Lehigh University Beekeeping Club

The smog billowed from the tinplated smoker. The setting sun made the smoke glow as if swallowing the hovering bees. The white haze quickly encased the boxes as dark shadows scurried behind the scrambling insects. Chaos ensued within the hives. Welcome to a meeting of the Lehigh University Beekeeping Club. Lehigh’s Beekeeping Club is in its third year and keeps growing in size. They are now up to forty members. … Continue reading Lehigh University Beekeeping Club

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

What do antiques and sandwiches have in common? They bring people together. It stood solid. The cast-iron stove a pillar of warmth and comfort. It was the hub, the water cooler if you will, of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It brought people together to share in a source of warmth, meals, and conversation. Today this antique stands as the symbol of Potbelly Sandwich Shop to … Continue reading Potbelly Sandwich Shop

THROWBACK THURSDAY: SouthSide Arts Festival

The clay ball hit the wheel with a loud thunk. The mound lay in the center of the silver disc,  lifeless. She sat down on the stool and pressed her foot to the pedal and the earthy mass began to move. The clean silver disc became a muddy sun as the water spewed away from the clay into the moat below. The most hypnotic aspect was watching how … Continue reading THROWBACK THURSDAY: SouthSide Arts Festival

AusetGypsy Metaphysical Emporium

The room smelled of Frankincense. That familiar smell of a church. The delicate fumes wafted through the room mixing with the other intoxicating aromas. Every smell seemed to compliment one another. The tea was steeped and piping hot with an enchanting scent of cranberry spice. It was a ruby red with some tea leaves settling to the bottom. After a few sips, it was time to … Continue reading AusetGypsy Metaphysical Emporium

Three Unique Easter Treats in Bethlehem

Whipped cream swirling into the warm cappuccino, a sugar wafer being nestled into a bed of chocolate over marshmallow, and the molded chocolate cameo delicately leaning on the dollop of icing. This Sunday is Easter, whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I’ve found (and tasted) three unique sweet treats in Bethlehem to indulge in as spring blooms! “Peeps”uccino at Billy’s Downtown Diner Price: $4.99 This is … Continue reading Three Unique Easter Treats in Bethlehem

2016 Celtic Doggie Parade

They strutted their paws down the sidewalk. It was a sea of green and fur. The breeze ruffled the tulle of the tutu on the Pomeranian, tousled the golden locks of the retrievers, and could have blown away the little Chihuahua! It was the 2016 Celtic Doggie Parade at Donegal Square. This year the event benefited The Center for Animal Health and Welfare. There were four … Continue reading 2016 Celtic Doggie Parade

Pumpkin Spice Lattes in Bethlehem

The air had a distinct smell as the afternoon sun baked the moist grass and newly fallen leaves. The breeze had a chill and the crispness was welcoming after the humid summer. It is fall in the Lehigh Valley. The first best thing about fall is the colors – the trees changing their clothes to vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges that glow in the daylight. The … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Lattes in Bethlehem