Fig Lehigh Valley Summer 2022

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Lehigh Valley

The Food & Drink Issue I SSUE No 3 5 | S U M M E R 2 02 2 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community


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Fig Authentic: Thanjhae Teasley

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Ava wears a jacket from Mercantile Home in Easton, eating an ice cream “sammie” from De Novo Creamery in Bethlehem, photographed at the ArtsWalk Pocket Park in Allentown, while Sweet Sophie the dog watches over it all. Sweet Sophie can be seen reflected in Ava’s sunglasses.

ON THE COVER

I N T H I S I S S U E Grab the dog and pack a picnic, meet a friend and pour a glass, gather the family and go on an adventure—however you soak up the sunny season, let this be your loving-local guide to making memories all summer long.

This Lehigh Valley hometown hero launched his professional boxing career at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem. 8-9

Dog Days: Fig Photo Contest Winners

Get your fill of cute puppy pictures. 16 -17

Table for Two

Try your best not to drool as you dig in and get to know the Lehigh Valley restaurants in our special food & drink section. Whether it’s date night or meeting up a friend, we invite you to settle in at a table for two (or more!) as they serve up something incredible. 20 -27

Giving Back: Seth Witcher A musician always willing to lend his voice for the greater good.

Sterner Stems

This plant connoisseur plants the seeds of imagination.

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12 Meet our 2022 Social Mission Partner: Shanthi@Work 30 And of course great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. Keep Reading

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PUBLISHER Fig Industries DIRECTOR Kate Hughes C L I E N T A D V O C AT E Meghan Burke PHOTOGRAPHERS Ryan Walsh Christian Miccio of Zeptepi Creative WRITERS Kate Hughes Lori Ball A RT D I R E C T O R Jason James DESIGNERS Emily Schlotter Kaylee Masullo Will Teodori CONTRIBUTERS Colin Coleman Guy Daniel Living Proof Pictures Michael Lebson FINANCE Matt Brandt SOCIAL MEDIA Meghan Burke Cara Walker

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Oh the places you’ll go

A note from Fig

O UR S U M M E R FO O D & D R I N K I S S U E I S F I N A L LY H E R E ! On the following pages, you’ll find the Lehigh Valley’s local hotspots—both new and seasoned—as well as foodie favorites, and of course, everyone’s best friend. Yes, the dog days of summer have officially begun! The Lehigh Valley is filled with wonderful places to dine—indoors or outside venues where you can bring the whole family (including the little furry ones). All palate-pleasing destinations! We’ve also included the winners of our pet photo contest, and because it was so difficult to choose the cutest of the cutest, we’ve decided to make it an annual thing. If you missed this year’s contest, you and your pets have a whole year to strike that purrrrfect pose for a chance to win a spot in next year’s summer issue! On the cover you’ll see the big three represented—Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. The colorful, iconic mural and summer backdrop for our cover is at the Allentown ArtsWalk. The ooey gooey, mouthwatering, and sparkly ice cream “sammie” hails from De Novo

Kate Hughes with the Lehigh Valley’s most famous Schnauzer, Madeline.

Creamery in Bethlehem. And the lucky girl who’s at the center of it all (our gal, Ava) is dressed in state of the art, handmade fashion from Mercantile Home in Easton. This summer, we celebrate with bright and colorful patterns throughout our pages and our Valley. Summer is where it’s at—be sure to check out all upcoming events, like Rock the Walk in Allentown, the Easton Farmers’ market, and Bethlehem’s Musikfest. (This year’s groundbreaking event poster can be

found in this issue on page 18—and we couldn’t be more excited!) The Lehigh Valley truly has it all. Summertime never looked (or tasted) so good. Cheers, Kate Hughes & the Fig team Become a subscriber and have Fig sent to your home while giving back—10% of all subscriptions go to our Fig Social Mission Partner, Shanthi@Work. Go to figlehighvalley.com/ subscribe. Gift subscriptions available.

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Ginger Joe

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Delightful jazz favorites spiced with original compositions

“OUR MUSIC IS FUN, familiar, comforting, and social,” pipes Ginger, aka Dr. Mary Ellen Williams, lead vocalist for Ginger and the Schnappes. The singer celebrates a passion for vintage style and song. And the tunes, “On Vue Faire Le Fête” and “Let’s Party,” lyrics by Mary Ellen and music by Joe, celebrates the spirit of Bourbon Street. “Jazz music was created in New Orleans,” says Ginger, and today the genre includes a broad range of sound and styles. As for the Schnappes, a sextet of internationally noted musicians, their mixture of original music and selections akin to Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra keep fans coming back. Scan below to stream original swing tunes, ballads, country inspirations, and New Orleans jazz from “Social Music” their debut album.

Styled by Lisa Ruth Styling Photo by John Sterling Ruth Studio

Enjoy Ginger and the Schnappes in person at the Palette & Pour Restaurant at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on the last Wednesday of every month. Also catch band members at the SteelStacks Jazz Jam on the first and third Wednesday of every month. And look for the duo, Ginger and Joe, all over the Valley. For more information, visit the events page at mixonbrewmusic.com.

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Authentic | Leading the way through innovation and example

“I can't give up on myself. I've worked too hard to get where I'm going.” Follow along on Instagram @thaj_teasley

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Authentic | Leading the way through innovation and example

Eye of the Tiger Fig Authentic: Thanjhae Teasley THANJHAE “THE TIGER” T E A S L E Y, incidentally, floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. The Lehigh Valley native is climbing the ranks as a professional boxer. To see him in the ring is to truly witness something quite remarkable. Before each match, his favorite Wu Tang Clan song blasts over the speakers, serenading him from behind the shadows and into the boxing ring. You can tell he is visualizing his win, taking in this moment—he doesn’t even blink. At 23-years-old, the undefeated welterweight has focus, drive, and determination written all over his face. Thanjhae has the face of a warrior. He discovered his calling very early on—born out of a first-grade biography writing assignment. “I picked Muhammad Ali. I loved what he stood for and how he carried himself both inside and outside the ring,” Thanjhae explained. “He never let anyone tell him what he couldn’t do. He defied the odds and manifested his dreams. I was inspired. I knew I wanted to be just like him.” Thanjhae took to YouTube, studying masters like Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard,

Sugar Ray Robinson, Thomas Hearns, Jack LaMotta, and Marvin Hagler, to name a few. “I just loved the way they moved,” he added. In elementary school, Thanjhae was bullied, and after he learned about the sport through his report, he asked his mother if she’d let him take boxing lessons. After some convincing, his mother finally agreed, and the rest is history. Thanjhae has his sights set on victory, as he trains six days a week for seven hours a day. His diet isn’t like one of a normal twenty-something. “Anyone who knows me knows I have a crazy sweet tooth, but I can’t have any of that while I’m training,” Thanjhae said. “I can’t give up on myself. I’ve worked too hard to get where I’m going.” Thanjhae’s laser focus is on what’s next, with goals of becoming a champion in several boxing weight divisions. Eventually, he plans to transition to a career as a boxing commentator when his life in the ring comes to an end and start a family someday, but he knows boxing will always be his passion no matter what. He is committed to accomplishing everything he sets out to do. After all, Thanjhae’s got the eye of The Tiger.

This page is sponsored by Veronica Budihas and Grace Eckert

Thanjhae’s first professional match was held at Wind Creek Event Center in March 2022. He trains at Indios Boxing in Bethlehem and gives boxing lesson twice a week at Zombie Brazilian Ju-Jitsu in Allentown.

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Creativity abounds

Festival UnBound September 28–October 2, 2022 10+ events, 5 days, 2 cities

G AT H E R . C R E AT E . C E L E B R AT E . T R A N S F O R M . Festival UnBound is a 5-day hyper-local, arts-infused, transformative community celebration and conversation for those who call the Lehigh Valley home. Its mission is to bring the Lehigh Valley community together to acknowledge our collective past and present, and envision our future.

Summer Camps at Touchstone S I G N U P T O D AY for creative, playful, ensemble learning! Bring your creative spirit and join us for two weeks of art-making! Touchstone offers innovative theatre arts education to hundreds of children, teens, and young adults every year. Our teaching artists demonstrate and promote collaboration, inclusivity, curiosity, and craft.

Teen Ensemble

Ages 13–18

July 5–15 | Mon–Fri | 1–5pm

Camp Touchstone

Ages 8–12

July 18–29 | Mon–Fri | 9am–2pm

Scan here to visit their arts education page!

Wondering how to explore this year’s festival? Here’s the rundown: • P re-festival events (mid-September) Featuring original, community-based performances by Touchstone/Moravian University MFA students • 5 -day festival (September 28–October 2) A long weekend of visual art, theatre, live music, dance, conversation, and more • 1 0+ events Performances and gatherings at Touchstone’s outdoor Barrio Stage, and at venues across Bethlehem and Allentown • D ozens of community partners Godfrey Daniels, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem Area Public Library, BASD/Broughal Middle School Music Program, and so many more! • G uest artist residencies including acclaimed singer-songwriter and former Bethlehem native, John Gorka

10 321 EAST 4TH STREET, BETHLEHEM 610.867.1689 TOUCHSTONE.ORG


Making it

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Giving Back | Making a difference in the lives of others

Giving Back: Seth Witcher AN UP AND COMING MUSIC A RT I S T, Seth Witcher may be young, but this self-proclaimed “old soul” brings to his music and his community a depth that belies his years. Witcher, whose music career officially launched in 2018, started early on, as a child playing piano, guitar, and singing with his church choir. You can catch Seth performing all over the Lehigh Valley and beyond. He’ll be performing at Musikfest August 5-14 and releasing his next song “House of Gold” on June 24th. While busy building his music career, Seth is dedicated to making his music work for his community as well. He’s performed for free at several venues including the Rock N’ Run event at Coca-Cola Park sponsored by the Salvation Army and the Kindness Project’s annual fundraiser held at Putt-U. For Seth, giving his time and talent in support of cause-related events comes easily. “I love to give back. If I’m asked and I’m available, I will do it.” And make no mistake, Seth is self-effacing about his service. “I don’t publicize this; it’s just what I do.” When asked about the particular venues, both of which support foster care and adoption services, Seth explains, “There is no coincidence that these organizations support children. I grew up with two parents at home, homeschooled for years, so I was blessed with extended family time.”

Visit sethwitcherofficial.com or follow along on Instagram @seth_witcher

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Always something to discover

at RE:find

R E : F I N D has never been so full of one-of-a-kind items. “We’ve been shopping, and it shows— our curated collection includes vintage, antique, and some of the most sought after, newest items available from recent markets,” says Design Director, Jon Clark. Check out the recently launched, “quick ship” upholstery program— select furniture styles and fabrics delivered in three weeks! Add to your art collection and visit their fine art galleries at ARTHAUS and ARTHAUS at the Mezz.

Design Director, Jon Clark (left) and Manager, Reetha Dubinkin (right)

645 HAMILTON STREET, ALLENTOWN

610.841. 4866

@REFINDALLENTOWN

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Jumping for joy! B E C A U S E T H E WA I T I S O V E R . The Lehigh Valley’s first cat café, Betty’s Place, is here! Located in Easton, the Project Paw community resource center hosts the café and thrift store, Resale to the Rescue. For a small donation, visitors get to pour themselves a cup of coffee, grab a snack, cozy up with some cats, and thrift-shop fabulous, vintage items. It’s the purrrrfect way to spend an afternoon.

Mural created by artist Sarah Karess

“It’s a great way to get our cats adopted. You get to see how the cats behave when they are free to roam. This way the cats sort of get to choose their owners, instead of the other way around,” says Kelly Bauer, Executive Director of The Center for Animal Health & Welfare (CAHW). The café emphasizes community education while providing more funding for CAHW, and both the café and thrift store provide funded community outreach programs. “We wanted a space that could truly involve the community in a way that is beyond just adoption,” she said.

Executive Director of CAHW, Kelly Bauer and Director of Project Paw, Dan Higgins

14 1165 ISLAND PARK ROAD, EASTON PROJECT PAW: 452 NORTHAMPTON STREET, EASTON 610.252.7722 HEALTHYANIMALCENTER.ORG


A home away from home

OW N E R J A M E S M O N T OYA opened Dogtopia of Easton in January with a goal of being every local pup’s favorite doggie destination and home away from home. With a true passion for caring for dogs, Dogtopia is more than just a dog daycare—it’s the ultimate social club for your furry family member! Your pup will love playing with other like-minded furry friends in a fun environment, and you’ll love Dogtopia’s commitment to safety and dedication to making sure your dog is living their best life, getting plenty of exercise, and developing their skills. Pet parents can check in on their pup using live webcams and have peace of mind knowing their dog is playing with other dogs of similar size and personality in one of three spacious and climate-controlled playrooms. Dogtopia of Easton offers a variety of weekly wellness plans designed to give community dogs the socialization, education, and exercise they need to live long, happy, and healthy lives.

Owner James Montoya with Hank the dachshund

669 SOUTH 25TH STREET, EASTON 610.839.0550

DOGTOPIA.COM/EASTON

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DOG DAYS

Fig Pet Photo Contest Winners Get to know our winning four-legged friends, and see more of the dogs of the Lehigh Valley at figlehighvalley. com/2022/06/dog-days.

Melissa Yingling & Kevin Age | 2 years Breed | Shitzu and Yorkie mix (Shorkie!) Kevin’s Favorite Toy or Treat Mr. Knots toy and Milk-Bone Mini’s Kevin’s Favorite Activity Long car rides with the windows down, wind in his hair, and sun on his face Kevin’s Favorite Place Gigi & Pop’s house

Jennifer Bowen & Milo Age | 9 months

Zoe Lennon & Bowser Age | 10 years Breed | Pekingese mix

Breed | Mini poodle

Bowser’s Favorite Toy or Treat Squeaky snake and blueberries

Milo’s Favorite Toy or Treat Almost all toys and treats

Bowser’s Favorite Activity Play fetch

Milo’s Favorite Activity Walking, exploring, and playing with their kids

Bowser’s Favorite Place Puppy Palace Doggie Daycare

Milo’s Favorite Place Home with family 16 DOG DAYS


Michelle Wallace & Lucky Age | 15 years Breed | Lhasa-Chon Lucky’s Favorite Toy His pillow Lucky’s Favorite Activity Go for walks Lucky’s Favorite Place Their backyard to people watch

Katie Moorcroft, Noelle Gabovitz & Sweet Sophie

Lillian Lamperti, Alex & Poppy

Age | 5 years

Age | 3 years

Breed | Newfoundland/Great Pyranees mix

Breed | Beagle & Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix

Sweet Sophie’s Favorite Toy Squeaky toys

Poppy’s Favorite Toy or Treat Any and all treats Poppy’s Favorite Activity Go on car rides

Sweet Sophie’s Favorite Activity Sit in the yard and watch birds, counter-surf for snacks, and nap

Poppy’s Favorite Place Puppy Palace Doggie Daycare

Sweet Sophie’s Favorite Place Being cool with her moms

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Musikfest is back!

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Photo by Lisa Boehm

Mark your calendar! 8/4

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B OY Z I I M E N (Preview Night)

KIP MOORE

WILLIE NELSON & FA M I LY

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POISON

COUNTING C R OWS

ZIGGY MARLEY A live tribute to his father

DISTURBED

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KELSEA BALLERINI

JA RULE & ASHANTI

ALABAMA

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2022 official Musikfest art by Bart Cooper

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The 2022 MusikFest Collectible Poster “ I D E C I D E D T O F O C U S on the people, not the music or the performances,” said 2022 Musikfest poster artist, Bart Cooper. “The father and daughter may have different perspectives, but they experience the same joy and excitement together.” As part of his process, Cooper did a reference photoshoot before sketching and creating the mixed media piece with digital, original painting, and acrylics. When you focus in on the father’s sunglasses, you can see former Musikfest performers Black Violin playing on the Wind Creek Steel Stage. The festival’s mascot Artie can also be found on a pin worn by the young girl.

For tickets and more visit musikfest.org 101 FOUNDERS WAY, BETHLEHEM

610.332.1300

MUSIKFEST.ORG

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Gone to

Market

I ’ M H E I D I S TA H L , digital creator of Lehigh Valley Food for Thought, and radio co-host of DIY’s The Inside Dish. I’m opening my personal vault to give you an inside look at my favorite, must-try dishes from all your beloved go-tos and some hidden gems. Don’t just take my word for it—stay tuned to upcoming issues highlighting featured menu items recommended by myself and other foodies around the Lehigh Valley. Kicking off this series, we bring you to the Easton Public Market­—a great spot to go for a quick bite, or to bring the whole family! They offer a large range of choices for any craving from everything barbecue, to fresh seafood, to hand-painted truffles and baked goods. Even if you’ve been there before, have you tried these plates? Connect with Heidi on instagram at @lehighvalleyfoodforthought

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This ooey gooey cinnamon roll is from The Modern Crumb Bakery, and its icing takes the cake (or cinnamon roll).

This pizza is a spicy vodka pizza with spinach, ricotta, and a spicy oil. It is made in a wood-fired pizza oven with a delectable and chewy crust from SCRATCH.

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These hand-painted truffles are from Chocodiemand are the perfect sweet treat, or a fantastic gift! When you stop by, keep an eye out for the talented artists decorating all their delicious Belgian chocolate selections.

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These hush puppies from More Than Q BBQ Company are definitely not something we should keep hush-hush. These deep-fried balls are heavenly and meant to be drenched in their specialty sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

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This lobster roll from Silvershell Counter & Kitchen will have you screaming, “Won’t you be my lobster?!” You can’t lose when you go to this James Beard award-winning chef’s restaurant.

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O N T H E F O L L O W I N G PA G E S , you’ll find restaurants and businesses committed to a thriving Lehigh Valley culinary experience. They believe in the power of dining local and supporting small business. Take time this summer to visit these destinations—and tell them you found them in Fig!


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We are all about

fresh, local & house-made

Owner, Derek Wallen with baby Jaxton

C R E AT I N G D E L I C I O U S D I S H E S for the most discerning of palates, Roasted uses the finest of ingredients from local purveyors. From tasty Chorizo to mouthwatering Vegan Black Bean Burgers (both pictured here), Roasted knocks it out of the park! Gather with friends and family this summer and dine outside. Strongly rooted in community and tradition, Roasted strives to instill their values for future generations to come!

22 WEST FOURTH STREET, BETHLEHEM

610.849.2673

ROASTEDBETHLEHEM.COM

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Summer is back in a BIG way

Meet the Foodies

(Left to right)

Sumer Moreau, @sumfoodie Kary Nunez, City Center Resident George Gaisey, @theofficialbrunchboys Heidi Stahl, @lehighvalleyfoodforthought Elias Makhoul, @lehighvalleyeatz

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Happy Hour on Hamilton Street • Citywide Happy Hour • E very Thursday from 4-6 pm at participating restaurants in downtown Allentown • H appy hour specials include $5 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $4 beers, and half-priced appetizers • Patios made for dining and drinking outside • Local musicians will be performing along Hamilton Street

Participating Restaurants: Blended by Brü Daddy’s

Bell Hall

Sports & Social

Brü Daddy’s

Fegley's Allentown Brew Works

The Americus

Bar 1838

The Dime

Tacos y Tequila

Enjoy live music every Thursday during Rock the Walk and outdoor dining along the ArtsWalk all summer long!

Rock the Walk 6 5 N O RT H C H U R C H S T R E E T, A L L E N T OW N • L ive music every Thursday in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park, May 19–September 1, from 5–9 pm • P op-up vendors set up along the ArtsWalk selling items such as candles, jewelry, artwork, clothing, and more • P erformances from popular bands such as The Large Flowerheads and The Groove Merchants • E ndless dining options at the Downtown Allentown Market and blended by BrÜ Daddy’s—grab something to eat before the show!

Come to the ArtsWalk Pocket Park every Thursday to listen to live music from your favorite Lehigh Valley bands! View this summer’s lineup at ExperienceAllentown.com.

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Summer time and the living is delicious

Taylor Morano, Manager; Whitney Knipe, Bar Manager; and Robin Wright, Manager (Left to right)

R O B I N A N D TAY LO R ’ S warm, smiling faces greet all of our wonderful guests while you hear Whitney effortlessly shaking an ice-cold martini. From the beginning of your dining experience until the end, Robin, Taylor, and Whitney work extremely hard every day to create a memorable and unique experience. Stop in and try Whitney’s delicious Apollo-politian or Basil Cucumber Martini! Robin highly recommends the “Ty” cauliflower appetizer while Taylor loves the Ahi Tuna Carpaccio! Cheers! 24 85 WEST BROAD STREET, BETHLEHEM 610.865.9600 APOLLOGRILL.COM

are truly blessed to have such a caring and “ We invested management crew. The restaurant industry is stressful and at times chaotic, but these ladies find a way to always make light of situations and create such a joyful and fun work environment.” Owner, Rachel Griffith


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FRANKLIN HILL V I N E YA R D S (FHV) wines bring friends and family together for all indoor and outdoor summer celebrations. Need a mouth-watering sangria recipe for that Saturday party? FHV to the rescue! Delicious wine, fresh ingredients, and friends—stop by today and stock up on summer vibes!

Summer vibes all around Left to right: Lehigh Valley foodies, Sumer Moreau, Dashawn Upson, George Gaisey, and Elias Makhoul

7833 FRANKLIN HILL ROAD, BANGOR | TASTING ROOM: 559 MAIN STREET, BETHLEHEM

610.588.8708

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Who’s hungry? Whether it’s lunch or dinner, Social Still has it made in the shade...literally. Those looking for summertime outside dining need look no further. Furry friends are always welcome on the patio. Come see what’s new and delicious —your table is waiting. Katie and her dog, Pancake

Try their featured salad called, “One More Salad.” Sweet & Spicy Pickled Cauliflower, Sheep’s Milk Feta & Roasted Beet Puree, Charred Asparagus, Radish, Curried Crispy Chickpeas, Green Goddess Dressing Open 12 pm to 10 pm Tuesday–Saturday.

530 EAST 3RD STREET, BETHLEHEM

610.625.4585

SOCIALSTILL.COM

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Dive in! SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 2 0 0 7 , The Other Fish has strived to provide impeccable service and a unique, Asian culinary journey for each of their guests. ​ he Other Fish offers a truly T authentic experience that keeps patrons coming back for more. This talented team works around the clock to offer a mix of fresh flavors and a delectable atmosphere. When visiting this cozy Japanese Restaurant, you’ll be able to see the chefs up close: watch as they steam, chop, and stir fry. L eft to right: Yuri Laubach, Owner Matthew Reichard, and John Gerhard 59 EAST BROAD STREET, BETHLEHEM

484.821.1370

Stop in to dine, take out, or order delivery. Voted Best of the Valley two years in a row!

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TWO GIRLS, ONE DREAM J E S S & K AT E have been best friends since 2005 and are now the Co-Creators of De Novo Creamery, a small batch Vegan Ice Company located in Bethlehem. Almost immediately after meeting at their University, they began devising plans for a future business collaboration. With a shared passion for natural, high-quality foods, and the environment, it was fitting that an artisanal venture would take shape. They quickly became known for their witty and distinctive flavors, such as their take on popular candy bars and cocktails; however, they also offer a more minimalist line which features flavors like Lavender Vanilla and Pistachio. Whatever your preference, you can be sure they will be decadent. 26 5 WEST GOEPP STREET, BETHLEHEM DENOVOCREAMERY@GMAIL.COM DENOVOCREAMERY.COM

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Miranda—

she does it all!

Owner, Miranda Dean

M E E T OW N E R , M I R A N D A — the “Randy” behind Randy’s Pizza. Born out of a thirst to learn new things, Randy began making pizza, for fun. Little did she know how quickly she’d fall in love with the process and soon open her very own pizza shop. With her 20 years of fine dining cooking experience, Randy’s customers can’t help but come back for that authentic, Italian cooking. Stop by for a little slice of heaven and watch Randy do her thing!

Special Events and Catering Available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more!

Seasonal and Local “We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That’s why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets.” – Randy

This page is sponsored by Wind Creek Bethlehem

201 MECHANIC STREET, BETHLEHEM

610.419.0053

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Enjoying the view LO C AT E D I N T H E H E A RT of Southside Bethlehem’s downtown area, the SouthSide Arts District, an initiative of the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation has a unique role: To bring together local businesses, community members, and visitors throughout the year to celebrate our diversities and the best things in life: art, food, music, and our rich local heritage! Some of the most anticipated and enjoyed events of the Bethlehem and Lehigh Valley areas happen right here on the SouthSide. Popular events include the annual Chili Fest (now entering its 26th year), summer and winter cocktail crawls, seasonal restaurant weeks, and monthly live music First Friday events. These provide visitors and locals the opportunity to shop small

New to their roles as Downtown Manager and Downtown Assistant Manager, respectively, Erin Zebertavage (right) and Katy Wirth (left) are fresh-faced and excited to help the area thrive.

and explore the downtown area. They will also encounter the artistic and cultural landmarks of the community known as the Urban Arts Trail. The Urban Arts Trail is a 2.75-mile-long trail through the business district and includes a myriad of murals, sculptures, and functional art pieces such as a SouthSide-themed piano and painted flowerpots.

businesses to know we are accessible and ready to engage in conversations that mean something to them,” Katy added.

“As a lifelong resident of Bethlehem, and a forever cheerleader of our vibrant city, I am so excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued revitalization of the SouthSide,” says Erin. “We’re ready to create an amazing 2022 season for SouthSide Bethlehem! I am eager to create new experiences and uphold SouthSide traditions! We want community members and local

28 324 SOUTH NEW STREET, BETHLEHEM 610.360.5778 SOUTHSIDEARTSDISTRICT.COM

Upcoming Calendar of Events S U M M E R R E S TA U R A N T W E E K

July 17–24

S I P & S L I D E C O C K TA I L C R AW L

August 20

CHILI FEST

October 22


For World Hunger Month W I N D C R E E K B E T H L E H E M partnered with a local organization to increase food accessibility across the Lehigh Valley. Tasked with aiding underprivileged families in the area, the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley (HCLV) provides social services and access to an in-house food pantry. Originally servicing around 800 families, the number spiked to over 3,000 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that HCLV was able to accommodate the increase, Wind Creek Bethlehem’s Facilities team rebuilt 15 food pantry shelves that were previously damaged during a flood. In conjunction with this effort, team members

at Wind Creek Bethlehem participated in the organization’s 14th annual food drive. A total of 530 boxes—filled with nonperishable food items— were collected and donated to HCLV.

We want to ensure that our neighboring community has access to basic life necessities, especially food.”

Kathy McCracken, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Wind Creek Bethlehem

77 WIND CREEK BOULEVARD, BETHLEHEM

877.726.3777

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Cultivating a Compassionate Culture

M A K E C O M PA S S I O N part of your company culture and help your employees succeed with training from certified mindfulness experts at Shanthi Project, like Sarah Dennehy, Director of Programs. Shanthi@Work helps reduce stress and improve productivity so your team can return to work each day with a genuine focus on the organization’s goals while achieving their own peak job performance. Proceeds from Shanthi@Work help support their Kind+Calm+Focused programs, which provide kids social-emotional learning skills and resiliency for an increasingly complex 21st century world.

Social Mission Transforming the Community Together

As our 2022 Social Mission Partner, 10% of every Fig subscription in 2022 goes directly to the work of Shanthi@Work. Go to figlehighvalley.com/figmagazine to subscribe.

E Sarah Dennehy, Director of Programs

30 P.O. BOX 91423, ALLENTOWN 610.829.9134 SHANTHIPROJECT.ORG

At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions— one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Each year, Fig partners with a nonprofit organization working to transform our community. Introducing our 2022 Social Mission Partner, Shanthi@Work.


WO R L D “Some of the purest love I have felt comes from the kiss of the wind when I step outside, or the waving of tree’s branches reaching to celestial skies, as their roots reach deep down into the soil of our Mother. Creation allows me a deeper understanding of our beings and existence.”

Artist Spotlight: Evangeline Budihas “ E V E RY O N E S E N T I E N T being is a portal into another universe, another reality, and then a wondrous action of the Earth. Human beings are conscious and powerful beings, able to shapeshift reality through the magical manifestation of the mind into action.” Words Eva wrote for a high school essay, responding to the question, “What is reality?” It was at this time she had experienced “the intensity of cause and effect between beings through an abusive, intimate relationship.” In response to this and as a way to heal, Eva relies on the most

powerful forms of self-exploration and communication through her creativity, art, and storytelling. “Through expression, I feel I am able to connect with the source which flows through all life force. Our bodies, mind, and spirit do so much to keep us alive. Just like how we live in communities and networks, they live within us. Everyone is an artist. We all create our lives through thought turned to action.” A storyteller ever since she was a little girl, Eva would recount dreams, experiences, or imaginative tellings

flowing through her mind. “I chase after truth and pure love.” In response to the question, “What is Truth?”, Eva responds, “Truth is a universal silence that weaves all existence, choreographing the dance of a collective, and network of sentient beings in various symbiotic and codependent relationships. One of these relationships includes the one with ourselves, along with every single thing around us. The truth does not require our participation or awareness to exist.” This page was sponsored by Marlow Rodale

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Let it GROW 32

Owner, Melissa Sterner


B U I LD -YO U R- OW N T E R R AR I U M B AR

T O M E E T M E L I S S A S T E R N E R is to meet a real-life magician. This lifelong Allentonian makes smiles appear daily. Sometimes hourly. Her whimsical planters—some are teacups, some are old guitars, some yet to be discovered—can’t help but spark a smile; usually followed by the words, “Now how in the world did she come up with that?” That’s Melissa for you—this artist and plant store /plant studio owner not only grows most of her own succulents, she even handpicks every single plant and item in her store. “I love getting lost in the details!” she said. If she’s not floating around her cozy, green shop, Melissa can usually be found at a local school or preschool, teaching children about the wonderful world of terrariums. Looking for a way to spend an afternoon with the kids? The perfect date night? Or perhaps a BYOB ladies’ night? Let Melissa Sterner be your guide! Committed to the growth of downtown Allentown and the surrounding community, Melissa shares her creativity with others by hosting “build your own terrarium” classes and events for adults and children alike. No appointment needed— come in with an idea, leave with a treasure…and a smile.

EVENTS kids planting classes every saturday 10am–12pm plant & sip every wednesday 5–8pm OPEN TUESDAY–SATURDAY, 12–6 PM SUNDAY & MONDAY BY APPOINTMENT 645 HAMILTON STREET, ALLENTOWN 484.357.9285 STERNERSSTEMS.COM @STERNERSSTEMS

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Beauty in the materials

Lauren Albright-McDermott and Olivia Albright-Brochu, third generation owners of Creative Tile and members of the design team. Featured kitchen designed by Creative Tile and installed by Riverview Remodeling.

FA M I LY OW N E D A N D O P E R AT E D for over 20 years, Creative Tile Imports is a complete home design studio, and home of the largest tile showroom in the Lehigh Valley. Not sure where to start? Can’t picture the finished product? No problem! The friendly and knowledgeable staff walks each client through from start to finish

on every project—big or small. The in-house designers assist in selecting everything from a backsplash to your entire kitchen. The Creative Tile team has designed: entire homes, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, foyers, patios, pools, and more!

Don’t have time to deal with all the details? Say no more—Creative Tile Imports will work directly with your contractor, or connect you with an expert installer right for the job. Scan below to visit their website!

34 620 NORTH SAINT CLOUD STREET, ALLENTOWN 610. 820.9504 CREATIVETILEIMPORTS.COM


UNCENSORED VISIONS SINCE 1979 “ W E D E S I G N E Y E W E A R to celebrate the diversity of faces and the uniqueness of individuals. The glasses we make are sparks of our imagination. You complete these thoughts and bring the dreams of l.a. Eyeworks into being.”

Barbara McReynolds & Gia Gherardi Co-founders/co-designers l.a.Eyeworks

Available in the Lehigh Valley exclusively at Fox Optical

28 EAST THIRD STREET, BETHLEHEM

610.332.2400

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We Are The Guardians Of His Beauty by Hafiz We are the protector Of the Sun. There is only one reason We have followed God into this world: To encourage laughter, freedom, dance And love. Let a nobel cry inside of you speak to me Saying, “Hafiz, Don’t just sit there on the moon tonight Doing nothing – Help unfurl my Heart into The Friend’s Mind, Help, Old Man, to heal my wounded wings!” We are the companions of His Beauty. We are the guardians Of Truth. Every man, plant and creature in Existence, Every woman, child, vein, and note Is a servant of our BelovedManal Omar

To find out more about the Guardians of Beauty, email BuildingPeace@proton.me Manal Omar is founder of Across Red Lines which is dedicated to women’s leadership through accessing life force energy & deeper understanding of rights through a faith lens. Manal has designed & led multiple development & training projects in the Middle East and Africa, & provided media & policy support on youth & gender on a global scale.

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A harbinger of Joy, The harbinger of Light.


Members and family of the Bethlehem Food Co-Op Volunteer Board

Healthful food for all A D R E A M that was hatched in 2011 is getting closer to reality: the opening of a full service, ‘everyone welcome’ grocery store at 250 East Broad Street, owned and operated by the 1,100+ (and growing!) members of the Bethlehem Food Co-Op. Ground was broken in early May for the four-story, mixed use development that will house the co-op’s store on the ground floor. The store will be open

year-round and feature reasonably-priced, healthy, locally-sourced products. Led by a volunteer board of nine and a host of committed members and community partners, the co-op has set its sights on opening in the spring of 2023. In addition to finalizing the design, decor, and stocking of the store, volunteers are working on educational, environmental, and social justice initiatives while continuing to grow the membership.

COMING SOON TO 250 EAST BROAD STREET, BETHLEHEM

The Bethlehem Food Co-Op is a diverse community encouraging physical, social, and economic health by providing healthful, affordable food; emphasizing local, sustainable, humane, and natural food systems; and offering unique educational opportunities to the entire community.

INFO@BETHLEHEMFOOD.COOP

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Colorful elements

for a creative life

MERCANTILE IS A C O M M U N I T Y- C E N T E R E D, creative lifestyle brand created by artists/husbands Ron Morris and Ken Jones Jr. from their downtown studio in Easton. “We design and produce artful, personal, and home accessories utilizing a thoughtful mix of new, organic, and recycled materials,” said Ron. The walls are lined with hand-poured soy candles, brightly colored (and iconic) ceramic

critters, limited edition art pillows, quirky jewelry, hand-dyed aprons, hand collaged stationery, and more! “We are creative lifestyle outfitters, providing colorful elements for a creative life,” said Ken. With the assistance of a team of skilled crafters trained in specific techniques at Mercantile, the studio and shop are always buzzing with the sights and sounds of creation. Stop in for a creative fix, then walk down to the

From left to right: Stevie Ritter, Kiki Cushman, Nasir Henderson, Caitlin Leggett, Amy Fritch, Ken Jones Jr., and Ron Morris

Easton Public Market for a coffee, snack, or meal, and check out what’s in bloom at Mercantile Outpost—where the focus is on kitchen, dining, and pantry, with a playful selection of items and activities including tabletop accessories, fresh-cut and dried flowers sold by the stem, and fun food projects, to name just a few!

38 140 NORTHAMPTON STREET, SUITE D, EASTON 610.258.4046 MERCANTILEHOME.COM

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Leading the Future of Healthcare NURSING Take patient care to the next level with a degree or certificate from Moravian University. Whatever path in nursing you choose, you’ll be at the forefront of providing innovative healthcare thanks to faculty who are focused on your success. Grounded in local and global partnerships, you’ll leave Moravian University acutely aware of the world in which you live and your responsibilities of living in a global, interdependent community. And with ample clinical immersion, laboratory practice, and evidence-based project hours under your belt, you’ll emerge more prepared than ever. R E H A B I L I TAT I O N S C I E N C E S The leading-edge master’s and doctoral programs in the rehabilitation sciences take an interprofessional approach that’s only matched by a few schools nationwide. The state-of-the-art Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center is second to none and offers real-world experience in some of the country’s fastest-growing healthcare careers. Helping meet the need for healthcare providers in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Moravian University students Molly Bailey, Joelle Milkovitz, and Jordan Stemple 1200 MAIN STREET, BETHLEHEM

GRADUATE@MORAVIAN.EDU

610.861.1400

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Joelle Milkovitz Master of Science in Nursing graduate. RN, MSN, MAEd, CSN Moravian College, MSN Nurse Educator

“The first time I walked on the campus of Moravian College on January 3, 2018, I felt a sense of peace and a feeling that I found a new ‘home.’ It was my first day as an Adjunct Nursing Instructor at Moravian College. Some people would not understand why I would choose to use the word home when referring to a new job, but to me being a nurse for the past 21 years was never just ‘a job.’ To me being a nurse is so much more than that, it is a part of who I am.”

J O E L L E H A S B E E N an RN for over 20 years and graduated from Moravian in 2020 with an MSN Nurse Educator degree. Joelle started as an oncology nurse and then became a school nurse. For the past five years, she has been an adjunct instructor at Moravian and teaches a variety of clinical groups and a community health course to RN and BSN students, which she designed as an online course where students Zoom with Global Brigades. She loves educating future nurses and partnering with organizations within the community. Joelle feels her job allows her to grow as a nurse, “I learn everyday from the organizations we partner with, my coworkers, and my students. I am happy to be a HOUND!”


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Molly Bailey Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

M O L LY A LWAY S K N E W she wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to serve others and help them achieve their goals and dreams. After switching majors multiple times, she finally discovered the field of speech-language pathology. While pursuing her master’s degree at Moravian, Molly has had the opportunity to assist in developing research studies, present at a national conference, and co-author a research article for an international journal. While Molly has a newfound enthusiasm for research, she’s always had a passion for working with children. She recently completed her final clinical placement at the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital where she primarily served the pediatric dysphagia population. This summer, Molly will be starting her Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellowship Year at Grow & Tell in Carlisle, PA.

1200 MAIN STREET, BETHLEHEM

“As a first generation college student, the thought of pursuing a master’s degree seemed very overwhelming to me, but the faculty and staff at Moravian equipped me with the tools I needed to pursue new avenues of learning and grow as a future clinician. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for their dedication to creating a unique and personalized learning experience.”

GRADUATE@MORAVIAN.EDU

610.861.1400

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Jordan Stemple Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

B E F O R E C O M I N G T O M O R AV I A N , Jordan worked as a teacher where he experienced first-hand the huge impact that occupational therapy can have on individuals in all areas of healthcare. In his search for a school offering an Occupational Therapy program, Jordan was “really impressed by Moravian’s strong faculty and professors who are always so focused on student success and providing opportunities to work with a variety of individuals within the community.” He has been especially impressed by the program’s innovative offerings in emerging areas of practice in healthcare, such as 3D printing and driving simulators. Jordan is currently involved in a research project looking at the use of 3D printers to design and create assistive technology to improve access to technology for people with disabilities.

“The opportunities provided at Moravian University to work with new technology and within the surrounding community are shaping our growth and development as emerging occupational therapists in so many ways.”

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Sara “La Princesa” Viteri S A R A H A S B E E N WO R K I N G A N D T H R I V I N G in the entertainment and marketing industry for over 10 years. With her experience as a producer and her passion and drive to connect people and businesses in her community, Sara can—and will!—bring any creative vision to life. Look for her wildly successful “Getting Social with Sara & Deb” events to help you navigate the ever-changing world of social media. For any event, whether you need a master of ceremonies, photoshoot/commercial production, or social media content, Sara has it covered!

Scan here to visit Sara’s website!

@SARALAPRINCESA

Actress

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LA PRINCESA PRODUCTIONS

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Fill your Summer

with smiles

LO O K I N G F O R A N E W D E N T I S T ? The team at Hellertown Dental Group makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience. Using the latest in dental technology, their suite of services include general dental cleanings and exams, along with additional services such as implants, Invisalign, and veneers.

Left to right: Dr. Ann HunsickerMorrissey DMD MAGD, Dr. Sandy Vu DMD, Dr. Kali Brong DMD

44 1213 MAIN STREET, HELLERTOWN 610.632.1054 HELLERTOWNDENTALGROUP.COM

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What a woman wants What was your breakthrough moment? It was on a trip to Hess’s Department Store—my mother took me. As I walked through, I saw several women getting their nails and hair done. There was such great energy in the air. Everyone just looked so happy and beautiful! I was there to get my hair cut as well—I couldn’t have been more excited! Much like how I wear my hair today, back then my hair was very long. When I stood up from the salon chair, my hair had been cut to chin-length. I was absolutely devastated. I vowed I would never make anyone feel that way. “I knew I wanted to make people feel beautiful—always, and in all ways.” I knew my calling at a very young age. What is your greatest strength? I have unparalleled determination and drive. I don’t give up. I’ve always known what I’ve wanted and I’ve worked hard to see my dreams become my reality. Perseverance is my superpower. What is the most important challenge women face today? Having a seat at the table. We have taken great strides in authoritative roles throughout the years, but let’s face it, there’s still a long way to go. We have to change the narrative—women can be, and are, leaders. This needs to be instilled early on. Our daughters need to know they can do anything they set their minds to. What is the greatest hurdle you’ve overcome? Starting a business as a single mom you have to balance responsibilities both as a mother and an entrepreneur. It’s like having two full-time jobs. There are such high expectations—there’s constant sacrifice and juggling. But you just do it. I always thought, “What would I be missing out on if I didn’t go for it? Would giving up really be worth it?”

I was extremely fortunate to have an incredible support system. My daughter was the first niece and grandchild, and my family was always there for me—that was vital to the growth of my business. It doesn’t get easier—you just become more skilled at the balancing act. What needs to change in the next 10 years? As the owner of A-List Salon, I talk with women everyday. Women need to be recognized for the work they do. We need to empower each other to break the archaic systems. There needs to be more acceptance and inclusion across the board. We need a foundational change in our societal structure. It’s vital for future generations to grow and thrive. What advice would you give young women today? “Don’t waste time and energy on things and people who do not believe in and support you.” Originally, my plan was to go into business with another person. I realized quickly that depending on someone else to get my business started wasn’t the right move for me. I had all of the tools I needed to get where I wanted to go, I just had to take the leap. You don’t realize the power you have until you need it, I guess. My advice to young women today is to realize you can accomplish more than you realize —with focus, drive, and perseverance, your dreams can come true.

Andrea DeJesus, Owner A-List Salon

Life is short, so if there is something you want, go get it! 128 WEST 4TH STREET, BETHLEHEM

610.849.2011

Visit their website to schedule now!

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Warmer days are ahead! YO U K N OW W H AT T H AT M E A N S . It’s time to go outside and enjoy the long, summer days. As we move into the summer months, let’s keep our friends, family, and the greater community in mind and remember what it’s like to be part of a collective. It’s more important than ever that we explore the world around us, get connected, and feel joyful over all of life’s little gifts. As you can probably imagine, nature is one of our favorite gifts. It’s given us the plant that keeps on giving—that keeps on providing for us to get the most out of life. We encourage you to join us in our commitment to exploring nature and the adventure that awaits us. Make it a goal to hit as many hiking trails as possible or take a road trip to the mountains. Enjoy a picnic with your loved ones or get a group together for a beach adventure. Even going to your local park to play everyday will help you connect with the world. Just as long as you’re getting out there and enjoying the outdoors, that’s what matters.

“The last two years have been challenging for us all, which is why it’s more important than ever before to reclaim the things you love the most.” The last two years have been challenging for us all, which is why it’s more important than ever before to reclaim the things you love the most. And if you’re still struggling to get back into the groove of things, be sure to stop by your local Bloc dispensary and take advantage of our carefully curated selection of products that you may need as a medical patient to enjoy the dog days of summer!

– Bloc Dispensary

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The Bloc Dispensary Bethlehem team

3650 NAZARETH PIKE, BETHLEHEM

484.214.5400

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Joshua Williams slams an important twopoint shot in the win over the Albany Platoons on April 3 at the PPL Center

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B E L E G E N DA RY THE FUTURE OF BASKETBALL I S H E R E ! Ascending to new heights with their epic inaugural season, the Legends are—without a doubt—a pro basketball team the Lehigh Valley can be proud of. As the team’s first successful year comes to a close, this finely-tuned basketball team will glide its way into an even stronger second season. Be sure to grab tickets to see just how Legends are made! After internal restructuring, the team has a blueprint for next season with a mix of returning veteran players and adding new members under Head Coach and Director of Player Development, Antawn Dobie.

The Basketball League (TBL) founders President, David Magley and CEO, Evelyn Magley

“The mentorship of The Basketball League founders, David and Evelyn, was invaluable and allowed us to reach new heights” Team Market Owner, James Stewart

Lehigh Valley Legends 2022 Team, Coach, Owner, and TBL Executives

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50 74 WEST BROAD STREET #140, BETHLEHEM 610.882.9848 MYAMERICANHAIRLINES.COM


What’s new for summer? Director & Curator, Ward Van Haute

Assistant Director, Rachel Bell

B E T H L E H E M H O U S E G A L L E RY specializes in both emerging and established regional artists. They provide original, innovative art in a variety of contemporary styles for a range of household budgets. “At the ‘House Gallery’, we believe that anyone can be an art collector and all homes can be enriched by the display of original fine art,” says Director and Curator, Ward Van Haute. Stop in this summer, say hello to their friendly and knowledgeable staff, and check out their summer show! 459 MAIN STREET, BETHLEHEM

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EXCEPTIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR YOUR GROWING BUSINESS VENTURE X provides world-class office space, amenities, and services—meticulously designed for your wellness and productivity. Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, a small business, or a global company with a local presence, Venture X is the ultimate productivity-booster—with the freedom of flexible, all-inclusive pricing.

Staff from Strive Fitness, Fig Lehigh Valley, Venture X, Wambi and Awestruck Marketing Group

40 private office suites staffed reception fully stocked cafe event space multiple conference rooms collaboration spaces 24/7 access

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The expert

EY E Photographer Cinematographer Content Creator A PHOTOGRAPHER A N D F I L M M A K E R with 10+ years of experience and expertise in controlled lighting and VFX, Guy Daniel’s favorite subjects are creative portraiture and artistic food. A passionate traveler, Daniel has also worked on projects centered on empowering women in 12 different countries and worked on philanthropic projects supporting women, children, and human rights in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Scan here to check out his work!

@GUYDANIEL

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Have a Bly Girl kind of summer B E I N G W H I S K E D AWAY on a summer vacation? Attending an outdoor wedding? Whatever the occasion, Fly Bly to see what’s in store for summer. Bly Girls know a great thing when they wear it! Handmade designs, one-of-a-kind custom pieces, thoughtfully selected fashionwear, and sunshiny days await at Lara Bly Designs.

Lara Bly and Bly girls

54 202 EAST THIRD STREET, BETHLEHEM 484.935.1025 LARABLY.COM


Style Elevation S I N C E 2 0 1 4 , assembly88 has curated the top men’s brands in a beautiful store setting. Customers love the large selections of business casual, golf, swim, activewear, and outdoor offerings along with exceptional customer service! Owner, Santo Napoli

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DID YOU KNOW? Seasons has a list of incredible recipes on their website to help you get started using their fine ingredients.

Perfect pairing O I L A N D V I N E G A R may not mix, but they sure do pair. Seasons’ line of premium extra virgin olive oils and vinegars bring together the beauty of cooking, pairing, dipping, and serving. Stop in the taproom and pour a sample of over 60 flavors. Extra virgin olive oil is the primary fat component of the Mediterranean diet, which centers around whole plant-based foods and has been linked to reducing the risk of cancer and other added health benefits for chronic conditions.

56 508 MAIN STREET 610.866.2615 SEASONSTAPROOM.COM

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Make it an

astounding summer!

A S T O U N D B R O A D B A N D powered by RCN is the perfect partner to bring the indoors outside this summer! Folks on decks and patios all over the Lehigh Valley will be streaming with Astound’s award-winning Internet and TV services! Join the backyard viewing crowd! ASTOUND.COM

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F Owners, Dan and Val

What more could you “axe” for? Come out for some pine-splitting fun! A X E T H R OW I N G

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Looking for a fun date night adventure? Or a memorable night with friends? Split Pine offers a truly unique axe-perience that you will remember for years to come!

Whichever game you choose, the Split Pine VR Arena will transport you to a new world. Teleport into a sci-fi arena, fight to become a pirate king, ride a hoverboard, or fend off a cyborg invasion.

Grab some friends and your favorite brew and head over for some axe throwing fun! BYOB, but no hard liquor please! Drink responsibly and have an axe-cellent time!

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Making micro weddings

feel macro

D O E S P L A N N I N G A M I C R O W E D D I N G H AV E YO U S P I N N I N G ? Fox & Finch studios specializes in meaningful moments and will host your special day in style. For the day that means the most—filled with the closest of friends and family—let Fox & Finch make it picture perfect! For availability and tours, contact 610.653.7850

502 SOUTH CLEWELL STREET, FOUNTAIN HILL

610.653.7850

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Generation Next G E N E R AT I O N N E X T is a college readiness, access, and completion program created to correct disparities in education. It ensures that students of color, firstgeneration college students, and/or low-income students have increased access to opportunities that will further their education. The program works with students to achieve college admission, integrate into college life, and complete a post-secondary program. Additionally, it provides opportunities for students who wish to seek vocational and technical training. The curriculum includes a socialemotional learning component that

incorporates lessons on identity exploration, personal organization, mental health awareness, and professional networking. Students are paired with mentors who stay in contact with them after admission to college or university, providing them with a monthly check-in, personalized support, and a lifelong peer network. Generation Next serves high school students in the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton area school districts. In September of 2020, Bethlehem restaurant Apollo Grill launched the Generation Next Scholarship Fund, created to help Generation Next students

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navigate the financial burden associated with a post-secondary education. Alongside sponsorships and donations from patrons, Apollo Grill has committed to donating 5% of food sales Tuesdays from 5-10 pm.

Get Involved

Join our network of community partners, mentor students, be a guest speaker, volunteer, or donate! For more info, email gennext@communityactionlv.org.


Second Harvest Food Bank AT S E C O N D H A RV E S T F O O D B A N K of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA, we believe access to nutritious food is a human right. Second Harvest provides nutritious food, offers nutrition education, advocates to end food insecurity, dismantles barriers to create access, and works to attain food justice. Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters® is a six-week cooking and nutrition education program. Courses consist of

weekly interactive classes that cover meal preparation, food budgeting, grocery shopping, and nutrition, with curriculum focused on kids, teens, adults, and families. Second Harvest offers Cooking Matters® courses at community organizations throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Get Involved

For every $1 donated, Second Harvest provides six meals to our neighbors in need. To make a donation, visit secondharvestlv.org.

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484.287.4015

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Greenway Farmers Market C E L E B R AT E A L L T H I N G S LO C A L , farm fresh produce, and community at the Greenway Farmers Market! Organized by Community Action Development Bethlehem, the market offers residents the opportunity to shop from local farmers, support small businesses, enjoy family-friendly fun, and connect with community resources. The open-air market takes place on the South Bethlehem Greenway, enter on Polk Street between East 3rd and East 4th Streets.

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Mission

Based on a belief in economic and social justice, Community Action Development Bethlehem improves the quality of life in Bethlehem by fostering economic opportunity, promoting community development, and empowering residents to actively participate in the decision-making process regarding the future of our diverse community.

Fridays from 3pm–6pm June 10–October 7 South Bethlehem Greenway

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Get Involved

Join a committee, propose a project, or learn more about funding opportunities for neighborhood-based initiatives to improve the quality of life in Bethlehem for all who live, work, and play here. For more information, contact Yadira ColonLopez at ycolonlopez@ caclv.org or 610.807.9337.


Next Generation Investing in the

WHEN CORINNE GOES TO VISIT NANA AND PA, she and Nana always make a list of the things they want to do together: take the neighbor’s dog for a walk, feed the fish, visit the art studio, plant flowers, ride bikes. Corinne’s so happy that Nana and Pa, Marge and Hal Landis, moved to Garden Spot Village because they have a wonderful place to make lifetime memories. Learn more at gardenspotvillage.org.

433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLLAND

717.355.6000

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306 South New Street, Suite 110 Bethlehem, PA 18015

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

Please pass this Fig on or recycle it.

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SOUTH SIDE BETHLEHEM

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