Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two thumbs up for Full of Crepe!

It just so happened that two of my FB friends went to Full of Crepe (335 S. New St., Bethlehem) on the same day, and posted about their experience.

One is Kathy Frederick, author of the hilarious blog, The Junk Drawer.

The other is Rebecca Olesen, owner of Milk and Honey Kids.

They both happen to be curly-haired, smarty pants, beautiful, creative ladies. And now they are both full of crepe, too. Love you ladies.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

First-ever Lehigh Valley TedX event - sold out!

Theme: where people MEET & ideas FLOW

Bethlehem, PA, United States
April 6th, 2013


TEDx Lehigh River
830 East First Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18015
United States
April 6th, 2013
1:00pm-5:00pm (GMT 0hrs)
Event Type (what is this?)Standard
This event is invite-only. Tickets are sold out.
Ticketing policies vary by event.

About this event

TEDxLehighRiver is a community-based initiative planned around the goal of bringing together a diverse group of speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Kashi Johnson
    Associate Professor of Theater, Lehigh University
  • Dr. James Peterson
    Associate Professor of English, Director of Africana Studies, Lehigh University
  • Dr. Katherine Ramsland
    Professor of Psychology, DeSales University
  • Frank T. Smith
    Corporate Executive and Photojournalist
  • Dr. Paul Wieand
    Founder and Chairman, Center for Advanced Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Historic Partnership between the Big Three Lehigh Valley Libraries

I love a library, and especially love a strategic partnership. Kudos to the libraries and the Community Foundation for making it happen!

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has awarded $22,500 for the purchase of a delivery van for the Millennium Project. The Millennium Project is a cooperative effort of the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton public libraries to share resources, save costs and more efficiently serve the public. The project was conceived by the directors of the three libraries. The directors and staff have been meeting for over a year to facilitate best practices and identical borrowing policies. The three libraries already share an online catalog system. The van will enable daily deliveries between the three libraries. The delivery service will be less expensive than interlibrary loan which is the current method to fulfill patron requests for materials from other libraries.

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is a collaboration among area philanthropists to improve the quality of life in our region. They awarded a substantial number of grants to area nonprofits totaling $1,748,935 last year. The South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library benefitted from a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation $5000 grant for the recent renovations to the first floor.