Author: Nathanael Helman

Today is Fasnacht Day

Today is Fasnacht day!   The word “Fasnacht” is an English name for a type of fried doughnut. Traditionally, Fanacht’s are served the day before Lent begins, the excuse being that they’re a way to get rid of lard, fat, sugar, and butter, which were traditionally fasted from during Lent. Regardless of your traditions or faith, Fasnacht day is a fun excuse to eat a doughnut or four. The Pennsylvania Dutch in the area surrounding Lancaster, York, Berks and other PA Dutch counties in Pennsylvania, celebrate Fastnacht as well. Most chain supermarkets in eastern Pennsylvania offer fasnachts, although Wegmans...

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Delaware Canal State Park Upcoming Programs

With all the warm weather we’ve been getting, there’s plenty of reason to get outdoors. Delaware Canal State Park is offering several different programs during the month of March.  An eight mile hike from Riegelsville to Durham, takes place on March 3rd.  It’s a brisk paced 8 mile down and back hike with excellent canal and river scenery. For more information and a list of all he upcoming events, click here.    Image courtesy of Delaware State Park....

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3rd Annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch

This coming Sunday, Feb. the 26th, the 3rd Annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch will be held at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. This year, sixteen restaurants will be selling delicious dishes made from Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees can vote for their favorite dishes, and those who are 18 or under can vote for the winner of the Kid’s choice award. As a bonus, all adults will receive a box of S’Mores®, and will have a chance to meet Lucy Chelton, Girl Scout Junior and winner from the Food Network show “Chopped Jr.”. Ticket prices are $30 for adults, $25 for ArtsQuest Members, $15 for children 12 and under, and current Girl Scouts ages 17 and under. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit . All proceeds from the unique culinary fundraiser benefit both Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (GSEP) and the ArtsQuest Art Education Fund, which provides quality arts and education programs for area students.   Image courtesy of

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Jim Thorpe’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jim Thorpe’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony Jim Thorpe will be holding their official tree lighting this coming Friday, December 2nd. The event will begin at 5:00 P.M, and will run until 8:00 P.M. The Lighting will be held at: Jim Thorpe -Josiah White Park, 1 Susquehanna Street, Jim Thorpe P.A, 18229 The ceremony will officially begin at 5:00 P.M, with Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the tree. Following Santa’s arrival and the tree lighting, there will be performances by Angela Nardini, Faculty Brass, Jim Thorpe Olympian’s Cheerleaders, and Evan the elf. Throughout the event, the U.S. Marines’ Toys...

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The 10th Annual West Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 10th Annual West Park Tree Lighting Ceremony   This upcoming Saturday, December 3rd,  The West Park Civic Association and The Episcopal Church of the Mediator will be holding their annual tree lighting ceremony. The event will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M, located at The Church of The Mediator, 1620 W. Turner St. From 6:00 – 7:00, you’ll be able to make edible ornaments for furry and feathered friends. From 7:00 – 8:00, you can help decorate the tree, as well as enjoy a live music performance and free refreshments, and join in the official lighting. Throughout...

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