Category: Features

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This is Why I Live Here (Easton)

They flee from New York City and elsewhere, because they found a warehouse building at a price they couldn’t pass up. Or because Easton reminds them of a place they once knew, long ago and far away. Maybe it’s because their friend Karl Stirner convinced them to come. Or because of its historic charm and the opportunity to create art in seeming anonymity.

We talked with four Easton artists about why they moved here. This is what they told us.

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Five Cool Places for Cold Treats

It’s still hot, a week after we’ve debuted this feature. You know what that means? Ice cream.

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Five Cool Places to Beat the Heat

It’s hard to believe we’re on the cusp of July–it feels like it’s been August for weeks around here in the Valley. Here are five cool places–literally–to help you get through the dog days of summer.

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Local/Sustainable Food = Healthy Food + Local Economy

The revolution will not be televised, but it may be on your dinner table.

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If You Build It, They Will Skate

By Michelle Pittman By the spring of 2010, one of the most conspicuous aspects of the Greenway will be under construction – the Bethlehem Skateplaza. Located by Daly Avenue, the skate park will eventually incorporate the best features of popular street spots from around the globe into one safe, city-run site. The idea is simple […]

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Big City Dining

By Michelle Pittman

When it comes to dining in and around Bethlehem, there is no shortage of options. From hip downtown fare to unique, off-the-beaten-path destinations, there’s something for every palate and price range.

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Take a Walk on the South Side

By Jason Hedrington

For those in the know, Bethlehem’s South Side is not just a great place to see an art show or get a bite to eat – it’s a true community made up of a cast of characters and a shared history that’s hard to absorb after just one visit. But if you’re interested in how the residents of South Side spend their days, and learning more about their unique talents, we recommend stopping by these establishments. These select proprietors are not only great at their day jobs, they help make Bethlehem a unique place to live, work, and relax – all while writing the next chapter of the city’s history.

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When the Birds Fly Into Town

By Spike Rogan, Michelle Pittman, and Louis Capwell

Every summer, the pride of eastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Eagles, migrate north to make Bethlehem their home for three weeks. An annual tradition since 1996, training camp attracts fans each year to the Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus.

Parking in Bethlehem

Garages, streets, parallel and diagonal… and even free!

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Directions to Bethlehem

We are here… where are you?

Important Information – Bethlehem

Whether you’re new in town, just visiting or you’ve managed to lose your phone book, the following numbers can put you in touch with the people that solve all of life’s little emergencies. For reporting crimes, questioning a traffic ticket or finding out the hours of the local pool, let your fingers do the dialing.

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Letter from laini

Welcome to the debut edition of laini’s little pocket guide to Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Table of Contents

Interested in a sneak peak at the pocket guide to Bethlehem… here it is!

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

Our mission is to bring history to life, preserve historical sites, collect and exhibit artistic objects that tell the story of Bethlehem’s people. Partnership Members: Moravian Museum, Kemmerer Museum, Burnside Plantation and Historic Bethlehem. Visit our website to learn about our concerts, lectures, school programs, and tours.

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The Stimulus Package of 1818

By Dr. Tom Stoneback, National Canal Museum

Evolution of a City: A Brief History of Bethlehem

By Michelle Pittman Photos by Louis Capwell

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How To Be A Locavore

Product of Chile? No. Grown in the Lehigh Valley? YES.

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Eat in Easton

In the past few years, Easton has become a dining Mecca. With several restaurants opening in the past two years, there is something to please every palate. Here’s an overview of what’s fresh and hot!

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Our Champ: Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes is the most famous Eastonian. This year marks his induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame and the 30th anniversary of his win over Ken Norton, which earned him the title Heavyweight Champion of the World. He remained Champ for seven years, defending his title against such greats as Shavers and Ali. In this excerpt from his book, Against the Odds, Larry reflects on what it was like to return to Easton after winning the title that first time, back in June of 1978.