Blueberry Festival

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Saturday, July 21st at the Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem

Turning tongues blue for over a quarter of a century with EVERYTHING blueberry at the Blueberry Festival, the sweetest festival of the summer!

Join us at Burnside Plantation for the Annual Blueberry Festival!

At this two-day, family fun event, guest will have the opportunity to indulge in all things blueberry such as blueberry pie, ice cream, beer, wine, mead and more!

-See local crafters and demonstrators
-Go on pony rides
-Participate in kid’s club crafts
-Dress up in Colonial costumes
-Listen to the sounds of talented performers
-Participate in the popular pie-eating contest
-Pet costume parade — register here (https://go.activecalendar.com/historic-bethlehem-museums-and-sites/event/blueberry-festival-pet-parade-2018/)

Parking for the festival will be at MARTIN TOWER:
1170 8th Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018
See our webpage for directions and parking info:
(https://historicbethlehem.org/blueberry-festival/blueberry-festival-map-parking/)

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Creating a Library in Your Apartment

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Just because you live in small space doesn’t mean you should have to be reading everything on Kindle. If you’re a true bibliophile, you probably leave dozens (or hundreds) of books lying out all around your home. Instead of shoving them under the bed or trying to get your mom to store them for you, you should figure out how to use your books to add color and beauty to your apartment. So how you can display them without looking like you’re on an episode of “Hoarders?” Here are the best ways to incorporate a library into any small space:

Use Bookshelves as Dividers

If you live in a studio apartment or need to divide a single room into multiple sections, consider investing in a pair of large, open bookshelves. You’ll be able to use them to split up the room without actually enclosing it or having to hang anything from the ceiling. A couple of bookcases can make up the wall of a makeshift bedroom while showing all your titles off to guests. Should you ever feel like revamping your living space, you can reposition the shelves to create an entirely new layout.

Display Books in a Hallway

Too often, small apartment owners under-utilize their hallways. Get rid of the dead space by hanging up a few shelves and displaying some books along the hall. You’ll be using your living area to its full potential and make some DIY book art in the process. Find out how much weight your shelves will be able to bear before putting too many books on them.

Turn A Closet into a Library

If you happen to have an unused closet in your apartment or would be willing to store your clothes and other belongings elsewhere, you could create a mini-library. If you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, put a chair or a bean bag in there and turn it into a full-fledged reading room. Hang up some lights or plug in a few lamps to complete this ultimate bookworm oasis. Continue Reading 

 

Movies Along the Trail, A Ghost Story

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Saturday, July 14th at 7PM 

Watch “A Ghost Story” along the Karl Stirner Arts Trail and enjoy another facet of the trail. Stroll down the luminary-lit trail to watch the movie. It begins at dusk.

“In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.”–IMDB

Popcorn sponsored by Easton FOP
Drinks for sale from Porter’s Pub
This movie night is generously sponsored by Kennon Surveying Services, Inc. www.kennonsurveying.com

Rain date for this event is July 21

10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018

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House Beautiful has some great ideas for Summer decorating … 

Ice-cream pastels, glittery golds, indigo blues and super zingy color pops – these are all trends for this year.

EMBELLISHMENTS

Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it’s here for this season and you’ll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugs and accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa and a sumptuous throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging or two on plain walls .CONTINUE READING >>>

Ice Cream Social

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$8pp in advance | $10pp at the door

The EPM Ice Cream Social is on the fist and third Sundays (did somebody say ‘sundaes’) of July and August — just when ice cream tastes the best.

The EFM Kitchen will be crafting their own in-house homemade ice cream with fruits and ingredients sourced from local farms, tropical growers and others for the freshest tasting flavors. Savor the fresh taste of berries from Jose Porter Farm and Trauger’s Farm; tropical fruits from Four Seasons; peaches from Comeback Farm & Scholl Orchards and Scholl’s apples too! And, of course, the traditional vanilla and chocolate ice cream. And don’t forget the toppings like cherries, sprinkles, cookie dough pieces, Oreo cookie pieces, graham cracker pieces, marshmallows with sauces like hot fudge, caramel, Nutella, and a fresh homemade raspberry sauce or peach sauce.

So grab some friends, your family or a neighbor and have fun making your own yummy ice cream float, the sundae of your dream, a loaded waffle sandwich, or scoops of your favorite ice cream!