

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

Adele Lukachek, Director of Spirit and Soul

Tonie Chicchi, Director of Laser and Light

Janel Lukachek, Creator of Village and Vessel

Fresh Face: NuHouse M A N Y S AY T H AT the most powerful healer of the human body is the human body itself. That’s why Easton native Janel Lukachek—along with her mother, Adele Lukachek and her partner Tonie Chicchi— created what they call their passion project, NuHouse: a health and wellness spa on South Bank Street in downtown Easton that is a place for body, mind, and soul-connected healing and repair. “It’s truly a family-run facility,” Janel says. “Without any one person here, we would not stand—every person has their role. No one is CEO, for example, because it truly takes a village. We have an array of practitioners working together on every

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system of the body to help you be and feel the best you.” From cold laser therapy to chiropractic, yoga, reiki, massage, and a warm sauna—as well as having an aesthetician, a nutritionist, and an herbalist on staff—there’s something for everyone. After living in New York City for over a decade, Janel came to the revelation that there are so many people trying to heal themselves, and many different avenues to pursue instead of traditional medicine. So she decided to bring together a group of like-minded people under one roof. The team says that the name NuHouse has two meanings: not only is your body

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your house, but they want everyone to feel at home at the spa. You’ll have your own robe and slippers in this no-Wi-Fi zone, so you can reboot yourself while you recharge your phone. Surrounded by the exposed brick, hardwood floors, natural light, and calming aromatherapy scents at NuHouse, it’s easy to get into the mindspace necessary to do so. In the bustle of modern life, it's nice to know there are places to help us find calm, and to center ourselves. The team at NuHouse is committed to helping guests do just that. “We lead you to your own house and hold the space for you to heal,” Janel says.


C B D A M E R I CA N S H A M A N / Pure, 100% Organic CBD oil products for people and pets

The new self-care.

Ask about: Water-soluble hemp oil with unique nanotechnology in Cherry Limeade, Grape, Natural, Lemon, or Pina Colada

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SEASONS OLIVE OIL / Super-premium olive oils, vinegars, and creative culinary gifts for the discerning home cook Ask about: Seasons’ holiday gift baskets and boxed sets—they make ideal hostess and corporate gifts!

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Fresh, flavorful, family-owned.

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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.

Authentic: Kashi Johnson A U T H E N T I C I T Y H A S A LWAY S been the cardinal rule of Hip-Hop. The mantra of “keeping it real” was an expression of both street solidarity and being true to oneself. For Kashi Johnson, Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Theatre at Lehigh University, it’s also a way to introduce students to the world of the performing arts—and to help students find their authentic voices. A Lehigh University alumna who has now been a professor there for twenty years, Kashi does this through her course titled “Act Like You Know: Hip Hop Theatre”. Students in the course don’t just read articles and discuss Hip-Hop, they actually do it. They learn acting techniques and rehearse performance projects rooted in the foundational pillars of Hip-Hop culture: MCing, DJing, graffiti writing, and breakdancing. The class culminates in a final show open to Lehigh and the surrounding community. “I grew up in New York City in the early 1980s when hip hop culture was being born,” Kashi says, “so I get my love for the culture honestly.” One of the early assignments in the class is for students to come up with their own Hip Hop alias. In Hip Hop culture, nicknames are sometimes assumed, sometimes given by others. Kashi’s alias is the alliterative, double entendre of “Queen Kash.” “I did not call myself Queen Kash!” Kashi says, with a laugh. “All of my students started doing it, and it’s very lyrical. But that's Hip Hop, that's respect, so I accept that crown.” But the “Act Like You Know” course isn’t about the Queen Kash experience. It's about a bridge of connection between student and educator, built to help students find and unapologetically speak their truth. “It works because everybody brings their true self to whatever it is that they do,” Kashi says. “My job as the teacher is just to make sure it stays authentic.” To learn more about Kashi, visit KashiJohnson.com.

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FIERCE “ B E H I N D E V E RY S T R O N G woman is a tribe of other strong women,” Apollo Grill owner Rachel Griffith says. Rachel, a Bethlehem native and Moravian College graduate, took the reins 2 years ago when her former bosses felt it was time to retire. “This is a dream come true with lots of hard work ahead,” Rachel told herself. “Be humble, work

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your butt off, and prove you deserve it.” The Apollo Grill is an outlier in the male-dominated restaurant industry. There aren’t many restaurants that have a female owner, female executive chef, and a mostly female-dominated service staff. “It’s pretty amazing that we have all of these strong, passionate women that work so well together,”

Rachel says, “and are determined to continue to make the Apollo Grill successful for many years to come.” She knows she has something special here. “Not one person makes the Apollo Grill; we ALL make the Apollo Grill. We all share the same passion, drive, and determination to make the best of the lives we live—and


M E E T T H E WO M E N O F Head Chef Alice Schneck, and Owner Rachel Griffith the lives we touch. We honestly love what we do and we do it well!” One of the key members of Rachel’s tribe at the Apollo Grill is head chef Alice Schneck. “Alice is a driven, creative individual,” says Rachel. “She thinks outside the box, and her spirit has really helped form the restaurant that we have. I am proud to work along side her

every day—we make a great team!” The restaurant has been a culinary fixture in Bethlehem for 20 years—and Rachel, Alice, and their team are committed to maintaining and growing Apollo's tradition of being sophisticated and lively, with great food and drinks served by a friendly and professional staff.

“I am blessed that I am able to surround myself daily with such wonderful women. They inspire me to be a better person. They inspire me to work to my highest potential, and they lift me up,” Rachel says. “I’ve never met a group of people that have my back so much—and I want them to know every day that I have theirs, too.”

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

Fresh Face: Green Vida Co. WHEN JACKIE AND WILSON RUEDA’S son Santi was diagnosed with autism at age two, the hours of therapy he had to undergo didn’t seem to be helping. When Santi turned 4, Jackie decided to start a preservative-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free diet that she had read about. Santi said his very first word two weeks after starting the diet.

Changing his diet greatly improved his health and development. He's now 10 and continues to be on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. “It was life-changing for us. Then I started getting into juicing and making smoothies myself. I said, ‘I want to have a smoothie and juice bar one day,’ and I put it on my five-year bucket list plan.” Two years ago, Jackie and her husband had the opportunity to start a smoothie and sandwich shop in her father’s convenience store in Bangor. This fall, they opened their first standalone store in Forks Township, with a smaller sister store opening soon in NuHouse, a wellness center located in downtown Easton. Green Vida's mission statement is “Real food made with love and transparency,” and they deliver in spades. The team serves fresh, whole, organic, non-GMO, local, and minimally processed foods whenever possible. “The transparency part is important, because we want people to know what they're eating and where it comes from,” Jackie says. And their healthful menu doesn’t stop at smoothies and cold-pressed juices. They are proud to serve Devoción coffee (devocionusa.com), sourced from small farms in Colombia, dry milled, roasted, and arriving within days. (“The freshness and taste is incomparable,” says Jackie.) You'll also find the popular “bulletproof” coffee—with its addition of grass-fed butter and MCT oil—organic salads with house-made dressings, quinoa bowls, sandwiches, wraps, gluten-free and vegan friendly and more, all of which delight the eye as much as the palate. “That's why we have an open-kitchen concept,” says Jackie. “We want customers to see their food prepared fresh and in a clean environment as they order it.”

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YO U N G ' S M AG A S I N D E Q UA R T I E R / Unique artisan-created, locally made, and fair trade items including jewelry, leather bags, and gifts with flair Ask about: Small-batch candles and handmade jewelry created by shop owner Maryanne Young

Gifts with character!

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Ann Marie Supinski AM Luxe Apparel Lauren Bertucci & Tammy Wendling Downtown Bethlehem Association

Babak Kamyab Paisley Sun Gift Shop

Rey Ramirez The Foo Foo Shoppe Pat Mitchell La Petite Provence

Historic Downtown Bethlehem Merchants Find unique gifts and get to know your local shop owners in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Find out about the benefits of being a member of the Downtown Bethlehem Association by contacting Tammy at TammyW@lehighvalleychamber.org or Lauren at LaurenB@lehighvalleychamber.org.

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Tom Anderko Musselman Jewelers

Chris Beers Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop

Danielle Mulligan The Gem Shop

Joanne Smida Hand Cut Crystal/ Christmas City Ornaments Joseph Fabian The Moravian Book Shop

Neville Gardner & Fergus Donegal Square

Advocating for small businesses in the historic, arts, and shopping districts. Who We Are

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The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

We aim to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote, and advance downtown business areas within the City of Bethlehem.

For more on DBA merchants, restaurants, and holiday events, or to get involved, visit GETDOWNTOWNBETHLEHEM.COM

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Shop Small with SouthSide Merchants Find what you're looking for this holiday season, and meet the merchants of the SouthSide Arts District!

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Left to Right: Emma Ackerman (in blue) Touchstone Theatre Bill George Touchstone Theatre Mary Wright (in red) Touchstone Theatre Missy Hartney SouthSide Arts District Ramona LaBarre Godfrey Daniels Amelia Tognoli Wind Creek Bethlehem Glenn Koehler National Museum of Industrial History Mike Decrosta SouthSide Arts District Katie Oscavich Social Still Andy Po (and Holmes!) Homebase610 Tara Nagabhyru Color Me Mine Kate Flatt Social Still

The Shops & Restaurants of The SouthSide Arts District want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and encourage you to Shop Small this holiday season! Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward custom threads, strong, eclectic signature pieces for your home, hand crafted spirits, or a slice of history, support the Art & Soul of Bethlehem and Shop Small!

Andrea Blumstein Social Still Lisa Ronca Cutters Bike Shop Ian Panyko CafĂŠ the Lodge

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Happy Holidays

from your Downtown Districts! Here's where you can find all of the folks pictured on the previous four pages. Remember to shop small this holiday season on Main Street & Broad Street in Bethlehem's Historic District and on 3rd & 4th Streets of the SouthSide Arts District! Downtown Bethlehem Association

SouthSide Arts District

74 West Broad Street, Suite 240

324 South New Street

The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and serves to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote, and advance downtown business areas within the City of Bethlehem.

The SouthSide Arts District’s mission is to build upon the community’s vibrant and innovative artistic, cultural, and entrepreneurial heritage to support and enhance economic development in South Bethlehem.

getdowntownbethlehem.com

southsideartsdistrict.com

AM Luxe Apparel 74 west broad street, suite 280 Sophisticated and luxury lifestyle shop. amluxeapparel.com Donegal Square 534 main street Unique Celtic gift shop for hand-knit sweaters, blankets, jewelry, and gifts. donegalsquare.com The Foo Foo Shoppe 460 main street A variety of bath, body, and outrageous gifts including rubber ducks and novelty socks. thefoofooshoppe.com The Gem Shop 550 main street High end jewelry, clothing, and accessories. thegemshopwebsite.com Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop 462 main street The biggest and most-packed candy and gift store your brain can possibly conjure up. grandpajoescandyshop.com

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Hand Cut Crystal/ Christmas City Ornaments 452 main street Crystal jewelry and giftware, as well as an extensive selection of Christmas ornaments. facebook.com/HandCutCrystal

Café the Lodge 427 east 4th street Classic American breakfast & lunch fare served with craft coffee drinks in support of mental health. cafethelodge.org

La Petite Provence 519 main street A quaint shop featuring fine linens, bowls, and home accents. facebook.com/La-PetiteProvence-409352459208324/

Color Me Mine 25 east 3rd street The world's leading pottery painting franchise, located in South Bethlehem with around 650 premade shapes to choose from. lehighvalley.colormemine.com

The Moravian Book Shop 428 main street The hub for books, Moravian College gear, gifts, and Bethlehem-centric items. moravian.bncollege.com

Cutters Bike Shop 418 east 3rd street Family-owned bike shop centrally located in the historic SouthSide of Bethlehem. cuttersbikeshop.com

Musselman Jewelers 420 main street Elegant selection of jewelry, watches, and other treasures. musselmanpa.com

Godfrey Daniels 7 east 4th street Give the gift of music: Gift cards, Godfrey Daniels t-shirts & caps, concert tickets, memberships. Now in their 44th season! godfreydaniels.org

Paisley Sun Gift Shop 558 main street A luminous gift shop with stars, gifts, cards, and more. thepaisleysun.com

Homebase610 29 west 4th street Community-minded purveyor of skateboards, footwear & vintage apparel in South Bethlehem since 2002. Homebase610.com

National Museum of Industrial History 602 east 2nd street A Smithsonian affiliate, NMIH forges a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today. nmih.org Social Still 530 east 3rd street State-of-the-art distillery and imaginative scratch kitchen, located in a SouthSide Bethlehem historic landmark. socialstill.com Touchstone Theatre 321 east 4th street Professional ensemble theatre company in its landmark 20th year of Christmas City Follies. touchstone.org The Outlets at Wind Creek Bethlehem 77 wind creek boulevard Outlet brand names like Coach, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. outletsatwindcreekbethlehem.com


P E R F ECT TA B L E S TA RT I N G T H I S W I N T E R , Edge is pleased to announce a brand-new “Dinner for Two” experience. A decadent menu, meant to be shared. Enjoy a perfectly grilled ribeye and Edge’s signature crab cake—then choose your own sides and dessert. Grab a friend and make a night of it!

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A wonderland for the eclectically-minded gifter. 21 EAST 3RD STREET

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Gifts and furnishings featuring a mix of new and old, classic and unique, and always something a bit unexpected, too Ask about: Domaci's in-home design services. Whether you're looking to update a single room or completely redecorate your home, they can help!


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

The Art & Soul Of Bethlehem Mark your calendars with these great events on the SouthSide The SouthSide Arts District is the Lehigh Valley’s home for art, entertainment, shopping, and dining. From eclectic galleries to unique boutiques, fantastic restaurants, and special events, the SouthSide Arts District is the Art & Soul of Bethlehem.

First Friday Every First Friday of the Month On the First Friday of every month guests are invited to visit local art galleries, unique boutiques, and delicious restaurants, all while enjoying food and drink samples and specials. The evening also showcases over 10 local musicians all evening long throughout the shops, bars, and restaurants of 3rd & 4th Streets. Dine, shop, and enjoy the art and music of First Friday!

Cocktails & Craft Beer Week Monday, February 24 – Sunday, March 1 Join the 3rd Annual Cocktails & Craft Beer Week, a celebration of the SouthSide’s fantastic cocktail & craft beer scene! Visit your favorite participating SouthSide shop or bar and take part in a variety of tastings, discussions, and happy hours.

Naughty or Nice Cocktail Crawl

Spring on the SouthSide

Saturday, December 7 1 – 5pm

Prepare your taste buds for a Chili Challenge like no other at the SouthSide Arts District’s Spring on the SouthSide Community Festival & Chili Cook-Off, with 20 local chilies contending for the titles of People’s Choice and Celebrity Judge’s Top Choice! Enjoy live art demonstrations, free arts and crafts for kids, live music, and don’t forget to stop by Cops ‘n’ Kids Celebration of Reading at Northampton Community College or Homebase Skateshop’s Hot Pepper Eating Contest – where only the strong survive!

He’s making a list and we’re checking it twice, whether you’re Naughty or Nice! The crawl features 10 different sample-sized holiday cocktails and treats, along with shopping deals and food specials! Get your Christmas shopping done, all while enjoying the crawl! What to expect: pumpkin martinis, spiked eggnog, chocolate chip cookies, pop-up vendors, carolers, and be on the lookout for Santa & his Elf!

SouthSide Winter Restaurant Week Monday, January 20 – Sunday, January 26 A culinary experience across the world, right in your own backyard! Featuring over 20 different restaurants showcasing diverse cuisines ranging from Asian, to Italian, to Mexican, and much more. Take your taste buds on an adventure!

Saturday, April 18 11am – 6pm

Sip & Slide Summer Cocktail Crawl Saturday, June 13 1 – 5pm Celebrate the arrival of summer with sidewalk sales, live music, and a delicious Cocktail Crawl. Enjoy 10 sample-sized, summerthemed cocktails (think Mojitos, Margaritas, and Pina Coladas) from your favorite SouthSide restaurants and shops! Must be 21 to join the fun! SOUTHSIDEARTSDISTRICT.COM

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EXCEPTIONAL OFFICE SPACE,

AMENITIES, AND SERVICES

Located at 306 South New Street with locations planned for Easton and Allentown!

ARE COMING TO SOUTHSIDE BETHLEHEM What is Venture X? Venture X is a beautifully-designed shared workspace and community, blending boutique hotel and modern office styles with a high level of design that feels both professional and welcoming. Venture X is owned and operated by local entrepreneurs who understand the local market and are onsite to foster a collaborative, productive environment. Venture X Utah


COMING FEBRUARY 2020 Why coworking? Individuals and companies are choosing to take advantage of the savings and benefits associated with joining coworking spaces over opening their own offices. Moving into a fully-functioning office space complete with everything you need to grow your business allows you to Venture X Texas

distraction and expense of office setup costs and maintenance. You’ll enjoy

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focus on what's important without the

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flexible workspaces, built-in amenities, current technology, and a place you like to come to work every day.

Venture X provides flexible, upscale, well-designed office environments. Venture X offers: • Private offices for 1 - 50 people • Flexibility and cost savings

Schedule a tour today! Email or call for more information nancy.black@venturex.com or 484.353.6687

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Friendly, trusted dental care

F O R YO U A N D YO U R FA M I LY

Dr. Ann HunsickerMorrissey, DMD MAGD has a passion for placing dental implants and can replace a tooth in just a couple of hours

Dr. Kali Brong, DMD offers Invisalign to help patients obtain that perfect smile

S E RV I C E S I N C LU D E : • GENER AL EX AMS AND CLEANINGS • COSMETIC DENTISTRY • TEETH WHITENING • EX TR ACTIONS AND IMPL ANTS • L ASER SURGERY • DENTURES, CROWNS, AND BRIDGES • FA M I LY D E N T I S T R Y • R O O T C A N A L S A N D D E N TA L S U R G E R Y • SLEEP APPLIANCES

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P R O U D LY S E RV I N G the Lehigh Valley for 30 years with superior dentistry, the team at Hellertown Dental Group has the experience and expertise to help solve all your dental problems, no matter how big or small. Their professional, hard-working, and caring staff is dedicated to serving the needs of their patients, and an in-house savings plan helps make dentistry accessible and affordable, even for those without insurance. Offering convenient early morning, evening, and Saturday hours, their high-tech office uses the latest equipment—including a digital scanner that can make a crown in a single day, a cavity-removing laser, and Virtual Nitrous, a virtual reality-based approach for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. HELLERTOWNDENTALGROUP.COM


AM LUXE /

A curated collection of apparel, accessories, shoes, and jewelry hand chosen for you...a woman of style. Ask about: How owner Ann Marie Supinski will personally choose unique looks to enhance your lifestyle

Where urban elegance meets downtown charm.

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Meet the Teaching Artist:

Kimberly Tanzos

“I like to keep teaching fun. I try to share with them what I love about fiber arts. It’s fun to get people who have never done it before and get them hooked!” Follow Kimberly: @FeltedByKim

@KimberlyTanzosFiberArts

Upcoming Classes with Kimberly Tanzos:

Fiber Sampler Workshop: Nuno Felted Scarves

Fiber Sampler Workshop: Felted Wool Scarves

Sunday, November 17 | 1-4 pm

Sunday, December 8 | 1-4 pm

Upcoming Winter Classes

FREE Creative Family Photo Transfer Workshop (Ages 6+)

Creative Family Workshop: Painted Luminarias

with Kristen Sauers

with Natalie Hartman

Saturday, November 16 | 10-11:30 am

Sunday, December 8 | 1:30-3:30 pm

First Friday Wine’d Down Workshop: Brush Lettered Ornament

Wine’d Down: Mini-Embroidery Hoop Necklaces and Ornaments

with Lauren Beck

with Katrina Heebner

Friday, December 6 | 6:30-9 pm

Wednesday, December 11 | 6:30-9:30 pm

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Purr-fect for the holidays.

A fun, relaxed urban winery experience in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, with a flavor for every palate Ask about: Teaching or taking a class at Sleepy Cat—they hold creative DIYs every month!

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Michael Lebson, Assistant Curator

Jerry Forsyth, Lighting Designer Railroad Station, Matthew Blum

Elder Like Evans, Obdurate as Jove, Anthony Smith Jr. Kate Hughes, Gallery Director

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

Deck the Halls with Art YO U ’ R E A LW AY S W E L C O M E in the vibrant, art-filled, Main Street home of Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery because here, you are family. At Bethlehem House, original, innovative works are displayed in a beautifully furnished “living space” that changes four times a year, where you can engage and

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have a great time interacting with art. The team at Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery is family—and they want you to feel as if you’re visiting the home of a friend. Stop by, say hello, and add an ornament to the tree (or grab one for yourself!) at Bethlehem House this holiday season. You’re invited!

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Five generations of sweet, from their family to yours.

The finest-quality chocolates, caramels, candies, nuts, and more— from a family of master candy makers Ask about: Josh Early's handmade Peppermint Bark...a favorite at the holidays, and only available in the months of November and December!

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WITH JENNIFER CENEVIVA The new year is a time of reflection—what do you want to change in your life, what are you planning for, where do you see yourself at the end of next year? Jennifer Ceneviva at Edward Jones Investments helps people through life events including: • Retirement • Divorce • New jobs • Inheritance • Sales of a business or other property

Stop by or call the office to set up an appointment. Don’t let the excitement of the new year pass you by without making the commitment to find your 2020 financial vision.

• Life and Long-term care insurance needs • Legacy planning Change can be overwhelming, but Jennifer can help you with the financial aspects of your transitions in life. It starts with a conversation about what is important to you. Then you'll partner together to organize where you are and plan your next steps.

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Raw metals, forged with love. House of Metalworks offers handmade, affordable jewelry and a wide variety of classes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Visit this indie business in downtown Emmaus to explore their wide selection of handmade jewelry. House of Metalworks is the place to find that perfect gift, or something special for yourself!

Photography by Peter Italiano Photography

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BRINKER LOFTS OPENED this summer with 100% occupancy—and the expansive courtyard is complete! Next up, a full-service cafe-style restaurant with a local flair. With its Grand Opening planned for spring 2020, the unique, historic setting of this extraordinary space will add a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Bethlehem's South Side. Stay tuned for all that's happening at Brinker Lofts!

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321 ADAMS STREET

570.906.8228

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Craft-brewed gifts for the glass. Fresh and locally brewed beer of the highest quality in a variety of styles—from classics to the creatively-crafted Ask about: Lost Tavern’s latest brew creation. There’s always something new on tap!

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F R E S H FO O D FRESH BREWS F R EE PA R K I N G

HOP DADDY'S: 732 WEST HAMILTON STREET, ALLENTOWN HOPDADDYSBREWINGCOMPANY.COM

IN DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN

IN THE LAST issue of Fig Bethlehem, we introduced you to the Downtown Allentown Market, a 12,ooo-squarefoot food and drink hall with nine local, regional, and national merchants offering creative, fast-casual concepts. Now, City Center Investment Corp.—the real estate development company behind five office towers, the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, seven residential communities, and many

unique restaurants and shops—has introduced two exciting new vendors, opening this fall! First, a long-awaited neighborhood grocery store: the ever-colorful Radish Republic, located across the ArtsWalk from the Downtown Allentown Market. This new store offers everyday essentials like produce, meat, dairy products, frozen foods, and by-the-pound bulk items, such

as flour, grains, and beans—and also sells drinks, soups, and grab-and-go options like salads, sandwiches, and fruit—in a friendly atmosphere where you can get to know your grocer. And at 732 West Hamilton Street, we welcome Hop Daddy’s Brewing Co. (in the former Roar Social House location). Hop Daddy’s features a stunning 2,500-squarefoot outdoor beer garden complete with games and live entertainment, and a food menu with artisan pizzas and other tasty shareables as focal points. In addition to serving its own beer, Hop Daddy’s offers revolving guest taps from other local breweries. To top it off, the Allentown Parking Authority has announced a Free Parking program for the streets, lots, and decks around the PPL Center on weekdays from 5pm to midnight, and on weekends from 8am until midnight, except during events. Downtown Allentown is making it easier than ever for you to experience this regional center of excellence for business, culture, and metropolitan living!

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R ADISH REPUBLIC: 27 NORTH 7TH STREET, ALLENTOWN

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T H E H E AT IS ON NEW FLAVORS. NEW PATIO.


What if you could be part of something extraordinary?

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help in various ways. In this most joyous

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hearts and minds, to providing clothing and resources to those in need, to building homes from the ground up, each organization offers hope and solutions.

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Explore the deserving non-profit organizations right here in our community that would benefit greatly from your involvement and your generosity.

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a hand up to local families seeking strong and stable futures? Habitat Lehigh Valley provides a hand up, not a hand out, to local families

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Valley works with volunteers and future homeowners to build homes in Easton, Allentown, and Bethlehem for hardworking, low-income families.

through homeownership. Families contribute hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” building their homes and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat builds

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strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. In its 30 years, Habitat

to the Habitat Lehigh Valley

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ReStore in Whitehall. Become

of a Habitat homeowner, “The program has made me a better person.”

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ArtsQuest and its diverse programs are an important element in the vitality of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. Take their flagship, Musikfest, for example. It’s hard to believe, but 36+ years after the very first Musikfest, there are now three generations of ‘fest-goers’ celebrating and interacting with the arts together every August. And programs take place year-round at SteelStacks and all over Bethlehem. Your support helps ensure ArtsQuest’s high quality arts, education, and cultural programs continue—including free programming and scholarships to those who lack access.

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exceptional artistic, cultural, and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. AC T I O N P L A N Make a donation,

or volunteer! ArtsQuest hosts over 4,000 events throughout the year. You’re sure to find an event that suits you and needs your help.


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M I S S I O N To provide children in need with

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quality school clothing. Thoughtful Threads’

provide quality school clothing to children in need?

motto is: “School is challenging enough without having to worry about what to wear!” AC T I O N P L A N Own a business? Then

become a corporate or business sponsor to

Thoughtful Threads of the Heart is the only organization in the community

help provide an official “mobile closet” to

solely focused on providing clothing for school children. The team works

better reach communities. Have clothing to

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donate, or want to volunteer? Reach out on

to identify children in need, raise funds to provide uniforms, and set up

Facebook to arrange a dropoff or learn about

mobile closets at schools for children and families to “shop” for the clothing

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they like, giving them agency and dignity in the process.

Venmo funds @thoughtfulthreadsoftheheart.

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volunteer, or donate today!

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public art opportunities, worked with the merchants within the SouthSide to help develop a business community, and created an identity for the SouthSide that encourages people to live, work, and play there. "It's time to let the public know that we are a nonprofit organization," says Missy Hartney, Downtown Manager of the SouthSide Arts District, "and that we need their help to continue the work that we do.� 324 SOUTH NEW STREET

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of the costs of bringing Christmas

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recognition and in memory of service members and veterans in the Lehigh Valley.

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Café The Lodge What if you could do good

simply by eating well?

Located on Bethlehem’s South Side, not only does Fig Bethlehem's 2019 Social Mission Partner Café the Lodge have a diverse selection of great food and a tranquil terrace in the back—it also explicitly employs and empowers those with mental health diagnoses. The Lodge offers guidance in establishing independent living routines and wholesome lifestyles, providing employment and volunteer opportunities as well as recreational and educational events for its members and for the community at large. MISSION

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WE BELIEVE IN BEING A C T I V E PA R T I C I PA N T S I N O U R C O M M U N I T Y. WE BELIEVE IN SUPPORTING LOC AL NONPROFIT O R G A N I Z AT I O N S . WE BELIEVE C O L L A B O R AT I O N M A K E S COMMUNITIES STRONGER . WE BELIEVE IN BETHLEHEM.

AT F I G , W E B E L I E V E in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Because of this, the Fig Social Mission Program began.

OVER THE LAST 6 YEARS Fig Has supported the following local nonprofit organizations through our social mission partnerships: Touchstone Theatre

YWCA Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Girls Rock

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley

New Bethany Ministries

Café The Lodge

touchstone.org

lvgirlsrock.org

newbethanyministries.org

ywcabethlehem.org

hclv.org

cafethelodge.com

WHO SHOULD BE OUR FIG BETHLEHEM 2020 SOCIAL MISSION PARTNER? W E WA N T TO H E A R F R O M YO U ! • Write a short paragraph about the organization regarding why you feel it transforms the community. • S ubmit this to kiera@figindustries.com with the subject line “2020 Fig Bethlehem Social Mission Partner.” • D eadline is December 28, 2019. The Fig team will then select an organization. That organization will receive a full-year advertising package, appearing in all four 2020 Fig Bethlehem issues, feature digital article spotlights, and more.


GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.

John Marquette, President, The Archie Project

Giving Back: The Archie Project IN THE FIRST decade of the 20th century, Archibald Johnston, a graduate of Lehigh University, moved up the ranks of the Bethlehem Steel Company to eventually become its vice president in charge of foreign sales. While there, Johnston led the consolidation campaign to create the modern city of Bethlehem, and became its first mayor. He served one term and then moved to his new country estate, “Camel’s Hump Farm” in Bethlehem Township. The mansion that Johnston had built on the farm in 1923—a 6,000-squarefoot, two-story structure—still stands on what is now the 55-acre Janet and William D. Housenick Memorial Park.

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(The park itself is named after Janet Johnston Housenick, the granddaughter of Archibald Johnston and its donor.) The mansion had long been in a state of disrepair, so in May 2018, Bethlehem Township Commissioners and the Housenick Foundation Trustees agreed to renovate the mansion’s exterior on the condition that a private organization would raise funds for the interior. That’s where retired librarian and author, John Marquette, who has enjoyed the park and the mansion since 2013, comes in. John is the president of The Archie Project, a 501(c)(3) organization formed in early 2019 to raise funds to restore the interior of the historic Archibald

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Johnston Mansion. “One of the great things about our work and restoring the mansion,” John says, “is that it is at the center of a park that provides something different in every one of the 12 months of the year. When you come out here in December, you will have just as great a visit as you would in the middle of July. ” The exterior renovation of the mansion was completed in the spring of 2019, so now John’s Archie Project is free to pursue its ambitious goals for the interior. “It needs to be a building that supports the mission, goals, and objectives of Bethlehem Township. And I believe it also has the potential to be a great educational resource—environmental


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revenue distributions to complete the work on the mansion’s interior. Most importantly, the ultimate goal of The Archie Project is to ensure that the mansion and surrounding property is universally accessible to the people of the Lehigh Valley, so that people with any kind of mobility need can use as much of the property as possible.

“I’d like to think that we have this gem for everyone in the Lehigh Valley or farther,” John says, “but really it’s all about what we can do for the residents of Bethlehem Township, so they have a place where they can come and say, ‘This is our park. This our place.’” To learn more about The Archie Project, visit archieproject.org.


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could help provide support and solutions to all generations, from infants to seniors? Pinebrook Family Answers provides 24 communitybased programs including child abuse prevention, foster and adoption services, school programs, behavioral health services, and senior care programs. As a Trauma-Informed Service Agency, Pinebrook’s programs incorporate growth, empowerment, resilience, and skill-building in all aspects of service delivery and practice. Their team provides prevention, treatment, adoption, and placement services to more than 5,300 clients every year.

M I S S I O N To transform lives across generations

by nurturing healthy children and strong families, supporting seniors, empowering individuals, and strengthening the Greater Lehigh Valley. AC T I O N P L A N Pinebrook has many

opportunities for community involvement—from being a foster parent, to volunteering, to providing

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Lori Sywensky, Executive Director, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

Brian Carr, Executive VP, General Manager, Wind Creek Bethlehem

Wind Creek Bethlehem Giving Committed to supporting the local community. Team Member Sales Event raises funds for local charities

Kassie Hilgert, President & CEO, ArtsQuest

Pat DiLuzio, Victory House Lehigh Valley

Via of the Lehigh Valley receives Grand Prize of $25,000 in Wind Creek Charity Competition I N FA L L O F 2 0 1 9, ten charities were invited to submit a

30-60 second video to a Facebook competition for a Grand Prize of $25,000. Based on the video submissions, the Lehigh Valley community voted on their favorite agency. On Thursday, October 10, 2019 during the Grand Opening Ceremony, Via of the Lehigh Valley was announced as the Grand Prize Winner of

I N J U LY A N D S E P T E M B E R , Wind Creek Team Members

$25,000. As a surprise, the remaining 9 agencies were awarded

were given a last chance to purchase Sands Bethlehem

with $10,000 each:

memorabilia during two Team Member Sales. Glassware, linen, dishes, clothing, blankets, mugs, and much more were available for sale, with proceeds going to Victory House of the Lehigh Valley and Cops-N-Kids. In all, the sale raised over $13,600; Wind Creek donated $15,000 in total.

• ArtsQuest Foundation • B ethlehem Area School District Foundation • H ispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley • Hogar Crea International • J unior League of the Lehigh Valley

For sponsorship inquiries, visit: windcreekbethlehem.com/about-us/Giving-Back. 7 7 W I N D C R E E K B O U L E VA R D

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• St. Luke’s University Health Network Foundation • Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley • V ictory House of the Lehigh Valley • YWCA of Bethlehem

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To advance critical thinking, cultural understanding, and wellbeing for campus and community through transformative experiences with art.

Visit the galleries, make a donation, or learn more about volunteer opportunities online or by emailing LUAG at luag@lehigh.edu.

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Kelley Joseph, Operations & Outreach

Maggie Murphy, Executive Director

In a perfect world

mental health would be treated the same as physical health.

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transformative experiences with art. With a goal of serving the entire community, admission to Lehigh University Art Galleries events and programs are always free and open to the public. Along with hosting Lehigh classes and giving tours of the current exhibitions to visitors of all ages, LUAG provides interactive and hands-on activities for young people through school programs and during their Family Days program.

Founded in 1986, NAMI Lehigh Valley is your local affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI LV served over 2,600 area residents last year, through their FREE education courses, support groups, community outreach, school and business presentations, advocacy, and anti-stigma efforts. In the words of a NAMI program participant, “NAMI Lehigh Valley’s education course changed my family’s life.” MISSION

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To improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Attend a FREE course or support group, schedule a presentation, donate your time or money….help NAMI Lehigh Valley normalize the conversation of mental illness. It takes a community.

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Northeast Community Center acts as the heart and hub of the MarvinePembroke community, providing a friendly and welcoming resource to the individuals, children, and families who live there. They offer a food pantry, summer camp, senior citizen program, and an after-school homework club during which NECC staff and volunteers spend an average of 240 hours per school year tutoring and mentoring students in grades 1-12. NECC also distributes Thanksgiving meals, Christmas gifts, winter clothing, and backpacks to families in need.

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of the Marvine-Pembroke community

NECC’s many onsite programs, donate items,

of Northeast Bethlehem with basic

or make a monetary donation by visiting

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to PO Box 1463, Bethlehem, PA 18016

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A G I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y. As Janie Martin was folding laundry at the CURE Kenya Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya in October 2018, she was inspired to replace the threadbare hospital gowns.

colored pajamas. In September the pajamas were lovingly folded and placed in suitcases, which were hand-carried to Kijabe by members of the Garden Spot Village Travel with Purpose team.

When she returned home, she shared her vision with others at Garden Spot Village. Before she knew it, the Mountain View Vision & Design Team had taken on the challenge of helping her to sew 96 sets of pajamas for children in Kenya.

When the suitcases were opened in the CURE Kenya Hospital in early October, the pajamas were welcomed with smiles, laughter, and delight.

Residents and staff spent countless hours shopping for fabric and then cutting, sewing, and ironing brightly

To read more about Pajamas for Kenya, visit gardenspotvillage.org.

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ziplining, community events, weddings, and full service bar and restaurant.

in the Pocono Mountains region of Northeast Pennsylvania, Montage Mountain Resorts is just 2 hours north of Philadelphia and west of New York City. Under new management in 2013, the once only-ski resort has transformed to a four-season tourist destination hosting Spring and Fall festivals (including The Peach Music Festival and Camp Bisco) and concerts featuring national touring musicians, alpine skiing, a waterpark,

For wintertime fun, Montage Mountain Ski Resort has 26 trails, a terrain park, and snow tubing area spanning over 140 acres of skiable terrain. With a vertical drop of 1,000 feet, the mountain ties for largest vertical drop of all ski resorts in Pennsylvania. Showcase double black diamond trail, White Lightning, checks in as the 2nd steepest slope on the east coast. One hundred percent of trails are lighted for night skiing and the entire ski area has snowmaking coverage.

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DEVELOPMENT ON THE 178-room hotel, convention center, and spa is the next step planned in the resort's evolution. The $29M project led by Jefferson-Werner, LLC and Silverang Development Company is slated for Winter 2020, and will serve as the area’s premier stay-and-play attraction and single-most visited hotel in Northeast PA.

FO U R S E A S O N F U N M O N TA G E ' S FA M I LY- O R I E N T E D waterpark is affordable, convenient, and fun for all ages. Pair your visit with a concert, ball game, or shopping, and enjoy an actionpacked day with little-to-no travel. Whether you're looking for excitement on the Tundra Tornado or relaxation in the Lazy River, Montage Mountain Resorts has something for you! Photo by Jesse Faatz

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