Fly Fishing Mentorship for Patch Godown

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Where: Penn Pump Park, 2100 Northwood Ave. Easton, Pa 18045

Patch Godown is a professional fly fishing guide in the Bitteroot Valley of Montana, who has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Proceeds from this outing will go to the “Patrick Godown Special Needs Trust” to help with certain living and future medical expenses he may incur.

$25/person, Lunch Included

Contact for more info

(908) 705-2805

Fly rods and flies will be available but bring your own supplies if you have them! Donations accepted!

“Showing people a good time in a great place is truly living the dream. Fly fishing has connected me with some great people and started a lot of great friendships.” -Patch Godown


Lehigh Gap Bike and Boat

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Explore the Lehigh River and D&L Trail on a biking and canoeing excursion between the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s Osprey House (8844 Paint Mill Rd., Slatington) and Bowmanstown. Each trip includes:

  • Professional safety guides
  • Beginner-level instruction
  • Naturalist-led educational info and wildlife ID
  • All equipment necessary

This activity is family-friendly, however the recommended minimum age to participate is 10. Registration required and limited to 18 participants on each trip.

Cost: $25/person

Questions? Contact

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

8844 Paint Mill Road

Slatington, PA 18080

Art Exhibition: “the new BLACK”


An art exhibition about people and community… about the amazing giving capacity of the human spirit.

Using fine arts and narrative, Volunteerism is given a voice through featured local volunteers. Artist, D Nina Cruz, paints their likenesses on 2′ x 3′ maple panels, using wood stain alone. This purposefully curated show displays these monochromatic works in different hues with encouraging biographies along side. Experience it and see those mobilizing the fashion that never goes out of style… “the new BLACK— Volunteerism”.  Sept 3 – Oct 29. ArtsQuest Center @ SteelStacks.

More info:

Free and open to the public. Exhibition will be available for viewing on the 1st and 2nd floor during center’s normal open hours.

CENTER HOURS: Mon-Wed 3:30-9pm;  Thur 4-11pm;  Fri 4pm-midnight;
Sat 11am-midnight;  Sun Noon-9pm

This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

novogratz-products-amazonGetting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.

The Novogratz Amazon shop is filled with 150 pieces of furniture, art, lighting, and so much more. If it’s not the incredibly adorable designs that draw you to the shop, maybe the low price points and Amazon Prime efficiency will convince you.

In addition to their entertaining home life with seven children, the couple’s love for decorating has been featured on Bravo and HGTV, and now, we’ll be able to decorate our homes with their taste in mind. Read on to see some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and bookmark these items for your next redesign!


Arts, Crafts & Drafts

Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm


An afternoon of arts & drafts at the brewery!

Arts, Crafts & Drafts is a unique art experience looking to tap into your creative side. Unlike the standard wine paint nights, our afternoons of Arts, Crafts & Drafts offer a flight of various fun projects. Instructors will encourage participants to push their boundaries, unleashing the artist brewing inside them. Classes are for all levels and are designed to quench your thirst for a creative adventure!

They provide all of the materials you need!

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door! First beer is included!

10th Annual Barn Tour

amish-barn-and-garden-david-armentOn Saturday, September 9th, 2017, Saucon Valley Conservancy’s 10th Annual Barn Tour begins at the Southeastern Volunteer Fire Company, 2687 Wassergass Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055.

The day begins with a talk about local barns featuring barn expert Gregory Huber. Self-guided tour (maps provided) begins at 11:30 am, with Saucon Valley Conservancy docents at each of the barns until 4:00 pm.  Learn about the history, structure, and uses of our wonderful heritage barns and get a chance to tour the interiors of these historic buildings. Bring your camera! Don’t miss the photo exhibit of Pennsylvania Barns at the Heller Homestead Art Gallery.

Registration begins September 9 at 9:30 am at the Southeastern Volunteer Fire Company. Tickets can be purchased in advance at, or at the registration table before the event begins. Tickets are $20 or 2 for $35 in advance; $25 day of the tour. Children 12 and under, free admission if accompanied by an adult at all times.

All proceeds benefit the Saucon Valley Conservancy. For more info, call 610-838-1199, or email:

An Impressive Five Homes Sold in Past Four Weeks at Sterling Estates in Lower Nazareth, PA



Homebuyers stimulated by the recent release of the second housing phase at Sterling Estates are snapping up its estate-style single-family residences in quick order.

A flurry of summer sales activity has yielded five homes sold at Sterling Estates in the past four weeks alone, reports developer Sterling Properties.  The accelerated buyer interest has led to a complete sell-out of the initial housing section at the intimate collection of 41 residences rising in the Lehigh Valley’s Lower Nazareth Township.

Several reasons can be attributed to high sales velocity, according to Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  Topping the list is the popularity of the community’s “Quick Delivery” residences with homebuyers relocating to eastern Pennsylvania.

“We’re seeing a high number of prospects who want all the benefits of a new construction home, but can’t wait the typical 10-12 months for their residence to be built,” he says.  “Some are relocating to the area for employment opportunities. Others simply want to be residing in their new home in time for the start of the upcoming school year in the sought-after Nazareth Area School District

“They’re turning to the ‘Quick Delivery’ residences at Sterling Estates which provide faster delivery dates, yet still include the designer interior finishes and luxury appointments of a brand new home.”

With just 15 homes offered in the second housing phase, a strong desire to be one of the first to purchase in the newly-released offering is also a strong contributor to the sales surge.    Each of Sterling Estates’ eight four- and five-bedroom housing designs are offered in the newest section, priced from an affordable $399,000.  The premium homes lie on 1-acre plus lots, with many backing up to wooded terrain to provide a considerable amount of privacy and peacefulness.

Among the available inventory of homes are several of the widely-popular “Quick Delivery” residences, including a single-floor ranch home priced at $449,900 and a four-bedroom, 2.5 bath Evergreen design, starting at $399,000.

Residences at Sterling Estates range from 2,500 to 3,600 square feet.  Homes include upscale features such as 2½ -3½ baths, two or three-car garages luxury designer kitchens, expansive and open living spaces, first-floor nine-foot ceilings and hardwood flooring.

Sterling Estates has appealed to both local Pennsylvania buyers moving up from smaller single-family residences and townhomes, as well as young families from central New Jersey looking west to receive more home for their money.

The tranquil and rustic environment at Sterling Estates is created by a residential address in the heart of Northampton County and surrounded by natural treasures and a wealth of outdoor recreational activities, including two state parks, wilderness areas and nature reserves. Lower Nazareth Township itself is home to five parks with activities such as hiking and fishing and multiple sports fields.

“Sterling Estates is also a quick trip from family-friendly venues such as Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and the Bear Creek and Blue Mountain ski areas,” Mr. Hollenbeck adds.  “There’s also a number of acclaimed golf courses nearby and countless shopping opportunities at one of the many malls just minutes away.”

While the rolling hills and wooded terrain serve as the perfect back drop for Sterling Estates, the location of the community near major highways provides for an efficient commute to New Jersey and New York City to the east and Philadelphia to the south.  Sterling Estates is minutes from I-78 and Route 22 bringing the major metropolitan areas close to home and whisking residents into nearby Allentown and Bethlehem and Easton, PA.

Lower Nazareth is served by the award-winning Nazareth Area School District which includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school, middle school and the Nazareth Area High School.

For additional information on Sterling Estates, please call 610-759-7000 or visit  The community’s sales office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Friday).