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Bethlehem The Giving & Gifting Issue


“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” - MISTER ROGERS PBS39 is a nonprofit promoting civic engagement in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Learn how you can donate at wlvt.org/donate

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Let it glow Explore the magic of the City and shop local this holiday season.

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giving back

authentic

Leading the team that’s keeping the SouthSide clean and safe: Hector Lopez.

Blending performance space and safe space: Chloe Cole-Wilson.

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voices The sounds of our City from Lehigh Valley Underground: meet the Billy Bauer Band. PA G E 1 3

fresh faces Welcoming great new businesses to our City: Factory and Church Street Market. PA G E 1 1 & 1 5

And of course,

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

social mission Our 2018 Social Mission Partner: Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley. PA G E 4 2

supporting the supporters Learn about just a few of the nonprofit organizations doing good in our community— and how to support them. PA G E 3 4

ISSUE 21 / WINTER 2018 / BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA / THE GIVING & GIFTING ISSUE


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

WRITERS Kate Racculia Gerard Longo

DIRECTOR Kiera Wilhelm

DESIGNERS Ian Berg Josh Seibert Melissa McDade Meg Yoder

C O M M U N I C AT I O N S Erin Cusack Samantha Quisgard Anthony Gorick

PHOTOGRAPHER Karlo Gesner

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

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

PBS39

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Lehigh Valley Underground

Jon Lunger

SouthSide Arts District

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

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

Fig Industries, LLC has made every attempt to ensure that all information contained in this publication has been obtained from reliable sources, but all such information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness or accuracy. The views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Fig Industries, LLC. Fig Industries, LLC cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions contained in, or reliance made upon the contents of, this publication. Copyright: Copyright 2018 © Fig Industries, LLC. All rights reserved. Photography or page layout contained in Fig shall not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the specific written permission of Fig Industries, LLC. Contact 717.394.7737 or info@figbethlehem.com.


G I V E N T H E P R O D U C T I O N schedule of a print publication, we’re always thinking (at least!) a season ahead. As I write this letter, the leaves outside my window are still glowing fiery reds and golds. But if I crane my neck just a bit as I peek outside, there’s a boom truck parked by the lamppost on the corner with a worker perched high, affixing small trees to the lamppost. I’ve already spied a few holiday-decked shop windows. Lights glow on the trees along Main Street, and a green garland has been strung across New Street on the South Side for weeks now. By the time you read this, Bethlehem will be fully abuzz with holiday cheer. Watching the City transform over these past few weeks has had me thinking of all the folks who are working behind the scenes in Bethlehem—to care for our community, and the people in it, in myriad ways. Some of the most tireless champions are in our area nonprofits. In this issue, we highlight just a few of the inspiring organizations doing good work here: providing food, warm clothes, and supplies for those in need; offering educational programs that open minds and create opportunities; enriching our lives with the arts in all forms; and more. Please read about these organizations starting on page 34, and throughout the book—and consider supporting one or more of them through donations, volunteering, or both. And let’s not forget the hard-working small business owners in our community. How fortunate are we to be able to walk into our favorite coffee shop, retailer, or restaurant and find exactly what we need: a “just right”

A NOTE FROM FIG

the beauty amongst the bustle.

gift, a celebratory meal, a fresh-brewed cup of coffee to start our day, a delectable treat as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s easy to take it for granted, to forget the people behind the business, and all the work that goes into providing you and me with these everyday riches. Our “Local Gifting” feature section, starting on page 16, Props courtesy of RustiK Rehab is a beautiful list of businesses creating and curating their shops and spaces— just in time for you to “shop local” for the holidays. In all the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s important to pause and look around—really look—at what’s right here around us. To be grateful for this community, and for those dedicated to making it better. And then, to think about how we can share that gratitude. Lend a hand, spend some time, donate, say thank you: at the holidays and all year long. KIERA WILHELM & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM


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THE HAPPIEST HAPPY HOUR Enjoy Happy Hour at Edge every MondaySaturday from 5-7pm. From Manhattan Mondays to Sangria Saturdays, there’s something to celebrate at the end of each day. With handcrafted cocktails, a varied selection of wines and beers, and a seasonal menu of small plates ranging from cozy to haute cuisine, Happy Hour specials at Edge feel truly special. Come see for yourself!

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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example. Chloe Cole-Wilson Artistic Director, Basement Poetry

Authentic: Chloe Cole-Wilson EVEN AS A KID, Chloe Cole-Wilson wanted to help people. “And,” she says, “I was always very good with words.” Now, as artistic director for Basement Poetry, she combines her passion and her power: using her words to help. Basement Poetry is a performance art group focusing on slam poetry and movement theater, dedicated to creating a courageous and safe place to connect with others. It grew, like so many movements, out of a desire to create what didn’t already exist. “It started out with five women sitting in a classroom at NCC,” says Chloe. “We looked at each other, and were like: there’s not enough art for women, for

women of color, for Millennials, for us.” From their first performances, it grew to touch the Lehigh Valley at large. Deirdre Van Walters now serves as the organization’s president; Kristina Haynes as vice president; Zinnia Santiago as secretary; and Brooke Whitmire as technical and marketing director. Their annual fundraiser, A Night of Soul, will take place in 2019 at the Ice House. Their shows are personal, emotionally intense, and focus on topics from mental health to gender, race, and identity; next year’s performance, Heal, will look at sexual abuse and trauma. “The coolest part, the most interesting and vital part,” says Chloe,

“is community organizing. It’s about creating intimate spaces to talk about social and political issues that can be polarizing.” Audience members will approach performers after a show to express gratitude for the experience, having been moved in person, human to human. “We live in an age of movement,” says Chloe. “Constantly going from one destination to the next. We try our best to create these spaces to keep us sacred. Removing outside stressors. Focusing on one topic at hand. And getting people involved.” Find out more about Basement Poetry on Facebook @BasementPoems

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FACTORY is an OPERATING COMPANY with $250M OF INVESTABLE CAPITAL. They acquire meaningful equity stakes in high-potential food, beverage, and pet health companies. Then using their experience and expertise, deep networks, one-of-a-kind facility, and fresh capital, FACTORY HELPS THEM INNOVATE AND SCALE.


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

Rich Thompson, Founder, Factory LLC

Fresh Face: Factory RICH THOMPSON HAS built things all his life. A serial entrepreneur who started his first business as a teenager, he’s served as CEO of American Italian Pasta Company, the Meow Mix Company, and FreshPet. His latest endeavor, Factory, is something that’s “never been done before,” he says: an operating company with $250 million to invest in young companies that offers more than capital. Housed in a beautifully renovated 40,000 square-foot old Bethlehem Steel building—"building 96" built for World War II steel manufacturing on Bethlehem’s SouthSide—Factory isn’t based on traditional venture

capital or private equity models. To entrepreneurs, developing less processed food with “better for you” ingredients “we supply more than just money and a conference room with smart people,” says Thompson. Factory provides those, of course, but other assets as well: financial and human resource management; the experience of Thompson and his partners, Keith Caldwell, Tim Pollack, and Prateek Lal, and Factory’s dedicated staff; and the factory space itself, which includes test and development kitchens, marketing and communications equipment, and an event space for hosting pitch competitions.

The vision for Factory and its surrounding campus is extraordinary. Thompson sees it hosting large community events while also offering internship opportunities for students. And like Bethlehem Steel once thrived at the logistical nexus of New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey, Thompson believes the Lehigh Valley is poised to become another Boulder, Colorado, or Austin, Texas: a hub for growth, partnership, and opportunity, with a focus on millennial interests—like food with fewer processed ingredients. “I’m trying to use the Factory as a seed,” says Thompson, “to start a real movement in the Lehigh Valley.”

201.340.2830 FACTORY-LLC.COM

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AN INFUSION FOR EVERY OCCASION.

twisted olive W I T H A N E V E R - C H A N G I N G menu of house-made infusions, 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 bartenders take care of you. Whatever the occasion, Twisted Olive has just the thing.

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

Fresh Face: Church Street Market W H E N G E N E V I E V E M A R C O N moved to Bethlehem six years ago, something was wanting. She loved being here—her husband is originally from Allentown—but the pharmaceutical sales trainer worked from home, and missed being able to pop down to a coffee shop and chat with her neighbors. Opening Church Street Market was both the culmination of a food lover’s dream and a gift to her community: a space where neighbors could run into each other, have a conversation, and share a meal. “That feels good,” she says. “To have [created] a space where people are making those connections.” It’s also a space where local businesses can connect with customers. The Market offers a seasonal menu of delicious breakfast and lunch options, sandwiches, wraps, toasts, and bowls, as well as a selection of local goods, from Monocacy Coffee, Matty’s Marvelous Bakery, Lehigh Valley Kombucha, and Valley Milk House Cheese, and baked goods from Made by Lino and Sweet Doe, among others.

Genevieve Marcon, Owner, Church Street Market

Genevieve still works in pharmaceutical training, but when she’s at the Market, she’s “the bonus set of hands,” who can cook, clean, or pour the coffee, as warm and welcoming as everyone on staff. Church Street Market was born of a sincere wish to provide a common space for people in Bethlehem to gather, and Genevieve hopes it will become a part of the fabric of daily life. Whether you’re looking for a catered lunch, a sweet treat with a friend, or a oneof-a-kind pop-up dinner, you’re always welcome at Church Street Market—where good food doesn’t have to be an occasion, but a daily reminder of what’s possible in the place where you live.

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Aardvark Stories: Rob & Aubrey O’Byrne SIX YEARS AGO, after moving to the Lehigh Valley, Rob and Aubrey O’Byrne made a fateful decision. Following a friend’s recommendation, the couple visited Aardvark Sports Shop to purchase their first “real” pairs of running shoes. “If you’d have asked me then, ‘Are you a runner?’ I’d have said I’d never be a runner. Now, life revolves around running,” says Rob, who has since completed numerous half marathons and marathons. Aubrey and Rob, married for eight years, started attending the store’s weekly group runs and training with Team Vark, a 16week half marathon training program.

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As they evolved from non-runners to marathoners themselves, the couple helped Team Vark grow from a 20-person group to the almost 100 runners who comprise the team now. “We never wanted anyone to feel like they didn’t belong here,” says Aubrey. Over the years, their love of running has intensified, and so has their love for one another. “We have gotten closer because of Aardvark. We get to spend more time together and support each other,” says Aubrey, who recently completed her first marathon. “If Rob knows that I’m training for something, he’s going to do whatever it A ARDVARKSPORTSSHOP.COM

This is the fourth installment of “Aardvark Stories”—celebrating the journeys of folks who have found support, good health, and fitness through their experience with Aardvark Sports Shop. Each story is written as told to freelance writer and blogger Stephanie Hoppe, herself an avid runner and Team Vark member. Learn more about Stephanie’s running adventures at hoppefeet.wordpress.com.

takes to help me get me there, and vice versa.” Beyond running, Aardvark has supported the couple through the ups and downs of life. “Team Vark has been a stability in our life to keep us going in a positive direction. That has worked for a lot of people that have had struggles,” says Aubrey. Team Vark is something that will literally be a part of their lives forever. On his 33rd birthday, Rob got a tattoo of the shop’s mascot, Aandy the Aardvark, on his leg. “It doesn’t just represent a sneaker store,” Rob says. “To me it symbolizes the camaraderie of Team Vark.”


FIG VOICES New sounds of our City in partnership with Lehigh Valley Underground.

Voices: Billy Bauer Band B E T H L E H E M - B A S E D acoustic rockers Billy Bauer Band are no secret to the Greater Lehigh Valley community. The band is one of the region’s most popular and enduring original acts, known for their relaxed, positive energy and an intricate, yet accessible musicality that calls contemporary jam influences like Dave Matthews Band to mind. The band—consisting of singer/guitarist Billy Bauer, electric violinist Chris Lorenzetti, bassist Steve Zalalas, and drummer Drew Somers—recently released its first studio single in six years, “So I Love”.

Produced by Tommy Joyner at MilkBoy the Studio in Philadelphia, “So I Love” is an up-tempo, yet reflective piece of alternative rock that features an infectious melody, impassioned vocals, and the harmonizing voice of Chris Lorenzetti’s electric violin to perfectly express the pain of love and loss. The song is a tribute to Bauer’s late father, who passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2004. “ ‘So I Love’ is a song that reflects on the loss of my father. Despite time moving on, certain wounds never heal.” Bauer notes. “But, that shouldn’t prevent a happy life. Instead, I choose love, on both the good and bad days.”

Billy Bauer Band plans to return to the studio this winter to record its follow-up single, “Worms”, followed by a full-length effort projected for 2019. The band is also focused on expanding its reach outside of the Lehigh Valley by lining up out-of-town shows, starting with a bus trip to famous New York City venue The Bitter End on Saturday, December 15. Tickets to the show—and to ride the bus—are currently available at billybauerband.com/shop while they last. For more information, including show and new release updates, visit the band online at billybauerband.com.

AT FIG AND LEHIGH VALLEY UNDERGROUND, WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LIVE, LOCAL MUSIC TO BUILD COMMUNITY. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VALLEY’S MUSIC SCENE AND EVENTS AT LEHIGHVALLEYUNDERGROUND.COM.

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Explore the magic of the City and shop local this holiday season. In the following pages you’ll find celestial elements, mixed metals, sparkling lights, and indigos as dark as the night sky that set the stage for a creative gift guide full of local favorites and unexpected finds. Make your celebration shimmer and shine with meaningful gifts perfect for everyone on your list.

Many thanks to T H E I C E H O U S E for the stunning location and to RUSTIK REHAB DESIGN for the perfect props used in many of these photos.


M A D E BY L I N O U N P R E T E N T I O U S , H O N E S T, D E L I G H T F U L T R E AT S FO R ALL OCCA SIONS O F F E R I N G : Custom occasion and wedding cakes, cookies, French macarons, sweet & savory empanadas, pies, brownies, toasted muesli, glutenfree goodies, catering, sourdough breads, breakfast and lunch items, and more

26 East Third Street 484.626.0945 madebylino.com


D EL I G H T S   O F T H E   D OW N TOW N H I S TO R I C B E T H L E H E M V I S I TO R C E N T E R O F F E R I N G : Gifts and treasures for all ages, tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more

AM LUXE O F F E R I N G : A curated collection of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, shoes, gifts, and more amluxeapparel.com

historicbethlehem.org

DOMACI O F F E R I N G : Sustainable furniture, home décor, vintage treasures, assorted locally made goods, and more domacihome.com

T H E S H O P P E AT H OT E L B E T H L E H E M O F F E R I N G : A selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, wraps, gifts, and more hotelbethlehem.com/ bethlehem-shopping


MUSSELMAN JEWELER S O F F E R I N G : A wide array of jewelry and watch brands, custom designs, professional jewelry repair, and more musselmanpa.com

SEASONS OLIVE OIL & V I N EG A R TA P RO O M O F F E R I N G : Extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, condiments, artisan food items, gift baskets, and more seasonstaproom.com

Advocating for small businesses in the historic, arts, and shopping districts. WHO THEY ARE The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. W H AT T H E Y D O We aim to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote, and advance downtown business areas within the City of Bethlehem.

M O R AV I A N B O O K S H O P O F F E R I N G : Books, Christmas items, clothing, dĂŠcor, educational toys, spirit apparel, giftware, and more moravian.edu/bookshop

JOIN THEM Have questions about the Downtown, current events, or just curious about how to get involved? Visit getdowntownbethlehem.com. Find out about the benefits of being a member of the DBA by contacting Lauren or Tim at LaurenB@lehighvalleychamber.org or TimB@lehighvalleychamber.org. GetDowntownBethlehem.com


D E S I G N ER CO N S I G N ER

523 Main Street 610.419.0913 mydesignerconsigner.com

H I G H - E N D, H I G H -S T Y L E CONSIGNMENT ON MAIN STREET O F F E R I N G : Consignment fashion and accessories from brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany and Co., Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Eileen Fisher, Versace, Kate Spade, Coach, Prada, and more


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G O U R M E T P O P C O R N M A D E F R E S H DA I LY I N A VA R I E T Y O F M O U T H -WAT E R I N G F L AVO R S

O F F E R I N G : Gift cards, bags and tins, and gourmet popcorn gift sets in delicious flavors including Peanut Butter Blast, Sweet Habanero, Toasted Coconut, Dill Pickle, Chipotle White Cheddar, and many more

530 Main Street 610.849.2576 clusterspopcorn.com


J O S H E A R LY CANDIES C R E AT I N G H A N D M A D E C H O C O L AT E S A N D C A N D I E S S I N C E 1938 5 T H G E N E R AT I O N FA M I LY- O W N E D B U S I N E S S offering chocolates, candies, nonpareils, roasted nuts, corporate & personal gifts, custom party favors, stuffed animals, and more

Bethlehem: 3620 Nazareth Pike | Allentown: 4640 Tilghman Street 610.865.0580 joshearlycandies.com


AM LU X E U NIQU E FA SHION AN D ACCESSOR IES FOR TH E SOPHISTIC ATED CLIENT When AM Luxe owner Ann Marie Supinski opened her shop in 2015, she had a clear, two-fold mission: Create a unique and special experience for every client. Unique = a curated collection of apparel, accessories, and shoes

Join AM Luxe this holiday season for their December "It is Better to GIVE than Receive" events.

Special = how each client should feel after spending time at AM Luxe

December 1 : Perfect Fit of Allentown st

December 5th: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund supporting local events

Practice social responsibility in the community that supports AM Luxe.

December 8th: United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley

As a philanthropic long-term commitment to the community, Ann Marie created “Shop with Purpose” events, in which a percentage of proceeds is donated to partner nonprofits. Let AM Luxe help support a philanthropic organization you are passionate about. Contact Ann Marie at annmarie@amluxeapparel.com for details.

December 15th: YWCA Bethlehem

Ann Marie Supinski, Founder and CEO

Kristina Cole, Fashion Consultant

74 West Broad Street 610.419.2037 amluxeapparel.com

O F F E R I N G : A curated collection of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, outerwear, skirts, pants, denim, blouses, sweaters, jewelry, shoes, gifts, and more


FOX O P T I C A L

OFFERING:Full eye exams, contact lens fittings, and a unique selection of fashion frames and sun wear from brands including Mykita (frames featured above), Oliver Peoples, Salt, Gotti, l.a. Eyeworks, Silhouette, Andy Wolf, Bobbi Brown, Banana Republic, Rag & Bone, and more

P RO V I D I N G Q U A L I T Y E Y E C A R E FO R M O R E T H A N 20 Y E A R S O N B E T H L E H E M ' S S O U T H S I D E 28 East Third Street 610.332.2400 foxoptical.com


O F F E R I N G : Bethlehem & Bethlehem Steel related giftware, sustainable solid wood furniture, contemporary and classic upholstery, area rugs, vintage vinyl floorcloths, candles, soaps, barware, vintage treasures, assorted locally made goods, and more

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Q U A L I T Y H O M E G O O D S A N D G I F T S T H AT B L E N D C L A S S I C D E S I G N W I T H A N A P P R EC I AT I O N FO R T H E U N I Q U E A N D V I N TA G E

21 East Third Street 610.419.4111 domacihome.com


SOCIAL STILL M I C RO - D I S T I L L E RY A N D K I TC H E N S E RV I N G C R A F T S P I R I T S , C R E AT I V E C O C K TA I L S , A N D G R E AT FO O D O F F E R I N G : Small-batch handcrafted bourbon, vodka, rum, rye whiskey, infused spirits, logo apparel and glassware, cocktail mixers, gift sets, gift cards, and more

530 East Third Street 610.625.4585 socialstill.com


W O M E N - O W N E D W I N E RY C R E AT I N G H A N D C R A F T E D V I N TA G E S R I G H T H E R E I N T H E L E H I G H VA L L E Y

FR ANKLIN HILL V I N E YA R D S O F F E R I N G :Wine, mulling spices, locally handcrafted soy candles, glassware, unique gifts, wine clutches, wine racks, wine stoppers, logo t-shirts, gift bags, picnic bags, and more

7833 Franklin Hill Road, Bangor | Tasting Room: 559 Main Street 610.588.8708 franklinhillvineyards.com


The SouthSide Arts District is the Lehigh Valley’s central location for art, entertainment, shopping, and dining. From their vast art galleries to their unique boutiques, the SouthSide Arts District is one of the most eclectic places to shop in the Lehigh Valley. Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward custom threads; strong, eclectic signature pieces; handcrafted spirits; or a slice of history, the SouthSide Arts District is truly the art & soul of Bethlehem. For more information about all things SouthSide visit southsideartsdistrict.com

A P OT H EC A S A LO N & BOUTIQUE Apotheca Salon & Boutique is a relaxed and upscale salon and shop, supported by a broad mix of old and new styles. In addition to salon services, Apotheca also offers hand-selected clothing and jewelry, providing a unique fashion-forward experience, in a whimsical and unpretentious atmosphere. apothecasalon.com

MVMNT MVMNT is a lifestyle boutique carrying a variety of performance outerwear, shoes, and accessories. Offering custom apparel, jackets, hoodies, backpacks, hats, accessories, jeans, sneakers, and more, MVMNT carries such brands as Patagonia, North Face, Burton, Native, Oakley, and Retro Super Future. mvmntpa.com

SOCIAL STILL Sourcing local grains from Pennsylvania farmers, Social Still handcrafts high quality spirits right on premise. Their state-of-the-art distillery complements an ever-imaginative scratch kitchen, all nestled inside a historic landmark in SouthSide Bethlehem. socialstill.com


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DOMACI

Founded by Derrick and Warren Clark, Domaci aims to bring both quality and style to the Lehigh Valley with its carefully curated collection of home goods. Offering eclectic furnishings and décor for every room in your home, Domaci believes you should love where you live.

C O LO R M E M I N E The world’s leading pottery painting studio, with hundreds of ceramic shapes to choose from and dozens of colors to paint with. Color Me Mine offers a design center stocked to create your custom work of art—as well as holiday-themed events, Sip & Painting Socials, kid-friendly events, and custom parties.

lehighvalley.colormemine.com

CUT TER S BIKE SHOP Cutters is a family-owned bike shop centrally located in the historic SouthSide of Bethlehem, offering novice through expert road, recreational, and mountain bike riders a wide range of bicycles and accessories, expert bike fitting, and a level of knowledge and service that only a family-owned business can provide.

H O M E B A S E610 Homebase610 not only sells skateboards, footwear, and apparel in South Bethlehem since 2002, they have worked closely with the community to get the Bethlehem Skateplaza open and offering learn-toskate classes in local schools.

cuttersbikeshop.com

homebase610.com 324 South New Street 610.419.9180 southsideartsdistrict.com


M U D & M A K ER

O F F E R I N G :Wheel-thrown vessels including mugs, bowls, dinnerware & seasonal decorative pieces with character. In addition to offering a full gallery of work, Mud & Maker teaches workshops in their fully stocked studio.

H A N D C R A F T E D, O N E- O F- A - K I N D P OT T E RY FO R T H E M O D E R N Y E T R U S T I C H O M E

6 South Centre Street, Pottsville 484.650.2745 mudandmaker.com

Look for Mud & Maker at Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem.

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OFFERING:Vintage, antique, and salvage furniture, home décor, Magnolia by Joanna Gaines, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, Mona B handbags, Milkhouse candles, Melissa & Doug toys, kids apparel, blanket scarves, beanies, gloves, art, textiles, lighting, soaps, and more

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1070 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg 570.728.4466 vintagethisrepurposethat.com


# WO M E N SWO R K Featuring dynamic women who are working to enrich our community

DONNA FO R S Y T H E

lehigh valley celebrants in 2014, after marriage equality passed nationwide, Donna Forsythe officiated an elopement for two men who had been together for decades, and never thought they could legally marry. “It was the first time I married anyone,” she says, “and it was life-changing.” The career educator, who was getting her master's degree with the intent to become a school principal at the time, sought endorsement from the Humanist Society (HS), and began officiating secular ceremonies and celebrations part-time. As the first Humanist Celebrant in the greater Lehigh Valley, “it wasn’t long before I was turning away more business than I could take.” Now, she’s the full-time owner of Lehigh Valley Celebrants, and has trained four other HS-endorsed women to craft personal, deeply meaningful ceremonies for couples and individuals to share big moments in their lives with their families, friends, and each other. Lehigh Valley Celebrants officiate weddings, vow renewals, baby welcomings, and, most recently, transgender naming ceremonies—a free service offered to those looking to celebrate their new selves while honoring and releasing their former name and gender identities. Forsythe and her celebrants work closely with their clients to create joyful, beautifully personalized ceremonies where everyone feels they are a part of the day. They work hard to bring laughter, happy tears—“basically, all the feels”—to these events. When participants and guests, and venue coordinators and photographers (who have seen a ceremony or two), ask her to officiate their own life events, she feels “overjoyed.” And if she could offer some encouragement to her younger self, who thought her life’s path would be different? “You are more powerful and capable,” she says, “than you realize.”

484.369.0252 lehighvalleycelebrants.com


Wall art by Anthony Viscardi Fused glass plates by Ward Van Haute

Floating Gate by Khalil Allaik

Kate Hughes, Co-Director Michael Lebson, Assistant Curator Photo by Katelyn Lau

& Van Haute Family

T H E T E A M AT Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery is family—and you’re always welcome in their Main Street home. At Bethlehem House, original, innovative works are displayed in a beautifully furnished “living space” that changes four times a year, where you can literally sit back, relax, and get comfortable with the art around you. Ward, Kate, and Michael want you to feel as if you’re visiting the home of a friend. Stop by, say hello, and make yourself at home at Bethlehem House this holiday season. You’re invited!

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459 MAIN STREET 610.419.6262 BETHLEHEMHOUSEGALLERY.COM

Bethlehem Steel X by Ward Van Haute

House for the Holidays.

Systemic Codes by Al Johnson

Ward Van Haute, Director/Curator


GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.

Giving Back: Hector Lopez IN 2014 , WHEN HECTOR LOPEZ was interviewing to manage the SouthSide Ambassadors—a national program facilitated by downtown improvement company Block By Block, and engaged locally by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation—he took a walk around the SouthSide of Bethlehem. He asked himself: what would I do, to take care of this place? At first, “it was overwhelming,” the Allentown native says. But, to the self-proclaimed “neat freak,” the possibility was exciting, and the potential for change couldn’t be denied. Four years later, Hector and his dedicated crews—a morning cleanup crew, and an evening safety and hospitality crew—have made a difference. Sidewalks are cleaner. Buildings are free of graffiti. If you’re new to the area, a person in a friendly yellow uniform might approach and offer directions, or recommend a terrific sandwich shop. The SouthSide is experiencing tremendous new growth, and the Ambassadors are a part of that. And this is their home: most of Hector’s crew members were born and raised in Bethlehem. Now “they’re getting paid to clean up their neighborhood,” says Hector. “And they’re taking pride in that.” Hector is still picturing the future. “One day,” he says, “I want to see lights and hear music in the streets [on the SouthSide]. I want to see it bright, and shining, and for my ambassadors to be walking around and through it, helping folks feel comfortable.” Big changes are possible when people care, and when energy and passion lead to simple actions. “All we did,” says Hector, “was come in and clean.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG GIVING BACK AT FIGBETHLEHEM.COM

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GIVING BACK Giving back is personal, passionate, and deliberate. Our community has a deep generosity and a thriving creativity that makes giving back a celebration of the good work happening all around us. Explore nonprofit organizations on the following pages to find a cause that speaks to you—and an invitation to make an impact on the community you love.


T H E FO U N DAT I O N FO R T H E B E T H L EH EM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT P.O. Box 646 610.861.0500 x60255 basdwpweb.beth.k12.pa.us/thefoundation

MISSION Established in 1999, The Foundation provides resources for projects and programs that enhance the learning opportunities for all students of the Bethlehem Area School District, with a primary focus on helping educators deliver innovative teaching and dynamic learning environments for students inside and outside the classroom. HOW TO GIVE Your contribution directly impacts students and teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District. Donations can be mailed to The Foundation, or for more information, contact Julie Bailey at thefoundation@basdschools.org. Attend the Annual Celebration Dinner, March 19, 2019 at Sands Event Center.

C O M M U N I T Y I M PAC T Benefiting more than 14,000 students of the Bethlehem Area School District, The Foundation has helped fund programs such as: Farm to School Program—an enhanced nutritional program giving students a broad range of nutrition, gardening, agriculture, and cooking experiences

“As BASD alum and parent, and as Trustee for The Foundation, I am so proud to see the impact that the educational opportunities have on our students.”

Jennifer Ceneviva The Foundation is grateful to Jennifer Ceneviva for the sponsorship of this page.

Project Lead the Way Engineering Program—applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science—to provide an understanding of biomedical professions, students study human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health


P RO J EC T O F E A S TO N 320 Ferry Street, Easton 610.258.4361

projecteaston.org

ProJeCt believes education is key and prepares lowincome Lehigh Valley residents to succeed in work, school, and life by providing them with the support and instruction needed to break the cycle of poverty. Services are free of charge and include Adult Education, Family Literacy, School-Based Programming, and Emergency Support (including a Food Pantry). MISSION ProJeCt of Easton's mission is to build a better community by helping people help themselves. HOW TO GIVE / VOLUNTEER To donate, contact Tom Harper, Director of Development, at tharper@projecteaston.org or 610.258.4361. To volunteer, email communityrelations@projecteaston.org or visit projecteaston.org.

L EH I G H U N I V ER S I T Y A RT G A L L ER I E S 420 East Packer Avenue 610.758.3615 luag.org LUAG refers to itself as a “museum-without-walls”, extending throughout three campuses in the form of galleries, classrooms, outdoor sculpture, and open storage for its teaching collection. All are welcome! MISSION To inspire, develop, and promote visual literacy and cultural understanding. LUAG strives to further Lehigh University’s educational and cultural mission to advance learning through the integration of teaching, research, and service to others.

COMMUNITY IMPACT • More than 300 students attended ESL & GED classes, with 31 students earning their GED • 600+ Easton Area School District students served each year • More than 1,700 community members received emergency assistance services • 5,000+ Northampton County households visited the Food Pantry

HOW TO GIVE / VOLUNTEER To donate contact Kelly Stazi, Director of Development, at kbs415@lehigh.edu or at 610.758.2824. To volunteer, email luag@lehigh.edu.

C O M M U N I T Y I M PAC T • 6 galleries and 50+ outdoor sculptures on three campuses • More than 15,000 works in the collection • More than 1,000 students served each year • 1,215 volunteer hours donated


ZO EL L N ER A RT S C EN T ER @ LEHIGH UNIVER SIT Y 420 East Packer Avenue 610.758.2787 zoellnerartscenter.org

Zoellner Arts Center opened in 1997 and houses three theatres—the 1,000-seat proscenium Baker Hall, the 300-seat Diamond Theater, and a 125seat black box theatre—as well as a two-story art gallery, state-of-the-art recording studio, and several large classrooms, providing a broad array of arts and educational programming each year. HOW TO GIVE Your donation makes an impact—just $100 can subsidize 25 tickets for school children. Visit zoellnerartscenter.org and click “Giving” for more information or to give online.

C O M M U N I T Y I M PAC T Each season, the center holds close to 200 events, providing service to more than 55,000 people annually.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER Volunteers are vital to Zoellner’s programs (in fact, they dedicate more than 7,000 hours a year each season)! Would you like to be an event usher, marketing assistant, outreach assistant, or gallery attendant? To usher: contact the house manager at 610.758.5453 or ros204@lehigh.edu. To volunteer as a marketing assistant: contact the marketing department at 610.758.3414 or zcs2@lehigh.edu. To volunteer as an outreach assistant or curriculum advisor: contact the program and outreach department at 610.758.5643 or pak512@lehigh.edu.

In its 21 years, Zoellner has served more than 100 schools and community groups, and more than 70,000 children in the surrounding counties. Their distinguished Guest Artist Series has presented a wide array of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural performers, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Lily Tomlin, Tony Bennett, Ani DiFranco, Momix, and David Parsons Dance.


P EN N S Y LVA N I A YO U T H T H E AT R E 25 West Thirrd Street

610.332.1400

COMMUNIT Y I M PAC T 5,267 children have been introduced to the performing arts through PYT’s school and camps 207,716 students have been exposed to performance through PYT’s Mainstage Productions 335 classrooms have experienced PYT’s Curtains Up on Reading! outreach residency program More than 365,178 patrons have experienced a live PYT production

123pyt.org

Now in their 33rd season of bringing the highest quality, most comprehensive, professional performing arts instruction to young people in the Lehigh Valley, PYT is leading the charge in providing a warm and safe environment for students to explore, train, create, and express themselves through drama, dance, and voice. MISSION To educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of young people and their families through the art of theatre. PYT challenges children to develop their talents, to think creatively, and to acquire an appreciation and understanding of the arts. HOW TO GIVE PYT depends greatly on the support of donors to maintain affordable programs for their families, schools, and the community

"We love PYT! They have a talented and dedicated staff, an amazing group of students and families, and wonderfully enriching programs! Check out their classes and MainStage performances—you won’t be disappointed!"

in which they serve. To support PYT, call 610.332.1400 or visit 123pyt.org/support-us. HOW TO VOLUNTEER By volunteering with PYT, you will have the opportunity to attend the theatre, experience behind the scenes, and make an impact on the lives of young people. To join the PYT Volunteer crew, visit 123pyt.org/support-us/ volunteer-with-pyt, call 610.332.1417, or email production@123pyt.org.

PYT gratefully acknowledges a generous donor for sponsoring this page.


NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES 339 West Fourth Street 610.691.5602

newbethanyministries.org

New Bethany Ministries provides services such as food support, hygiene support, wellness programming, transitional housing, permanent affordable housing, and financial case management to individuals and families who are working toward self-sufficiency. Home to many in the Valley, New Bethany maintains a safe, warm, respectful, and compassionate organization, serving as a community family for those who may feel invisible. MISSION To provide opportunities for a secure future to the hungry, homeless, poor, and mentally ill of the Lehigh Valley. HOW TO GIVE With dwindling government resources and increased competition for funding, New Bethany Ministries relies on the generosity

of its community members to maintain its essential services. Your donation, in any amount, is a powerful investment in the well being of your neighbors in need. Monetary donations can be mailed to 333 West Fourth Street Bethlehem, PA or text NewBeth to 41444 for donations that will directly be sent to New Bethany Ministries.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER More than 900 volunteers annually spend more than 20,000 hours serving with New Bethany. With only 13 full-time and 5 parttime staff members, they simply could not impact almost 7,000 people a year without the support of volunteers. If you or your group are interested in serving with New Bethany, visit newbethanyministries.org/ ways-to-help/volunteer or call Lili Kelhart at 610.691.5602 x201.

COMMUNIT Y I M PAC T 34,473 meals served to more than 2,100 individuals annually 283 food baskets a month served in their Food Pantry and more than 450 complete turkey dinners for Thanksgiving 16,426 nights of shelter were provided for families in their Transitional Housing Program

“Volunteering at New Bethany not only gives you a chance to change yourself, but to positively impact those around you.” Roy Gruver, Volunteer and Member of New Bethany Ministries’ Board of Directors.


TO U C H S TO N E T H E AT R E 321 East Fourth Street 610.867.1689

touchstone.org

Founded in 1981, Touchstone has received numerous awards for the quality and transformative power of its unique and playful approach to theatre—be it through original productions, like the annual Christmas City Follies; large-scale community-based works; or awardwinning arts-in-education programming. MISSION To create, produce, and present original theatre; tour original and ensemble-created work; provide educational programs to local children and youth; and demonstrate the power of theatre as a community-building tool. HOW TO GIVE Donations can be mailed to Touchstone or made online at: touchstone.org/donate. HOW TO VOLUNTEER Contact Lisa Jordan at lisa@touchstone.org or visit touchstone.org/volunteer-internships.

C O M M U N I T Y I M PAC T 8,000 people are served annually through Touchstone’s programs, which contribute to the cultural, economic, social, and educational landscape of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding region.

Godfrey’s is an internationally acclaimed club on the folk circuit, also featuring some of the best in Celtic, blues, roots and Americana.

Porter and Sayles - coming December 2, 2018

CCOMMUNITY O M M U N I TIMPACT Y I M PAC T

godfreydaniels.org

Over than 60006,000 audience members visitvisit Godfrey’s each year for 100 concert events, plus weekly community jams andand Open Mike Sundays. More audience members Godfrey’s each year forover more than 100 concert events, plus weekly community jams Open Mike Sundays.

photo by Brian McCloskey

It’s like a backstage pass, every time.


SANDS CARES H E L P I N G T H E LO C A L C O M M U N I T Y FROM JANUARY TO DECEM B ER,

Sands Cares works behind the scenes to help the local community with a mission that focuses on people, communities, and the planet. Clothing drives take place during the change of seasons, and book drives in honor of Dr. Seuss benefit local reading programs. An annual food drive fills the shelves of local

food pantries, a school supply drive starts the students off on the right foot, and SouthSide Clean Up project keeps surrounding neighborhoods looking their best. Altogether, volunteer hours exceed 3,000 yearly. One very special Sand Cares project, the annual Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build, ensures that those in

need have the necessities to stay healthy—with more than 55,000 hygiene kits created over a four year period. This year Sands provided kits to more than 20 local agencies such as New Bethany Ministries, Allentown YWCA, St. Luke's University Health Network mobile van, Victory House, ProJeCt of Easton, Meals on Wheels and, Second Harvest Food Bank. SANDS BETHLEHEM: PASANDS.COM

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SOCIAL MISSION

Thank you to the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley for being Fig Bethlehem's 2018 Social Mission Partner

H I S PA N I C C EN T ER L EH I G H VA L L E Y 520 East Fourth Street 610.868.7800 hclv.org

C O M M U N I T Y I M PAC T The Clinic serves PA residents who fall at 185% of the poverty level set by the federal government and are: pregnant women, breastfeeding women up to one year postpartum, postpartum women up to six months who are not breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC does not require proof of citizenship or alien status to provide services. The Clinic sees about 1,700 participants each month and is honored to serve the community. At each visit they discuss the important milestones to ensure that mothers feel supported in their journey.

The WIC Clinic at Bethlehem’s Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley provides nutritional and supplemental dietary services to women, infants, and children from conception to age five. Qualified families are offered individualized dietary counseling to ensure that mothers and their children have the tools and knowledge to lead healthy lives. MISSION To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. The center is dedicated to providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. HOW TO GIVE To donate to WIC or any of HCLV’s programs, visit hclv.org and click

“Donations” or call the office at 610.868.7800. HOW TO VOLUNTEER HCLV’s doors are always open to anyone in the community looking to get involved! There are plenty of ways to volunteer with the Center, from visiting with seniors to assisting in the Food Pantry. Visit hclv.org and click “Volunteer” or call for more information.


WE BELIEVE IN BEING AC TIVE 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 LOCAL 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.

OV ER T H E L A S T 5 Y E A R S FI G H A S SUPPORTED THE FOLLOWING LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZ ATIONS THROUGH OUR SOCIAL MISSION PARTNERSHIPS: Touchstone Theatre touchstone.org

Lehigh Valley Girls Rock lvgirlsrock.org

New Bethany Ministries newbethanyministries.org

YWCA Bethlehem ywcabethlehem.org

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley hclv.org

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHO SHOULD BE OUR FIG B E T H L E H E M 2019 S O C I A L M I S S I O N PA R T N E R ? 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. Because of this, the Social Mission Partner Program began. Each year Fig partners with a nonprofit organization working to transform the community.

HELP US CHOOSE OUR 2019 S O C I A L M I S S I O N N O N P R O F I T PA R T N E R ! • Create a short paragraph about the organization regarding why you feel it transforms the community • Submit this to kiera@figindustries.com with the subject line “2019 Fig Bethlehem Social Mission Partner.” • Deadline for submissions: December 28, 2018.


T R E E S OF HISTORIC BETHLEHEM N OV E M B E R 16, 2018 – J A N U A RY 13, 2019 Discover beautiful Christmas Trees inspired by artwork from their collection. Explore four historic sites across downtown Bethlehem and be awed by twinkling lights, dazzling ornaments, and amazing Holiday Putz displays. Be sure to vote for your favorite tree!

T R E E S LO C AT I O N S: 1810 G O U N D I E H O U S E 501 Main Street

K E M E R E R M U S E U M O F D E C O R AT I V E A R T S 427 North New Street

M O R AV I A N M U S E U M O F B E T H L E H E M 66 West Church Street

SINGLE SISTER S’ HOUSE 50 West Church Street

P U R C H A S E T I C K E T S T O D AY: H I S T O R I C B E T H L E H E M . O R G | 1. 8 0 0 . 3 6 0 .T O U R

Trees decorated by the Bethlehem Garden Club and Marche Maison.


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Celebrate the HOliday Season at steelstacks! Twelve TWenty-Four December 14 7:30 pm Musikfest CafĂŠ presented by Yuengling

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes December 12 | 7:30 pm Musikfest CafĂŠ presented by Yuengling

This Wonderful LIfe December 16 3 pm Fowler Blast Furnace Room

For more holiday events, visit steelstacks.org


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Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind family event that brings the spirit of Bethlehem alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features: Aisles of handmade works by more than 150 of the nation’s finest artisans The ring-ting-tingling sounds of live Christmas music and jolly, old St. Nick’s hearty laughter Ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, including the popular Hot Glass Experience: Glass Ornament sessions Käthe Wohlfarht, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and collectibles from Germany Breakfast with St. Nicholas (additional ticket required) Christkindlmarkt 2018 season begins on Friday, November 16th and runs weekends until December 23rd!

PNC Plaza 645 E. First Street Bethlehem, PA

christmascity.org


GET CREATIVE! ART FOR ALL AGES

Art Classes | Visual Arts Education Exhibitions & Special Events Resident Artist Studios | Artist Collective 25 W. Third St. Bethlehem, PA | bananafactory.org


WINTER & SPRING IN THE SOUTHSIDE ARTS DISTRIC T

SMALL BUSINESS S AT U R DAY H O L I DAY C E L E B R AT I O N

CO C K TA I L S & CR AF T BEER W E E K & C R AW L

S AT U R D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 4 T H

M O N D AY, F E B R U A R Y 18 T H – S U N D AY, F E B R U A R Y 2 4 T H

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and join SouthSide Arts District for their Small Business Saturday Holiday Celebration! Shoppers are encouraged to join for major discounts, free gift wrapping, and free hot chocolate, coffee, and muffins! Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with onstreet carolers, photos with Santa Claus from 11am – 4pm, and a contest to win a $100 gift card to the SouthSide Arts District!

F I R S T F R I DAY D E C E M B E R 7 TH, J A N U A RY 4 TH, F E B R U A R Y 1 S T, M A R C H 1 S T On the First Friday of every month, Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District comes to life, celebrating arts, culture, and music. Guests are invited to visit our local art galleries, unique boutiques, salons, and shops, all while enjoying food and drink samples and specials. The evening also features local homegrown talent—showcasing more than 10 local musicians all evening long throughout Third & Fourth Streets.

WINTER R E S TA U R A N T W E E K

A week-long celebration of the SouthSide’s fantastic cocktail & craft beer scene! Visit your favorite participating SouthSide bar or restaurant and take part in a variety of tastings, discussions, dinner pairings, happy hours, and a custom cocktail and craft beer crawl on Saturday! Must be 21 or over to participate.

SOUTHSIDE SAINT PAT R I C K ’ S DAY C E L E B R AT I O N S AT U R D AY, M A R C H 16 T H – S U N D AY, M A R C H 17 T H Grab your kilt and head to the SouthSide for the 2nd Annual SouthSide Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration. With live music and highland dancers, and drink specials all day—everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day! Bring the kids to Color Me Mine for some Leprechaun Goodies & Crafts and be sure to stop by the Molly’s Irish Grille Block Party on New & 4th Streets for live music, games, and perhaps a green beer! For a full list of all things SouthSide visit the website southsideartsdistrict.com or find them on Facebook!

M O N D AY, J A N U A R Y 21 S T – S U N D AY, J A N U A R Y 2 7 T H A culinary experience across the world, right in your own backyard! Join January 21st to the 27th for the SouthSide Arts District’s Winter Restaurant Week. Featuring more than 20 different restaurants showcasing cuisines from the far east of Asia, deep in the heart of Italy, to the southern borders of Mexico. Take your taste buds on an adventure a world apart, without the airfare.

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The Sands is dedicated to SouthSide business growth.


The Tuskes Family Charles Tuskes, Michael Tuskes, Lisa Calandra, and Dana Fratantoro

T U S K E S H O M E S I S A T H I R D - G E N E R AT I O N , family-owned local home builder with over 50 years’ experience. Led by Charles Tuskes, the team at Tuskes Homes is dedicated to building lifetime relationships with homeowners as well as the highest quality homes—

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4511 FALMER DRIVE

610.255.7956

TUSKESHOMES.COM

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS. because they’re not just your home builder, they’re your neighbors, too. From the entire Tuskes Family to yours, thank you for more than 50 great years, and here’s to 50 more. Welcome home!


“THEY ARE A TREMENDOUS B L E S S I N G ,” Carl Edwards, CrossNet youth center director, says of Fred and Eileen Eck and Don and Lois Aldrich. “They do the hard work behind the scenes, setting up and tearing down for the community meal.”

Holland community looking for hot food and fellowship. The event, funded by donations from residents and staff through the Swipe Out Hunger initiative, is just one way Garden Spot Village lives with purpose and contributes to the community.

On the fourth Monday night of each month, a team from Garden Spot Village coordinates a group of volunteers who serve a free meal to people in the New

Learn more about the ways Garden Spot Village connects with CrossNet Ministries to impact the community at gardenspotvillage.org/blog.

433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND 717.355.6000 GARDENSPOT VILL AGE.ORG

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Fig Bethlehem Holiday 2018  

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

Fig Bethlehem Holiday 2018  

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