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Philanthropy or Charity

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Interior Design Trends

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Estate Planning

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CO NTE NT S 2021 SCHEDULES 20

PGA Tournaments

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LPGA Tournaments

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Australian

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - French

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Wimbledon

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - US Open

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PHILANTHROPY OR CHARITY

According to the Dictionary, charity and philanthropy are two different things. CHARITY Charity is the voluntary giving of help, typically money, to those that are suffering or in need. It tends to address an immediate problem and is a compassionate response to a natural disaster, or a token of support for the victim of crime or violence, for example. Charity can also address immediate needs for food, shelter or medical care. It is a short term response, although one may give frequently to a particular cause.

PHILANTHROPY Philanthropy is more strategic in that it seeks to root out causes of the problem and to develop long term solutions. Striving for long term solutions to problems such as addiction, housing shortages, or hunger takes time, study, and planning. This is where charity comes in, providing direct relief for people in immediate need.

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also may offer some additional advantages. For example, a qualified charity may receive your IRA with no tax consequences since charities do not pay taxes. Appreciated assets are also beneficial as a gift to a charity, as capital gains tax can be avoided.

Both charity and philanthropy possess the same goals of addressing needs and making the world a better place but with different approaches. One deals with direct relief and the other with root causes and finding solutions. Is one better than the other? Of course not! They are just two different ways of solving problems and both are essential to the functioning of a decent society. Recently, there have been changes to the tax code regarding charitable giving. Three Acts have been passed recently - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) and the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). All have some impact on deductibility of charitable contributions. They

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Another way to contribute is through a community foundation, which is a grant making public charity that is dedicated to improving lives in a particular community. Individuals, families, businesses and non-profit groups establish funds within the foundation in which they can contribute assets for charitable purposes. The foundation manages the assets and takes suggestions from those that set up the fund on how and where to distribute the resources. There are over 700 community foundations in the United States. Whether one chooses charity or philanthropy, the ultimate goal is to help the community by using personal skills and resources to make a difference.



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INTERIOR DESIGN

2021

Due to the events of 2020, people have more interest than ever in the design of their home environment. Being at home more means lots of lifestyle adjustments and being able to use space for multiple reasons is now imperative. It also makes us more aware of our surroundings. Whether it’s more comfort for all that zoom time, a functioning home office, craft room or remote learning space, adjustments need to be made. Zoom has become an integral part of most peoples’ lives as a way to maintain businesses and family relationships which means the right space for it is needed. It might be the office, dining room or even a comfortable

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couch, but it’s recommended that the space faces a window for natural lighting. Try to avoid the bedroom. Have the camera slightly above eye level and consider the background. Bookshelves are nice as well, or a favorite painting – and the background color should complement one’s skin tone as well. If a designated office is now needed, a bedroom or extra closet can be converted with the installation of a built-in desk and shelves. The garage may be available for a craft room. In the end, it’s all about flexibility in these stay-at-home times. One simple way to make changes is thru the use of color. This year Pantone has named two colors to its yearly color of the year award - Ultimate

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Gray and Illuminating Yellow. These are certainly appropriate choices for the year as they complement each other. Gray represents neutrality and balance and yellow represents the sun and sunflowers and is a happy color full of hope and positivity which is surely needed right now. It is easy to use these colors to brighten up a room without major expense. Accessories also are an easy way to add color and change an area’s vibe. New pillows, area rugs, throw blankets, or wall art will also freshen up any space. Start small and if the change is pleasing, continue on. Another easy change is adding selfadhesive removable wallpaper. It is great for a bathroom or closet and if it gets tiresome, it is

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easily removed. Living walls are a new concept for residential use. Bring nature indoors with a wall of edible or decorative plants. They contribute to improved indoor air quality and people are happier, healthier and less stressed when surrounded by plants. If not quite ready for a living wall, just adding some plants or native orchids can make a huge difference. The most important design trends for 2021 are to make one’s home environment functional and comfortable for all the activities happening there.

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DO YOU HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE

ESTATE PLAN?

The first thing to understand is that writing a will and having an estate plan are actually two different processes, even though an estate plan will include a will.

Wills Creating a will can be a fairly simple process. It will address who will take care of your children, who will take over your business, and who receives your assets and other personal property. A will requires the naming of an executor responsible for fulfilling the deceased’s wishes. Having one’s wishes defined in a will ensures privacy, helps avoid family disputes and saves money by avoiding probate and the expense of attorneys and public trustees to determine the distribution of assets which then becomes public information.

Estate Planning Estate planning is the process of designating who will manage and distribute assets after death or incapacitation. It is a more intensive process and includes a variety of documents including the last will and testament. While it may be overwhelming to contemplate, a well-designed estate plan will ensure that assets are distributed according to one’s wishes. In addition to the last will and testament, 16



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an estate plan might include a living will, a financial power of attorney, a living trust, and beneficiary designations. An estate plan can be particularly helpful in the case of multiple marriages, business ownership, specific charitable donations, or specific requests for health or property. It can also ensure wishes are carried out and that assets are distributed as designated.

Living Will A living will is a document that describes the type of care one would want if incapacitated and cannot speak for themself. This can assist the family with difficult decisions and avoid confusion. A financial power of attorney allows for a designated appointee to handle financial affairs in the event of incapacitation. They can make financial decisions in accordance with the instructions defined in the estate plan.

Living Trust A living trust is a document created during one’s life where a designated person, the trustee, is given responsibility for managing that individual’s assets for the benefit of the eventual beneficiary. It is designed to allow for the easy transfer of assets, thereby avoiding probate. A living revocable trust allows someone to be their own trustee and allows for changes in beneficiary at any time. An

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irrevocable living trust is restrictive, and beneficiaries may not be changed but there are certain beneficial tax consequences. Beneficiary designations explain who receives which assets such as an IRA, insurance policy, savings account, or other financial instruments. A well-executed estate plan can minimize gift, estate and generation skipping transfer taxes to ensure that the family receives as much of the deceased’s estate as possible. Everyone’s plan is different and requires the right team of professionals to implement. It is also important to update the plan regularly as personal circumstances, legislation, and tax laws change frequently.

This article is for informational purposes only. Please consult a professional.

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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

DEC 3 - 6 DEC 3 - 6 DEC 11 - 13 JAN 7 - 10 JAN 14 - 17 JAN 21 - 24 JAN 28 - 31 FEB 4 - 7 FEB 11 - 14 FEB 18 - 21 FEB 25 - 28 FEB 25 - 28 MAR 4 - 7 MAR 11 - 14 MAR 18 - 21 MAR 24 - 28 MAR 25 - 28 APR 1 - 4 APR 8 - 11 APR 15 - 18 APR 22 - 25 20

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TOURNAMENT

DEFENDING CHAMPION

Mayakoba Golf Classic

Brendon Todd

Hero World Challenge

Henrik Stenson

QBE Shootout

Tiburon GC, Naples, FL

Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Tway

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas

Sony Open in Hawaii

Cameron Smith

The American Express

Andrew Landry $1,206,000

El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, MEX Albany, New Providence, BAH

Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, HI Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta, CA

Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

$1,296,000 $1,000,000

$435,000

$1,340,000 $1,188,000

Marc Leishman $1,350,000

Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Webb Simpson

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Nick Taylor

The Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott

Puerto Rico Open

Viktor Hovland

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship

Patrick Reed

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Tyrrell Hatton

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, PUR Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, MEX Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL

$1,314,000 $1,404,000 $1,674,000 $540,000

$1,820,000 $1,674,000

THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Honda Classic

PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Sungjae Im $1,260,000

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club, Austin, TX

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Corales Golf Course, Punta Cana, DOM

Valero Texas Open

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio, TX

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA

RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

Webb Simpson $1,278,000



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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT

APR 29 MAY 2

Valspar Championship

MAY 6 - 9 MAY 13 - 16 MAY 20 - 23 MAY 27 - 30 JUN 3 - 6 JUN 10 - 13 JUN 17 - 20 JUN 24 - 27 JUL 1 - 4 JUL 8 - 11 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 22 - 25 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 12 - 15 AUG 19 - 22 AUG 26 - 29 SEP 2 - 5 22

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DEFENDING CHAMPION

Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, FL

Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

AT&T Byron Nelson

TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX

PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa

Charles Schwab Challenge

Daniel Berger

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Jon Rahm

KI Golf Rsrt. - Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH

$1,980,000 $1,350,000 $1,674,000

RBC Canadian Open

St. George's G&CC, Toronto, ON, CAN

U.S. Open

Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

Travelers Championship

Dustin Johnson

Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI

$1,332,000

$1,350,000

John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL

Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY

The Open Championship

Royal St. George's GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG

3M Open

TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN

Michael Thompson $1,188,000

Olympic Men's Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN

Barracuda Championship

Richy Werenski

World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Justin Thomas

Wyndham Championship

Jim Herman

THE NORTHERN TRUST

Dustin Johnson

BMW Championship

Jon Rahm

Tahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, CA TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, MD

TOUR Championship

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

$630,000

$1,820,000 $1,152,000

$1,710,000 $1,710,000

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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions JAN 21-24 Four Seasons Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL FEB 25-28 Gainbridge Championship Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala pres. by MAR 4-7 JTBC Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club - Ocala, FL Kia Classic MAR 25-28 Aviara Golf Club - Carlsbad, CA ANA Inspiration APR 1-4 Mission Hills Country Club - Rancho Mirage, CA LOTTE Championship APR 14-17 Ko Olina Golf Club - Kapolei, HI Hugel-Air Premia LA Open APR 22-25 Wilshire Country Club - Los Angeles, CA HSBC Women's World Championship APR 29-MAY2 Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course) - Singapore, Singapore Honda LPGA Thailand MAY6-9 Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course - Pattaya City, Thailand Blue Bay LPGA MAY13-16 Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course - Hainan Island, China Pure Silk Championship MAY20-23 Kingsmill Resort Golf Course - Williamsburg, VA MAY26-30 Match Play Event TBD U.S. Women's Open JUN 3-6 Olympic Club (Lake Course) - San Francisco, CA LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship JUN 10-13 Lake Merced Golf Club - San Francisco, CA Meijer LPGA Classic JUN 17-20 Blythefield Country Club - Belmont, MI KPMG Women's PGA Championship JUN 24-27 Atlanta Athletic Club, The Highlands Course - Johns Creek, GA Volunteers of America Classic JUL1-4 Old American Golf Course - The Colony, TX Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana JUL8-11 Highland Meadows GC - Sylvania, OH Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational JUL14-17 Midland CC (MI) - Midland, MI The Evian Championship JUL22-25 Evian Resort Golf Club - Évian-les-Bains, France

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PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,200,000

Gaby Lopez

$2,000,000 $1,500,000

Danielle Kang

$1,800,000 $3,100,000

Mirim Lee

$2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000

$1,600,000 $2,100,000 $1,300,000 $1,500,000 $5,500,000

A Lim Kim

$1,800,000 $2,300,000 $4,300,000

Sei Young Kim

$1,500,000

Angela Stanford

$2,000,000

Danielle Kang

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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES JUL29-AUG 1 AUG 12-15 AUG 19-22 AUG 26-29 SEP 4-6 SEP 16-19 SEP 24-26 OCT1-3 OCT7-10 OCT14-17 OCT21-24 OCT28-31 NOV4-7 NOV11-14 NOV18-21

TOURNAMENT Event TBD Ladies Scottish Open AIG Women's Open Carnoustie Golf Links - Carnoustie, Scotland CP Women's Open Shaughnessy G&CC - Vancouver, BC Solheim Cup Inverness Club - Toledo, OH Cambia Portland Classic Columbia Edgewater Country Club - Portland, OR Walmart NW Arkansas Championship pres. by P&G Pinnacle Country Club - Rogers, AR ShopRite LPGA Classic pres. by Acer Seaview Hotel and Golf Club - Galloway, NJ Founders Cup Mountain Ridge C.C. - West Caldwell, NJ Buick LPGA Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club - Shanghai, China BMW Ladies Championship LPGA International Busan - Busan, South Korea Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Miramar Golf Country Club - Taipei, Taiwan TOTO Japan Classic Seta Golf Course - Shiga, Japan Pelican Women's Championship Pelican G.C. - Belleair, FL CME Group Tour Championship Tiburon Golf Club - Naples, FL

* Schedule subject to change

PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,100,000 $1,500,000

Stacy Lewis

$4,500,000

Sophia Popov

$2,350,000

$1,400,000

Georgia Hall

$2,300,000

Austin Ernst

$1,750,000

Melissa Reid

$1,500,000 $2,100,000 $2,000,000 $2,200,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000

Sei Young Kim

$5,000,000

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LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

LEHIGH VALLEY PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

FEBRUARY

FEB 25 - 28 | COMEDY FESTIVAL Performers who have been seen and heard on Netflix, Stephen Colbert, NPR and more are among the nationwide lineup of comedians taking part in the annual SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival. The 2021 edition of the SSICF will shift from its usual performance marathon format to one that focuses more on the future of comedy, featuring roundtable discussions, intimate 1-on-1 conversations and workshops. All SSICF events will be live streamed for your comfort and safety. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2NyMTIQ

MARCH

MARCH 1 - 6 | RESTAURANT WEEK Eat your way through the East Penn community as restaurants put together a prix fixe menu the first week in March for guests to get a sampling of the best from each eatery. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3aNDshA

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MARCH 20 | CRAFT SHOW We will have so many activities for the whole family, crafters with amazing handmade items, direct sale companies, many awesome small businesses & so much more! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3pS8A3E

APRIL

APRIL 2 | URBAN ARTS TRAIL Each year, the SouthSide Arts District works tirelessly to create opportunities for local artists to transform our streetscape into their canvas. All these pieces of public art make up a 2.75 mile path throughout our Downtown called the Urban Arts Trail. Visitors can go online to follow the trail at home, or walk the path viewing and learning about each mural, artistic bike rack, sculpture, mosaic and our brand-new Public Piano. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2PerR2P April 10 | Catasauqua StEAT Fest From food trucks to local restaurant specials, StrEAT Fest means good LOCAL eats in Catty! Kick off the


LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

LEHIGH VALLEY PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

holiday season by browsing vendors and local businesses for Small Business Saturday, while experiencing delicious food and adult beverages. Live music and family activities will be provided -- come out and enjoy the fun! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3koulaf

MAY

MAY 12 | AUTO SHOW The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show is a four-day automotive extravaganza featuring over 110,000 square feet of the best cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans the world has to offer. For more info visit: glvada.org MAY 28 - 30 | MAYFAIR FESTIVAL Mayfair Festival of The Arts is a multidisciplinary arts festival like visual arts, performing arts, garden arts, children’s art, art education. The event is planned to be held on Cedar Crest’s campus and to feature food and craft vendors, artists, music, and live performances. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/37HEVUD

JUNE

JUNE 4 - 6 | FOOD & WINE FEST The Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival has grown from its humble beginnings as a one-day tented event to a full weekend experience. It has a growing roster of top restaurants and chefs, as well as wine from around the world. It brings a range of tastes and styles to please everyone’s palate. Cooking demos, wine seminars and the ever popular Champagne & Spirits Room are here for your enjoyment! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3aNvRiX JUNE 15 - 19 | FILM FESTIVAL Our annual festival brings films and filmmakers from around the country and around the world to Bethlehem’s South Side! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3pOTPyH JUNE 12 | BLUES, BREWS, & BBQ The Blues Fest is a special event that brings together Blues and barbecue lovers from all around to celebrate in the heart of downtown Allentown. The festival has grown to consume four city blocks with six stages of music. Enjoy a saturday 29


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LEHIGH VALLEY PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

full of Blues, Brews, and Barbecue! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3bzFVLQ

JULY

JULY 1 - 4 | KUTZTOWN FOLK FEST One of America’s most celebrated festivals, the Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife event in the nation. The festival features over 200 folk artists and craftsmen, as well six stages of entertainment, folklore and folklife programs, and the best Pennsylvania Dutch food found anywhere. It truly is fun for everyone! For more info visit: kutztownfestival.com JULY 4 | INDEPENDENCE DAY It’s time to break out the red, white and blue for Independence Day. It’s hard to pick what’s best about the Fourth of July – is it the picnic food, All-American spirit, or the fireworks? No matter what your favorite part is, fireworks are a classic. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3uw0bGM

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AUGUST

AUG 6 - 8 | DAS AWKSCHT FEST With more than 2,500 cars, Lehigh Valley’s Das Awkscht Fescht is one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows. Celebrating more than 50 years, it has become a family tradition for all ages offering three fun-packed days in the great outdoors. It’s fun for the whole family! For more info visit: awkscht.com AUG 21 - 22 | ROASTING EARS OF CORN FESTIVAL The Museum of Indian Culture invites you to Pennsylvania’s oldest Native American Indian festival on the grounds of the museum. The festival includes various opportunities for people of all ages to learn more about Native American cultures. Activities include Native American style crafts, life skills demonstrations including Atlatl and Tomahawk throwing, fire making, flute making, Native Cooking demonstrations, and so much more! For more info visit: museumofindianculture.org

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LEHIGH VALLEY PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

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SEPTEMBER

SEPT 11 - 12 | CHILE PEPPER FEST This event is the largest of its kind anywhere in the United States and is host to chili pepper food, crafts, a Jalapeno eating contest, a salsa contest, a chile pepper field excursion and much more. Free samples and amazing vendors for honey, sauces, jams, popcorn, all kinds of things. Lots of variety in heat and food for everyone. Expect fiery fun! For more info visit: pepperfestival.com SEPT 24 - 26 | HIGHLAND GAMES Since 1988 Celtic Cultural Alliance has been hosting the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem each September. The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolized the Celtic spirit and history, and to provide the impetus for an organization that focused on promoting the Celtic culture. So come on down and enjoy a weekend full of Celtic Culture! For more info visit: celticfest.org

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OCTOBER

OCT 2 | GARLIC FESTIVAL This festival is dedicated to one of the best flavors in all of food - garlic. Try all of our Garlic infused foods and other seasonal favorites. Eat, drink, and stink! For more info visit: eastongarlicfest.com OCT 16 | COUNTY FESTIVAL A county celebration held Memorial Day Weekend featuring Live Entertainment, Awards Ceremony, Vendors, Crafters, Non Profits, and Food Trucks. Stop on by for a fun filled day! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3kibCgH OCT 22 - 24 | SPOOKTACULAR HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL The festival will feature more than a dozen hot air balloons creating a spooktacular night glow. The hot air balloon pilots will inflate their balloons and light the fire underneath. The result is picturesque and definitely something you don’t want to miss. For more info visit: balloonfestpa.com

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LEHIGH VALLEY PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

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NOVEMBER

NOV 6 - 7 | BACON FEST PA Bacon Fest Restaurant Week will feature over 14 restaurants, sweet shops and bakeries offering bacon menus and sweets and goodies all week long. The fest features dozens of treats featuring bacon and even crafts paying homage to the delectable, savory breakfast staple. Check out all the participating restaurants! For more info visit: pabaconfest.com NOV 6 | CRAFT FAIR A fun holiday craft fair for your whole family! Find all your unique gifts this year at this great fair. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/37LtN9l

DECEMBER

DEC 1 - 31 | DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID This play is based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen story and the classic film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful story of love and letting go. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, 34

challenges her father’s authority as she dreams of finding her own way in the world above the sea. But what will she give up to fulfill her dreams of independence?For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3km8Yqk DEC 1 - 18 | FARMERS’ MARKET No trip to Easton would be complete without a stop at America’s longest, continuously-running open-air market! Stop by Easton Farmers’ Market for the freshest in local produce, baked goods, coffee, plants and artisan wares. Enjoy live music as you peruse each vendor’s offerings. For more info visit: eastonfarmersmarket.com



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2021 GRAND SLAM

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11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

1st Men’s Semifinals

Fri 1/29

Twilight

3:00pm

4:00 pm

3:00pm

2nd Men’s Semifinals

Twilight

11:00am

7:30pm

11:15am

Twilight

2:00pm

4:00pm

no play

Sat 1/30

Sun 1/31

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* Schedule subject to change

Quarterfinals

Women’s Semifinals

Women’s Finals

Men’s Finals


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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATE

PLAY START

SESSION

SUN - MAY 23

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

WED - MAY 26

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

WED - MAY 26

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SUN - MAY 30

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

SUN - MAY 30

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

* Schedule subject to change

TUE - JUNE 1

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

TUE - JUNE 1

Evening - 5:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Evening - 9:00 PM

Quarterfinals

THU - JUNE 3

Day - 2:00 PM

Semifinals

FRI - JUNE 4

Day - 3:00 PM

Semifinals

SAT - JUNE 5

Day - 3:00 PM

Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final

SUN - JUNE 6

Day - 3:00 PM

Men's Singles Final

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

* Schedule subject to change

PLEASE NOTE: The Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have decided to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships due to COVID-19 and a concern for public health. The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will take place from June 28 – July 11, 2021. DATE

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PLAY START

SESSION

Mon Jun 28

11:00 AM

First Round

Tues Jun 29

11:00 AM

First Round

Wed Jun 30

11:00 AM

Second Round

Thu Jul 1

11:00 AM

Second Round

Fri Jul 2

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sat Jul 3

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sun Jul 4

Mon Jul 5

11:00 AM

Round of 16

Tue Jul 6

11:00 AM

Womens Quarterfinals

Wed Jul 7

11:00 AM

Mens Quarterfinals

Thu Jul 8

11:00 AM

Womens Semifinals

Fri Jul 9

11:00 AM

Mens Semifinals

Sat Jul 10

11:00 AM

Womens Finals

Sun Jul 11

11:00 AM

Mens Finals

No Play


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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE SESSION

DATE

SCHEDULE

PLAY START

* Schedule subject to change ** Start Times Listed in EST

MATCHES

1

Sun 30 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

2

Sun 30 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

3

Mon 31 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

4

Mon 31 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

5

Tue 1 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

6

Tue 1 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

7

Wed 2 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

8

Wed 2 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

9

Thu 3 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

10

Thu 3 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

11

Fri 4 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

12

Fri 4 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

13

Sat 5 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

14

Sat 5 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

15

Sun 6 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

16

Sun 6 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

17

Mon 7 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

18

Mon 7 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

19

Tue 8 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

20

Tue 8 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

21

Wed 9 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Women’s Semifinals

22

Thu 10 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Mixed Doubles Final / Men’s Semifinals

23

Fri 11 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Men’s Doubles Final / Women’s Final

24

Sat 12 Sep

Day

1.00pm

Women’s Doubles Final / Men’s Final

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TRENDING LOCATIONS TO VISIT THIS YEAR

TRAVEL IN 2021

2021 may be the time to “see the USA”, as international air travel will be determined by individual countries’ rules and re-openings. One can avoid airports and air travel by simply hitting the road. Vans and recreational vehicles have achieved widespread use in the last year and there is no shortage of great domestic destinations. See the Great Lakes Region in the north or explore the music cities of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville in the south!

NORTHERN ROAD TRIP The Great Lakes area is an excellent place to start. From east to west, these lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior) span the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Great Lakes are the five largest interconnected lakes in the US and contain the largest freshwater supply in the

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world supplying water to more than 40 million people. Unique to these lakes are rolling waves, strong currents, miles of sandy and rocky beaches and distant horizons. Attractions include great beaches, Niagara Falls, wildlife areas, charming small towns, large cities and many National parks. And for sports fans, there are magnificent stadiums and arenas for all major sports

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leagues as well as for the Big Ten universities. Lake Erie, in New York is known for its reputed Loc-Ness-like sea monster which has reportedly been seen many times over the years. The US side of Niagara Falls is not to be missed either with breathtaking waterfalls and rapids. Michigan, which touches four of the five Great Lakes and possesses the longest fresh water coastline in the world, is host to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan’s western shore. It is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world. The tallest sand dune 42

at Sleeping Bear stands at 450 feet above the shore. In addition to sand dunes, Lake Michigan has a “Bermuda Triangle” where many strange occurrences have been reported: unexplained ship disappearances and missing planes as well as a Stonehengelike rock formation underwater near Traverse City. With some luck, one might even see a few black bears. Chicago, which is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, has it all - a big city with museums, restaurants and nightlife as well as Lake Shore Drive, a 15 mile urban parkway of green spaces and beaches along the lake. A road trip would provide a


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fascinating and fun packed trip for any age group. Do the entire route from one end to the other or pick a particular lake area to concentrate on. With so many historic sights and national park areas, there are opportunities to appreciate all the diversity of our great country.

SOUTHERN ROAD TRIP New Orleans, on the Mississippi River, which is the “jazz capital of the world” and nicknamed the “Big Easy”. Visit the French Quarter and walk along Bourbon Street with its colorful buildings with cast iron balconies, fine Cajun restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries. Enjoy the street performers at Jackson Square in front of the famous Saint Louis Cathedral. From there, take the trolley out to the Garden District with its well preserved collection of historic homes from the 18th century. In addition, there is the New Orleans Zoo and Aquarium and be sure to visit the World War ll Museum. There is much to see and learn in New Orleans. Memphis Tennessee, which is known as the “Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and famous for gospel, jazz, R&B, rap and soul as well. A must stop is Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion. In addition, there is the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame, and the Stax Museum of Soul Music. And for foodies, Memphis has a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene but is best known for its slow-cooked 43


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dry rib barbecue ribs, maple bacon doughnuts and local coffee roasters. Nashville, which is the capital of Tennessee, and home to Vanderbilt University. It is often referred to as Music City. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium. All are well known for Country Music. Besides the live music scene, there are interesting historic neighborhoods with boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops. For some history, visit the home of President Andrew Jackson, considered to be the best preserved of all presidential homes, or Belle Meade Plantation which was part of the Battle for Nashville during the Civil War. There are so many choices for travel - whether looking for great views, live entertainment, or cultural and historic sites, we can find it all here in the USA.

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r o f s Trend

AC C E S

S O RY

2021

After a year of staying in the house, wearing sweats and other assorted quarantine gear, it is time for a change. Many are now finally ready to dress up, even while still wearing masks and social distancing. Break out all of those accessories that piled up from months of online shopping. Nobody will judge if you overaccessorize. The new year brings changing trends in jewelry, both traditional and avant-garde. Pearls have always been in, but we are now seeing more of the freshwater variety. They have a more contemporary look. From pearl drop earrings to layered necklaces that mix

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pearls with other materials, pearls work for all occasions. There are also personalized extra-long pendant necklaces and charm bracelets. Colorful beads are always a hit, whether worn as earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Chain link necklaces and bracelets with attached charms are also hot at the moment. And feel free to

stack rings on a couple fingers while you’re at it! A brand new trend is mismatched earrings or simply wearing one dramatic shoulder grazing earring. Of course two shoulder length earrings also work. Mixing and matching different textures is also very popular. Instead of smooth gold hoops, go for a textured pair in silver; silver has made a huge comeback. Several top designers have moved towards mini handbags recently, often on long chains. They can even be worn as a necklace. And of course, let’s not forget about diamonds. They remain at the top of the food chain. Just ask Marilyn Monroe -“Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”. Hair ornaments of all sizes

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can make a powerful fashion statement. There are a multitude of choices from traditional headbands to pearl hairpins or hair clips, barrettes, and even scrunchies. They come in a variety of fabrics from velvet to fur to leather. Most popular are headbands embellished with pearls, rhinestones or feathers. You’ll always look chic with a headband! Regardless of individual style, all can agree – now is the time to shine!

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