In Our City
Students will work with local community partners Two professors are laying the groundwork for future community-based research by creating a health literacy project that will involve community partners in the Lehigh Valley. Starting in the fall, this unique research will take the form of a service learning project within sociology courses and eventually emerge as [...]
Jazz Indigo performs July 25 as part of Jazz in the Square Jazz Indigo will perform a free concert 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 25 in Centre Square in Easton. The monthly Jazz in the Square summer concert series is presented by the Easton Main Street Initiative. Upcoming shows will be The New Groove Aug. 29 and [...]
A major grant for the West Ward Urban Ecology Project The Community Action Council of the Lehigh Valley has been awarded a grant of $730,000 over five years by the Wachovia Regional Foundation in support of a new initiative called the West Ward Urban Ecology Project. The initiative leverages community assets in 10 distinctive neighborhood [...]
Valenca Portuguese restaurant opens downtown Valenca, the newest restaurant offering ethnic cuisine in Easton’s downtown, opened Saturday at 66 Centre Square. The restaurant features a Portuguese-inspired menu, an extensive wine collection of about 3,000 bottles, and outdoor seating for about 110 people. The wine cellar features a small room that includes hand-made wine racks that [...]
‘Lehigh Valley Travel Talks’ highlights comedian Craig Ferguson’s performance at the State Theatre this weekend This week’s Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau’s “Lehigh Valley Travel Talks” podcast features comedian Craig Ferguson’s performance at the State Theatre June 28.
Easton celebrates annual Heritage Day July 13 Revolutionary War history will come to life when downtown Easton celebrates its 31st annual Heritage Day Sunday, July 13. Heritage Day began in Easton in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration. It commemorates one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, which took [...]
She will use her experience with Easton organizations to collaborate with researchers from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia This summer, Deborah Byrd, associate professor of English, will contribute to a multinational, interdisciplinary research study on the development of empowerment programming for young mothers. She will be collaborating with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research [...]
Local train service to New York City is possible in the future Although any solid plans are years away, Pennsylvania and New Jersey officials are considering a proposal that would connect Phillipsburg, and possibly Easton, to New York City via a new train service. The possible service was discussed at a meeting held on campus [...]
Ken Jones Jr. Fine Art gallery comes to downtown Easton Ken Jones Jr. Fine Art, an internationally recognized art-consulting firm with projects based primarily in New York City, announces the opening of its first permanent retail gallery space at 526 Northampton Street. The gallery will officially open July 3. An inaugural group exhibition, “Movin’ On [...]
Slainte Irish Pub to open on Northampton Street June 17 A new restaurant, Slainte Irish Pub, will be bringing a healthy serving of Irish culture and cuisine to Easton starting June 17. Slainte will be moving into the building at 665 Northampton St., which housed the Which Brew until it closed down last month. The [...]
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