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CSA: Community Supported Agriculture in the Eastern Lehigh Valley, PA

Do you like to buy locally-grown food and support your local farmers? Why not take it to the next level this summer by enrolling in a CSA program. What’s a CSA? Read on.

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Walking the Walks: River Walk in Easton, the Debut Post

This is the debut post of a new [mostly] photo series. Because as far as the modes of transportation go, this one is my favorite.

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend – March 25, 26 & 27

So, it may not feel much like Spring around here, but with a list like this, I think we should all just pretend.

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Where the Lehigh Valley Farms Are: Where to Find Locally Grown Food

Getting great food here, from the source, is just a short drive away. You’ll always know exactly what’s in season and can ask the local farmers how the food was grown to how it is best prepared. Try any one—or all—of the following providers, who are happy to help. This is the local food post for the Eastern end of the Valley. Look for the Central and Western versions soon!

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Help us Blog the VOTE!

Life is confusing enough, so the group of us got together to help make this easy for you. We made this handy little ballot. Please vote early and vote often! We thank you in advance for your help! #WINNING

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Wordless Wednesday – March 23, 2011, Part 2

So when was the last time you think this was functional? Were those real prices or was it reset? I’ll give a pocket guide to the answer that makes the most sense. I’m looking for a year.

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Wordless Wednesday – March 23, 2011

Sprinter or Wing? What should it be called?

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Pomeroy Building Monthly Update – March 2011

Look Ma! No windows!

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend – March 18, 19 & 20

For purposes of this weekend, regardless of the date, it’s still St. Patrick’s Day. And Spring. So enjoy them both!

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Unparalleled Pasture-to-Plate Pleasures at Glasbern

Executive Chef Jason Hook, who took over the kitchen less than three months ago, has the youthful energy and creative vision to put Glasbern on the national culinary map.

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One Cool Thing to Lift Your Spirits

You’re not powerless against forces that are much larger than you.

Wordless Wednesday – March 16, 2011

Old and New.

Photos from the Flood – Route 611 South

Easton dodged a bullet with last week’s flood. The water still managed to leave the banks of the river in spots. This is always amazing for me to see, no matter how many times I see it.

Photos from the River’s Little Uprising – Route 611 South

While Easton fortunately didn’t see a huge flood last week, the water still managed to leave the banks of the river in spots. This is always amazing for me to see, no matter how many times I see it.

Photo #2 from the River’s Little Uprising

Delaware River minor flooding from last week. This was shot on Saturday morning from Scott Park. The roped off area is the boat launch near where the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers meet.

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend – March 11, 12 & 13

I’m not sure but this may be one of the most diverse lists I’ve ever put together. Should be a great weekend. And remember, going downtown to see the flood and not supporting local businesses may make the river even angrier. You don’t want to do that, do you?

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Five Cool Places to Be Irish

I know it’s a week away, but the festivities seem to start early and keep on going. Here are five cool places for some Irish fun.

Wordless Wednesday – March 9, 2011

The rivers before the storm.

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This is Why I Live Here: Change

The only thing you can count on in life is change, but in Bethlehem it feels more clear, more stark, more immediate, and more at home with its history. This is why Stephanie Sigafoos lives here.

Retro Shot Monday – The Flood of 2005

During this day of rising waters, I’m reminded of floods past. This one was six years ago, the second of three in as many years to hammer downtown Easton. Hopefully this doesn’t happen again anytime soon.

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